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Our Gentle, Yet Powerful Approach to Anti-Aging

 

Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair Retinol Treatment

Discover Your Beauty Sleep

Our award-winning Retinol infused night treatment, Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair is our gentle yet effective solution to anti-aging.  This powerful but gentle night treatment is one of our most innovative formulas. Our approach to Retinol is very intentional, and solution-oriented. We infused gentle, calming and hydrating ingredients like Violet Flower, Lavender and Evening Primrose to counteract the 0.5% Retinol, which can often be drying. You receive all of the incredible benefits of Retinol like diffusing fine lines, combating hyperpigmentation and age spots, without the irritation and dryness. After cleansing and toning your skin, apply Sacred Sleep as your final step 3-4 times per week. Incorporating Sacred Sleep into your evening ritual will have you waking up to restored and revitalized skin morning after morning. 

Retinol for All

The general skincare community has a love/hate relationship with Retinol. On the one hand, it is extremely effective when it comes to repairing the skin, blurring fine lines, smoothing skin texture and boosting collagen production, but on the other it can be harsh and isn’t ideal for sensitive skin, as an active ingredient.

Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair breaks all the boundaries of a traditional Retinol in many ways. Our solution was to combat the strength of this powerful treatment with calming ingredients like Violet Flower and Lavender, to offset redness and sensitivity. Next, instead of creating a Retinol serum, like you typically see, we decided to infuse our 0.5% Retinol into a rich, ultra-hydrating night cream with Orchid and Evening Primrose that deliver lasting hydration. The result is the powerful toning, plumping benefits of Retinol with none of the redness, irritation or dryness from traditional Retinols.

Sacred Sleep is a hero product, especially for those with sensitive skin, which overall, 60–70% of women and 50–60% of men report having some degree of sensitive skin. This nightly treatment allows sensitive skin to experience the full effects of Retinol, safely and gently. 

Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair Retinol Treatment Night Cream

Nightly Retinol + Daily SPF

Sacred Sleep’s innovative formula is centered around the fact that sunlight decreases the efficacy of Retinol and isn’t as effective during the day. Using a Retinol treatment overnight allows the full effect of this anti-aging ingredient to transform your skin while you dream. Beauty sleep is not a myth, especially when it comes to your skin. During sleep, your skin's blood flow increases, and rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots. Sacred Sleep aids your skin’s natural, overnight process to further aid in building collagen and increase cell turnover for even more powerful results. 

 Retinol, even when formulated with calming ingredients like those found in Sacred Sleep, makes your skin more sensitive to UV rays. When incorporating a Retinol treatment into your weekly skincare ritual, you must be diligent about applying a daily broad-spectrum SPF 30, like our Luxury Sun Ritual, to protect your skin. 

Real Results

In an independent clinical testing panel of 60 women ages 30 to 59 who regularly used Sacred Sleep 3-4 times per week at night on clean, dry skin:

  • 100% found age spots and hyperpigmentation visibly reduced
  • 84% saw a significant reduction in fine lines
  • 83% did not experience peeling or redness
  • 74% found their skin was firmer and lifted

With continued, diligent use, Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair is a powerful treatment that delivers visibly smoother, plumper and more even-toned skin while you dream.

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SPF 101 With Dr. Nina Desai, Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Nina Desai, Board Certified Dermatologist answers all your SPF questions

When it comes to skin care, sun protection is of the utmost importance and should be a non-negotiable part of your daily ritual. Protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UVB radiation is crucial for both anti-aging and skin cancer prevention. When choosing and applying sunscreen, there are many factors. How much should you apply? How often should you reapply? Which sunscreen is right for you? What is a mineral sunscreen? Luckily, we asked a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Nina Desai, to give us the full SPF 101 with Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30. Dermatologists know best!

Q: What is a mineral sunscreen?

Dr. Desai: A mineral sunscreen, or a physical sunscreen, is made of either Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. These products sit on the top layer of the skin and reflect harmful UV rays, acting as a barrier between your delicate skin and the damaging effects of the sun. Mineral sunscreens are safe for everyone, even children!

Q: How much sunscreen should you apply?

Dr. Desai: “I like to recommend the “3 Finger Method” when applying sunscreen. This means you disperse enough sunscreen to cover 3 fingers. Then you apply that amount to your face and your neck. Be sure to blend thoroughly. I love Luxury Sun Ritual because it doesn’t leave a white-cast like a lot of mineral sunscreens. The unique formula blend has a slight tint, which leaves an invisible, pore-smoothing finish while also keeping the skin hydrated.”

