Too busy to pamper? These overnight treatments will sort you as you snooze
They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! Your nightly snoozefest is when your body, skin, hair and nails best relax and repair themselves. So go beyond a simple evening cleanse and moisturise – add these treatments to your evening ritual to really nail the #iwokeuplikethis look.
THE SKIN BRIGHTENER ORIGINS MEGAMEGA-BRIGHT DADARK SPOT CORRECTING NIGHT MASK $84
If summer’s harsh rays have left unwanted patches of pigmentation, give this mask a go. Lighter than your average night cream and formulated with vitamin C-rich plant extracts that ooze melanininhibiting properties, it’s a potent yet gentle remedy. After you’ve cleansed, apply the serum and massage into the skin with gentle, circular motions.
THE BRITTLE BUSTER SALLYS HANSEN MOISTURE REHAB OVERNIGHT O NAIL SERUM $16.95
Much like your skin, nails get dry, too. The hot summer sun combined with air conditioning can dry out the tips, making them more fragile and prone to breaking. To fix, apply this overnight serum that contains moisture and nutrient-rich extracts for intense nail and cuticle restoration. The lightweight formula is made of black orchid, acai, algae actives and humectants to help hydrate and rejuvenate dry or weak nails. Add a few drops to each nail bed and massage in.
THE BODY BUILDER AVEDA INVATI SCALP REVITALIZER $89.95
Our tresses withstand a lot day to day, from over-styling to hormonal changes, making strands fragile, porous and even prone to falling out. But worry not! Spritz this scalp revitaliser on your roots – hair can be wet or dry – and massage in to let the blend of lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang, myrtle and ambrette essential oils repair epair any damage.
THE GLOW GETTER JAMES READ SLEEP MASK TAN FACE $46
Those who are sun smart will know to keep their faces away from UV rays, but that often leaves our faces looking paler than the rest of our bodies. To get the glow, add a few drops of this overnight tanning sleep mask to cleansed skin before you hit the hay. It contains aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, cucumber to soothe and algae extract to fight ageing skin.
THE HAIR REVIVER
SACHAJUAN OVER NIGHT HAIR REPAIR $65 If dry, brittle locks are your nemesis, try an overnight treatment to do the heavy lifting while you sleep. Look for a product with ingredients like algae extract that’ll strengthen both the inside and outside of the hair cuticle. Apply this gel through clean locks and leave in overnight. After rinsing, your hair will feel revived.
THE SUPER SERUM
ULTRACEUTICALS ULTRA A SKIN PERFECTING SERUM $132 Vitamin A is a superstar anti-ager. “It’s an allrounder, working to help brighten the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and regulate sebum production,” says Global Education ambassador for Ultraceuticals Tracey Beeby. Remember that vitamin A (or retinol as it’s commonly referred) works best after hours. “It’s photosensitive, so the active ingredient can become ineffective in sunlight,” Tracey explains. At night, massage in a pea-sized amount to the face and neck on alternate days, gradually building to daily use
THE FLAKE FIGHTER
SARAH CHAPMAN OVERNIGHT BODY TREATMENT $81.78 Days spent at the beach can cause skin to become dry and flaky. Rescue your pins from peeling with this overnight treatment. Based on Sarah’s acclaimed Overnight Facial, just four to six pumps will cover you from neck to toe, moisturising intensely. The dry serum-oil contains lightweight, omega-rich argan and camellia oils and vitamins A, C and E to deeply nourish.
Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley “It’s the best facial tanning product I’ve ever used,” says the model.