Introducing Mighty Night: your dream come true. HUM’s Director of Education, Sarah Greenfield, RD, and leading experts weigh in on our latest launch.
What Is Mighty Night?
Mighty Night is HUM’s newest product that works overnight to support cell turnover, scavenge free radicals, and promote optimal sleep—thus resulting in a fresh complexion. You can think of it as an internal serum to complement your existing nighttime skin and sleep routines.
Why We Made It
“The skin is the body’s largest organ. It’s susceptible to damage by compounds known as free radicals brought on by pollution, chemical exposure, and stress,” Sarah explains. “Your skin cells turn over every 27 days, and the ingredients in Mighty Night enhance this process.” And since we already know that beauty sleep is a real thing—adequate nighttime rest is crucial for skin renewal and repair against everyday stressors—we fortified the formula to aid those much-needed ZZZ’s.
Since a nighttime skincare routine is elemental for skin health, we knew we wanted a product that could improve your skin while you sleep. So Team HUM went into research and development over the years to find the perfect ingredients to create Mighty Night.
As with all HUM products, Mighty Night packs only clean, natural, and clinically researched ingredients. They’ve been carefully selected, standardized for proven levels of potency, and have undergone extensive lab and consumer research. Without further ado, here’s what they are and how they work to bring you your greatest skin and sleep yet:
First, “the ceramides in Mighty Night hydrate the skin and improve its texture and tone overnight,” Sarah explains. “Ceramides not only keep skin cells tightly packed, but also strengthen the skin barrier to lock moisture in.” NYC-based dermatologist Julie Russak, MD, FAAD, concurs that ceramides and ferulic acid both benefit skin “by improving and strengthening the skin barrier. When our skin barrier is at its optimal state, we appear healthier,” she says.
Next, much research has highlighted the benefits of using ceramides topically. Additionally, interesting studies have explored their oral use. One randomized double placebo-controlled clinical study evaluated whether oral supplementation with ceramides can improve dry and wrinkled skin conditions. Within 60 days, the study demonstrated “significantly increased skin hydration, elasticity, and smoothness” plus “decreased trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), roughness, and wrinkledness” with 70 milligrams of ceramide supplementation—the exact amount used in Mighty Night.
As a side note, our ceramides are derived from wheat but are nonetheless certified gluten-free. It’s also worth noting that Mighty Night is free from other allergens.
Ferulic Acid + Ubiquinol
Ferulic acid and ubiquinol are Mighty Night’s potent antioxidants. You’ve likely seen one or both in topical skincare products, but did you know that their benefits extend to supplements as well?
“Ferulic acid is the most effective among tested phenolic acids for clearing free radical damage. It also protects the body from heat-induced stress,” Sarah mentions. Next, ubiquinol is the most absorbable form of CoQ10, a protein compound that fuels cell growth. “Ubiquinol provides cell wall protection and positively impacts mitochondrial health,” she continues. Furthermore, since our skin cells are made up of lipids, they’re susceptible to oxidative damage. Ferulic acid and ubiquinol both fend off this damage and are critical in promoting the overall health of skin cells.
Valerian Root + Hops + Passionflower
“Valerian root has been used in European medicine as a non-addictive sleep supplement for years. It’s a clean way of calming anxiety and it helps support regenerative REM sleep,” Dr. Russak explains. “Valerian is arguably the most studied herb for sleep out there,” adds psychologist Michael Breus, PhD, aka the Sleep Doctor. “It helps accentuate GABA—or the brakes of the brain—which really helps the body slow down and be able to sleep. Data shows it helps improve both total sleep and sleep quality.”
As for hops? (Yes, the same kind you’d find in your favorite craft beer.) “What’s fascinating about valerian is that it actually works better with hops,” Dr. Breus continues. “Hops also increase GABA as well as lower core body temperature; the cooler you get, the easier it is to fall asleep. As a combination, they’re more powerful.”
Last but not least, we added passionflower to round out the pro-sleep benefits. A double-blind randomized control study found the combination of valerian, hops, and passionflower significantly improved total sleep time, sleep latency, number of nightly awakenings, and insomnia severity index scores.
Still curious about actually taking Mighty Night? Keep reading to understand when you can expect to notice improvements and how to incorporate it into your existing routine.
Skin + Sleep Benefits
Since it takes about a month for your skin cells to turn over, you can expect to notice positive results in your complexion within four-to-six weeks. And although your Mighty Night skin benefits will take some time to kick in, you should be able to notice improved sleep quality straight away.
Beauty ZZZZ vs. Mighty Night
Perhaps you already take Beauty zzZz, HUM’s sleep supplement with melatonin, vitamin B6, and calcium. So how does it differ from Mighty Night? “Beauty zzZz helps you fall asleep, while Mighty Night helps you stay asleep,” Sarah explains. “These work great when paired together and are non-drowsy and non-habit forming.”
Similar to the rest of our products, Mighty Night works best when taken daily over an extended period of time. Simply take two softgels shortly before hitting the hay, and before you know it, you’ll awaken to the skin of your dreams.