We all know about the 10-minute mask, but could the overnight mask become the hydrating product we need?
There are numerous reasons why our skin is in the state it’s in. Coined as ‘lockdown skin’, the hangups we have are becoming more prevalent, from breakouts to flare ups.
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The overnight mask may be taking over as the most proficient way we get our dose of hydration and blemish control, but what makes it so effective?
“The hours we spend sleeping are a valuable opportunity to deliver product to skin, to let it sit upon our skin while we rest. We are less likely to touch our faces or to sweat heavily; two things that during the day can inadvertently work to remove product from the face,” says Dr Kate Forbes, innovation director at Aesop. “The uninterrupted exposure and prolonged skin contact time offer the optimal chance of delivering the best possible results for the skin.”
Aesop has recently released its own overnight mask, with a newly added ingredient on the rise in skincare. “Alongside its impressive hydrating properties, Sublime Replenishing Night Masque contains a wide palette of skin-nurturing vitamins – including Vitamin F, used for the first time in an Aesop skin care formulation – to help even and brighten the appearance of dull, patchy or fatigued skin” says Dr Kate.
These are the 5 best overnight face masks…
Drunk Elephant F Balm Electrolyte Water Facial, £44
With soothing ingredients such as niacinamide, squalene and five types of hydrating ceramides, Drunk Elephant’s F Balm overnight mask balances moisture levels while improving skin texture.
£44, Cult Beauty
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask, £41
High in natural fats, avocado is a hydration hero. Glow Recipe’s overnight mask makes use of different forms of the ingredient: avocado butter, oil, extract and fruit. Manuka honey is added for increased antibacterial and brightening purposes for a superfood concoction for the skin.
£41, Cult Beauty
Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque, £93
With vitamins B, C, E and F, this formula strengthens the skin’s barriers by simultaneously hydrating tired skin while brightening dull, patchy skin. The gel-like cream sinks into skin for mess-free replenishment overnight.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, £44
For an intense hydration hit, Fresh’s overnight face mask consists of two steps. The first is a cooling gel with rose water, damask rose extract and hyaluronic acid to sooth and prep the skin. The second step is a lightweight cream to lock in moisture.
£44, John Lewis
Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask, £43
Utilising the power of Persian silk tree extracts, pomegranate flower for smoothing and cranberry seed for nourishment, as well as calming essential oils such as chamomile and neroli, this formula is packed with the ultimate night time skin remedies.
£43, Look Fantastic
Images: courtesy of brands.
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