You probably thought that “beauty sleep” was just a metaphor for getting enough rest so you feel awake and energized, right? Well, sort of, because those are definitely important pieces of it—but these 20 products are proving the idiom physically true by helping you improve your beauty routine while you sleep. It’s never been easier to take care of your skin, nails, or hair, and you won’t even have to make a special trip to the salon. (If you love finding reasons to have others pamper you, though, there’s no judgment here: We recommend one of The 15 Most Luxurious Spas in America.)
$32; Buy now at ulta.com
If you’re after shiny, silky strands—no matter what kind of chemical or color treatment you may have—allow this overnight mask to leave your hair looking smoother than, well, silk. Infused with a cocktail of strand-repairing keratin, lightweight encapsulated grapeseed oil, and nourishing shea butter, it works just as well as a deep condition in the shower as it does on dry strands in bed. For those who are inspired by the guarantee of this mask to change their hair, check out the complete guide to fall’s hottest hair colors and cuts.
$32; Buy now at kiehls.com
Whether you’re a regular city-dweller or just feel dirty, employ this overnight face mask to cleanse and detoxify your face of pollutants, free radicals, and other damaging compounds that cause damage. (If you wish you were a city-dweller and are considering moving, consult our list of The 100 Happiest Cities in America before you make your decision.)
$49; Buy now at ulta.com
Talk about a multitasker: Not only does this night-time oil have serious skin benefits thanks to anti-inflammatory sativa seed oil and hydrating shea butter, but it’s got Tan-Luxe’s unique DHA formulation which helps your self-tan adjust to your own skin tone. Brilliant, right?
$5; Buy now at sephora.com
This two-piece gem is a legitimate wonder: All you need to do is work the floral-scented cream through your hair evenly, pop on the “Charlotte” sleeping cap, and go to bed. Wake up, wash out, and you’ll find yourself with healthier-looking, shinier strands. Combine this with one of the 10 super low-maintenance ways to update your fall wardrobe and you’ll look—and feel—ready for whatever life throws at you.
$14; Buy now at target.com
If you err on the oilier side but need some hydration (because yes, all skin does, in fact, need moisture, no matter how acne-prone), this foaming PM moisturizer is your new go-to. The unique bubbling formula allows for increased oxygenation, allowing your skin to absorb more of the quenching ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
$18; Buy now at ulta.com
Don’t feel like making an appointment with a facialist? No problem—just pick up this beauty-sleep wonder (easy to do, since you can find at most drugstores). Not only is the formula derm-approved, noncomedogenic, and hypoallergenic but the soy complex helps to even out skin tone, giving you an ethereal, lit-from-within complexion upon waking up.
$10; Buy now at ulta.com
Cuticles easily get rough and ragged, especially as the seasons change and skin goes a little bit haywire. Nix dry, dehydrated nail beds and nails with this overnight treatment serum that contain acai berry, algae, and black orchid extracts. Damaging free radicals are neutralized while nail beds are simultaneously hydrated.
$17; Buy now at ulta.com
If you can’t appreciate Tony Moly’s cheeky packaging, trust us on the K-beauty wonder’s ability to really deliver when it comes to formulation. After applying to freshly washed-and-dried hair at night, ingredients like lanolin and coconut fruit extract seal the cuticle, hiding the appearance of any hair damage, while the lavender oil infusion helps you hit the sack.
$25; Buy now at sephora.com
This formula, when used with its AM companion, provides up to three days—yes, 72 precious hours—of frizz-fighting protection with bamboo oil. By using the night cream only, curly, naturally frizzy, and coarse hair types get a jumpstart on smoother strands. Thanks to the impossibly lightweight formula, it’s also pillow-proof—meaning you don’t need to give up those new 600-thread count Frette sheets.
$49; Buy now at bumbleandbumble.com
Apply on your dry hair, and let it work its magic: This overnight mask is infused with evening primrose oil to help repair daily wear and tear from hot tools, styling, and constantly putting into ponytails. (What, no one else?) You’ll wake up to wash out and have silky, swingy strands that keeps a UV filter to protect hair color from fading from the sun, too.
$59; Buy now at lancome-usa.com
When it comes to skin care, it’s important to remember that winding down at night with a sleeping cream, is, in fact, also a form of self-care. This serum-in-mask is a legitimate multitasker, relieving skin of environmental stressors and pollutants and leaving your complexion impossibly soft and velvety. It’s worth the splurge.
$18; Buy now at sephora.com
Whether you’re a fan of all things lipstick or steer clear of anything besides Chapstick, keep in mind that your pout is covered in skin that needs some TLC, too. This nighttime lip mask provides you with a surge of moisture, making it also ideal for applying before swiping on a creamy matte or liquid lipstick.
$20; Buy now at sephora.com
Although nothing can replace the coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte, this overnight mask is a close second—especially when it comes to making you look doe-eyed and bright for your 9 AM meeting. Chock-full of vitamins (courtesy of pumpkin), including heaps of vitamins A and C, this gel gently exfoliates overnight without feeling heavy on the skin.
$58; Buy now at herbivorebotanicals.com
If the packaging of this natural night cream wasn’t enough to sway you into purchasing it alone (it was for me), know that its payoff is also legit, too. Straight from the source: It’s “an other worldly multi-tasking night treatment that feeds your skin with superfruits, gently resurfaces with fruit enzymes and hydrates deeply with a blend of exotic butters and bio-identical vegan Hyaluronic Acid all while you sleep.”
$15; Buy now at sephora.com
Gel manicure addicts, this product is your new holy grail. Infused with powerful antioxidants from green tea, acai berry, and spirulina—all superfoods, respectively—this PM treatment penetrates deep into nails and cuticles. Take a week off between your next coat of shellac and use this nightly for healthy, regenerated nails.
$39; Buy now at sephora.com
Laneige—the K-beauty O.G. who spawned a million water-spiked sleep masks—is back with an icy twist on their classic face pack. Enriched with peptides to help improve skin elasticity (and help collagen production increase in the long run), this sleeping pack literally helps put you to bed with its signature sleepy scent, a mix of rose, ylang ylang, orange flower, and sandalwood to relax the senses.
$3; Buy now at target.com
While most sleep masks are intended to flood skin with hydration, this new single-pack, travel-friendly find from the drugstore actually helps calm acne and purge pores. Ingredients like activated charcoal remove impurities, oil, and dirt, while the salicylic acid helps you fight breakouts.
$85; Buy now at dermstore.com
You may know that probiotics work wonders for your digestive system, but did you know that they can also aid in the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles while also fending off the day’s damage? This luxe, lightweight cream has ingredients like retinol to improve collagen production and assist in fading dark spots, along with exfoliants like lactic acid that help get rid of dull skin.
$30; Buy now at ulta.com
Peel-off masks can provide serious benefits for the skin, but they’re also seriously frustrating to actually peel off. Which is precisely where this new drugstore diamond comes into play: While this gel formula doesn’t actually peel off, it provides all the benefits of that kind of mask thanks to vitamin B3, which reduces the appearance of pores, while a mulberry extract helps leave skin glowing come morning.
$49; Buy now at dermalogica.com
Made not only for your lips but for the sensitive, wrinkle-prone skin around it, too, this PM treatment has a frosty metal tip to help constrict blood vessels and reduce the appearance of fine lines almost instantly. Shea butter hydrates flaky skin, while fatty acids from sesame seed extract help plump overnight.
And after all this, if you think you’ll be too excited to fall asleep tonight, try one of these 11 Doctor-Approved Secrets for Falling Asleep Faster to make sure you dream deeply.
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