“I’ve got no time for a face mask!”
If that thought has ever deterred you from masking, oh boy do we have news for you. Masking while you sleep is the best thing since, well, since sleep. Compounding the proven benefits of rest, you can now pop on a mask with some greatly revitalising oils, vitamins and peptides and wake up looking extra fresh.
They’re so good you might even want to hit the sheets a little earlier. Or sleep in, if you’re so lucky.
Let’s aim to get one of these on your face by the end of the week, eh?
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is a cult favourite used by many on long-haul flights because it doesn’t melt away as soon as you put it on. Fun fact: Origins was created in 1990 by Leonard Lauder (son of Estée Lauder) so you can expect only the highest of standards from the brand. For example, this top-selling mask uses rose flower water instead of regular ol’ H2O (luxury alert!) and it is enriched with an abundance of oils from avocado to citrus peel that leave skin looking plump and recharged even days after.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask hydrates without oil, giving the formula lightweight finish despite its silky, creamy texture. Enriched with mango seed butter and algae extract, the mask deeply moisturises and improves skin elasticity. For something even lighter, try Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque.
OVERNIGHT MASKS ARE DESIGNED TO SOLIDIFY OR ABSORB QUICKLY SO THEY WON’T LEAVE A RESIDUE ON YOUR PILLOWCASE.
If you’re on a mission to eliminate your fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask. Not only is it made with restorative ingredients including a dozen essential amino acids, collagen-boosting peptides and ceramides, the mask is also scientifically proven to help users sleep better with a subtle fragrance of freesia, jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood.
If your skin is looking a little worse for wear – subject to indoor heating, late nights, maybe one too many aperol spritzes – up the anti with a restoring sleep mask. At the moment, the new Lancôme Énergie De Vie Nuit The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask is a Gritty Pretty favourite. With its invigorating mix of antioxidant-rich goji berry and lemon balm oil and its unbelievably delicate, velvety finish, skin feels instantly refreshed and healthy.
Last but not least, there’s Nude Skincare Advanced Renewal Overnight Mask. Loosen the waxy-cream formula between your fingers before you massage onto skin. This activates the rich butters and honey extract that soften a rough, tired complexion, while the vitamins and omega fatty acids 6 & 9 get to work on other problem areas for a healthy glow by sunrise.
Tell us, have you tried an overnight sleep mask?