 

Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30

Q: How often should you reapply sunscreen?

Dr. Desai: Regardless of if you are wearing a mineral or a chemical sunscreen, you need to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours if you are out in the sun, right after swimming and if you are exercising and sweating, especially.

Q: Is Luxury Sun Ritual a Tinted Foundation?

Dr. Desai: Luxury Sun Ritual’s unique formula combines 10% Zinc Oxide with a hint of color. It’s important to know that this product is not a foundation or a color product. This is a sunscreen and the hint of color balances out the white cast often left by Zinc Oxide, without sacrificing any of the powerful sun protection benefits. 

Q: Who do you recommend Luxury Sun Ritual to?

Dr. Desai: Absolutely anyone can use Luxury Sun Ritual, this product with its amazing ingredients provides superior sun protection while also nourishing and hydrating the skin, as well as reducing skin redness. When you apply this product you’ll notice your pores are blurred and your skin feels supple and smooth. This product is great worn alone or under makeup. A beauty must-have!

 

Luxury Sun Ritual SPF 30 blends invisibly into the skin leaving zero white cast.

Q: Does Luxury Sun Ritual work for all skin tones?

Dr. Desai: As a dermatologist  and a woman of color I have tried countless sunscreens that leave a white cast on my skin...leaving you looking like a ghost! Luxury Sun Ritual has a unique formula that has a hint of color that balances out any white cast that mineral sunscreens often leave behind. It blends seamlessly into the skin and leaves you with an invisible, hydrating soft-focus finish. It is both wearable and inclusive for all skin tones. 


Luxury Sun Ritual is so much more than sunscreen. In addition to providing dermatologist-approved sun protection, with 10% Zinc Oxide and an SPF of 30, this unique formula softly blurs pores, beautifully primes your skin for makeup, and hydrates and calms your skin with Desert Rose, Hibiscus and Jasmine. Your all-in-one, beauty must-have!

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ICONIC INGREDIENT: RETINOL

Have you heard the news? We’ve added Retinol, a powerhouse skincare ingredient by anyone’s standards, to our impressive ingredient list with the launch of Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair. This renewing treatment of Luxury Active Florals and powerful Retinol restores while you dream. Before you click *add to cart*, learn more about our innovative new formula and how it can transform your skin!

What is Retinol?

There are few skincare ingredients more renowned than Retinol, but do we actually know what it is and what it does for our skin? Retinol is a powerful antioxidant and a derivative of Vitamin A. When applied topically, it converts to retinoic acid and has the ability to penetrate deeply into skin. 

 

Retinol has become a coveted skincare ingredient partially due to its anti-aging ability. At once this hardworking ingredients can increase cell turnover, reduce evidence of sun damage, improve texture, minimize fine lines and pores…the list goes on. See some of the many benefits of Retinol below:

 

  • Reduces visible signs of aging by increasing cell turnover and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts collagen production and inhibits the enzyme that breaks down collagen and elastin
  • Evens skin tone and reverses sun damage by fading hyperpigmentation
  • Improves skin's texture by resurfacing to reveal a smoother complexion
  • Helps prevent breakouts by detoxifying pores and controlling overactive oil glands

 

While Retinol sounds like a no-brainer to add to your skincare regime like, yesterday, it’s important to understand the potential for adverse side effects. Many people suffer from irritation and retinol sensitivity while acclimating to using a retinol-based product. There are many ways to reduce Retinol sensitivity, such as using the product less frequently and being mindful of what other ingredients you combine it with. 

 

How Is Sacred Sleep Different From Other Retinol Products? 

When formulating Sacred Sleep Overnight Repair we wanted to ensure we delivered all the benefits of retinol while minimizing or eliminating its less desirable side effects. We paired .5% retinol with a host of inflammation and irritation fighting ingredients powered by our signature luxury active florals. Here are a few of the soothing florals found in Sacred Sleep:

 

  • Violet Flower: This soothing flower soothes dry, chafed skin and alleviates irritation
  • Elderberry Flower: Rich in antioxidants, elderberry rejuvenates skin and promotes healing
  • Lavender: This healing herb reduces inflammation and redness

     

     

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    LUXURY ACTIVE FLORALS: PINK LOTUS

    If you’ve tried our award-winning Hydrating Petal Cream, you know that we formulated this featherweight cream with 10 floral essences, each with their own specific benefits for skin. One of the most historically symbolic of these Luxury Active Florals is the Pink Lotus flower. 

     

    Of all the florals in our meticulously-clean formulas, the Lotus has perhaps one of the richest histories. It was revered as a symbol of purity and tranquility in several cultures. To the ancient Egyptians, it was a symbol of rebirth due to the way the flower recedes into the water at night and re-blooms fresh every morning. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the Lotus is a symbol of purity, renewal, and enlightenment. The color of the flower is also significant in Buddhist teachings, with pink being considered the ‘true lotus’ of Buddha.

     

    The benefits of Pink Lotus in skincare are not dissimilar to the reasons it was beloved by ancient civilizations. A powerful antioxidant with anti-aging capabilities, the sacred flower is a natural fit in Hydrating Petal CreamThe lotus contains a potent amount of polyphenols and flavonoids, including Kaempferol, which is known to have the highest antioxidant level amongst 35 types of flavonoids. These help protect against free radical damage, which is a leading cause of visible premature aging. An additional benefit to preventing damage from environmental factors is that in doing so collagen and elastin production are protected, which enables the skin to remain youthful for longer.

     

    Lotus is also a rich natural source of Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids, which gently resurface skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By removing dead surface cells, newer, brighter skin is allowed to shine through. While the AHA content may sound unappealing to those with sensitive skin, the flower also contains many soothing properties to counteract any irritation caused by the AHAs. Lotus is a natural anti-inflammatory, which soothes redness and stressed skin. It also replenishes moisture and is naturally healing, it is even frequently used in natural medicine for wound healing. 

     

    Finally, Lotus is oil-balancing and purifying due to its ability to absorb toxins from skin and clear the complexion. It helps control sebum production without stripping skin of its natural moisture, meaning its safe to use for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

     

    To learn more about the many luxury active florals we use in our products, follow us on Instagram @SaintJaneBeauty!

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    OUR SECRET TO LAYERING ✨

     

    Have you ever typed into Google the words, “Can I use *insert skincare ingredient here* at the same time as *insert skincare ingredient here*.

    Yep, we thought so. We’ve all done it - pondered the mysteries of layering skincare ingredients until our heads spin. Layering can be a tricky concept that boggles the minds of even the most seasoned skincare aficionados. 

     

    SAINT JANE is here to take the guesswork out of layering our products. All of our products are packed with potent ingredients designed to complement one another and enhance their effects. Though each of our products contains enough clean actives and rich botanicals to be a full routine on its own, we’re sharing our complete suggested our nighttime layering guide below.

     

    Step 1 - The C-Drops

     

    As a general layering rule of thumb, you should start with the thinnest in product texture and work your way up to the heaviest. For SAINT JANE, that means The C-Drops is the first layer of your routine. Packed with a 20% glycerin-encapsulated Vitamin C blend, this powerful serum is formulated to penetrate the deepest layers of skin for maximum effectiveness. Starting with The C-Drops enables you to up your skin’s glow factor for a radiant complexion. Though Vitamin C is a potent ingredient that can sometimes cause irritation and redness as an unfortunate side effect, our formulation includes skin-soothing botanicals, for a gentle yet effective first step.

     

    Step 2 - Hydrating Petal Cream

     

    As the newest product in the SAINT JANE skincare arsenal, Hydrating Petal Cream has already taken its place among our can’t-live-without products. With the ultra-hydrating power of 1% pure Hyaluronic Acid combined with the smoothing capabilities of Hibiscus Peptides, Hydrating Petal Cream delivers silky smooth, hydrated skin that lasts all day. Its featherweight texture absorbs quickly and is specifically designed to never pill, making it the perfect lightweight moisturizer to layer on top of your first step. As an added bonus, it’s the perfect base for your makeup if you’re doing this routine in the morning!

     

     

    Step 3 - Bright Repair Eye Cream

    Somehow, our eyes seem to always be the neglected part of our skincare routine. Do we really need an entirely separate product just for this one area? The answer is an emphatic YES. The skin around our eyes is different than the rest of our face, and thus needs special care. Bright Repair Eye Cream is specifically designed to target dark circles and fine lines while protecting the integrity of our delicate eye skin. 10% Vitamin C visibly brightens while Green Tea and Grapeseed work to de-puff and knock out the intensity of dark circles for a calm, well-rested look. 

     

    Step 4 - Luxury Beauty Serum

     

    It has been called “the face oil to end all face oils” for a reason. Our award-winning Luxury Beauty Serum is a powerful treatment packed with hundreds of nutrients designed to reverse signs of aging and calm skin. This omega-rich serum not only delivers a huge dose of soothing botanicals to skin, it also packs a punch with actives such as Sea Buckthorn and Calendula, which gently resurface and detoxify pores. Luxury Beauty Serum is our holy grail, skin-transforming powerhouse and is the ultimate final layer to seal in all of the nutrients from the previous steps. 

