The best overnight face masks you can buy
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- Overnight face masks can help restore your skin, smooth out irritations, and give you a glowing complexion.
- The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is a cult favorite for a reason - it's an incredibly effective overnight face mask that will make your skin glow.
Overnight face masks - masks that you apply before you go to sleep and don't rinse off until the morning - are an enigma. On the surface, they might seem like glorified night creams. After all, many of them claim to be hydrating, and they tend to be thicker in texture than your average daytime moisturizer. But they are so much more than that.I usually use overnight masks (or "sleeping masks" as they are sometimes called) once or twice a week in place of my usual night cream when my skin needs that little something extra, though you can apply it on top of another moisturizer if you're really dry.
My sensitive, normal-to-oily skin loves formulas that contain hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides. If you have dry or blemish-prone skin, you might prefer to use one formulated with actives like vitamin C or AHAs to exfoliate, boost radiance, and fight the signs of aging.
Some overnight face masks feel tacky and wet for a few minutes after you first apply them, but they should eventually dry down so you won't end up with goop all over your pillow. I'll admit that I was intimidated by sleep masks before I tried them - even beauty writers get overwhelmed by all the categories of skin care out there - but now that I've found a few favorites, I won't be turning back.
Here are the best overnight face masks you can buy in 2019:
- Best overall: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
- Best drugstore: Bliss What-a-Melon De-Stressing Overnight Mask
- Best cell renewal: Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask
- Best soothing: Dr. Brandt Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
- Best exfoliating: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Updated on 5/10/19 by Jada Wong: Updated formatting and pricing.
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