There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. During those nocturnal hours when you’re (hopefully) catching your much-needed zzz’s, cell processes work at the deepest levels possible to regenerate and renew. That means any product that you use, like cream or conditioner, will absorb for an even better outcome.
So, go ahead – make it a spa night, and treat yourself to one of these pampering products formulated to work overnight.
Apparently, pillows are the latest frontier in anti-aging treatments. Iluminage’s satiny pillowcase comes embedded with copper oxide and a clinically-backed claim that it’ll reduce the appearance of wrinkles after snoozing on it for four weeks. Meanwhile, the JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow prevents puffiness and slumber lines from forming by minimizing facial contact. The design provides comfortable head and neck support for side and back sleepers. (Sorry, tummy sleepers – guess you’re out of luck?)
Set your alarm for soft, moisturized skin with these overnight masks that absorb like creams (so your pillow won’t get messy!) and rinse off with your morning cleanse or shower. Freeman pairs antioxidant-rich honeydew and calming chamomile along with coconut oil to nurture your complexion for a bangin’ bargain buy at $2. Or try Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque with glacial proteins and desert plant leaves for supple skin in a formula free of fragrance and parabens.
3Treats for Tips & Toes
If ragged cuticles are jamming your flow, keep this small tube of SpaRitual’s Cuti-Quenching Crème on your night stand to nourish skin with avocado and olive oils while exfoliating with apple extract. And for heels in need of softening love, massage on Soap & Glory Heel Genius with macadamia oil, glycerin and naturally exfoliating lemon and orange acids. We hear it works magic on both feet and hands; follow with cotton socks or gloves overnight for even better results.
4Wrinkle & Dullness Blasters
Give wrinkles a potent dose of smoothing retinol with Salma Hayek’s Nuance capsules that are formulated to time-release overnight; just twist one open and warm the contents between fingers before applying to lines you want to target. For skin in search of radiance, Lancôme Énergie De Vie Overnight Recovery Mask brightens tone with the help of three wild root extracts. Apply a layer to your face and neck, hit the sheets, and then rinse in the morning with warm water.
Want to awake with a totally believable sun-kissed tan? It’s possible with James Read Sleep Mask Tan for body – a serum that works overnight to bronze and moisturize skin with algae and aloe. Exfoliate first for the most seamless color, and then apply it as you would regular self-tanner. For areas you’d like to firm, massage Bliss FatGirlSleep on for 30 seconds to help reduce swelling and water retention with botanical extracts. Lavender essence will help relax you into a more tranquil night of sleep.
These elegant formulas are far more pleasant to sleep in than the gloppy DIY hair masks of yesteryear. For brittle and breaking hair, pump on Alterna’s luxurious blend that rescues hair with fancy caviar extract and keratin overnight. Or to smooth frizzy and chemically-damaged hair, give Rene Furterer’s treatment a go, with strengthening omega fatty acids and moisturizing phospholipids. Wash both blends out in the morning and enjoy the silky results. (While both options are made to not stain pillows, we recommend draping a towel just in case.)