Overnight Sleep Masks That’ll Make Your Skin Glow by Morning

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Regardless of how glowy your skin looks when you head out the door, it’s highly possible — probable, perhaps — that it won’t look as radiant when you return home after a busy day. You can blame inclement weather, indoor temperature regulation, and plain old stress for leaving your dermis dull and overtired. On evenings when you’re confident that your regular night cream can’t handle the heavy lifting, consider a sleeping mask. These supercharged formulas contain ultra-potent moisturizers, mild exfoliators, and supportive skin firmers to get your skin back to tip-top shape — all while you catch some Zzzs. Below, discover seven of the best. 

best overnight sleep masks

Best overnight sleep masks

KORRES Wild RoseTM + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

Vitamin C, turmeric, and wild rose oil make the KORRES® Wild RoseTM + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48) an indulgent skin treat. (Yes, it smells like its namesake flower.) In dry months, this ultra-creamy formula can be used every day. Slather, sleep, and wake up with a rosy glow. 

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, with 4.5% Squalane to Strengthen Skin's Moisture Barrier, Skin Feels Softer and Smoother, Long-Lasting Hydration, Easy and Fast-Absorbing, All Skin Types - 4.2 fl oz
  • Strengthen your skin's moisture barrier with the Ultra Facial Cream. A lightweight and non-greasy daily moisturizer for smoother, healthier looking skin. Paraben and fragrance-free.
  • This cream transforms your skin, leaving it feeling soft and ultra-hydrated. Your skin is strengthened and repaired from the inside, and is visibly smoother and more plump.

The Kiehl’s Since 1851® Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask ($35) is one of the brand’s most-loved products for replenishing dry skin. Glycerin draws moisture from the air, while squalane retains moisture (the ingredient mimics our body’s natural squalene). Apply the cream to cleansed skin, wait 10 minutes, and blot excess with a tissue. The remaining formula absorbs overnight to deliver significantly more supple skin come morning.

Origins Drink Up Avocado Overnight Mask

Origins Mini Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water 1 oz/ 30 mL
  • An ultra-moisturizing sleeping mask that instantly floods skin with moisture and keeps skin soft, smooth, happily hydrated for up to 72 hours.
  • Skin Type: Normal and Dry - Skincare Concerns: Dryness

For thirsty skin that just can’t seem to get enough hydration, consider the dreamy blend of avocado and glacier water found in the Origins Drink Up® Avocado Overnight Mask ($26). In addition to the creamy green fruit, the formula also contains coconut oil and a dash of brown sugar. Use once or twice a week to give your skin a superfood-fueled glow.

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask in Lavender

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask: Squalane, Probiotic-Derived Complex, Hydrate, Barrier-Boosting, Visibly Smooth and Brighten
  • This sleeping mask is formulated with a Probiotic-Derived Complex that strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier while visibly boosting the look of skin's brightness and clarity. It also contains squalane, which provides intense moisture without feeling heavy.
  • Highlighted Ingredients: Probiotic-Derived Complex: Adds a visibly hydrated glow while supporting the skin's moisture barrier. Hydrating Squalane: Acts as a hydrating ingredient that mimics skin’s natural lipids.

The aptly named LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask in Lavender ($25) feels cooling on the skin and smells like a soothing field of lavender. The K-beauty favourite formula relies on hydrolyzed H2O to moisturize, while minerals help deliver moisture to the skin as you sleep. Consequently, fine lines appear less visible, and skin looks dewier when you wake up.

Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

If you’re familiar with the Fresh brand, you’ve likely seen its Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($92). Admittedly, it skews on the pricier side, but we’d argue that it’s worth the splurge. In addition to skin-firming peptides, the potent formula also contains a blend of antioxidant-rich black tea, lychee, and blackberry extracts, which team up to fight those skin-aging free radicals we’re exposed to in waking hours. Not to mention, there’s something soothing about applying tea to your skin before you sleep. 

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Filorga Oxygen-Glow Express Face Mask, Full Fast Acting Hydrating Skincare Treatment With Hyaluronic Acid and L-Enzyme for Flawless Skin in 10 Minutes, 2.53 fl. oz.
  • Nutri-Filler Lips is an ultra nourishing lip balm-oil to protect and plump dry lips and maintain their natural brightness.
  • Day after day Nutri-Filler Lips helps lips become smoother and plumper for visible and long lasting results.

Glow Recipe® could hardly keep its Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45) in stock (it sold out multiple times), and for a good reason. The cooling, jelly-like formula quenches skin with actual watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid. Plus, it contains gently exfoliating AHA, which subtly resurfaces skin as you sleep (use every night for a few weeks, and you’re sure to look brighter). We’d be remiss not to mention the smell; reminiscent of a summertime picnic, it’s a lovely thing to drift off to…

Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask

JOAH Heal Me CICA Gentle Foam Cleanser, Korean Skin Care Face Wash with Centella Asiatica and Camu Camu Extract, Suitable for Sensitive Skin, pH Balanced, Cruelty-Free, 6.76 oz, White
  • Gentle Foam Cleanser: Wash the stress away with our calming gentle foam cleanser. Lather up a whipped, cloud-like foam to remove impurities, restore moisture, reboot the skin’s radiance and calm the look of redness without over-stripping the skin barrier
  • Sensitive Skin’s BFF: The Gentle Foam Cleanser is a dermatologist tested, non-irritating formula that’s perfect for sensitive, combo, or oily skin. Free of allergen components, harmful alcohols, gluten, sulfates, parabens, silicones and fragrances

The Clark’s Botanicals® Deep Moisture Mask ($72) delivers the gold standard of softness. The creamy concoction is rich in nourishing vitamin E, plus a blend of soothing botanicals, making it perfect for sensitive skin. A dab goes a long way, so one jar is sure to get you through the chilly winter months. 

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