The best overnight masks for every skin concern
Take your beauty sleep to the next level
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / November 05 2019
Overnight masks are the absolute jam. Sure, all sleep is beauty sleep, but if you want to up your game and really make the most of it, add an overnight face mask into the equation (FYI we're not talking about a light-blocking eye mask - we're talking about skin care sleeping masks!). Just think about how good your skin looks after a 20-minute masking sesh; Well, overnight facial masks will amplify that by a thousand.
And there’s pretty much one for every skin concern – whether you have annoyingly sensitive skin, experience breakouts on the reg or are worried about those fine lines and wrinkles that are starting to pop up, there’s a mask out there for everyone.
So, do your skin a favour and kick back, catch some much-needed z’s and let this list of sleep masks do all the hard work for you. Slather one on before you hit the hay, and wake up with your best skin yet.
Best for dry skin
Sisley Paris’ new Velvet Sleeping Mask is the absolute bomb for dry, flaky skin. It works overtime while you sleep to hydrate and restore damage thanks to skin-restoring ingredients like smoothing saffron flower extract, nourishing macadamia oil, anti-inflammatory kokum butter, and skin-strengthening Japanese lily turf extracts. In the morning you’ll wake up to find your skin is soft, bright and refreshed. The best part? Application is a dream and it's a totally comfortable sleep mask. It doesn’t go on thick or sticky and won’t mess up your pillowcase, which is ideal.
Best for blemish-prone skin
If your skin loves to breakout just for fun, an overnight mask like NIVEA Urban Skin Good Night Detox Sleep Mask will help tackle blocked pores, spots and blackheads overnight. It’s packed with antioxidants and ingredients like organic green tea extract, black rice and hyaluronic acid to make sure your skin looks refreshed, radiant and healthy-looking come morning.
Best for brightening skin
Formulated with shea butter and hyaluronic acid, Neutrogena Youthful Boost Sleeping Pod mask will not only fight the signs of ageing, it will also help nix dull skin. The result? You’ll wake up with ridiculously smooth, plump skin and a gorgeous supermodel-worthy glow Kendall Jenner would be proud of. What a champ.
Best for redness
If you’re dealing with redness, let your skin chill at night with SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque. Ideal for those with sensitive skin, it’s full of highly-concentrated yet gentle botanical extracts, calming dipeptide, and hyaluronic acid to reduce redness and inflammation. Not only does it comfort skin sensitivity, but it cools on contact, making it a perfect option post-procedure (post-laser, extractions, IPL – you name it).
Best for ageing skin
Packed with powerful natural ingredients and vitamins, Trilogy Age-Proof Overnight Mask firms, nourishes and deeply hydrates your skin while you sleep. A combination of Glycablend™ (a glycation-fighting complex), L22® (a blend of botanical extracts and vitamins) and vitamin C work together to increase elasticity and firmness, reduce collagen breakdown and promote radiance for youthful-looking skin.
Best for smooth skin
Skin care should be fun, and the kids at FOREO like to make sure of it. Inspired by Korean skin care, FOREO's Call It a Night sheet mask features a combination of rich ginseng and olive oil to help tone and nourish skin while you snooze, leaving it feeling like an absolute dream. The cool part? To apply your mask you use FOREO’s little UFO device– it's a high-quality facial device that has three different settings, including T-sonic pulsations that gently massages the mask into your skin and an LED light that stimulates collagen. Neat.
Looking for more of the best sleep masks? Check out the Korean facial sleeping mask that boasts an 8000-person waiting list.
Do you use overnight facial masks? Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.