Your skin works overtime every night while you sleep in order to restore its protective barriers. Why? Because it is at night that the skin is at its most productive – when it does most of its replenishing. That’s why it’s imperative to give your face a little boost while it’s in repair mode. All you have to do is concentrate on getting enough shut eye and let these products do all the work. With calming effects to increase your quality of sleep and powerhouse ingredients to penetrate the deep layers of your skin, these nighttime-ritual essentials will give you that rested and healthy glow each and every morning.
Ideal for every skin type, this rich and comforting night cream (HK$850) lifts and tightens the skin while it’s in its optimal repair cycle. Its potent enough to penetrate the deepest layers of your skin without being too heavy and clogging your pores. The shea butter and hyaluronic acid in it works to replenish and plump the face full of hydration so you can wake up to renewed skin.
This delicious, watermelon-powered overnight mask (HK$360) is packed with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, AHAs, antioxidants and peony root. Great news for those who like to turn in their sleep, this formula is highly absorbent and pillow-proof — so you’ll only wake up to glowing skin and not a face-stamped pillow.
This lightweight serum (HK$330) promises that you’ll wake up bright-eyed and beautiful over time. It’s formulated with squalene, lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil, which mimics the molecular structure of natural skin lipids. That means your skin’s natural moisture balance will be restored and you can say goodbye to puffiness, under-eye circles and fine lines.
The ultra-hydration you get out of this is surprising for a consistency that’s as lightweight as LXMI’s Crème du Nil (HK$455). The brand’s signature ingredient, Nilotica Reserve, lends its potent powers with a generous amount of essential fatty acids to quench your skin’s thirst. Use this and you’ll awaken to dewy, youthful skin pumped full of moisture.
For those extra hard days that we’re all too familiar with, Eve Lom’s concoction comes to the rescue. The rich and powerful solution (HK$1,020) includes liposome-encapsulated retinol with Vitamin A that can instantly salvage tired and dry skin. Its combination of shea butter, squalene, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera keeps the skin nourished from PM to AM so you can start a new day looking and feeling refreshed and invigorated.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.