As avid skincare enthusiasts, relishing the moment we can pore through our product archives to counteract the morning’s skin woes, and indulging in our pre-sleep evening routine, when sleeptime skincare crept onto the beauty industry radar, we were a little more than excited. Sleep and skincare… at the same time? Let’s have another look, shall we?!
Upon second thoughts, overnight skincare has somewhat been an essential in our routines for many a month already. Eye creams, night serums and of course your essential moisturiser all make the cut, whether you realise it or not. But stepping up to the plate is a more recent discovery of sleeping masks.
An old favourite of team Aesthetic is the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. A peachy, fruity scented mask, this applies like a cream and is lightweight enough to sit on your face all evening without looking too odd. A pea-sized amount is all that is needed: I personally like to apply a thin layer after my usual cleansing routine, wash off just before bed, and apply another layer for bed, or follow up with another mask.
The Skinfood Steam Milk Mask Cream is a product that I adore. It’s one of those ‘too good to use up’ products in my skincare archive, therefore warranting its place in this post. Again, not too heavy on the face – as some would worry for a product that should be sinking in and working for the best part of nine (recommended) hours – but enough to feel as if it is working. Leaves the skin glowing, radiant and baby smooth in the morning. I hallmark this as a midweek pick-me-up.
For a slightly more luxurious choice, the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack is a reknowned South Korean brand. At £13.90, it hardly breaks the bank and has a light, water-based texture for a hydrating night of beauty. With whitening properties and youth activating technology, it is bound to be a winner amongst those who take extra care with their skin.
Finally, from My Beauty Diary comes the Chamomile and White Lily Sleep Concentrate, a heavy duty sleeping mask that soothes, hydrates, moisturises and protects the skin. Retailing at around £9.50 on the reputable Sasa.com, My Beauty Diary also boast a whole skincare wardrobe of masks in varying scents that hold different skincare proporties. Firming, tightening, whitening and anti-acne are all the menu here, packaged in adorable pots of lightweight and smooth mask goodness.
Shop Sleeping Beauty here:
(Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, £20;
Skinfood Steam Milk Mask Cream, £13.30;
Laneige Special Treatment Water Sleeping Pack, £13.90
My Beauty Diary Chamomile and White Lily Sleep Concentrate, £9.50.)
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.