Orally, melatonin works quickly to help you fall asleep faster, wake fewer times in the night, and wake feeling well-rested. It can also reduce anxiety and boost your mood. Unfortunately, ingested melatonin barely makes it to the skin because it’s degraded in your liver before it can get there.
Topically, melatonin protects against environmental stressors (blue light, pollution, and oxidants), restores your circadian rhythm, supports skin barrier function, delivers anti-inflammatory antioxidants, improves hair fullness and density, helps your skin better heal itself during your body’s nightly repair cycle, and reverses visible signs of premature aging. And, because your body naturally releases its melatonin reserves at night, topical application also helps you get the most out of your sleep, just like when you ingest it. We use our melatonin at just the right level to reap all of its benefits without causing daytime drowsiness.
Unlike many skincare ingredients, melatonin works on both the symptoms and the cause of premature aging.