7 OVERNIGHT FACE MASKS TO REDEFINE YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
APRIL 19, 2019
COURTESY of BRANDS
by ROBYN TURK
Learning how to master the overnight face mask is the closest you can get to becoming a real-life Sleeping Beauty. The overnight mask is the ultimate lazy-girl way to perfecting your skincare regimen. Note: we’re talking about face masks you use while you sleep, which are rather different from night creams, despite requiring a similar application.
Whereas a night cream is typically an intensive moisturizer, an overnight mask revitalizes your face in a number of ways. Depending on the mask you choose, these products offer benefits from hydration to exfoliation, and from brightening to clearing - just like a typical 20-minute face mask, right? Not quite.
Twenty minutes with a face mask on your pores will do wonders for your skin, as we’ve all seen. Now imagine the result of that type of treatment over six to eight hours. Treat your skin to a real beauty sleep and add these masks to your bedtime routine.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
An expert in overnight skin treatments, K-beauty brand Laneige made its Water Sleeping Mask using antioxidant-rich Hunza Apricot and Evening Primrose to enliven skin, plus intensely moisturizing minerals. The mask works to recharge your skin during the night, reducing the look of fatigued skin and leaving you with a hydrated, brightened and purified face when you wake.
Another K-beauty essential, Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a breathable formula made from watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid to do exactly what its name implies: boost glow. It works while you sleep to tone dull complexions, smoothen skin and remove dead skin cells. Plus, the hyaluronic acid helps to bind moisture to the skin, resulting in a nourished appearance.
Made from lavender and hyaluronic acid and infused with organic full spectrum hemp, Kana Beauty’s Lavender Hemp Sleeping Mask heals, hydrates and brightens skin. A potent antioxidant, the hemp alleviates inflammation, reduces acne and heals skin, while the lavender oil is known to use acne and wrinkles. Use it while you sleep to regenerate your skin for a younger and smoother result.
An innovative mask, the Aqua Bomb from Belif comes in a jelly-pudding formula that functions similarly to a memory foam in that it wraps around the contours of your face to provide a refreshing layer of moisture. The mask uses an ultra-hydrating formula called Napiers Aqua to boost hyaluronic acid, plus Lady's Mantle and Scottish healer to replenish and revive dull, dry skin and leave it with a radiant glow.
Fresh’s Black Tea Overnight mask gives an intense boost of moisture using a proprietary complex of kombucha and black tea extract, as well as belle de nuit extract and peptides for a redefined and firmer look. Its formula was strategically crafted to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve the appearance of skin elasticity. Skin is left rebalanced, with a soothed and younger-looking complexion.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask
Using Swiss glacier water, Origins created an overnight facial mask that keeps the skin soft, smooth and hydrated for up to 72 hours. The ultra-moisturizing product is infused with avocado, which has healthy fats and nutrients that can provide a lasting nourishment to your face while you sleep, resulting in skin that is smoother, more radiant and intensely moisturized.
Herbivore Botanicals Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment
Herbivore Botanicals’ overnight mask is unique in that it provides multiple results at once. The Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment is a multitasking mask that uses prickly pear, goji berry and raspberry to provide nutrients, while fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and kokum and shea butters hydrate the skin. The intensive formula supports cellular renewal, so skin is left smooth and glowing in the morning.