A good night’s sleep is crucial for your wellbeing, but skin can reap the benefits of eight hours of shut-eye too (there’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep). Skin works overtime while we sleep, so capitalise on this with a hardworking treatment to accelerate the overnight process of repair and regeneration, and rehydrate skin for the day ahead.
Scroll down to discover six products that will give you The Glow come six AM.
Elemis Peptide 4 Night Recovery Cream Oil
If time is of the essence and you don’t have time to perform your full evening skincare routine, this restorative facial treatment does double duty, acting as serum and moisturiser combined. The light cream melts into an oil upon contact with skin, infusing it with a soothing blend of ingredients designed to work with the skin’s natural overnight processes to combat the effects of travel, poor sleep, and harsh environments.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Dream Dream Dream Night Oil
This nourishing oil blend is designed specifically to be used overnight to provide your skin with the vitamins and fatty acids it needs to boost your skin at the end of the day. The formula combines thirteen oils (including favourites like moringa, rosehip, and macadamia) together to create the ultimate overnight skincare treat. Doubling up as aromatherapy (you’ll feel sleepy just smelling it) as well as skincare, this will soothe both your mind and your complexion.
Holy Grail Retinol Repair Skin Crème
Skin-clearing and glow-boosting retinol is an excellent ingredient to use overnight as it works by encouraging collagen production and cell regeneration (learn more here). While retinol has a bad rep for causing skin irritation, this gentle formula sees the hardworking ingredient suspended in a nourishing cream formula to counteract the dryness and irritation. Slather this on before bed and you’ll start the morning refreshed and replenished.
Holika Holika Watermelon Aqua Sleeping Mask
Sleep masks are super popular in South Korea, where a radiant and well-hydrated complexion is the ultimate skin goal. This hydration heavy-hitter makes up for the amount of water you lose while you sleep (and then some), as the formula is 95% watermelon extract (one of the most hydrating ingredients out there). In addition, it’s supplemented with lycopene – an antioxidant complex which counteracts damage caused by pollution.
Rodial CBD Sleep Drops
Angry skin happens – whether you’re experiencing a bad breakout or a sensitivity flare up, every skin type and concern will benefit from some deep hydration. If you’re looking to treat stressed skin, this nourishing oil sees anti-inflammatory CBD combined with squalane and silicones to hydrate and protect – perfect for giving your skin some much-needed TLC while it has time to reap the benefits. Just massage into skin until the formula has absorbed, and don’t skip your neck.
Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
It goes without saying that nighttime is the best time to treat your skin to some deep hydration since you can layer your product on thick and leave it to work its magic undisturbed. This thicker-than-average moisturiser is exactly what dry and dehydrated skin needs to quench its thirst. The formula sees a blend of powerful hydrators (including collagen, hyaluronic acid, and marine extracts) combined to form a hydrating seal that replenishes and protects skin’s existing moisture barrier.