September 30, 2016
Whenever we’re faced with looming deadlines and busy working weeks, sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice. This is why we usually turn to good skincare products to deliver the appearance of a rested glow. In South Korea, sleeping masks, or sleeping packs, took off several years back. Unlike your typical rinse-off or peel-off masks, these über-concentrated moisturisers are often used in place of your daily night moisturiser to give you an extra dose of gradual hydration, helping your skin repair itself overnight.
Sleeping masks have since made their way across Korea all the way the United States, with a whole new line of hydrating overnight formulas hitting shelves globally. Have a look at these advanced sleeping masks to boost your radiance and help you make the most out of the little amount of rest you get.
Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask
Developed with Dynamic Collagen_EX™, Laneige’s Time Freeze line is targetted at addressing the 5 signs of aging: duller skin tone, dryness, uneven texture, large pores and fine lines. Its formula contain Pinitol (methyl inositol), which is a precious carob tree extract that helps to regenerate damaged collagen into healthy collagen. Thanks to its watering peptide that’s derived from an amino acid, this mask promotes the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid to deliver an intense amount of hydration, restoring the skin’s hydro-elastic network.
$53, available in Tangs at Tangs Plaza and at all Laneige boutiques and counters.
Lancome Énergie De Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask
This overnight recovery sleeping mask is a perfect treat for your skin at the end of a hectic day or as an emergency facial treatment. When you apply this mask on, its texture breaks into water on the surface of your skin and lowers its temperature by 1.8°C to give you that fresh feeling. Talk about a (literally) cool product. Its hydrating formula reinforces the skin’s barrier and helps to maintain its optimal moisture levels. The light sleeping mask hydrates and plumps just like a balm, infusing your skin with moisture without sitting too heavily on your skin.
$95, available at all Lancome counters.
Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask
This leave-on gel mask contains tiny, condensed gel capsules infused with vitamin C and E that melt quickly upon application, treating your skin with a ton of strengthening nutrients. Its formula also contains Phytoplankton Extract, which helps to promote the production of ATP, aiding in the body’s process of regeneration. If you’re sceptical about its efficacy, you can take it from an enduring microalgae that’s been know to thrive in the harsh conditions of the Sahara Desert. Although it’s got a smooth, watery and non-sticky texture, it’s been proven to stay on the skin for up to 18 hours.
$60, available at all Shiseido counters.
Vichy Ideal White Sleeping Mask
During the day, skin tends to produce more melanin and lose more moisture as it is being exposed to aggressors in the urban city. Powered by its advanced Meta-Whitening technology, Vichy’s new sleeping mask helps to brighten the skin, fighting against melanin as it replenishes the skin’s moisture levels and repair skin damage as you catch some Zs. The night concentrate is made with a unique combination of active ingredients, such as Phe-resorcinol, Vitamin B3, LHA, Adenosine, Vitamin E and Aquabioryl to help reveal your skin’s natural luminosity.
$59, available at leading pharmacies including Watsons, Guardian, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies.