Skin Care While You Sleep: The 12 Best Overnight Face Masks
If you’ve ever wondered if you can sleep with a face mask on, the answer is yes…as long as it is an overnight mask that is formulated to be worn while you sleep! We share our picks for the best overnight face masks—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that can help to care for your skin while you sleep, ahead.
Finding the time to treat our skin to a replenishing face mask can prove to be quite the challenge. Nevertheless, face masks are an important step in our beauty regimens, and we do not want to sacrifice our skin care. Good news is, there are face masks available that can put in work while we catch some Zzz’s. That’s right, you can actually sleep with a face mask on… but, not just any face mask. Overnight masks are specifically designed to be applied before bed and worn throughout the night during your skin’s regeneration process. Unlike clay face masks, overnight masks—like the ones we share below—are typically lightweight with a gel-like or cream-based texture and can offer the skin hydration boosting benefits that, come morning, can leave you with better-looking skin. Eager to try an overnight face mask? We share our picks of some of the best overnight face masks to try below!
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OVERNIGHT HYDRATING MASQUE
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 10 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 no more than twice a week.
SKINCEUTICALS PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASQUE
Formulated with highly-concentrated botanical extracts, a calming dipeptide, and one of our favorite humectant ingredients, hyaluronic acid, this soothing face mask can cool on contact and comfort the skin. The intensive Calming Botanical Masque may be just what your skin needs to cool down after a day spent in the sun, an intense workout, a long—skin drying—plane ride, and more. Used as an overnight face mask, it can help to calm and hydrate the skin. Another reason to love this mask? It can be used as leave-on, rinse-off, or overnight mask! To use as an overnight mask, simply apply a generous amount of the formula to clean skin and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Once your time is up, remove any excess with a soft tissue and voilá!
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL NIGHT SPA
One of our go-to masks for post plane travel, Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Night Spa is an ultra-hydrating, skin soothing overnight mask that can leave the skin feeling hydrated, supple, and soothed. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, Aquabioryl, skin nourishing oils, and Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, this overnight mask can promote a hydrated, supple, youthful-looking complexion. Another reason to love this overnight mask? You can find it at your local drugstore! Pick up a pot of this hydrating overnight mask before your next vacation and reap its skin soothing benefits post-lane travel, beach hangout, or winter ski trip. After removing your makeup, cleansing your skin, and prepping your skin for hydration with a toner, apply a thick layer of the Aqualia Thermal Night Spa to your face and neck and massage in an upward, smoothing motion. Allow this overnight mask to works its magic for about 10-15 minutes before removing any excess with a soft tissue.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa, $28 MSRP
LANCÔME ÉNERGIE DE VIE NIGHT MASK
Formulated with antioxidants—like goji berry, lemon, balm, gentian, and vitamin E—the Énergie De Vie Night Mask from Lancôme can hydrate the skin and revitalize the complexion while you sleep. The mask quickly melts onto the skin, protecting against water loss and leaving it more supple-looking and soft. After removing your makeup, and cleansing and toning your complexion, apply a thin layer of the Énergie De Vie Night Mask to your complexion—like you would a moisturizer—and massage any excess onto the skin.
Lancôme Énergie De Vie Night Mask, $65 MSRP
BIOTHERM AQUASOURCE EVERPLUMP NIGHT
Does your skin feel like it’s lost its once-youthful, firm feel? Allow this overnight bounce-back gel to give your skin the boost it needs. The innovative gel texture self-reforms on skin to act as a second natural skin barrier, locking in moisture all night. You’ll wake up to replenished and plumped-looking skin by morning.
Biotherm Aquasource Everplump Night, $23 MSRP
GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY CREME NERA SUPREME RECOVERY BALM
This overnight balm treatment can also act as a hydrating mask. The formula works to improve your skin’s texture. This balm also works to help visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles and deliver a radiant sheen.
LANCÔME MOISTURIZING ROSE JELLY OVERNIGHT MASK
If you have dry, flaky skin, then try out this hydrating overnight 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 skin with continued use.
VICHY IDÉALIA PEEL
Formulated with exfoliating hero Glycolic Acid, antioxidant Blueberry Polyphenols, and fermented Black Tea extract, this overnight peel works to refine your skin’s texture, even tone, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll wake up to visibly improved skin that’s topped with a healthy-looking glow.
Vichy Idéalia Peel, $37 MSRP
LANCÔME HYDRA ZEN NIGHT FACE MASK
There are very few things that match up to relaxing face mask. So, while you zen out, let your skin go to a calmer state with this mask. The formula helps repair damage from daily skin aggressors while revealing your skin tone radiance. Benefits include reduced visible signs of stress with improved hydration.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Night Face Mask, $48 MSRP
YVES SAINT LAURENT OR ROUGE MASK-IN-CRÈME
This creamy mask enhances skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to provide instant comfort to dry skin with gentle exfoliation while you slumber.
Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Mask-in-Crème, $280 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT TRIPLE POWER INTENSIVE OVERNIGHT MASK
Re-tone elasticity, re-firm contours, and repair wrinkles with this anti-aging essential. This luxurious hydrating overnight mask mimics skin’s elasticity and penetrates quickly while forming a virtual protective mask to cradle skin. You’ll notice visibly improved results after just one night.
LANCÔME ABSOLUE PRECIOUS CELLS REVITALIZING NIGHT RITUAL MASK
Pamper your skin overnight with this luxurious face mask. This face mask is formulated with a mixture of shea butter, palm oil and corn oil, as well as Pro-Xylane and The Rose Essential Oil. By morning time, your skin will feel re-plumped and look more luminous.Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Revitalizing Night Ritual Mask, $202 MSRP