When we hear the term “beauty sleep,” it’s hard not to conjure up quaint images of impossibly glamorous Hollywood sirens in silk dressing gowns. But, as anyone who regularly skimps on shut-eye can tell you, this age-old beauty adage is an actual thing. During sleep, cells replenish themselves so you wake up not only feeling — but looking — refreshed. Here, we’ve rounded up a host of products to make the most of this natural renewal time, so you’ll look even more gorgeous when the alarm goes off.
A blend of grape seed, rose, neroli and lavender, plus three vegetable oils boost cell renewal and detox skin while you sleep. (Caudalie, $52)
This rich cream is formulated to treat a range of aging issues, from wrinkles and loss of elasticity to dullness and age spots. Best of all, it’s free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. (Sephora, $110)
A trio of skin care superstars — retinol, ferulic acid and niacinamide — combine to help treat a variety of skin issues, including boosting elasticity, reducing discolorations and improving texture, while you’re getting your beauty rest. (Dr Dennis Gross, $88)
This luxe sleeping mask boasts antioxidants, retinol and a cell-boosting peptide to leave skin brighter, firmer and clearer when you wake up. (Amarte, $79)
This 86 percent organic cream blends evening primrose, olive and macadamia nut oils to nourish, moisturize and strengthen skin all night long. (Weleda, $40)
Designed for both day and nighttime use, this anti-aging eye treatment lies somewhere in between a balm, moisturizer and serum. It has an iridescent sheen to immediately brighten the under eye area, while vitamin C plus two active ingredients help firm skin and combat lines. (Arcona, $95)
Blemish-prone skin still needs hydration and support for its protective barrier. This soothing nighttime serum helps calm and refresh complexions that have been overworked from acne treatments. (Sephora, $30)
Transform your pout from dry and flake-prone to smooth and supple overnight. Natural ingredients like agave nectar, jojoba oil and antioxidant trans-resveratrol help nourish and soften lips. (Sephora, $26)
Unlike many eye treatments, which are strictly meant for the under eye, this sensitive-skin-friendly formula helps firm, smooth and refresh both upper and lower lids. (First Aid Beauty, $38)
Lost that youthful glow? Hyaluronic acid, walnut and white mulberry extracts work together to boost moisture and leave skin looking refreshed when you wake up. (Sulwhasoo, $52)
This super-affordable take on the overnight mask trend comes in different formulations to address a range of concerns, including radiance, purifying, soothing and anti-aging. (Ulta, $8)
Longing for fuller brows and/or longer fringe? Apply to the lash line and sparse brow areas before bedtime and in around four weeks, you’ll start seeing results. (Rapidlash, $50)
This ultra-hydrating nighttime treatment works wonders on dry hands and ragged cuticles. For added benefits, don gloves after slathering on a generous amount. (Boots, $15)
Don’t limit your anti-aging regimen to your face. Argan stem cells, nutmeg seed, evening primrose oil and other skin-boosters in this nighttime body treatment help soften, smooth and revitalize. (Dermstore, $38)
Yes, this is a night cream for your hair and it works pretty much the same way as your face treatments. You smooth it on, go to sleep and wake up with softer, shinier, stronger strands. Bonus: No parabens, sulfates or phthalates and it won’t stain your pillow. (Sephora, $38)
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