Turns out Disney princesses aren’t the only ones who know the secrets to overnight radiance. Channel Sleeping Beauty with our edit of the best beauty products that work wonders while you sleep. Making the most of your body’s nighttime self-renewing properties, these goodies promise to have you waking up looking and feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. (Prince Charming not included).
1. For that Bronzed Glow
If cold winter days have you feeling like you’ve lost your summer glow, try popping on a little James Read Sleep Mask Tan for Face before you get into bed. Combining the beautifying effects of a facial (thanks to cucumber, aloe vera and red algae extracts) with a hint of self-tan, it promises to deliver a healthy overnight glow.
2. For Silky Smooth Hair
Say goodbye to tired tresses with Sachajuan Over Night Hair Repair; a serum that rebuilds your hair’s strength and elasticity while you sleep to give you healthier, shinier hair.
3. The Night Cream
They’ve been around since as far as we can remember, but overnight creams are still a skincare staple of beauty-savvy women world over. And rightly so, as they help to repair and restore skin, leaving it feeling soft and rejuvenated in the morning. A current favourite of the Beauticate team is Rationale’s DNA Reactivating Night Cream. Rich in vitamin A, it works to increase hydration levels in the skin while helping to fade pigmentation and improve tone and texture, to give you a more luminous complexion.
4. The Hand & Nail Treatment
We all know that it’s our hands which often show the first signs of aging, and winter can be especially harsh on hands as they are more prone to dryness when it’s cold and windy. Enter Sarah Chapman Overnight Skinesis Overnight Hand & Nail Treatment and Therapy Gloves. Infused with fragrant notes of jasmine and rose, the anti-oxidant rich formula delivers intense hydration and superior nourishment.
5. For Kissable Lips
If waking up with baby soft, kissable lips sounds like your kinda thing (Sleeping Beauty, we’re looking at you!), make a beeline for your nearest Mecca Cosmetica store to snap up their new Lip De-Luscious Night Lip Treatment. With shea butter and vitamin E that repairs lips while you sleep, it guarantees smoother, plumper lips when you wake.
6. For Bright Eyes
Make dark circles and puffy, tired-looking eyes a thing of the past with Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum. The fast absorbing, turbo-charged formula contains hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture around the eye area and help fight the signs of aging while you sleep.
7. The Body Oil
A deeply nourishing body oil is the ultimate skin savior come wintertime. Former British Beauty Director, Kathy Phillips, no doubt had this in mind when she created her This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil; a calming lavender-scented body oil with chamomile that moisturizes and soothes dry skin. It’s perfect for applying pre-bedtime because it’s fast absorbing, which means no greasy residue to rub off onto your favourite PJ’s.
8. For Super Soft Tootsies
Dry toes and feet can detract from even the most flawless pedicure, so before you snuggle under the covers, reach for a pair of moisturising foot socks. We love these ones by KIT Cosmetics, which contain vitamin E, jojoba and grape seed to soothe and relax tired tootsies.
9. The Eye Mask
Ok, so it’s not technically a beauty product, but we just had to include this super cute ‘Cat Nap’ silk satin eye mask by Charlotte Olympia. Not only do they look pretty, eye masks are also great for creating ideal sleep conditions as they block out all incoming light to induce a state of pure sleeptime darkness.
Story by Madeleine Boyd.