Published on January 31, 2019

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Photography by George Rudy

We want great, glowing skin, but who has time to sit idly for 30, 45, or 60 minutes while a face mask works its magic? We want the benefits without the time commitment, which is precisely why overnight face masks are a saving grace.

No need to worry about how long a product is suppose to be on your skin or that you have to rush out the door to dinner right after using it—you’ve got nothing but time with an overnight mask. Overnight masks are specifically formulated to take full effect over the course of a good night’s sleep and are meant to seal nutrients into the skin so it doesn’t smear on your pillow. They’re not just one-note either: You can choose your ideal mask based on your most present issue, like acne, chapped lips, and dull skin. So sit back, throw on a mask, hop in bed, and get ready to wake up with glowing skin.

If You Want to Hydrate Your Skin…

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Courtesy of True Botanicals

True Botanicals Moisture Lock Overnight Mask, $60

This brand-new mask is bound to be a classic, thanks to the blend of hyaluronic acid, mango butter, and squalene. Unfortunately, sometimes super-hydrating versions can cause acne for sensitive skin types, but not this brilliant one, which is free of pore-clogging waxes often found in night creams. Use after your nightly regime to majorly boost your skin’s moisture levels.

If You’ve Got a Pesky Zit…

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Courtesy of The Body Shop

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask, $15.68

Nothing is worse than having a zit sneak up on you, and then grow in size overnight. Fight that frightening occurrence with a tea tree– and salicylic acid–based overnight mask. It not only addresses already existing acne, but it also prevents future zits from popping up and excessive oiliness.

If You Want the Glow…

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Courtesy of Aveeno

Aveeno Positively Radiant Maxglow No-Mess Sleeping Face Mask, $17.99

This kiwi- and soy-infused mask works to hydrate but also address uneven skin tone and texture. As the name suggests, it’ll make you glow come morning too. Also, the price cannot be beaten. You really can have it all.

If Your Lips Are Ever Chapped…

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Courtesy of Bite

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, $26

There are a number of amazing lip treatments on the market, but this one from Bite will stay on all night long, thanks to a natural blend of agave nectar and jojoba oils.

If You Want to Exfoliate…

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Courtesy of Glow Recipe

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45

Ensure you’re putting this product over your nightly skincare and not directly onto clean skin, so the AHAs don’t burn. This one is beloved because it dries, so the mask doesn’t smear all over your favorite pillowcases.

If There’s a Dry Eye in the House…

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Courtesy of Renee Rouleau

Renee Rouleau Overnight Eye Serum, $48.50

Are you plagued with dry skin around your eyes? Nothing is more annoying than when your favorite concealer sits on top of skin thanks to patches of dryness. Try this exfoliating treatment, which contains a superior blend of glycolic and lactic acids. Bonus points: This treatment also addresses fine lines around the eyes—praise be.

 

If Your Hair Wants in on the Fun…

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Courtesy of Ouai

Ouai Treatment Masque, $32

Who says your hair can’t join in on some much-needed moisture? Hydrate overnight for super-silky, shiny locks after your morning shower. This Ouai one not only hydrates, but it also restores and heals damaged hair. If you’re worried about ruining your favorite silk pillowcase, try covering it in a soft towel or putting on a glamorous hair wrap like this chic Silke London version.

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