Any dermatologist will tell you that retinol is the number one ingredient to look for in a night cream, thanks to its proven anti-aging benefits. The 100 Percent Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm ($48) uses a vegan form of the superstar ingredient to help fight fine lines and improve skin tone.
See spots run. The Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial ($14) uses a total soy complex to fight spots, improve skin tone, and brighten your complexion. Plus, it adds a heavy hit of moisture. And as an extra time-saving bonus, there's no need to rinse it off in the morning.
Swap your standard tube of lip balm for the eos Aqua Deep Hydration Lip Mask ($10). A blend of hydrating butters and oils, coupled with nourishing seaweed extract, work to quench even the most parched lips overnight.
Packed with a laundry list of intensely hydrating ingredients (coconut, avocado, and sunflower oils, plus shea butter and beeswax), The Better Skin Co. Amaze Balm ($36) is choice for anyone with super dry skin. And while you could use just a dab as your daily moisturizer, it also works equally well when you slather on a thick coat as an overnight mask.
If your skin is dry, sensitive, or otherwise irritated, try using the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Overnight Mask ($55) instead of your regular night cream two to three times per week. The gel texture is hydrating, yet not overly heavy, packing a host of soothing and skin energizing minerals. It also contains blue-green algae extract to minimize the look of wrinkles. Yes, please.
We love gel manicures as much as anyone, but they can admittedly take a toll on your nails. Enter Sally Hansen Gel Rehab ($7). The vitamin-rich overnight nail mask undos that damage in just three nights. Simply swipe on two coats before bed and let them dry, then wash off in the morning.
If you find many traditional night creams to be too thick or heavy, you'll love the Simple Water Boost Sleeping Cream ($10). It absorbs almost instantly and it packs instant and continuous hydration. Bonus: Over time it also helps boost your skin's own hydration process.
It's not just your skin that can benefit from a little overnight TLC. The Sephora Collection Hair Sleeping Mask ($5) is formulated to work on dry hair; simply apply it pre-bedtime, pop on the included cap, and let it do its thing. There are four different varieties that do everything from add moisture to protect color, but we're especially partial to this Shea option, which helps prevent breakage and split ends. (But hey, at this price, you can afford to try all four.)
Banish a pesky blemish overnight with the Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Zit Zapping Dots ($9). Each round sticker contains purifying charcoal, oil dissolving salicylic acid, and antioxidant-rich tomato extract. Plus, unlike traditional pimple creams, the stay-in-place stickers won't leave a mess all over your pillowcase.
Not only is the bubbly texture of the Soap & Glory Speedplump Overnight Miracle Moisture Mousse ($20) fun, it's also the reason this works so quickly. The air-trapping bubbles help the hyaluronic acid-infused formula work fast, so you wake up with fuller, smoother, glowier skin.