The Best Overnight Masks That Work While You Sleep, According to Our Editors
Finding the time to treat our skin to a replenishing face mask during the day can be tough. The good news is that there are facial masks available that can put in the work while you sleep. Overnight masks are specifically designed to be applied before bed and worn through the night during your skin’s regeneration process. Unlike clay face masks, overnight face masks — like the ones we’re sharing below — are typically lightweight with a gel-like or cream-based texture and can offer the skin hydration benefits that, come morning, can leave you with better-looking skin. Eager to try a nighttime mask? Here are some of our editors’ faves. (*Brands are owned by our parent company L’Oréal.)
This super relaxing formula will instantly make your skin look plumper and brighter once the A.M hits — thanks to a combination of ceramides, hyaluronic acid and adenosine that helps revitalize your complexion. Our favorite part about this formula is that it also smells heavenly and will lull you to sleep with ease.
Formulated with squalane, glycerin and fountain plant, this ultra-hydrating overnight mask from Kiehl’s can boost the skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture, smooth and soften the look of your complexion and amplify the moisture provided by your daily moisturizer. After cleansing and toning your face, apply a generous layer of the mask onto clean skin and leave on for ten minutes. Use a soft tissue to remove the excess, leaving a thin layer to work overnight. In the morning, wash off and go through your typical skin-care routine. Use this night mask no more than twice a week.
If you have dry, flaky skin, try this hydrating sleeping mask. This gel mask is formulated with hyaluronic acid, rose water and honey and can help lock in essential moisture while quenching your skin overnight. Expect softer, smoother, more supple-looking skin with continued use.
Re-tone elasticity, re-firm contours and repair wrinkles with this anti-aging essential. This luxurious nighttime mask mimics skin’s elasticity and penetrates quickly. You’ll notice visibly improved results after just one night.
This formula helps repair damage from daily skin aggressors while revealing your skin’s radiance. The benefits to your skin include reduced visible signs of stress with improved hydration.
This super soothing overnight facial mask uses avocado, PHAs and encapsulated retinol to address dull skin and pollution on the face. It’s spot-on for dry or normal skin that needs some nourishment and help zapping acne.
With maqui, vitamin C, squalane and hyaluronic acid, this mask helps skin appear brighter and more supple overnight. It also contains antioxidants like acai, prickly pear, goji berry and sunflower that will awaken your complexion by morning.
If your lips are in need of some TLC, try this Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask. The buttery formula replenishes and hydrates the lips with hyaluronic acid and lavender oil. This one is so good, your pout won’t be able to go a night without it.
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