While an eight-hour beauty sleep is essential to making skin better, it won't hurt to boost your nighttime skincare routine to achieve that coveted glow faster! After a long day out, we think you owe it to yourself to treat your skin good with ingredients you can acquire from your usual cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer. In fact, why not go the extra mile and take your evening regimen a notch higher by adding a sleeping mask once or twice a week?
What are sleeping masks?
Sleeping masks are face masks, but they're formulated for overnight use. These are gently massaged onto skin like moisturizer to soothe, hydrate, and more, depending on its ingredients. Like its name suggests, this skincare product is designed to be left on the skin as you sleep (don't wash it off!), sealing in your skincare routine as a last step.
What is the difference of a night cream from a sleeping mask?
Sleeping masks and night creams are somewhat similar in ingredients. They can both be used as sealants of a skincare regimen and can effectively address different skin concerns. However, sleeping masks are slightly more packed with active and potent ingredients than your usual night cream. As a sleeping mask is meant to be more efficient, it can be considered a "treatment" you can use at night or before a special occasion. Though it is not recommended for everyday use, you can use it in place of your night cream only as long as your skin can tolerate it. It is excellent in providing deep moisture and leaving skin fresh, radiant, and glowing by morning!
Best Sleeping Masks
1. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
This hydrating sleeping mask penetrates skin to soothe and nourish it while sleeping. It has a creamy texture but an oil-free formula that gives skin a dewy glow and builds moisture reserves for the following day.
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, P2500, Rustan's
2. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
This cult-fave hydrating overnight mask can recharge dull and dehydrated skin. It delivers optimum moisture, relaxes with its aromatic orange and rose scent, brightens with its apricot extracts, and leaves skin smooth and plump with the help of its ionized mineral water and ceramides.
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask, P1550, SM Makati
3. Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask
To recharge tired-looking skin, this mask delivers intense doses of moisture. It has a cooling feeling and can plump skin with its electrolyte cocktail that supports skin's natural acid mantle. This is best for all skin types that want to target signs of aging, dryness, and uneven skin tone, too!
DRUNK ELEPHANT F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask, P2870, Sephora.ph
4. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado and Swiss Glacier Water
This sleeping mask from Origins is infused with Swiss glacier water, hyaluronic acid, and avocado butter. It promises to provide the skin with up to 72 hours of hydration! While you sleep, its nutrient-rich avocado extract and its pure Swiss glacier water from the Swiss Alps provide long-lasting nourishment, while its hyaluronic acid locks moisture in.
ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado and Swiss Glacier Water, P1450, SM Makati
5. Clarins White Plus Brightening Revive Night-Mask Gel
Especially formulated for Asian skin, this gel mask promises to reveal a brighter and more radiant complexion overnight without feeling heavy. It can also help lighten dark spots and deal with uneven skin tone.
CLARINS White Plus Brightening Revive Night-Mask, P4350, Rustan's
6. Cosrx Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask
This three-in-one overnight mask has bee-derived ingredients that can effectively moisturize and nourish dry and fatigued skin. Made with 85% propolis extract and beeswax, it can soothe, calm, and rejuvenate skin, leaving it soft, supple, and hydrated. While this is an overnight mask, this can be used as a wash-off mask or a hydrating cream.
COSRX Ultimate Honey Overnight Mask, P810, Beauty Bar
7. Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask
This lightweight gel treatment mask can boost hydration levels to deliver smoother, plumper-looking skin. Its organic silver ear mushroom and coconut milk combined with caviar lime and kakadu plum extracts help renew and repair skin overnight. It's perfect as a treatment to reduce the appearance of signs of aging, redness, uneven skin tone.
KORA ORGANICS Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, P2875, Sephora.ph
8. Kiehl's Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask
This overnight velvety face mask promises to give an instant firming effect. It's infused with hibiscus seed extract and sustainably sourced ginger leaf, and over time, it claims to show a difference on skin in terms of firmness and overall skin texture. Also, over time it can visibly reduce the appearance of early signs of aging such as fine lines.
KIEHL'S Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask, P3550, Shangri-La Mall
9. Innisfree Jeju Orchid Sleeping Mask
This powerful anti-aging overnight mask is specially formulated with an antioxidant ingredient extracted from Jeju orchids that strengthen the skin and leave it glowing and radiant. Despite its jelly-like texture, it also delivers full nourishment to dehydrated skin as it firms and brightens.
INNISFREE Jeju Orchid Sleeping Mask, P960, Beautymnl
10. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
This product is a deeply hydrating treatment with a unique two-step process that instantly drenches skin with nourishment from the day's moisture loss. To use, apply the gel essence first to hydrate and cool down with rosewater, damask rose extract, and hyaluronic acid. After, seal everything in with the water-cream mask, and you'll wake up to hydrated, plump skin.
FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, P3380, Sephora.ph