Soothe skin in your sleep with this line-up of overnight creams, masks, serums and balms
No time for a salon facial? We know exactly how you feel – but a busy schedule doesn’t have to mean scrimping on a weekly skin pamper. A bevy of brands have launched new nighttime treatments that work their magic while you sleep, and they require little more than a speedy slather before bed.
The eight hours we sleep at night aren’t just vital for your brains and bodies – they’re necessary for keeping your skin in tip-top condition, too. You see, nighttime is when your skin’s cell turnover is at its most active, meaning your cells are toiling away to repair the damage done throughout the day. By taking advantage of these twilight hours with potent creams, face masks and oils, we can tackle wrinkles, dryness, dullness and oily t-zones like never before.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the very best bedtime beauty buys for every skin type. Choose one and bleary, dull skin mornings will soon be a thing of the past. Want further advice on the face creams to treat your pore woes? Head to our sister site Powder, fill in your details, and receive bespoke recommendations from top magazine beauty editors. It’s really that easy.
Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate For Night, £60
Liz Earle lovers, rejoice! The brand has released its famous nighttime Superskin Concentrate in a hefty 50ml flacon, so you can enjoy a bottle for longer. Its wonderfully adaptive blend of softening argan and reparative rosehip allows it to tend to every skin woe, all while you get your eight hours in. As good as balancing oily t-zones as it is at cosseting dry patches, it’s one of those bedtime beauty buys you just can’t go wrong with.
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We've all fallen asleep during a facial, haven't we? Well this time it's encouraged, nay, insisted upon, thanks to a tube brimming with rejuvenating actives.
REN's tripled-pronged Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial buffs dull cells away with lactic acid, boosts skin?s energy with magnesium and harnesses sodium lactate to infuse pores with plumping hydration. The result? A potential tingle on application, a dialing up of softness, and the kind of dewy look you get after - you guessed it - a hard-working facial.
Hot on the heels of Pixi's cult Glow Tonic comes another of their grain-free exfoliants; a silky slip of an unction that they've named the Overnight Glow Serum. 10% glycolic acid dislodges the very dead cells that make skin look dull, revealing bright skin as you snooze. Now, it doesn't get much better than that.
By day, your skin takes a beating from environmental aggressors, so it needs dosing up with only the most reparative of unctions come bedtime. Vital Glow is like a bedtime detox tea for your skin, with a blend of pore-polishing AHAs, Granactive Retinoid and hydrating oils all working to heal the damage. Slather on nightly to see elevated clarity and radiance.
Do you dream of waking up with perfect skin? One of our favourite overnight beauty treatments is the Clinique's Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. Apply this brilliant mask to your face before bed to intensely hydrate skin overnight, revealing nourished, glowing skin by morning. The no-rinse formula gives vulnerable skin time to replenish and strengthen, creating an invisible 'moisture mesh' to lock in optimal hydration while you sleep.
Soothe tired dry skin with this luxury 'melt-on-contact' balm. Made with a 100% oil and featuring a wax-based texture; skin will become supple, soft and radiant, over night. Darphin's Aromatic Renewing Balm can even be applied as a lip balm, or to touch-up extra dry skin throughout the day. Perfect for popping in your handbag.
Firm up your skin overnight with the Aromatherapy Associates Overnight Repair Mask. Using a range of natural ingredients, this soothing mask promotes cell renewal and stimulates the collagen and elastin in your skin to tighten and shape the contours of your face.
Skin works to repair itself overnight. Clarins know this and have created the Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream to work in conjunction with your skin's natural renewal process. Wake to a more even skintone and radiant glow.
If the thought of going to sleep with harsh chemicals on your skin is off-putting, try Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Made with a blend of natural ingredients, a few drops is all you need to soothe dehydrated and irritated skin by morning.
If you like your creams rich and thick, L'Occitane Precious Night Cream is worth investing in. Silky smooth with a luxe texture, even deep wrinkles can be improved with this hard-working cream.
If you are serious about anti-ageing, investing in Sisley Supremÿa at Night is a must. The hefty price tag is justified by using the very latest discoveries in anti-ageing. Harnessing their own, plant-based technology, Sisley Supremÿa extends the lifespan of skin cells, helping them to repair and re-grow to leave you with youthful, smooth skin.
For sensitive skin, stick to a gentle overnight treatment such as the Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Repair Serum. Apply after cleansing to help fight the signs of ageing, excessive dryness and loss of elasticity.
Balance combination skin and minimise pores with Elizabeth Arden's Visible Difference Skin Balancing Night Cream. A good investment for easily irritated or stressed skin, the soothing formula will repair the skin's surface overnight to leave you raidant and youthful by morning.
Treat your skin to the high of luxury skincare with Creme de la Mer moisturising cream. Plumping and hydrating, pull the special potion out whenever your complexion needs a super-dewy boost.