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7 Overnight Masks For The Ultimate Beauty Sleep

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Beauty sleep in a bottle? It might sound too good to be true. But the beauty world has been abuzz about the latest skin saving product, that works its magic while we nap: the overnight mask.

Scientifically speaking, snoozing while masking is an efficient way to beautify. “Your skin is in repair mode when you sleep and is a great time for certain ingredients to do their job,” says Dr Aneesh Sheth, of homegrown vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand Dr Sheth’s. In case you’re wondering how it’s any different from applying a trusty night cream or face serum, a sleep mask actually works through the night. “A night cream is great for hydration and a good end to the day, and a serum is a concentrated dose of ingredients. A sleeping mask on the other hand has a longer span post-application,” adds Sheth.

So why not make use of this precious healing period, to say, work on perfecting a healthy glow and letting your skin absorb a bounty of delicious ingredients?

If, like us, you can’t find the time to fit in a weekly facial or skin treatment into your schedule, you might as well do it while catching a shut-eye. Scroll on ahead to discover the best overnight sleeping masks we’ve come to love.


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Herbivore Botanicals Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment (Rs 4,500)

This night treatment is a game changer. Not only does it smell absolutely delicious, but it penetrates deep within the skin to reveal a youthful glow. Featuring a juicy blend of antioxidant-rich superfruits, this restorative treatment hydrates and surfaces the skin.



belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask (Rs 2,500)

Perfect for those with combination skin, belif’s Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask will have your skin looking dewy and hydrated after a good night’s sleep. Formulated with skin-soothing Scottish Heather and ultra-hydrating Lady Mantle, this overnight mask is just the antidote to revive your skin. What we personally love is its jiggly jelly-pudding like texture that’s easy to apply and feels cool against the skin.


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Dr. Sheth’s Haldi & Hyaluronic Sleeping Mask (Rs 850)

If you’ve had a heavy day at work and an equally hectic night, this is just what you need to hit relax mode. Created specifically for the Indian skin, this sleeping mask harnesses the goodness of haldi that fights against acne and inflammation. There’s more, the formula also packs in hyaluronic acid that lends the skin a burst of moisture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nuff said, we’re sold.


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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque (Rs 2,950)

With rave reviews from beauty buffs, you already know this overnight hydrating mask is a key product in many women’s nightly beauty routine. Created for dry skin, the mask intensively moisturizes overnight. Infused with fountain plant, glacial proteins and desert plant extract, it smoothens and softens the skin while you sleep. We couldn’t have asked for a better night companion.



Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (Rs 3,500)

Creamy yet oil-free the Clinique Moisture Surge Mask replenishes your skin all night long. The water-based mask soothes and nourishes to help the skin stay hydrated. Its aloe and shea butter content calms and comforts, so you can wake up with soft, dewy skin.


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Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Sleep Concentrate (Rs 3,500)

We hear that a sleeping mask can be applied daily, but it’s ideally used when you have a heavy night out and could do with some TLC.  Enter this nigh concentrate from Neal’s Yard, that has been formulated to work with your skin’s overnight regeneration thanks to a smoothing tri-peptide and antioxidant right nourishing grapeseed oil. It’s perfect for rough or problematic skin, especially when your acne scars need a little bit of a boost in their recovery process.


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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (Rs 2,000)

If you haven’t yet tried Laneige’s cult beauty mask, get to it immediately. According to the brand, one of these is sold every 15 seconds in Asia, so you know it’s worth it. The cooling gel formula contains an aromatic essence compound called Sleepscent that actually helps you relax. Composed of ingredients like orange flower, rose, and sandalwood, this mask will protect and pamper.


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