Beauty Products That Work Their Magic Overnight
No matter how much we value taking care of our skin, hair, and body, we’re still all about efficiency. Because when you have things to do, places to be, and goals to accomplish, it’s hard enough to manage even a simple beauty regime that gets it all taken care of. That’s where the magic of overnight beauty products comes in. These nighttime treatments help you get gorgeous during your regularly scheduled beauty sleep. Whether you’re battling dry, cracked skin, damaged hair, or pesky breakouts, there’s a miracle product that lets you fight it while you snooze. These products work their magic in the precious uninterrupted hours that you’re makeup-free and hidden away from environmental stressors like UV rays. From anti-aging firming masks to shine-enhancing hair treatments, it’s time to maximize your REM cycle with these skincare, hair care, and body care products that will boost your beauty regime and let you literally sleep your way to gorgeous.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Buy It: $45; sephora.com
Trust us, you want this guy in your arsenal. If you’re having a late night, this gel-like mask will erase the effects of dehydration and lack of sleep by hydrating, smoothing, and boosting your skin for a glowing, refreshed result. It’s like a bottle of water for your face.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Buy It: $20; sephora.com
There’s nothing quite as bad as dry, flaky lips—and this leave-on lip mask works wonders to help you wake up with smooth, moisturized lips. It creates as protective layer over lips to lock in moisture and allow the active ingredients (vitamin C, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid) to do their job.
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Buy It: $55; sephora.com
This all-star, cult-favorite retinol oil hydrates skin, boosts complexion and glow, and improves the appearance of wrinkles and pores. The best thing about it? It’s customer approved, just ask any beauty editor or the thousands of reviews. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, the Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Oil will change how you look at face oils forever (and won’t clog pores!).
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
Buy It: $28; sephora.com
When this landed on our desk, we were skeptical. What exactly does a “perfector” do? Turns out, it’s quite helpful for our crazy weekday mornings. Simply slather a small amount of this formula on your damp hair before bed (but avoid roots), and you’ll wake up to shiny, smooth hair. It’s supposed to be used once a week, so it’s become our go-to Sunday night prep for the week.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Buy It: $92; sephora.com
The hefty price tag on this overnight mask is more than justified because it can lasts a long time and acts like a “corset for your complexion.” Need we say more? Not only does it intensely moisturize your skin to promote a healthy, glowing complexion, but it also visibly firms skin and improves skin elasticity.
Nails Inc. Overnight Detox Nail Mask
Buy It: $15; sephora.com
This treatment is perfect if you’re a frequent customer of gel nail manicures, which can strip the nails. It’s a great in-between manicure treatment, and it also works well if you have naturally brittle, damaged nails. The formula is enriched with antioxidants to help repair and regenerate nails.
Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Treatment
Buy It: $26; sephora.com
This spot treatment is perfect for those prone to breakouts. Dab some of this formula on the blemish before bed, and it gets to work to minimize and eventually eliminate that pesky breakout. The treatment works so well because it’s made with the highest level of sulfur, while zinc oxide provides oil control by getting rid of excess sebum.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy
Buy It: $11; target.com
With this cream, there are no bells and whistles or artfully designed jars. It simply works the best; we’re talking ultimate, life-changing good if you have dry, cracked hands or feet. Simply lather on a healthy amount before bed every night, with cotton socks over if using on your feet. It will heal and soften your skin, no questions asked.
Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
Buy It: $41; sephora.com
While not exclusively an overnight treatment, we can’t get over this cooling eye gel formula for soothing, depuffing, and hydrating eyes while we sleep. You wake up with zero undereye bags or dark circles, and it hydrates without feeling like you’ve slathered on the thickest, pore-clogging cream over your eye area to get there. The delicate rosewater scent is another reason we love this eye gel so much!
Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue
Buy It: $40; sephora.com
Alterna’s Caviar Collection is all about providing anti-aging, skincare-like treatments for your hair to protect and repair it from damage. This deeply nourishing overnight treatment is the hands-down quickest way to rejuvenate your hair to its healthiest state, and you’ll end up with stronger (and silkier) strands.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Buy It: $95; sephora.com
This repair serum maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal, and you’ll wake up with radiant, youthful-looking skin. It reduces signs of aging, boosts your complexion, and hydrates your skin.
PRIORI Lash Recovery Serum with Triple Lipopeptide Complex
Buy It: $99; dermstore.com
This product works great for either eyebrows or eyelashes. The fast-acting formula uses special peptides to create a fuller, thicker, more voluminous lash line with results beginning to be noticeable in as little as two weeks.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan Body
Buy It: $44; qvc.com
What makes this self-tanner different from your other lotions or mousses is the awesome gel-serum formula that gives a subtle glow overnight without feeling like it’s going to get all over your sheets or turn your skin orange. It’s packed with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to ensure soft, hydrated skin. Oh, and there’s a version just for your face too!
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Buy It: $11; target.com
This is another one of those no-fuss, no-questions-asked products that we’ll love forever, no matter how many fancy new creams come out. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. We make sure to buy one of these at the start of every winter season, and it will cure the most dry, flaky legs overnight. The thick cream goes on pleasantly cool, and we always get the tub with the pump because it makes life so much easier.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
Buy It: $6; walmart.com
These handy little pimple patches are an overnight fixer to make whiteheads, blackheads, and blemishes disappear by morning. We keep these on hand in case an unwanted breakout pops up before a big event or just at the worst possible time (which always seems to happen). It even helps flatten and soothe cystic acne!
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask
Buy It: $88; dermstore.com
This intensive, anti-aging overnight mask helps you firm, tighten, and lift your skin with its ceramide, hyaluronic acid, antioxidant, and amino acid packed formula. We think every woman should have this anti-aging treatment in her bathroom to help maintain a youthful glow!
Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment
Buy It: $20; nordstrom.com
Whatever it is that’s causing a major breakout, whether stress, hormones, or traveling, this overnight treatment helps tackle the issue immediately and clear skin overnight. It fights blemishes with salicylic acid, soothes with cucumber and licorice, and keeps oils in check with tea tree and camellia sinesis.