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11 Best Sleeping Masks to Help You Wake up With Soft, Glowing Skin

By: Dedet Panabi / March 1, 2020
Categories : Skincare, Skincare Tips

Beauty sleep is real. Your body releases more healing hormones during sleep, to repair cell damage and fight infection. So, if you’ve got very dry or sensitive skin, or want to slow down ageing, add sleeping masks to your beauty routine.

What’s the difference between sleeping masks and night creams?

Night creams are usually thicker than day creams, and often contain ingredients that are better used at night (ex: retinol, which can make your skin sensitive to the sun). You need to apply night creams daily, to replenish your moisture levels and help reverse any damage from exposure to pollution or UV rays.

Sleeping masks, on the other hand, should only be applied twice or thrice a week. They have very strong, concentrated formulas that may either irritate or clog the skin if you overuse them.

What’s the best way to apply sleeping masks?

After applying serum, massage the sleeping mask into your skin. We recommend doing this on the same day you exfoliate — your skin need the extra hydration, and it can absorb the thicker cream a lot better now that all the dead skin cells are out of the way.

Yes, you can skip night cream when you apply sleeping masks. But if you have very dry skin, you can use both. Just wait until your skin absorbs all of your night cream before applying a sleeping mask.

What’s the best sleeping mask for my skin type?

Chicago dermatologist Dr. Toral Patel says that if you have dry skin, look for hydrating ingredients that repair your skin barrier (ex: ceramide, argan oil or lavender).

If you have oily or acne prone skin, look for sleeping masks with hyaluronic acid, which trap moisture without clogging your pores. If you have ageing skin, look for peptides, niacinamides, and antioxidants.

Best Sleeping Masks in Singapore

Essano Collagen Boost Overnight Mask

This Essano Collagen Boost Overnight Mask is infused with Schisandra Chinensis Berry and Rosehip Oil that aids in the supportiveness of the deep layers of your skin. That then gives you an extensive collagen boost which then works in rejuvenating your resilience, firmness and elasticity of your skin. Not only that, all the ingredients that this mask is formulated with, enhances the elasticity parameter and the firmness of your skin whilst increasing your Collagen XVII Synthesis by up to 6 times.

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Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask

This Mightnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask by Klairs, that is made in Korea is suitable for those of you with sensitive skin as it is formulated using calming ingredients. The Erythritol aids in lowering your skin’s temperature and it also helps in reducing irritation. Also, the soft rayon sheet that is used provides your face with comfort whilst the Bamboo Charcoal Powder aids in cleansing your pores and keeping stubborn blackheads at bay.

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Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask

Prevent sagging and wrinkles with this anti-ageing sleeping mask. It contains polymers to strengthen your skin barrier, and a special collagen complex that keeps your skin elastic. It comes with a unique facial massager that’ helps push in the cream, remove puffiness, and bring out your cheekbones and V-shape. A favorite of Korean actress Lee Sung Kyung (Doctors, Weightlifting Fairy, and most recently, Dr. Romantic Season 2).

Buy now: $56, Sephora

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We also love the soothing Sleepscent™ fragrance made of rose, ylang ylang, orange flower, and sandalwood. You’ll get better sleep, and wake up with better skin!

Sulwhasoo Time Treasure Invigorating Sleeping Mask

This is another amazing anti-ageing sleeping mask, if you’re ready to splurge on its rather hefty price tag. It has a high concentration of Upright Korean Red Pine, which firms and brightens skin overnight. Adlai, apricot and mulberry leaf extracts also reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. It’s a favorite of Asian socialites like Angela Karto, and has won several beauty awards.

Buy now: $265, Tangs

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

Influenster reviews gave it 4.5 stars! The cooling gel essence replenishes your skin’s moisture with rosewater, damask rose extract, and hyaluronic acid. Then, apply the water-cream mask on top to seal in the nutrients. Reviewers say that this doesn’t stain their pillows like other sleeping masks, and that its scent and texture feel truly luxurious. This is a lifesaver for very dry or irritated skin. “I used this for just two weeks and I can already see such a big difference. If you have dry or mature skin like me, you need this in your life!”

Buy now: $80, Sephora

Hera Aqua Recharging Sleeping Mask

One of the best sleeping masks for stressed out skin! If your skin has become red and dry from sun exposure or aggressive acne treatments, its botanical oils and green tea extracts will bring it back to health. It also has a refreshing gel texture that sinks into the skin and keeps it moist up to the next day. You’ll wake up with clear, calm and supple skin!

Buy now: $31, Hush

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Re-energizing Moisture Sleep Mask

This is a gentle sleeping mask for dull and sensitive skin! It softens, energizes and hydrates your skin — with no harmful additives or chemicals that can trigger redness or irritation. It also has a little acid, to help exfoliate and smoothen your skin. Over time, your skin will look brighter and more even.

Buy now: $30, Sephora

Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Mask

This thick and powerful mask is good for acne-prone skin. It’s non-comedogenic, and has been clinically tested on all skin types. The hibiscus extract is rich in proteins to make your skin look and feel firmer overnight. Ginger leaf extracts have polysaccharides and polyphenolic compounds that can make your skin smoother. These also boost your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid — helping it heal and strengthen itself, over time.

You just need a quarter-sized amount, so one jar will last you for months. Massage well into the skin, and you won’t worry about it staining your pillows!

Buy now: $88, Kiehl’s counters

Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask

This is a good overnight sleeping mask for combination skin. The hyaluronic acid moisturizes your dry skin without clogging your oily T-zone. If you’re looking for a mild sleeping mask that you can use often, or won’t trigger breakouts, start with this.

Buy now: $32.50, LookFantastic

Edible Beauty & Sleeping Mask Purifying Mousse Mask

One of the best sleeping masks for oily skin! It controls oil production, purifies your pores, and helps prevent breakouts thanks to its Australian Pink Clay, volcanic mineral Zeolite, and avocado oil. Acai and snowflower seed extracts brighten your complexion and help fade acne marks.

It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and other chemicals that can irritate your skin. “I love the way my skin looks in the morning after using this. It’s so smooth and has such a nice glow. I barely break out since using this product. I will be repurchasing this time and time again!” said a Sephora review.

Buy now: $62, Sephora

This Works Sleep Power Recharge Mask

Looking for a sleeping mask that’s made of natural ingredients? This one uses naturally-derived amino acids to clarify your skin, kaolin clay to purify your pores, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate.

Buy now: $65, Sephora