also available at:
Beauty

The Hydrating Sleeping Masks That Quench Your Skin While You Sleep

While you work hard on your skin, these sleeping masks will work harder to hydrate skin while you snooze. Wake up to revitalised skin the next morning.

This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.

A twice-weekly mask ritual is often recommended to hydrate and clarify skin, but let’s face it – we don’t often have the time to sit around for 20 minutes to wait for a mask to work its magic before taking it off.
Here we take a look at the sleeping masks which you can apply and leave on while you snooze, so you can wake up with a refreshed complexion – the next best thing to actually getting a full eight hours of sleep.
Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask, $132, Dior
This lightweight mask has a comfortable jelly texture that doesn’t feel sticky on skin. Apply a generous layer before you snooze, especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room which tends to dry skin out. Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, $80, Fresh
This two-step mask starts off with the gel mask which is infused with calming rose and hyaluronic acid to soothe and hydrate. Then, apply the creamy water-cream mask, which has time-release technology to keep skin hydrated throughout the night. Aqua Recharging Sleeping Mask, $38, HERA
Formulated for fatigued skin, this mask will be a pampering treat if you’ve been pulling late nights. It’s formulated with coconut oil and essential lipids that keep skin hydrated, as well as prevent trans-epidermal water loss. Timetreasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask, $265, Sulwhasoo
Infused with a high concentration of Sulwhasoo’s Red Pine extracts, this luxurious sleeping mask improves skin’s vitality and offers excellent anti-ageing benefits to the skin. Belle de Jour Dream Night Mask, $136, Kenzoki
The sorbet texture makes the application of this sleeping mask a real sensorial experience. It’s infused with white lotus as well as the Belle de Nuit which only blooms at night, to help revitalise skin while you sleep. Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask, $88, Kiehl’s
This velvety cream mask contains hibiscus seed and ginger leaf extracts to lift, hydrate and smooth skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types, and also help improve the appearance of fine lines over time. Water Sleeping Mask, $42, Laneige
There’s no way to talk about sleeping masks without including the OG sleeping mask. The Laneige Sleeping Mask has undergone many iterations and improvements in its formula, but its main benefit is to infuse skin with hydration, and lock in the moisture. Nourishing Sleep Mask, $23, Pixi
Rich in botanical oils like Macadamia Seed Oil and Rose Geranium Oil, this overnight mask forms a protective veil over skin to lock in moisture and prevent trans-epidermal water loss.