9 Overnight Masks That Will Make Your Skin Glow By Morning

Sleeping masks aren't anything new. They were first introduced by our always ahead-of-the-curve South Korean friends a few years back. Since their arrival on the beauty scene, they've become a permanent fixture in the skin-care hall of fame. 
 
As the name suggests, these products work their magic overnight, which is a lazy (or impatient) girl's dream. You basically slather on the cream — or gel — before bed and leave it to do its thing while you engage in everyone's favorite pastime: sleeping. Not only do you not have to do anything but snooze, the hours you spend asleep are the time your skin heals itself. Win-win! 

With spring finally here and the dreaded chill behind us, this transition is a great time to revive your dehydrated skin. Getting some major overnight moisture will not only rev up your dull winter skin, but it will also help keep any premature signs of aging at bay. We've rounded up the newest and best sleeping masks that promise to deliver results all within an eight-hour (if you're lucky) window. 


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Korean skincare brand Laneige already makes one of our favorite overnight masks on the market, so you can imagine our excitement when we heard about their new firming sleeping mask. The orange flower, rose, and sandalwood oil scent promotes a deep, restful sleep while their futuristic sleepop technology helps to strengthen the skin's restorative properties. But, what really caught and held our attention was the memory gel. No matter how often you dig and swirl your fingers into the product (trust me, I channeled my inner five-year-old and tested it out myself), it will revert back to the smooth, untouched shape you typically only encounter upon first opening a new product. So not only is it effective, you will be in awe after watching this futuristic formula in action — no wonder one is sold every 30 seconds worldwide.

Laneige Firming Sleeping Mask, $30, available mid-April at Target.
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Infused with hibiscus, willow bark extract (which exfoliates dull surface cells), silk amino acids (which helps to prevent dehydration), and the multi-tasking ingredient Shea butter (which provides the skin with provitamin A and antioxidant vitamin E), Freeman's new overnight mask helps to combat signs of aging while you slumber.

Freeman Beauty Forever Feeling Beautiful Hibiscus Overnight Repair Mask, $7.99, available in April at Freeman Beauty.
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Consider this new Philosophy product is a beauty hybrid:

It has the exfoliating effects of a peel with the restoration properties of a sleeping mask, working double-duty to transform your skin. Apply the alpha/beta hydroxy acid solution after washing your face and follow it up with the youth-extending night gel, which will help to enhance the efficacy of the peel. It's a dream team that we're surprised wasn't around sooner.
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Understandably, "brightening" tends to be met with iffy reactions when it comes to beauty products. We addressed the concept here if you want an in-depth explanation, but in layman's terms, these products are meant to make your complexion more radiant, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and even out your skin. This lightweight cream from Korean brand belif includes black truffle extract and capsules of amber, pearl, and gold powder that will have you waking up with a glow on par with Beyoncé's.
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If we've learned anything about the beauty brand Tata Harper, it's that the line one of the truest farm-to-table brands out right now. Its locally-sourced ingredients and paraben- and sulfate-free formulas have earned the range a spot on our bathroom's top shelf. This mask is no exception. It provides lasting moisture while feeding your skin with beneficial ingredients like beetroot extract, avocado peptides, and a smart blend of oils (including everyone's favorite, coconut) in the process.
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Enriched with Edelweiss plant stem cells, which can survive the harshest weather conditions (giving you an idea of the state your skin is in) and hyaluronic acid, The Body Shop's sleeping mask aims to make your skin bounce back to its youth. If you're interested in their special step-by-step application technique, check out their vid to soak up the full effect.
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You know those beauty products that just look like they belong in the future? Well, this overnight mask from Avon looks like one we'll be raving about in 50 years. It's a gel formula that includes Shea butter and hyaluronic acid beads. It goes on super light and won't leave any stickiness or residue on your pillow.
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Silk extract, propolis and retinol are just a few of the key ingredients that help make the overnight mask from Korean skincare brand Amarte so impressive. It absorbs instantly and, on top of its ability to boost brightness, tighten, and clarify, it has a refreshing, fruity scent.

Amarte Overnight Express Therapy Sleeping Mask, $79, available in May at Amarte.
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