• Pam Moore

How To Use an Overnight Face Mask For Younger Looking Skin

We all know how hard it can be to stick to a good overnight skin care routine. After a long and tiring day, who wants to spend time getting ready for bed, rather than simply getting in bed? However, the consequences of skipping our nightly skin care ritual can be dire. We’ve heard the experts, and we’ve seen the morning results firsthand: dry, irritated skin, congested pores, maybe even a new blemish or two. Knowing what lies at stake can make the decision for rest over routine much less relaxing. 

So if we know what’s best for us - and regularly muster the energy to complete our nightly skin care routine - why not boost our results and get the most out of our beauty sleep? * Cue overnight face mask.

4 Benefits Of An Overnight Face Mask

1. Lengthens Time For Actives To Work

If a mask can be effective in 10-15 minutes, what wonders could it work if left on all night long? If we’re lucky enough to get the recommended amount of sleep, an overnight face mask gets approximately seven hours to weave its magic. With hours to work, actives have a greater window of time to treat and beautify the skin. 

2. Locks In Moisture And Active Ingredients 

According to mind-body expert Dr. Claudia Aguirre, “trans-epidermal water loss (think: dehydration) peaks at night". She advises: “It’s best to layer on an extra level of protection to keep your skin from drying out while you sleep, especially in low humidity climates and during the fall/winter.” Sleeping in an overnight face mask not only locks in moisture but also active ingredients. A mask effectively seals in the key ingredients from products applied prior to the mask, as well as from the mask itself.   

3. Provides Barrier Against Impurities

The physical barrier created by a face mask works both ways: Not only is it keeping the good stuff in, but it's also keeping the bad stuff out. A night time mask protects the skin from dust, dirt and other toxins all night long, and then easily rinses off the next morning. 

4. Enhances Cell Regeneration 

While moisture loss accelerates at night, so does cell renewal — a process that is crucial for helping slow down the visible signs of aging skin. “At night, the skin goes into repair mode, growing new skin cells and deleting damaged ones,” says Dr. Aguirre. A night time face mask optimizes this regeneration and exposes new skin cells to nourishing, hydrating ingredients that encourage hydration

While a night time face mask is just as easy to apply as a night cream, it should feel just as good as one too. Gone are the days — or rather, nights — of hardened peel-off face masks. Today, the best night masks are creamy and hydrating, allowing your skin to drink them up. “Cream-based masks tend to better absorb into the skin,” says Alicia, “where nutrients and other potent antioxidant-rich ingredients can penetrate deeper, for better results.” 

One important thing to keep in mind is that even if a product isn’t specifically called a “night mask,” it can still be used as an overnight treatment. Below are a few of the best Eminence Organics night masks. Feel free to layer or mix them into a night mask cocktail — after all, who doesn’t love a skin care nightcap? 

For Signs Of Aging 

Bamboo Age Corrective Masque

As you doze off at night, you can rest assured that this mask will do its job. It features a formulation including our Natural Retinol Alternative, Swiss Green Apple Stem Cells and a BioComplex™ blend of vitamins, the ultimate heroes for fighting visible signs of aging.


Hydrating shea Mask

Lock in hydration

Silky cream mask lovingly melts into rough, dry skin, restoring moisture, softness, and elasticity. Nourishing mélange of exotic oils includes rosewood, borage, and macadamia to deeply condition dry, damaged, or weather-worn skin. So good, you’ll also use it to smooth dry patches on hands, ankles, and heels, too. Ideal sleep mask to moisturize skin overnight.

Moisture-binding hyaluronic acid provides lasting hydrationShea butter conditions, soothes & helps repair dry skinSoothing oils deeply nourish & improve elasticity . Algae extract helps restore moisture to maintain softness


Spa – Use after any treatment to calm and soothe, can be left on the face, neck and chest area. Can also be used as a massage aid, massage directly to face, neck and areas of puffy eyes or just to relax and calm the skin.

Home – Apply directly to face neck and chest areas and leave on for 10 to 20 minutes. Alternative: Apply like a moisturizer / sleep masque and sleep on it, wake up refreshed and extremely hydrated

50 mg/oz. - Broad Spectrum Cannabinoid Recovery from dehydration, inflammation & redness Skin Conditioning support for all skin types


Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque Coming Soon

When diluted with water, this kaolin clay-based mask will melt into a fast-absorbing cream packed with potent ingredients. Reishi mushroom depuffs the skin, while birch water purifies and hydrates, so you wake up to a toned and tightened complexion.

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