They call it ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason.
Don’t we all want to wake up with beautiful skin? Well now, thanks to an array of astounding skin innovations and ingredients that work hard as we snooze, it’s a possibility. To make sure you get your best night’s beauty sleep ever, we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite skincare products that work by night, so your skin looks its best by day. What’s more, we also spoke to dermatologists to uncover the ingredients that work their magic at the witching hour: Hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and ceramides for hydration; retinol for skin renewal and acne fighting; antioxidants like resveratrol for protecting against environmental stress; glycolic acid for rejuvenation; and niacinamide to fight redness.
A look at all the products that promise youth and glow and are great for night-time use.
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Cult and light: LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask (THB 1200)
Probably the only night treatment that holds a record for most Instagram posts, this mask is all about giving you a punch of hydration to last you through the night so you wake up with smooth, firm skin in the morning. It comes with sleep-too technology that revitalises tired skin and gives it that much-needed respite.
For oily skin repair: Glamglow Dreamduo Overnight Transforming Treatment (THB 1610)
It’s a myth that oily skin doesn’t need overnight repair, hydration, and nourishment. This breakthrough product not just restores skin by night but balances oiliness by day as well. The Dreamserum & Dreamseal will give you plump, hydrated skin in two steps. There is also melt-in serum, with Green Coffee & Green Tea Leaf Teaxi. Antioxidants and supercharged essential vitamins gives your skin a dramatic glow while the mask, with its nourishing moisture boost of Hyaluronic Acid + Mozuku Green Algae, plumps and recharges the skin.
For overnight anti-aging: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (THB 2200)
This revolutionary skin oil/serum is all about tackling visible signs of aging with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology. Lines and wrinkles are certainly reduced, and continuous use makes your skin look plumper and healthier within four weeks. Skin becomes smoother, hydrated, and more radiant, more even toned. If your skin is very dry, you can use it in place of primer in the morning as well.
For a natural overnight repair: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (THB 2400)
The other front-runner for overnight repair is clearly this fabulous face oil that visibly restores skin. The potent 99.8 percent naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir works all night to regenerate, repair, and replenish the skin barrier for younger looking skin by morning. It is also infused with the goodness of skin-soothing lavender essential oil, squalene, and evening primrose oil to replenish skin, improve elasticity, and restore glow.
For well-rested, glowing skin: Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask (THB 1530)
This overight mask is known to have weird smell but you wake up with well-rested, glowing skin. There’s hydration, nourishment and intense moisture as the mask comes with an innovative Organic Respiration Layer (ORL) technology that helps energise skin.
For hyper pigmented skin: Pixi Beauty Overnight Glow Serum (THB 960)
Best for hyper pigmented skin, this serum not only exfoliates but soothes the skin helping you fade dark spots over time. It contains 10% Glycolic Acid & Arginine and also contains cooling agents like Cucumber & Aloe Vera extracts to calm the skin.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.