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18 overnight face masks that work while you sleep

Wake up to glowing skin thanks to these overnight face masks.... 

The best face masks don't just work for those one-off events, but can be used overnight to reap the benefits all night long. And if you’re struggling to get your eight-hours a night sleep or find your skin still needs a little something when you wake from your slumber, the overnight face mask is a literal dream. Think of it like a supercharged, extra potent serum or face cream that works while you sleep. 

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These nighttime overnight face masks aren’t the type that you rinse off after 15 minutes. Instead, apply before bedtime and let it do it's thing while you catch your zzzs. Easy, eh? We’ve rounded up the best sleeping masks to try in 2022… 

Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Mask, £52, Elemis

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This super-cooling gel mask glides onto your skin and seals in moisture, so you wake up with perfectly plump and beautiful skin.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, £24.50, John Lewis

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There's Japanese seaweed to repair and avocado to deeply hydrate in this Origins face mask. Use twice a week for the most supple and superb skin of your life.

Ultra Facial Hydrating Overnight Masque, £36.50, Kiehl's

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Stressed, sensitive skin hits us all at some point, and we swear by keeping Kiehl's hydrating mask in our beauty arsenal for when our skinneeds a little TLC. It melts beautifully into your skin and you’ll awaken with a happy, even skintone.

Hemp Overnight Nourishing Recue Mask, £18, The Body Shop

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Hemp seed oil is known for its serious hydrating qualities, and together with aloe vera, this mask will relieve a tight or super dehydrated complexion in just one night.

Revolution Overnight Sleeping Mask, £10, BeautyBay

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Designed to help to soothe, smooth, and even skin tone while you sleep, this mask helps to encourage a deep sleep thanks to a lavender infused formula. The overnight mask has been made with a blend of vitamins E and B5 and grapeseed oil to hydrate, colloidal oatmeal to sooth irritated skin, and glycerin and sodium hyaluronate restore skin’s moisture. 

LANEIGE Time Freeze Sleeping Mask, £31.50, Selfridges

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The South Korean brand focuses on strengthening the moisturising mechanism within the skin, and the Time Freeze Sleeping Mask is designed to visibly strengthen and firm. Formulated with two types of polymers that cocoon skin beautifully, while Dynamic Collagen™ helps boosts for firmer, younger-looking skin.

Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Overnight Facial Cream, £42, LOOKFANTASTIC

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Who fancies a magical midnight facial treatment? Packed with potent actives and powerful natural extracts, plump, firm and reduce fine lines whilst you dream deeply. With an expert blend of cica, ceramides and hyaluronic acid, skin looks and feels well rested for up to 48 hours of moisturisation. Wonder mineral magnesium and our calming 100% natural fragrance help you prepare to sleep through the ultimate overnight facial.

Multi-Action Overnight Intenstive Firming Mask, £82, Perricone MD

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Designed to work at night when skin needs nourishment, the velvety-rich texture is a dream on parched, dry skin and thanks to the advanced combination of concentrated ingredients, helps to minimise fine lines and loss of firmness.

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Environ Revival overnight mask, £58, Harvey Nichols

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Dubbed a 'facelift in a jar', this overnight mask contains a combination of alpha hydroxy acids for a powerful trio of skin goodness. Leaves skin visibly smoother, radiant and younger looking by morning.

Skin Proud Sleep Defence Overnight Mask, £14.95, Boots

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If redness is your nemesis, Skin Proud's overnight mask will calm and soothe your skin like a dream. Infused with kombucha to help combat irritation and redness, and niacinamide for super soft, supple skin, it forms a protective barrier on your skin while you sleep.

Fresh black tea firming overnight mask, from £30, Space NK

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Pop this on before bed and if claims are to be true, you'll awake with tighter, more lifted and toned skin that's deeply moisturised too. If you tend to wake up with a puffy complexion, this is the mask for you.

Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask, £31, ASOS

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If your skin is redder than a London bus, this overnight face mask islauded by fellow redness-sufferers for calming the skin come morning. The creamy texture is comforting enough for super sensitive skins while maintaining moisture too.

Re-charge Relaxing Sleep Mask, £25, Clarins

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Super smoothing, this plant-based overnight face mask is packed with the ingredients your skin needs to fake forty winks.

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Allies of Skin 1a Retinal and Peptides Overnight Mask, £105, Cult Beauty

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Allie of Skin is such a cult brand that the products, especially the overnight face masks, sell out and fast. Their 1a Retinal and Peptides version is spot on for acne sufferers, helping your skin to regenerate faster and promisesto reduce acne lesions by 67.2% in 28 days.

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, from £20.50, Cult Beauty

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This joyously pink pot contains all the ingredients your skin needs to turn it from dull and drab to gloriously glowy; starring watermelon extract, acclaimed by Korean beauty buffs for its skin-restoring properties, it’s a great one to keep in your bedside drawer.

Quench rejuvenating mask, £30, TempleSpa

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This creamy, anti-ageing face mask is ideal for day or nighttime use, and floods your skin with the moisture it needs to get its glow on.

Overnight Recovery Mask, £44, Aurelia

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Whatever your skin type, this genius overnight face mask will soothe, sort and nourish your skin. Using the brand’s signature probiotic ingredients, it’ll restore and balance your skin from within.

111Skin Meso Infusion Overnight Mask, £125, 111Skin

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We’re seriously missing the expertise of a facialist, and 111Skin’s Meso Infusion Overnight Mask is the closest thing we’ve found to give us post-spa skin. It plumps, it hydrates, it boosts radiance and best thing? It fakes the best night’s sleep of your life.

Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask, £4, Boots

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Vitamin C is one of those hero beauty ingredients we can't get enough of it, so sleep in it too! Boots' Vitamin C Brightening Mask promises brighter skin in 14 days - and is purse-friendly, too.

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