While You Were Sleeping; Skincare Products That Work Their Magic Overnight

Sleeping beauty.

By now, we’re no longer strangers to the benefits of sleep for the mind, body, and skin. During sleep, blood flow to your skin increases, skin cell regeneration and repair occurs, and collagen production increases. But what if we could help enhance the skin recovery process? Choosing specifically formulated nighttime and overnight skincare products can help support the skin’s recovery and repair process, ensuring you wake up looking your best.

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To help supercharge your sleep, these are the 6 best overnight skincare products for every skin concern.

1. For now and for later… Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10

Other than wearing sunscreen every day, using a good retinoid product is one of the best, clinically-proven steps to prevent signs of ageing you can take. The Medik8 Crystal Retinal 10 combines a stabilised vitamin A derivative that works up to 11 times faster than regular retinol with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and glycerin to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and tone. Plus, it targets bacteria that causes acne, aiding in clearing and balancing your skin as you sleep. New to retinoids? The Medik8 Crystal Retinal range starts from 0.01% (Medik8 Crystal Retinal 1), so you can work your way up.

2. The natural wrinkle fighter… Recreation Beauty Vibrant Skin Face Oil

For those who can’t tolerate retinol and retinoid products, there’s a natural anti-ageing alternative in the form of bakuchiol, which works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without the irritation typically associated with retinoids. The Recreation Beauty Vibrant Skin Face Oil combines bakuchiol with over 20 other botanical oils and actives to create a potent yet gentle oil formula that improves the appearance of pores, promotes healthy skin elasticity and plumpness, protects the skin barrier, and minimises wrinkles and fine lines. Use this on its own or to lock in your other serums. 

3. Break up with breakouts… Grown Alchemist Blemish Treatment Gel

It’s always useful to have a good spot treatment on standby to bust unwelcome visitors on your visage. Transparent and undetectable, the Grown Alchemist Blemish Treatment Gel can technically be worn during the day, but we prefer it as an overnight treatment. Using antibacterial and antiseptic salix alba and boswellia extracts to calm the skin and decrease the size and appearance of blemishes without causing dryness, this gel formula will have any pesky blemishes looking far more manageable by sunrise.  

4. Give thirsty skin a drink of water… Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Throughout the day your skin loses moisture into the air, a process known as transepidermal water loss. Your nighttime skincare routine provides the ideal opportunity to restore your skin’s moisture levels. Using unique technology that enables your skin to replenish its own hydration supplies even after the product is washed off, the Moisture Surge™ 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator is our go-to nighttime moisturiser for thirsty skin. 

5. The heavy hitter for dry skin… Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask

For chronically dry skin, an overnight mask can be a valuable addition to your skincare arsenal. Taking a two-pronged approach to hydration, the Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask is a dual-phase product; the first step replenishes moisture with a cooling, rosewater-powered gel which is then sealed in with a water-cream mask.

6. To promote a restorative night’s sleep… Oil Garden Sleep Assist Roll On

It’s difficult to reap the beauty benefits of sleep if you can’t actually get to sleep. The soothing blend of lavender, chamomile, marjoram, and sweet orange in the Oil Garden Sleep Assist Roll On helps quiet restless minds, ease nervous tension, and promote restful sleep. Roll a little onto your temples, wrists, and neck an hour before bed to wind down. 

Words by Theo Rosen
Feature image courtesy of Domenico Falso and Pasquale Autorino