While I love the idea of doing a DIY facial once or twice a week, slapping on a treatment and putting my feet up for half an hour never really works out. I blame it on my schedule (and yes, laziness too!), but clearly I have limited patience for face masks. This is where sleeping masks come in! They really are a lazy beauty girl’s dream come true.
As the name suggests, the sleeping masks work their magic overnight. Unlike a typical peel-off mask, these leave-on multi-tasking treatments penetrate deep into the skin and work in sync with the skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to hydrate, firm and brighten, while you catch up on some much-needed beauty sleep!
You just slather on the cream or gel mask (after cleansing) in lieu of your regular nightime moisturizer and go to bed. No need to rinse it off! Don’t worry, these formulas absorb well and won’t smear off on your pillowcase. Basically, it’s the laziest way to treat your beauty woes and get radiant, glowy skin by the time you wake up. Now we are talking, right?
So whether you have dull, dry skin or are just looking to step up your skincare game, here are the best overnight face masks to indulge in. Read on to find the best one for you…
Amarte Overnight Express Therapy – This multi-functional sleeping mask with retinol is perfect for those looking for an ultra-lightweight formula (that feels more like a serum!) It soaks in instantly and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky at all. If you have oily or combination skin, this is the overnight mask for you! The luxurious blend delivers a bevy of age defying ingredients including silk extract, nanoencapsulated retinol and peptide-based epidermal growth factor that work together to enhance cell renewal and boost skin clarity.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask – For a mask that goes well beyond deep hydration, look no further than this moisturizing overnight treatment made with a blend of black-tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract that inhibit damaging free radicals and improve skin elasticity. Lightly scented with sweet tea, the ultra-rich cream absorbs quickly and has a corset-like effect on the skin, so you wake up to firm and velvety-smooth skin in the morning.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – Perfect for dry, senstive skin types, this creamy and oil-free facial mask helps skin drink deep to soothe and replenish lost moisture. Apply before bed, and you’ll wake up to soft, dewy, glowing skin with zero dryness anywhere.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Overnight Mask – Not only does this overnight face mask offer seriously intensive hydration, but also gives your complexion a major boost while you snooze. Formulated with a powerful combination of ingredients to brighten, refresh and deeply nourish the skin, it has a rich gel cream texture that goes on like a normal moisturizer and should be blended in until just a slight residue remains on the skin
Lancôme Énergie de Vie Nuit Overnight Recovery Mask – The silky, balm-like texture of Lancôme’s overnight mask melts into the skin with a cooling sensation that infuses skin with an instant burst of invigorating freshness and a natural fragrance. Infused with a combination of three plant extracts, it treats while you sleep to leave your skin supple and renewed overnight.
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial – This overnight facial-in-a-jar with a weightless soufflé texture melts instantly into skin and works while you doze off to to retexturize, giving you petal-soft skin by morning. The formula contains hydrating rosewater and wild rose oil (with a lovely floral fragrance to boot), as well as hyperpigmentation-brightening vitamin C to improve uneven skin tone and dark spots.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask – An amazing overnight mask at the drugstore? Yes please! This one by Olay is truly fantastic and gives me wonderfully moisturized and smooth skin in the morning. The gel-based formula is formulated with vitamin B3, mulberry extract and humectants to reveal soft, glowing skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask – This intensive night-time treatment contains camu camu berry, a potent superfruit that has 30 times the vitamin C of an orange and helps to brighten and even skin tone. Leave it on before you turn in for the night and be treated to fresh, hydrated and brighter complexion in the a.m.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask – Perfect to recharge your skin overnight, this sleeping mask uses highly concentrated ionized mineral water and ceramides to deliver intensive doses of moisture while apricot and chestnut extracts brighten tired, stressed skin. Plus, the aromatic scent of orange flower, rose and sandalwood makes this the perfect relaxing night treatment!
Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask – With a lightweight botanical blend of tsubaki oil (camellia oil), wakame (Japanese sea kelp), and rice bran oil, this overnight sleeping mask adds heaps of moisture without any greasiness or residue. Plus, it delivers long-term antiaging benefits for a radiant & refreshed complexion.
Are you a fan of sleeping masks? Any favorites?
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