We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep for recharging and renewing our body. Between 11 pm and 4 am, cell production can double, and if you’re in a deep sleep, you could see cell turnover increase by three times between the hours of 2 am and 4 pm.
This means products that offer benefits like deep hydration, exfoliation, evening texture, and brightening can pack double the punch at night. On top of that, some of the stronger skincare ingredients (like glycolic acid) can be a bit too intense for daytime use, when your skin is more likely to be exposed to the sun.
Over the years, we’ve found the trick to actual beauty sleep—aside from the obvious advice to get shut eye to avoid dark circles—is in a good skin and hair routine.
We’ve rounded up the best-supercharged (nontoxic!) products that will work their magic overnight to plump, hydrate, and revitalize hair, skin, and lips. Scroll on for all our favorite products to supercharge your snooze fest and make the most of your time spent under the covers.
Goodnight, dullness. Good morning, glow. With glycolic, malic, and botanically derived lactic acid, the formula clears away dull surface cells, while arginine and essential fatty acids help soothe to reveal a brighter, healthier-looking, renewed complexion without irritation or over-drying.
Sleep your way to lusher brows. This serum is formulated with coffee that naturally activates and enriches hair follicles. Caffeine, argan oil, and castor oil, rich in antioxidants, help stimulate hair growth for the appearance of stronger, fuller, and smoother brows. Plus, this brow serum can also be used on the scalp (Province Apothecary does not recommend using it on eyelashes).
If you’re looking for some help in the anti-aging department, then this luxurious mask is for you. Grown Alchemist’s sleep range is designed to take advantage of the body’s circadian rhythm to restore, rejuvenate, and repair damaged and aging skin.
After Camille raved about these peel pads, we had to try them ourselves and they’ve fast become a favorite around here. A facial in a pouch, just swipe the handy pads all over your face, neck and decollate and wake up with seriously tighter, more glowing skin.
Wake up with luscious locks with this hair repair mask. Featuring ingredients targeted at nourishing your hair’s texture, rejuvenate your follicles with moisture and smooth its appearance, It also strengthens your hair while you sleep, reducing breakage down the road.
Infused with purifying Damask Roses, we love this jelly-textured sleeping mask that instantly hydrates and comforts the skin overnight. The oil-free formula is rich in Squalane and vitamins to help soften, recharge, and smooth skin.
It’s hard finding a clean dry shampoo option that actually works and doesn’t leave your hair worse than before. Safe to say, I am obsessed with this one and truly love it more than even my old conventional and toxic go-tos. With a handy pump dispenser, detoxifying activated charcoal works hard while you’re snoozing to absorb oil, odor, and sweat leaving hair feel fresh, volumized, and ready for another day.
This watermelon-scented sleeping mask was so popular at one point racked up a 5,000-strong waiting list. Why all the fuss? It’s packed with gentle alpha hydroxy and amino acids that soften, smooth, and brighten skin as you sleep so you wake up feeling fresh-faced and baby-soft. It’s breathable, exfoliating, and repairing thanks to its notable ingredients, including pumpkin extract, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs. To top it off, the formula is transfer-proof, meaning it won’t mess up your silk pillowcase.
Fight wrinkles, prolong a blowout, and say goodbye to split ends and frizz all thanks to this luxurious pillowcase. While it runs a bit more pricey, the quality is hard to beat! Bonus points for being hypoallergenic and staying cool throughout the night.
This amazing overnight lip serum is able to take on even the most chapped lips. Packed with hard-working ingredients, it softens, hydrates, and transforms cell structure, increases lip volume, and fights signs of aging. Plus, it’s non-toxic and works great as a lip balm or gloss during the day!
It might be small, but eye cream is a skincare step that shouldn’t be overlooked. If you’re guilty of skipping your eye cream, give your peepers the love they deserve with Glow Recipe’s Eye Sleeping Mask. Formulated with encapsulated retinol to improve skin tone and coffeeberry to revitalize, you’ll wake up looking fresh and awake.
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