Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45 at Sephora
One of Sephora's 2017 best sellers, this watermelon-scented sleeping mask — that's K-beauty for a heavy-duty moisturizer you put on right before bed — was so popular that it frequently sold out (and at one point racked up a 5,000-strong waiting list). Why all the fuss? Well, it's packed with gentle alpha hydroxy and amino acids that soften, smooth and brighten skin as you sleep so you wake up feeling fresh-faced and baby-soft. To top it off, the formula is transfer-proof, meaning it won't muck up your pillows.
Midnight Recovery Concentrate, $46 at Kiehl's
Pat two or three drops of this rich-but-not-too-rich, quick-absorbing serum into your freshly-cleansed skin (cheeks, forehead and chin) at night. Fortified with a potent blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals — including lavender oil, evening primrose oil and squalane — it works to nourish skin and enhance its natural recovery process. Bonus: Lavender is known to calm and induce sleep.
Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, $32 at Amazon
Those unfamiliar with the skincare benefits of snail mucin, get over the ick factor and get educated. (Basically, its regenerative properties help with hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and dryness.) This particular nigh-cream-slash-sleeping-mask is great for cell renewal, moisturizing and retexturization. You'll wake up hydrated, bouncy, glowy and smelling vaguely of cucumber.
Camellia Gold Spun Lip Balm, $30 at Sephora
While not strictly an overnight product, those who suffer from chronically dry winter lips would do well to exfoliate using Fresh's Sugar Lip Polish, then finish off their nighttime lip routine with a healthy coating of this moisture-trapping, camellia oil-enhanced salve. Tragically, no one — save maybe your S.O. — will get to admire your 23-karat-gold pout, but you won't wake up with annoying mummy lips, either. (Side note: Get a humidifier. It's the ultimate dryness-fighter, and doesn't only help your lips but your skin, throat and nose, too.)
Helix AM/PM Eye Gel, $52 at Sephora
Apply this under-eye gel right before bed, conk out, wake up and you'll immediately see a difference in the brightness and texture under your eyes, thanks to its powerful mix of allantoin, collagen, elastin and glycolic acid. But that's not all, folks. By day, this fast-absorbing, cooling gel doubles as a primer for your (now not quite as necessary) under-eye concealer.
Eyebrow Lipocils Expert, $49.50 at Amazon
Whether you plucked too enthusiastically during the early 2000s or always struggled with sparse-ish brows, a good nighttime conditioner will help speed the growth process along. RevitaBrow is the expert/celebrity choice, but this one is a good dupe and not as prohibitively expensive. (Alternatively, good ol' Jamaican black castor oil is said to work wonders.) Using a doe-foot applicator or disposable mascara wand, apply your formula of choice to clean, dry eyebrows (and/or lashes) just before bedtime. Keep in mind, a little goes a long way.
The Magical Wonderfluff, $15.29 at Target
Lightweight, creamy and — as the name implies — wonderfully fluffy, this vegan, paraben-, phthalate- and sulfate-free overnighter is intensely hydrating. While it's marketed as an anti-wrinkle cream — organic ingredients like argan oil, chlorella and gardenia extract stimulate collagen production and give your skin bounce — we'd say its more just a handy, breathable PM moisturizer. (As with all sleep masks, limit use to twice weekly.)
Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst, $17 at Sephora
Keep this one around for when your skin is acting extra parched. As you sleep, the avocado-, apricot kernel oil- and Japanese seaweed-laced formula floods skin with moisture and fights off signs of aging. Pretty legit — not that we'd expect any less from Origins.
Overnight Hair Repair, $66 at Net-a-Porter
This algae- and mineral-based overnight hair treatment is totally easy to use and plenty effective. To wit: after you shower and towel-dry your strands, just give 'em a spritz. The conditioner won't stain (or leave a gross residue on) your pillows and there's no need to rinse it out come morning. After only two to three uses you'll notice how soft and split-end-free it makes your hair. And yes, it works on all textures.
Goop by Juice Beauty
Replenishing Night Cream, $140 at Goop
Leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow to co-develop the most luxurious, hard-working night cream (apart from La Prairie's, that is). Key ingredients like sandalwood nut oil, linseed extract and hyaluronic acid help ensure you wake up radiant, hydrated, smooth, lifted and firm. Did we mention it's a 2017 Allure Best of Beauty winner?
Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, $345 at Nordstrom
We know, we're terrible people for recommending this. But it is, in fact, worth every penny. More than a cream, more than even a haute face mask, this super-fancy formula will transform your face with its exfoliating enzymes (care of Carica Papaya) and moisturizing caviar extracts and sunflower seed oil. (Apparently, the fact that it works on your prone form makes it better able to combat the ravages of gravity.) Use the accompanying brush to paint the creamy pink goo over your face two to three nights a week, wake to meet the new, naturally glowy, even-toned, line-free, less-monied you.
Luna Sleeping Night Oil, $55 at Sephora
Cosmetic chemist and product formulator Sunday Riley's eponymous beauty brand quickly amassed a cult following thanks to its affordable, seriously high-quality offerings. Of said products, this night oil is one of the founder's absolute faves. Per Riley: "Luna Sleeping Night Oil is my personal ‘holy grail,’ must-have product. It instantly calms and smooths my skin and I see results overnight in my fine lines and wrinkles. I'm a mother of three, I work full time, and I don't get as much sleep and exercise as a I should. Luna is my secret weapon to keep people from knowing that!” Buy it now, thank us later.
Pure Night, $79 at Ulta
This rich nighttime moisturizer delivers deep hydration without clogging your pores or breaking you out. It contains pumpkin enzyme, cranberry and raspberry seed oils, which are good for moisture and texture, as well as oligopeptide, vitamin C, niacinamide and zinc glycinate to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of brown spots and hyperpigmentation. All that, plus a touch of white bird of paradise seed extract (best name ever) gives you a really bright, glowy finish.
It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter, the nights are longer and 5 p.m. looks like 3 a.m. Our circadian rhythms are all out of whack. All we want to do is hibernate.
That said, if you’re going to go to bed at granny hour, why not make the most of your time spent under the covers? Now’s the time to indulge in some cold-weather-fighting overnight beauty products that will ensure you wake up looking — and feeling — well rested, rejuvenated and ready to seize the (abbreviated) day.
After all, skin repairs itself at night. Per Kendra Flockhart, education executive at Darphin, “All day, skin works hard to protect itself from constant attack but while we’re sleeping, skin switches into ‘recovery mode,’ a time of intense repair and regeneration. In fact, at this time the regeneration process can be up to three times faster than during the day.” During the nighttime, in addition to being more active, skin also becomes more permeable. Products are more readily absorbed. On the flip side, water is more easily lost. Thus, as always, what we choose to put on our skin is key.
Above, you’ll find 12 hydrating, easy-to-use products you can use before you hit the hay to maximize your (literal) beauty sleep. From a no-rinse-required hair conditioner to all sorts of sleeping packs (K-beauty for the win), these nocturnal treatments will (hopefully — everyone’s body is different) solve your beauty woes overnight. Sleep tight.
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