The cold weather has arrived around the country, so for the next few months, we’ll be battling dry skin. Fun.
The cooler weather coupled with the use of heaters means that our skin can be exposed to a number of different temperatures within the space of a few hours. To help counteract this, slathering on a hydrating overnight mask is your best bet.
Filled with hydrating and nourishing ingredients, simply apply before bed (in place of face cream) and you’ll wake up with smooth and supple skin. We’ve curated five of the best-selling sleeping masks currently stocked at Mecca.
☆ Glow Recipe
Known for their sleeping masks, Glow Recipe accounts for many of the best-selling overnight masks. With a rating of 4.4 (and 348 total reviews) this Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a firm fave.
Formulated with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid and AHA, this mask hydrates and nourishes the skin so you wake up looking glowy. It works to fight wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots while also buffing away dead skin cells.
“This is my second time to buy this mask, love the hydration and subtle glow it gives to my skin. I use it as [a] sleeping mask almost every night. Definitely give it a try,” wrote MarinaMM in a Mecca review.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $72 @ Mecca
☆ Summer Fridays
This mask by Summer Fridays is multi-purpose and designed to be used as a 10-minute treatment or as an overnight mask. Filled with chestnut extract, vitamin C and niacinamide, this product encourages cell turnover and will help to brighten skin and leave it smooth and plump.
You can also apply this baby before makeup as a hydrating primer, should you wish. Made without animal products, sulphates, parabens, silicone, synthetic dye, synthetic fragrance, surfactants, petrolatums — this mask is the perfect addition to your skincare routine.
It also has 317 reviews — 203 of them five stars — and 3.9 stars overall.
“I bought this a week ago after hearing so many rave reviews on it. It’s definitely a staple in my skincare routine now. I use it every second night and I always wake up with the softest skin. Highly recommend for a bit of lux in your skincare routine,” BreeBreeDD wrote on Mecca’s website.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $77 @ Mecca
With a 4.8 star rating on the Mecca website, this overnight hydrating mask by Kiehl’s is near perfect. Made without parabens, oil or fragrance, this mask works to smooth and soften skin while your sleep.
Filled with desert plant extract and squalene, it will help replenish the skin’s barrier and protect it from changing temperatures — perfect for winter!
“A friend got me hooked on this masque after I was trying serval face products and never being satisfied. The hydration and softness my skin felt was incredible!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! I now only use kiehls face products and can’t recommend them highly enough! Thankyou! X” Taylah wrote.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, $55 @ Mecca
This gel mask uses yuzu citrus — a Japanese superfood high in vitamins A, C, and E — to restore moisture to stressed-out skin.
“Shiseido’s exclusive PhytoTarget Complex enhances skin’s natural moisture to help build its resistance to external stressors, while phytoplankton extract helps to revitalise skin for a plump, well-rested look.”
It currently has a five-star rating online at Mecca and the reviews are glowing.
“I bought this product 2 months ago and have been using it once a week (it contains vitamin A and I want to play it safe) and the results have been EXTRAORDINARY,” MCAT wrote.
“I use it as a sleeping mask and the next day I wake up with bright plump skin that bounces when I touch it. The formula is beautiful and just melts into your skin overnight working its magic. Everybody needs to try this at least once in their life because it is seriously life-changing.”
Shiseido Waso Beauty Sleeping Mask, $60 @ Mecca
☆ James Read
While this sleeping mask aims to hydrate the skin, it also has provides a golden glow thanks to the addition of fake tan. The mask, which has a 3.9-star rating, is formulated with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, it attempts to hydrate, soothe skin and fight the look of ageing. According to Mecca, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a fan of this mask, calling it the “best facial tanning product I’ve ever used.”
“I bought this product around 2 months ago and have been using it 3 – 4 nights per week instead of a regular moisturizer. It’s great for a light color and to even out your skin tone. Smells nice and doesn’t stain your pillowcase,” ChloeRees wrote.
James Read Sleep Mask Tan, $52 @ Mecca