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14 Best Overnight Face and Hair Masks That Do All the Work for You As You Sleep

Saanya Ali

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There are busy weeks, and then there are weeks that defy the concept of time. You know, when the hours seem to whizz by like minutes and your to-do list takes after a mythological Hydra, adding two more tasks to itself every time you chop off one? The battle you're likely not picking is waking up even earlier and doing your full 12-step skin and hair-care regimen. There's simply not enough time. Which is why overnight face, lip, and hair masks exist.

While moisturizing, massaging, LED-ing, masking, rubbing, and scrubbing your face can be a fun at-home spa day activities, these regimens can sure take a long time. Let overnight masks do the exfoliating, moisturizing, and brightening for you while you sleep. The best part? They only require a single step.

There are hydrating lip, face, and even hair masks that lock in moisture, dark spot-fighting face masks that help even your skin tone with a buffet of helpful vitamins and minerals,  as well as smoothing hair masks that help maintain healthy strands and limit breakage—plus so much more. The best part about these overnight products is that, unlike your average face mask that looks muddy and feels thick, these products are meant to be slept in, so they're lighter and rub in like a lotion or serum, so you won't ruin your sheets. Hair masks typically come with a cap or wrap to protect your pillow.

Since these products are made to rest on your skin or your strands all night long, they really have the time they need to fortify your skin barrier or penetrate the cuticle of your hair. Talk about some serious beauty sleep.

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The best overnight face masks

Paula's Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask — $34.00

Let this mask work its magic as it hydrates your skin all night long. The shea butter helps relieve redness and inflammation while it moisturizes, and the reishi mushroom additionally calms skin.

Fresh Mini Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask — $38.00

Great for normal, combination, and dry skin, this overnight mask helps firm and smooth skin while you sleep.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask — $38.00

Love the basics? Don’t let the minimalist packaging fool you. This hydrating mask is made to moisturize dry skin, and it sure does pack a punch. It feels like a cream when you apply it, and blends in so well that you’ll have no worries about it staining your pillow.

Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask — $29.00

If you’re looking for something that feels lighter than a regular night cream or mask, this jelly formula is just the ticket. The citrus from the yuzu smells amazing and the vitamin C helps diminish signs of aging.

Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel with 14% Glycolic Acid and 0.5% Retinol — $105.00

If you have oilier skin and are looking for more of a treatment than a mask, Alpha-H has got you covered. This anti-aging resurfacing treatment helps with dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness.

Chanel LE LIFT SKIN-RECOVERY Sleep Mask for Face, Neck & Décolletage — $120.00

Nothing says luxury like Chanel. This overnight mask is made for the face, neck, and décolletage for all skin types. The lightweight gel formula is easy to apply and helps firm, smooth, and tone skin while you snooze.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask — $390.00

While on the pricier side, this celebrity favorite mask uses actual caviar extract to indulge your skin. It also comes with a spa-ready brush for easy application and melts onto your face.

Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment — $55.00

This potent acid serum may not be a mask, but it still works some serious overnight magic. It’s great for all skin types and helps to improve elasticity and firmness in your skin.


The best overnight hair masks

Sachajuan Overnight Hair Repair — $55.00

Repair your hair while you slumber with this overnight hair mask. The carrageenan and rhodophycea extracts help to nourish your hair, leaving it soft, sleek, and healthy.

IGK Antisocial Overnight Bond-Building Dry Hair Mask — $45.00

This night treatment is dry and comes in a spray for easy, mess-free application. It’s great for curly, straight, wavy, and coily hair, no matter whether it’s super fine or thick.

Alterna Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Overnight Serum — $40.00

Great for all hair types, this restorative treatment helps fight signs of aging in your hair while you sleep.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector — $29.00

This easy-to-use treatment helps boost hair shine and health with results that last up to five washes long. The formula is weightless and really helps to make your hair more manageable.


The best overnight lip masks

Belief Aqua Bomb Overnight Lip Mask — $20.00

If you love Belief’s Aqua Bomb moisturizer, you’re bound to love this lip mask that’s inspired by the OG. The mask is soothing, hydrating, and very lightweight.

Laneige Limited Edition Lip Sleeping Mask — $22.00

Cold weather means dry lips. Laneige is here to save the day. This celeb-favorite overnight lip mask smells and tastes amazing, feels ultra smooth, is filled with antioxidants, and brings dehydrated lips back to life in eight hours.

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