also available at:
Beauty

Wake Up With Gorgeous Skin Thanks To These Effective Sleeping Masks

Sleeping masks combine the best of both worlds – they are just as good as normal wash-off masks, but they require a bit less work. Just slather it on right before bed, go to sleep, and wake up the next morning with glorious skin.
#1: Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Mask, $22
Meant for daily use, this sleeping mask contains a specifically formulated Jeju green tea extract, developed after the study of 2,401 Korean green tea varieties. This ingredient has more than thrice the amount of useful amino acids than normal green tea, helping to restore skin and providing a dewy complexion. The enzymes derived from green tea leads to supple skin, while the fresh green tea water has powerful moisturising properties. Skin will be clearer, healthier-looking and refreshed. #2: Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, US$94 (S$128), www.net-a-porter.com
Formulated with ‘NASA-inspired memory texture’ and a powerful blend of fruit and plant extracts, this resilient mask has a spongy feel to cushion the dermis and restore youthful elasticity. The winged kelp extract boosts elastin and collagen, the prickly pear extract preserves moisture and softens skin while the raspberry and tomato stem cells brighten and strengthen the skin’s defences. Simply apply mask over face and neck after cleansing, and wake up to soft and smooth skin in the morning. #3: Etude House Moistfull Collagen Sleeping Pack, $21.90
This sleeping pack makes skin feel hydrated and elastic by forming a moisturising layer over the skin. The small particles of super collagen water and Baobab water provide intense moisture, leaving skin feeling bouncy and supple. The gel-like formula resembles water droplets, so that it is refreshing and does not feel like it is clogging up your skin. After applying evenly onto skin during the last step of skincare, wear overnight and wash off with lukewarm water the next day. #4: Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $92
This intensely moisturising treatment works in synch with the skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to achieve a lifted, firmer look by morning. The mask imparts a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. A proprietary complex of black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract have been proven to inhibit damaging free radicals and improve skin elasticity. Belle de Nuit extract also helps to soothe and rebalance the skin. #5: Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask
This anti-aging sleeping mask improves skin firmness and facial contours overnight for a more youthful-looking face. The product promises to treat sagging skin as well as the five most common signs of aging, which are dryness, skin texture, fine wrinkles, pore elasticity and skin tone. Best used with the Korean brand’s Time Freeze Face-Fit Roller, the sleeping mask should be used after massaging skin with the roller according to the face-fit massage method for five minutes. #6: The Body Shop Drops Of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask, $49.90
This refreshing overnight face mask has been formulated to address the first signs of ageing, resulting in skin that feels softer and smoother in the morning. The formula is an innovative, bouncy, memory-shape gel cream that moulds itself like a second skin, leaving an instantly refreshing feeling with a soft finish. Suitable for all skin types, apply every night on cleansed skin as the last step of your skincare routine. Allow to absorb and leave on overnight, and wake up to skin that feels re-plumped, replenished and renewed. #7: Mamonde Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask, $28, Sephora
This flower facial mask from the Korean label promises to use the efficacy and texture of flower petals for an effective mask that brightens, soothes and moisturises the skin. Infused with calendula petals, the rich formula calms the skin during sleep and creates a hydrated and revitalised look by morning. The mask is non-irritating, hydrating and enriched with asiatic pennywort, aloe vera extract and cucumber extract to replenish the skin with moisture. The cooling effect also leaves skin feeling refreshed. #8: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, $55
This face mask instantly boosts skin’s ability to absorb and hold moisture for sustained hydration. Formulated with ophiopogon japonicus extract, aka “Fountain Plant, ” the product helps amplify the hydration provided by a daily moisturiser. The formula, with pro-hydration glacial proteins and desert plant extracts, aids in protecting and reinforcing the skin barrier – boosting hydration levels and leaving skin smoother and softer, refreshed and supple. It is recommended that this mask be used once a week.