September 8, 2023 by Jack

Lights Out, Skincare On: Unlocking the Nighttime Skincare Routine For Men

A nightly face routine may be the last thing on your mind before you hit the sheets, but it’s essential for your skin’s health and vitality. Even so, a skincare routine at night doesn’t have to be complicated — but it does involve a bit more than simply splashing some water on your face. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of adopting an easy yet effective regime, including which products to use so you can wake up with a revitalized complexion.  

Understanding Nighttime Skincare

During the day, your skin is in defense mode, protecting itself from pollution, harmful UV rays, bacterial growth, and weather-related factors — this is where products such as sunscreen and an antioxidant-rich serum come into play. 

However, when you’re sleeping, the skin goes into a reparative mode, working overtime to regenerate the skin and repair any damage caused by daily activities, habits, and environmental factors — including the sun’s rays. Studies reveal that skin cells repair more effectively from DNA damage from the sun at night. 


Night Skincare Routine Steps

Your skin is more receptive to replenishing and restorative ingredients at night because cell regeneration is at its peak. That said, it’s the perfect moment to use products formulated with nourishing, hydrating, and reparative ingredients — all the more reason to get those crucial seven to eight hours a night. 


There’s no denying that your products will work more effectively when you have a clean, sweat-free face. Choose a men's facial cleanser for your skin type

  • Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser is a two-in-one liquid and toner suitable for all skin types. It removes oil and impurities without overdrying the skin,
    leaving it feeling clean, fresh, and hydrated. 
  • Jack Black Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser is an excellent choice for those battling a dull complexion. The clay-based formula sweeps away dead skin cells, oil,
    and buildup, resulting in smoother, firmer, cleaner skin. It’s suitable for normal, combination, and oily skin and can
    also be used as a purifying face mask. 


An exfoliating scrub for the face is essential because it helps free your pores from excess dirt, oil, and environmental pollutants that can lead to blackheads and breakouts. It also refines the skin, giving it a more even, rejuvenated appearance. Lastly, removing dead skin cells helps the rest of your products in your routine work more effectively because they can penetrate the skin. 

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub (the #1 men’s facial exfoliator*) is formulated with mineral-rich, eco-friendly bamboo powder to provide gentle exfoliation while unclogging pores, preventing ingrown hairs, and minimizing shaving irritation. It effectively removes dirt, oil, and dead skin cells to provide a closer shave while helping your face moisturizer absorb more effectively. 

*Source: Circana Group/U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Measured Market, Men’s Skincare Product Layer Dollar Sales, Annual 2022


Eye Care

The delicate skin around your eye area is naturally thinner than other areas of your body. It is, therefore, more susceptible to environmental damage and collagen loss, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Puffiness and dark circles are two other shared concerns. While those shadowy rings can be caused by lack of sleep, dehydration, or diet, the inevitable cause is the thinning of the skin, the atrophy of malar fat (the fat pad that rests on the cheekbone), and the enlargement of the orbital space, resulting in a hollow in appearance experts call tear through deformity. 

Jack Black Eye Balm De-Puffing and Cooling Gel is formulated to help soothe, de-puff, and refresh tired-looking eyes. Gently massage directly around the eyes, but avoid the eyelids. The stainless steel roller ball applicator delivers a cool, refreshing sensation. It’s the ultimate under-eye de puffer

If fine lines and wrinkles are your main concern, our Protein Booster Eye Rescue helps diminish the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines on the thin, delicate skin around the eyes. It’s formulated with Matrixyl®synthe’6®, a highly effective peptide that helps minimize the appearance of expression lines in the eye area.*

*Matrixyl®synthe’6® is used under the authorization of Sederma Inc. Based on supplier data.


Since the skin’s ability to repair itself occurs while you’re snoozing, take advantage of this time by applying a nourishing face moisturizer formulated with concentrated (and often, more potent) ingredients to help defy your age, restore moisture loss, and rejuvenate your skin. 

  • Jack Black Nighttime BAK-up Retinol Alternative is a hydrating, fast-absorbing water cream formulated with a powerful blend of plant-based ingredients like Bakuchiol to help
    target the significant signs of aging without the potential irritation that comes with retinol. It’s been clinically proven to significantly
    improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing the overall appearance of the skin. 

  • Those with oily, acneic skin will benefit from our Dry Erase Ultra-Calming Face Cream delivers moisture and soothes dry skin while diminishing the appearance of redness. Hydromanil™ (10%) is a clinically
    tested ingredient composed of natural sugars, extracted from the seeds of Peruvian Carob, to provide immediate,
    long-lasting hydration.* Another key ingredient is SymRelief®, a blend of Bisabolol and Ginger Root Extract that helps
    diminish the appearance of redness and sooth facial skin.*


*10% Hydromanil™ aqueous gel formulation vs. placebo 2X daily. Hydromanil™ is used under authorization of Provital. SymRelief® is used under authorization of Symrise. Based on supplier data.

Lip Care

As with your face, the skin cells on your lips regenerate while you sleep, so applying a balm helps restore moisture while protecting the new skin cells. 

Jack Black NightMode Lip Treatment harnesses the power of Hyaluronic Acid and Tripeptide-1 to help improve hydration and the appearance of lips while you sleep. This overnight repairing treatment features Manuka Honey and Chamomile Butter versus synthetic flavor. 

A nighttime skincare routine for men doesn’t have to be complicated or take up too much of your time. Just five quick and easy steps (and a good night’s rest) will have you waking up to a restored and rejuvenated complexion each morning — what man couldn’t get on board with that?