Sleeping masks are one of the simplest ways to ramp up your skincare. Made to be used overnight, these thicker creams act as humectants for your skin, nourishing your complexion as you sleep so you wake the next day looking extra refreshed. Even if you lack the recommended eight hours of shut-eye a night, a sleeping mask is a good way to make you look like you’ve gotten ample rest.

Sleeping masks also don’t take much effort to reap the results, nor do they have the waiting time wash-off or sheet masks do — simply slap it on your skin, go to bed, and you’re good. Skincare brands have invented these overnight wonders to cater to concerns beyond just hydration, so now, you can easily find a mask to satisfy every need or correct any woe your complexion may have.

For new initiates to this wonder product, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite, tried-and-tested sleeping masks that we believe are some of the best in the market.

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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask With Avocado & Swiss Glacier Water

[inline-shopcard price=”S$44″ title=”Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask” bg=”” link=””]Those who suffer from chronically dry skin will love the cocktail of Swiss glacier water, hyaluronic acid and avocado butter found in this Origins sleeping mask. Your skin slurps up the moisturising formula and stays hydrated for up to 72 hours after each use, so you wake up with a baby soft visage that remains all through the next day.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask in Lavender

[inline-shopcard price=”S$42″ title=”Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Lavender” bg=”” link=””]The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is the alpha of the category. This staple Korean product is deeply nourishing despite its lightweight, watery formula, and guards your complexion against drying elements like the air conditioning when you sleep. It also repairs the damage your skin sustains from pollutants and other aggravators during the day while you rest thanks to the patented Sleeptox technology within, so you wake up with a complexion that is the definition of chok chok. For an added touch of aromatherapy, try the lavender version.

Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask

[inline-shopcard price=”S$110″ title=”Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask” bg=”” link=””]Dull skin isn’t just the byproduct of a lack of sleep. That grey, sullen look that cloaks your skin is also a result of the environmental stressors that affect our skin during the daytime, including the dust and pollutants that linger invisibly in our surroundings. To counteract that, an intensive vitamin C-rich mask is what you need, and Peter Thomas Roth’s version is one of the best around. Camu camu berry is the star ingredient as it has 30 times more vitamin C than an orange. It also absorbs much faster, giving you visibly brighter skin the next morning. Prolonged use will also fortify your skin’s natural defence against UV rays and correct any hyperpigmentation issues you may be saddled with.

Erborian Sleeping BB Mask

[inline-shopcard price=”S$53″ title=”Erborian Sleeping BB Mask” bg=”” link=””]Like our bodies, our skin requires a good detox from time-to-time, and that entails soothing it with antioxidants. The Erborian Sleeping BB Mask was made for this. It is fortified with sesame oil, which is full of antioxidants, as well as seven traditional Asian herbs selected for their ability to rid the skin of impurities such as tiger grass, liquorice and Chinese camellia. Apply it before bed and bask in your recaptured youth the next day.

Estée Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Night Crème/Mask

[inline-shopcard price=”S$116″ title=”Estée Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Night Crème/Mask” bg=”” link=””]Estée Lauder’s Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy Night can be used as a cream or an overnight mask. This versatile product is designed for Asian women and is the most antioxidant-rich of the bunch, making this ideal for ageing skin as well. Pomengranate concentrate delivers a potent detox nightly, while a mix of berries deliver the necessary vitamins and minerals your skin needs to retain its youthful appearance.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.