Absolutely explores how overnight masks could be your solution for clear and radiant skin, minimal effort required
Words Rosie Reynolds
From South Korea’s 10-step skincare routine to J-Beauty and sheet masks, there is no shortage of beauty trends. But the one on every beauty junkie’s lips is the overnight mask. Time seems to run away from us in our hectic lives, making it difficult to commit to an effective skincare routine. An overnight mask provides maximum impact for minimal effort. They’re our go-to for glowing skin. If you are someone who dreams of waking up with that blemish-free, ‘just had a facial’ glow but are struggling to dedicate a block of time to put the work in, then overnight masks could be your solution.
Sleeping masks are good because they are practical, targeted and effective. While we love a traditional 10-minute mask, an intensive overnight treatment allows the skin to absorb the ingredients fully, thus enhancing its benefits. Sleep is a time when your skin repairs itself and is most receptive to products, so applying a targeted night treatment will give you that extra nourishing boost.
Absolutely’s favourite overnight masks
OMOROVICZA – Midnight Radiance Mask
Salicylic acid, red algae, sand lily and sodium hyaluronate feature in this beautiful gel formula. They work together to banish your dull complexion while maintaining an optimum level of hydration.
FRESH – Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Another firm favourite amongst skincare enthusiasts, the firming ability of this mask is remarkable. Peptides and Belle de Nuit extract restore your skin’s elasticity, while the potent blend of antioxidants get to work to prevent free-radical damage.
ALGENIST – Splash Absolute Hydration Sleeping Replenishing Pack
Algenist’s Algalyte Complex and their incredible patented Alguronic Acid – derived from nutrient-rich oceanic algae – will give your dry and dehydrated complexion the intense moisture that it needs. Perfect for deep hydration without clogging your pores, this overnight mask is one of our favourites.
ALLIES OF SKIN – Bright Future Sleeping Facial
Definitely one to add to your skincare arsenal, this sleeping mask ticks a lot of boxes. It contains retinol, an anti-aging ingredient that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. A combination of AHA’s work to dissolve dead skin cells, and after a few days of use, this mask will regulate your skin’s own cell renewal process, leaving you with a clear and luminous glow. All in all, this is a multi-tasking miracle for your skin.
SISLEY – Black Rose Cream Mask
Unwavering in its popularity, Sisley’s mask is often heralded as a beauty editor’s ‘go-to’. Vitamin B5, shea butter and black rose extract are a soothing and luxurious treat for your skin. Put this on before bed and wake up to beautifully firm and dewy skin in the morning.
GLOW RECIPE – Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
A cult product from South Korea, this overnight mask is packed full of soothing ingredients that work together to repair and brighten irritated skin. Watermelon is a common ingredient used in traditional Korean medicine due to its anti-inflammatory and calming properties, making this a gentler exfoliating alternative for sensitive skin.
111 SKIN – Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask
This mask is luxury in a bottle. It is definitely the treatment to use the night before a big event. The formula contains a transformative complex which works in synergy with your skin cell’s renewal cycle overnight. An extremely plumping mask that leaves your complexion beautifully hydrated and renewed.