The 7 best overnight sleeping face masks for dreamy skin come morning
Work smarter, not harder
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 29 2022
We love a masking sesh as much as the next person. But we can’t always carve out time in the day for the relaxing pastime.
Instead we like to optimise our masking experience by tagging it on to the end of our nighttime skin care routines with an overnight sleeping face mask.
So save the sheet masks for the weekend, because as far as mid-week masking goes, it’s all about a sleeping pack.
Here are seven we really rate for an effective beauty sleep.
HABITUAL BEAUTY Hydrating Sleep Mask
Skin in need of a reset? This hydrating sleep mask utilises an innovative probiotic complex that helps to balance the skin’s microbiota. The complex helps the skin to produce proteins and enzymes that support barrier function. Kind of like a Marie Kondo in face mask form, you can watch as your skin purges everything it doesn’t need in order to find a balanced complexion, while, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid promote bright, bouncy skin and prevent water loss respectively.
$95 at Sephora
FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
This two-step sleeping face mask combines the powers of moisture-replenishing, cooling gel essence and a time-release water cream mask formula, providing deeply penetrative hydration that is able to effectively maintain moisture levels in the skin long after application. You can snooze soundly with this sleep pack slapped on your skin.
$82 at Sephora
EDIBLE BEAUTY & Sleeping Beauty Purifying Mousse Mask
Wish you could just go to sleep and wake up with a purified complexion? Turns out the folks over at Edible Beauty had similar dreams and subsequently created a sleeping face mask that does just that. Formulated with Australian pink clay and the volcanic mineral zeolite, this formula works to remove impurities, prevent breakouts, and promote cell turnover. That’s not all though; soothing avocado oil reduces excess oil production, and acai and sunflower seed oil brighten and nourish the skin.
$60 at Sephora
TULA Beauty Sleep Overnight Repair Treatment
Infused with skin-rebalancing probiotic extracts, exfoliating AHAs and brightening, antioxidant-rich vitamin C, you can fall asleep soundly knowing that this overnight treatment is tackling everything from the first signs of ageing to skin tone and texture.
$91 at MECCA
Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair
Sometimes your skin just needs a little bit of R and R to perform at its best. Lay the groundwork for good skin with this soothing and fortifying formula that utilises calming Japanese indigo extract, barrier-strengthening ceramides, and balancing Mondo grass root to promote a healthy complexion.
$132 at MECCA
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
This sleeping mask has a cult following thanks to its ability to completely rehaul the complexion overnight. How? It’s formulated with hydrating, soothing and antioxidant-rich watermelon extract that protects against the free radical damage that causes premature ageing. Hyaluronic acid also promotes moisture retention in the skin while AHAs help to exfoliate and promote cell turnover for plumped and smoothed fine lines and wrinkles, a softening of unwanted skin texture and refined pores.
$67 at MECCA
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
The entire moisture surge range is at the top of our list for replenishing moisture when we’re on the brink of dehydration (seriously, why is our skin so thirsty?). So of course we love the overnight mask for soothing, nourishing and boosting moisture levels in our skin when we’re in dire need.
$57 at Sephora
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.