Bedtime Beauty: 9 Products to Add to Your Nighttime Skin-Care Routine

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

One in three adults isn't getting enough sleep (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says so). And hey, we get it — we're busy juggling jobs, family, and friends while also trying to keep calm as we handle crises big and small. It's frustrating to constantly be told to get more rest when it can be difficult to get it, so we’ll skip the preaching. Instead, we're going to try to make it a little easier — at least in terms of the skin-care products to use right before getting that much-needed sleep.

Some of the most important work on the skin happens while we're not even conscious. But we can pick products that will better help your skin do its job. We're talking about serums, masks, and creams made to be used at night, right before we go to bed. "Nighttime is all about repair and soothing," Howard Sobel, a New York City-based dermatologist and Sobel Skin founder, once told ishonest. "Your skin does all its heavy lifting at night; it repairs, restores, and regenerates while we sleep, so a good night cream is focused on moisture and recovery."

That being said, yes, we're asking you to add a step or two to what might already be a well-established skin-care routine, but trust us, it's worth it. So get ready to pamper yourself a little more before bed and wake up to smoother, brighter, and softer skin with our top bedtime product picks.

Indie Lee Sleep Soak

Researchers at the National Sleep Foundation found the contrast between a warm bath and a cool bedroom can help make you sleepy. Add two scoops of Indie Lee Sleep Soak to your tub to help you unwind.

Olay Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask

Whether your evening skin care involves two steps or 10, cap it off with a thick layer of Olay Hydrating Overnight Gel Mask. The combination of vitamin E and honeysuckle extract is intensely hydrating.

Saje Sleep Well Restful Sleep Oil Blend

To roll away stress, glide Saje Sleep Well Restful Sleep Oil Blend’s mixture of valerian, citrus, and chamomile oils over your wrists and temples and under your jawline.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Don’t forget the lips: Slather Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Apple Lime all over your mouth after you brush your teeth. The hydrating hyaluronic acid and exfoliating fruit extracts will erase every flake and crack by morning.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II packs a powerful overnight punch. It's made with ingredients like hyaluronic acid to moisturize skin, as well as kola seed extract, which contains caffeine to improve blood circulation.

Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask

The Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask is like a defibrillator for your skin. It contains macadamia oil and jojoba seed oil to reduce redness from irritation and saffron flower to give you super-soft skin. Use this when your skin is screaming "S.O.S."

Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque

One of our favorite launches this year, the Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque, does hard work overnight so that you wake up with smoother and brighter skin. It contains vitamin C to treat discoloration and vitamin E to provide hydration to dry skin. It's super-lightweight and feels very cooling, so it will be something you look forward to applying before going to sleep.

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion

Lush Sleepy Body Lotion is made with nourishing ingredients cocoa butter and almond oil to provide (and lock in) moisture. Plus, the lavender and tonka scent is so sweet and soothing, it makes putting on lotion a relaxing ritual rather than a chore. Besides, do you know how it feels to jump under a cozy sheet with silky-smooth skin? Pretty damn great.

Go-To Transformazing Sheet Mask

Even when your nighttime routine is on point, a morning mask never hurts. The Go-To Transformazing Sheet Mask wakes up your skin with brightening niacinamide and kakadu plum extract.

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