     

    Have more questions about product layering? Follow us on Instagram @SaintJaneBeauty and leave us a comment or send us a DM. We’re always happy to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your favorite SAINT JANE products.

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    Bold Botanicals: Kakadu Plum, Sacred Superfruit and Unexpected Source of Vitamin C

    With small, creamy white flowers in long spikes clustered towards the tips of the branches, the Kakadu Plum is an extraordinary botanical and superfruit originating from the wilds of Australia. Aboriginal people have valued this sacred plant for thousands of years for its nutrient-rich and medicinal properties, even using the red bark of the tree to heal skin conditions.

    It wasn’t until the 1980’s that western scientists discovered just how extraordinary this fruit really is. They found phenomenally high Vitamin C concentrations in Kakadu plums. Traditional fruits like oranges and lemons are well known for being natural sources of Vitamin C, but the Kakadu Plum has the highest recorded concentration of Vitamin C in the world, measuring at 100 times that of an orange.

     

    Natural contents in the plum are also rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Research has even shown its extract has excellent preservative qualities. With these powerful benefits, this superfruit ingredient is a dream for infusing into your clean beauty routine.

    When we were developing The C-Drops, infusing Kakadu Plum as one of our sustainably sourced, hero ingredients was the answer to harnessing the power of this superfruit to benefit the skin. Grown free from human intervention, this beautiful, wildcrafted ingredient thrives in its harsh growing conditions, developing a highly efficient defense mechanism made up of diverse antioxidants. These antioxidants help to detoxify the skin and fight off free radical damage caused by environmental factors.

    Kakadu Plum works to restore the skin’s natural barrier and encourages skin elasticity and suppleness which is ideal for balancing the complexion. Perfect for acne prone or oily skin, while its deeply soothing qualities can calm sensitive skin. 

     

     

    Image courtesy of Celeste Thomas, IG: @celestethomas

    Our favorite way to incorporate Kakadu Plum into your skincare routine is through a targeted serum like The C-Drops. Rich in Kakadu Plum, citrus botanicals like lemon, lime and mandarin work to visibly smooth skin textures, brighten dullness and leave a radiance you only get with high concentrations of Vitamin C. 

    Get the full benefits of this rich ingredient in your morning skincare routine, and be sure to follow with a good sunscreen to add another layer of protection for your skin.





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    Beauty, Botanicals and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

     

    I’ve always been inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit. I must get it from my great grandmother, an extraordinary woman (and personal inspiration) who came to California as a mail-order bride from Italy where she became a mother of 7 and made a living growing grapes with my great-grandfather. She believed in achieving more, so she went to the bank, took out a $10,000 loan and started our family heritage in the wine business. She became one of our country's first female entrepreneurs seeding well-known wine brands Franzia and Gallo.

     

     

    Growing up with such a deep family history in winemaking ignited my passion for botanicals and cultivation. I joined the industry myself (I developed Cupcake Vineyards and many others), and it was that journey that eventually led me to start Saint Jane. Infusing all of this knowledge of botanical ingredients and the power they hold, and channeling female empowerment from my great grandmother’s story. 

    So where does beauty come into the mix? I’d always had a passion for cosmetics and had my eyes set on Sephora, the leader of innovation. I interviewed in 2007 and became Sephora’s 1st unpaid MBA intern. (I was paid in makeup, which was fine with me!) I learned the business, I soaked up every moment, I dove in head first. This eventually led to my role in Creative Marketing for Kendo. It was an incredible opportunity to build Sephora exclusives like Marc Jacobs, Disney, and Elizabeth and James. 

     

     

    When I created Saint Jane, I wanted it to feel like a beautiful marriage between my two biggest passions, beauty and botanicals. The journey has led me here, to building Saint Jane and crafting botanical and nutrient-rich formulas that transform the skin. 

    Seeing this brand in Sephora stores and on sephora.com is a dream come true. I got my start there 13 years ago and it's surreal to see my own brand on it’s shelves. They took a chance on me then, and now they are taking a chance on Saint Jane. I couldn’t be more grateful. 

     

     

    Every day I go to work and channel the fierce courage of my great grandmother. I think about all she accomplished when it wasn’t normal as a woman to pursue entrepreneurship. She had the guts to take the risk. I’d like to think that some of that spirit is in Saint Jane, inspiring women to be powerful, transformative, and to change the world.



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