8 skincare products that work while you sleep

Dec 12 2018 by
Categories : Skincare

There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Catching zees is not only good for your health, it’s when your skin renews and repairs itself. But, given that most of us have sleep habits that are subpar, we could use a helping hand. Here are eight night creams, masks and anti-aging treatments that will guarantee your skin has a very good morning.

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    Glamglow Good in Bed Passionfruit Softening Night Cream

    Your nighttime moisturizer should dial up hydration to help repair the skin barrier. This rich cream contains moisture-magnet hyaluronic acid, passionfruit oil and the exfoliants alpha-hydroxy acid and beta-hydroxy acid—the latter two boost skin-cell turnover and combat dullness.

    Glamglow Good in Bed Passionfruit Softening Night Cream ($75) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

    How can you fake eight hours of sleep when you’ve barely logged a few? Try Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream. The hero ingredient is—you guessed it—an extract from the antioxidant-rich lotus plant that fights the formation of skin-damaging free radicals, while peach-leaf extract provides the dreamy scent.

    Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream ($60) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

    Retinols are most effective when used at night because sunlight can render them inactive. Drunk Elephant’s A-Passioni Retinol Cream—made with a vegan (plant derived) 1-percent retinol—wraps up the sometimes irritating anti-aging active in a rich, nourishing base that includes passionfruit, apricot and jojoba oils.

    Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream ($92) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

    K-beauty brand Laneige has done the impossible: It has created a fast-absorbing overnight gel-cream mask that won’t transfer to your pillow. We love it for those skin-dehydrating winter days when night cream alone won’t cut it. The secret ingredient? Water enriched with minerals to vibe with the skin’s own moisturizing agents.

    Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($33) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème

    If you want proof of this brand’s efficacy, Google its ageless founder—Ole Henriksen is 67 but looks about 40. This cream is an ideal multi-purpose product for all skin types. It contains bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative. Also key: the rich, but not heavy texture and the addition of skin-firming edelweiss stem cells to maximize overnight repair. 

    Ole Henriksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème ($66) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Murad Night Fix Enzyme Treatment

    Serum is key to any overnight skincare regimen—it typically has a higher concentration of actives and contains smaller molecules so it can penetrate deeper into skin. This vegan formula from Murad contains an anti-aging peptide as well as antioxidant-rich enzymes from micro-algae to target wrinkles. Bonus? Its fragrance is said to be sleep-inducing.

    Murad Night Fix Enzyme Treatment ($90) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Caudalie Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Night Cream

    You’re a multi-tasker, so your night cream should be too. Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Night Cream contains Viniferine, a potent ingredient found in grapevine sap, to soften the look of dark spots and scarring and glycolic acid to gently reveal brighter skin come morning. Manifique, non?

    Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Glycolic Night Cream ($75) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
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    Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

    Fun fact: Oils can be just as hydrating as your moisturizer. This version from cult-favourite Sunday Riley contains retinol oil, which is said to be more gentle than traditional forms of the anti-aging ingredient. Oh, and it’s wrapped up in the prettiest cobalt formula, courtesy of blue tansy and German camomile essential oils.

    Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil ($135) at Sephora, sephora.ca.
Categories: Skincare