9 Best Natural & Clean Overnight Face Masks
Lazy girls rejoice! We all know of a solid nightly skincare routine for a glowing complexion, but did you know that there is a special type of product that can help you maximize your skincare routine while you sleep? An overnight face mask aka sleeping mask is the most convenient way to moisturize and treat your skin overnight when you don’t have the time or energy to complete a multi-step routine. It’s a lazy girl’s dream. Instead of using a face mask for 20 minutes during the day, you’re wearing it while you sleep and letting it get to work for 8 hours straight. From better hydration to treating acne and aging skin, there are many amazing benefits to using an overnight sleeping mask. The one downside to sleeping masks is that they usually leave a film on the skin that you need to remove the next morning. Today, we’re sharing the best clean and natural sleeping masks for all skin types and concerns.
Best Budget Sleeping Mask: Cocokind
The Cocokind Resurfacing Sleep Mask is a silky gel mask that uses bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative, to reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. I love the texture of this Cocokind mask and how hydrating it feels. This overnight mask is a gentle alternative to retinol that mimics retinol’s benefits with 1% bakuchiol, wild indigo extract, squalene, beta-glucan and more. Resurfacing Sleep Mask really does help brighten and even out skin tone.
Ingredients: water/aqua, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit water, glyceryl stearates, glycerin, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, squalane, cellulose, bakuchiol1, adansonia digitata seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, caramel, sodium dehydroacetate, baptisia tinctoria root extract2, citric acid, beta-glucan.
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Youth To The People Super Berry Hydrate Glow Dream Mask
The Youth To The People Glow Dream Mask is an overnight mask that deeply hydrates, plumps and brightens with antioxidant-rich superberries and THD ascorbate, the latest clinically-proven form of stable Vitamin C. The formula also helps to target dullness and uneven skin tone with four vital hydrators – Squalane, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, and Betaine. The Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask also contains Youth To The People’s proprietary Superberry Blend: Maqui, acai, prickly pear, goji berry, sunflower, moringa, squalane.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau , Glycerin , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil , Glyceryl Stearate , Cetyl Alcohol , Betaine , Isopropyl Myristate , Stearic Acid , Opuntia Tuna (Prickly Pear) Extract , Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract , Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Extract , Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui) Fruit Extract , Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C) , Phenoxyethanol , Glyceryl Stearyl Citrate , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) , Glyceryl Laurate , Squalane , Carbomer , Hyaluronic Acid , Allantoin , Panthenol (Vitamin B5) , Ethylhexylglycerin , Xanthan Gum , Natural Fragrance , Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Best Anti-Aging Sleeping Mask: Votary
For a luxury, anti-aging sleeping mask, Votary Intense Overnight Mask smooths fine lines and rejuvenates fatigued skin. It contains natural extracts of narcissus and camu camu to brighten, hyaluronic acid, Oat kernel flour and a luxe blend of natural plant oils (rosehip, avocado, apricot, tomato seed, and chia). This has the consistency and texture of a luscious, elegant moisturizer and sinks in seamlessly into the skin, leaving no residue the next morning. The scent comes from a blend of rose, neroli and lavender.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Coconut Alkanes, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Chenopodium Quinoa (Quinoa) Seed Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Pouteria Lucuma (Lucuma) Pulp Extract, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Salicylic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Astaxanthin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Limonene+, Linalool+, Citronellol+, Geraniol+, Hydroxycitronellal+, Citral+, Eugonol+, Farnesol+
+Naturally occurs in Essential Oils
Best Sleeping Mask for Oily Skin: Glow Recipe
The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is an overnight resurfacing and hyaluronic mask with a goopy consistency and super silky texture. Other than the not 100% natural fragrance, The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask has a very clean fruit-filled ingredients list wit 2.5% pH-balanced AHA complex, multi-weight hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, quinoa peptide, and watermelon enzymes.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, C9-12 Alkane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau de mer, Glycolic Acid*, Lactic Acid*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Lactobacillus/Watermelon Fruit Ferment Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Sodium PCA, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol^, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Parfum**
Best Sleeping Mask for Damaged Skin Barrier: Purito
If you need the opposite of resurfacing and skin barrier-building instead, check out Purito’s Cica Barrier Sleeping Pack. Natural K-beauty brand Purito’s sleeping mask helps to soothe skin exhausted from damaging UV rays and other environmental stressors overnight. It is formulated with skin-identical ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide, along with Panthenol, Madecassic Acid, asiaticoside, asiatic acid (bioactive compounds and triterpenes in Centella asiatica extract).
