Anti-agers that work while you sleep

If your idea of ‘me’ time is collapsing face-first into bed, then turn to beauty products that work overtime, overnight, to revitalize your face, hair, and even body. These tried-and-tested products work while you sleep.

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Anti-aging face products:

Estée Lauder advanced night repair The quintessential do-everything product for those who need their serums to smooth wrinkles, fine lines, and moisturize ($92, Sephora).
Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh deep wrinkle night cream This drugstore staple is paraben-free and full of anti-oxidant rich berries ($16, Target).
RoC Retinol Correxion sensitive night cream Retinol is the way to go for a boost of anti-aging goodness at night—it promotes cell turnover and works better out of sunlight ($23, Ulta).
Sunday Riley Luna oil An innovative retinyl ester that comes in oil form for quick absorption ($105, Sephora).
Omorovicza’s gold night drops This anti-aging night serum packs a punch, focusing on resurfacing wrinkles and repairing skin at the cellular level ($255, Omorovicza).

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Moisturizing face products:

Amorepacific Moisture Bound sleep recovery masque Instead of the typical water-based sleeping mask, this is made with bamboo sap and packed with amino acids, antioxidant red ginseng, and water lily extract to keep pores clear ($60, Amorepacific).
Laneige water sleeping mask A water-based mask infused with Hunza apricot and evening primrose extract to brighten the skin ($24, Target).
Dr Jart+ Water Fuse water-max sleeping mask Packed with hyaluronic acid, which holds more than 10 times its weight in water, this mask has a gel-like texture and absorbs like a dream ($48, Birchbox).
Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm Infused with honey and vitamin E to moisturize chapped lips ($19, Nuxe).
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery eye cream Moisturizes, depuffs, and fights fine lines with a soothing lavender scent ($37, Kiehl’s).

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To combat acne and pigmentation:

Neal’s Yard Beauty Sleep concentrate Infused with tri-peptide and antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil to smooth over rough or acne-scarred skin ($53, NYR Organic).
Garnier Skin Renew clinical dark spot overnight peel This drugstore overnight glycolic peel contains glycolic alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) and vitamin C to even and brighten the skin ($17, Garnier USA).
Kypris Moonlight Catalyst serum The pumpkin enzymes in this serum combats breakouts and prevents signs of aging ($72, Kypris Beauty).
Indie Lee blemish lotion Dot this on blemishes to dry them up overnight and wake up the next morning with reduced redness and calmer skin ($26, The Detox Market).

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Revitalize hair:

Phyto Secret de Nuit hydrating regenerating night treatment Packed antioxidant and regenerative ingredients the like of black orchid extract and essential fatty acids, this treatment hydrates and strengthens hair ($40, Sephora).
Alterna Caviar anti-aging overnight hair rescue Infused with vitamin C for shine and omega-3 fatty acids for moisture, this mask works best a few minutes before bed so it absorbs; wash it out in your morning shower ($38, Ulta).
Sachajuan overnight hair repair This serum-like formula is water-based and contains active ingredients from sea algae to rebuild your hair’s strength and elasticity ($40, Beauty Bar).
Slip silk pillowcase Made from 100 percent silk, this product is designed to reduce hair breakage and prevent acne outbreaks ($80, Slip for beauty sleep).
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day night cap overnight protector An overnight mask that adds shine and locks in moisture with amino acids and time-released conditioning ingredients ($28, Living Proof).

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Body smoothing and tightening:

Julep Mint Condition pedi cream Keep your feet minty fresh with AHA to exfoliate and smooth the skin overnight ($20, Julep).
L’Occitane shea butter ultra riche cream An intensely moisturizing cream with shea butter ($44, L’Occitane).
James Read sleep mask tan body This overnight tanning lotion contains aloe and hyaluronic acid gel and DHA to subtly tan overnight while moisturizing at the same time ($52, Sephora).
Body Shop vitamin E body butter Body butter with vitamin E and fairly-traded cocoa butter ($21, The Body Shop).

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Genevieve Ang
Genevieve Ang
Genevieve Ang grew up in Singapore and now lives in New York. By day she works in marketing, by night she writes about fashion, shopping, and the importance of a red lip.