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Effortless products for those who choose sleep over skin care

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert3 years ago
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If (à la Bridget) you're leading a life in which your most serious relationship is with... your duvet, speed up your self-care and dial up your glow with the latest low-maintenance heroes. Results-driven, packed with cell-butt-kicking actives and here to streamline your routine (or lack of), these heroes will make your skin work hard while you do the opposite, so get set to fall for our edit of idle-compatible masks, peels and treatments and ensure you wake to a glowing reflection.

The soft comfort blanket your face has been craving, VOTARY's new {Intense Overnight Mask} looks deceptively 'fluffy', but don't let its cloud-like consistency dupe you - this mask has it in for dull, lacklustre skin. Brimming with skin barrier-boosting lipids, this spa-in-a-jar works to soften fine lines, promote moisture and calm irritation while rosehip oil helps to enhance elasticity. Talk about 'beauty sleep'...

A feast for the eyes, Glow Recipe's {Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask} is abundant with nourishing, skin-brightening antioxidants and coffeeberry, alongside encapsulate vitamin A to fight crow's feet and strengthen the fragile eye area - thickening skin to diminish dark circles and help you emerge from your pit looking truly rev-eye-ved.

With 16% AHAs to eliminate dulling dead cells as it triggers renewal, SUMMER FRIDAYS' {Soft Reset AHA Exfoliating Solution} is a powerful, 3-in-1 tonic that melts surface 'scurf' (shudder) to reveal healthy, luminous skin while you're merrily skipping through Nod. Great if you've misplaced your radiance, this also makes light work of lessening scars and dark spots to restore uniformity, while vitamin B3 (niacinamide, to you and me) helps to calm, soothe and clarify.

If you're eager to calm as you clarify, Allies of Skin's {Promise Keeper Blemish Sleeping Facial} helps to purge pores of embedded impurities - working to tackle congestion and quell an impending rebellion. With enzymes and acids alongside a cocktail of healing manuka, antibacterial colloidal silver and pomegranate extracts, this regulates sebum, refines your skin's texture while bolstering barrier function to help your complexion become less tempestuous.

Clean, cruelty-free and affordable, VERSED's {The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel} is a fast-acting double-act - partnering lactic and glycolic acids to melt dulling debris, encourage renewal without leaving your face feeling vulnerable thanks to vitamin E and allantoin. Gentle, non-drying and perfectly pH-balanced, this game-changing peel is sufficiently gentle to use every night (and the tube is completely recyclable - so it's kind to your skin and the planet).


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...