If you often feel that a good masking session is something you simply don’t have the luxury of time for, then it’s time you got acquainted with sleeping masks – a concentrated formulation you apply at the end of your nighttime skin care routine and leave on overnight. While on the surface it may seem like you’re just applying a night cream, don’t be fooled. Sleeping masks tend to offer a more intense hit of hydration and can help deliver ingredients deeper below the surface of your skin.
Neutrogena® has come to the party with not one, but two kinds of sleeping masks to help tackle dehydration and dryness. First there’s the Hydro Boost® Sleeping Mask, a creamy formulation infused with hyaluronic acid to nurture dry skin overnight; and then there’s the Youthful Boost Sleeping Mask, which contains adenosine and shea butter to help fight the signs of ageing.
Beauty Crew sent these two sleeping masks to two panels of women who were looking to treat their dry skin to an intense boost of hydration. A panel of women aged between 25 and 30 received the Hydro Boost® Sleeping Mask, while another panel of reviewers aged between 35 and 60 received the Youthful Boost Sleeping Mask.
How much product was in each pod: Although described as being a one-use pod, testers were pleased to discover that there was plenty of the Sleeping Mask formula in each of the containers, giving them the opportunity to try it on multiple occasions. Reviewers also mentioned they loved the convenience of the small packaging, especially when it came to travel – though some did mention they would like to see a resealable function to allow for maximum freshness of the product if used over a few days.
The convenience of the product: Some testers commented that they rarely use face masks as they don’t have the time to let the mask sit and do its work then rinse it off, so the Sleeping Mask was a great solution for them. They found the fact that they could apply the mask, go to sleep, and then rinse in the morning a more convenient way to treat their dry skin.
How their skin felt in the morning: Overall, Review Crew® testers were pleased to find that they woke up to skin that felt smoother, softer and more supple, with some members commenting that the Sleeping Mask had completely eliminated all feelings of dryness.
Good to know: A few of the testers found that if they didn’t allow the Sleeping Mask to absorb for a few minutes before bed, it would transfer onto their pillow. Some panel members recommended applying the mask a good while before bed to allow for better absorption, while others suggested laying down a towel over your pillowcase.
Have you tried either of the Neutrogena® Sleeping Masks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The products for this Review Crew® have been provided by Neutrogena to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTY crew members.
*This average star rating is based on 25 reviews for Neutrogena® Hydro Boost® Sleeping Mask and 19 reviews for Neutrogena® Youthful Boost Sleeping Mask and is correct as of 7/6/2018
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.