While we adore a face mask, we don’t always have the time to give ourselves an at-home facial, which is why the concept of an overnight face mask is so very delicious to us.
Like many skincare trends, the overnight mask (or ‘sleeping mask’) originated in South Korea. They’re basically super-concentrated night creams, designed to give you an extra dose of hydration or treat your skin as needed. Unlike your typical wash-off masks, you can wear them overnight to allow them to fully penetrate over time – so yep, you’re literally getting your beauty sleep.
Western skincare brands have been slowly introducing sleeping masks to their ranges over the last few years, and it’s fair to say that they’re here to stay. Let’s take a look at five of the best.
This thiccc bitch is your winter BFF. Massage it into your dry patches, go to sleep, and wake up with smooth, refreshed skin.
A cult favourite from Korea, Laneige’s gel-like Sleeping Mask will give you skin as soft as a baby’s bum. Their Lip Sleeping Mask is also a beaut of a lip balm – we highly recommend the two as a hydrating power couple.
This contains cannabis sativa seed oil, a very trendy ingredient ATM, to calm and soothe the skin. It’s suitable for every skin type, but promises to be extra-gentle on very dry, sensitive skin.
You might be wondering if there’s an overnight mask out there for those of us prone to spots, and the answer is yes, of course. We know, it’s expensive, but Allies of Skin have created a gorgeous treatment in this ‘sleeping facial’, which contains a mixture of AHAs to fight breakouts and congested skin.
For a cheaper alternative, try this. The Inkey List’s blemish mask contains salicylic acid to clear out the pores and C-50 (a derivative of vitamin C) to brighten things up and reduce the appearance of blemishes.