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Centella Asiatica Extract (strengthens skin barrier), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (occlusive), Glycerin (humectant), Squalane (occlusive), Jojoba seed oil (occlusive), Cetearyl Alcohol (emulsifiers), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifiers), Sunflower Seed Oil (skin-conditioning agents), Butylene Glycol (humectants), Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate (emulsifiers), 1,2-Hexanediol (stabilizers), Madecassoside (strengthens skin barrier), Asiaticoside (strengthens skin barrier), Madecassic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Asiatic Acid (strengthens skin barrier), Panthenol (strengthens skin barrier), Ceramide NP (strengthens skin barrier), Sodium Hyaluronate (natural moisturizing factor/ humectants), Hydroxyacetophenone (product stabilizers/antioxidants), Sodium Carbomer (viscosity increasing agents), Hydrogenated Lecithin (emulsifiers), Hydroxyethylcellulose (viscosity increasing agents), Green tea extract (soothing)
Best Sleeping Mask for Uneven Skin Tone: REN
REN’s Dark Spot Sleeping Cream is made with Encapsulated Algae Complex to reduce discoloration and Glycogen from corn to lock in corn. On its own I don’t believe this cream can get rid of any deep-set hyperpigmentation, but I like it as part of a hyperpigmentation-fighting routine that involves plenty of corrective serums. The actives in this moisturizing creamy mask are encapsulated Algae Complex and PhytoGlycogen.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Arginine, Benzyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycogen, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum* (Fragrance), Sucrose, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Limonene, Linalool. *100% Natural Fragrance.
Best Sleeping Mask for Very Dry Skin: Neals Yard Remedies
If you have extremely dry skin, I had to include the Neals Yard Remedies Age-Defying Overnight Mask. This is just about the thickest sleeping mask I’ve tried. Imagine the consistency of a Betty Crocker frosting jar if it were a mask. The 88% organic Age Defying Overnight Mask is formulated to help contour, lift and restore, which makes it suited to more mature skin types with fine lines and wrinkles and has a calming frankincense scent. It contains Bacillus Ferment to firm and recontour as it evens skin tone, and Glycogen and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration. The mask also contains botanical adaptogens, Ashwaghanda extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) oil and Turmeric Root extract to support skin health.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triheptanoin, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Arachidyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Boswellia Sacra Resin Oil*, Citric Acid, Glycogen, Sodium Gluconate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*, Commiphora Confusa Resin Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil*, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Glucose, Bacillus Ferment, Boswellia Neglecta Resin Oil*, Withania Somnifera Leaf Extract*, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol. *Organic. From Essential Oils. 99.4% Natural Origin. Made With 88% Organic Ingredients.
Best Newcomer Sleeping Mask: Baesix
Baesix is an up-and-coming newcomer brand that’s organic, vegan and K-beauty inspired. Their MAZZZK Overnight Reviving Mask has a light gel-like consistency which makes it great for oily skin and warmer months. Baesix is formulated in Korea for their superior beauty technology and ingredient use and all products contain over 75% organic ingredients. Mazzzk infuses skin with organic aloe leaf water, organic bamboo extract, niacinaide and Epigallocatechin Gallate (a powerful polyphenolic, chemopreventive compound isolated from green tea).
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water*, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract*, Propanediol*, Trehalose*, Niacinamide, Glycerin*, Centella Asiatica Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Allantoin, 1,2- Hexanediol, Panthenol*, Bambusa Arundinacea Juice*, Houttuynia Cordata Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water*, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alpha Arbutin, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Bakuchiol, Lactobionic Acid
*Certified Organic Ingredient