It’s called beauty sleep for a reason: While you’re mid-REM cycle, your skin is hard at work. Nighttime is optimal for cells to repair themselves—during this snooze-filled downtime, damage gets reversed, stress hormones drop, and essential ingredients are better able to penetrate your pores—as if you needed another reason to get a solid eight hours.

Make the most of peaceful slumber with the treatments below, then head to for your own slumber-friendly prescription.

GIVENCHY Hydra Sparkling Night Cream Mask

Overnight treatments are all about multi-tasking, and this innovative formula (consisting of a 5-molecule complex with rehydrating power) acts as both a night cream and mask. For those needing to fake a good night’s sleep, the 2-in-1 combo erases signs of tiredness—skin actually looks alive and radiant when you wake up.

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil

A busy schedule is no longer an excuse for neglecting your skincare routine thanks to 111SKIN’s black-diamond magic. Applying two or three drops just twice a week at night means you’ll open your eyes to revived, restored, and hydrated skin in the morning. Formulated with maximum-strength, one-percent retinol, the oil instantly soothes and melts into skin upon application.

DR. SEBAGH Supreme Night Secret Cream

When you doze off, this deeply regenerating cream kicks in to work with the skin’s natural body clock. The secret? The cream’s innovative biotech ingredients are formulated by a cosmetic surgeon and his team of French chemists, so of course the glowing results are actually visable.

MILA MOURSI Refining Lotion / Lotion Aux Acides De Fruits

Daytime is to protect; nighttime is to refine. A clarifying formula of natural fruit acids, soothing botanical ingredients, vitamins, and antioxidants that work together to minimize pores, remove dead skin cells, and brighten are even more soothing than a sound machine.

EVE LOM Moisture Mask

Sometimes you wake up completely parched—and so does your skin. Here, an intense boost of moisture is handy for when skin feels thirsty and dehydrated. Aim for twice a week as an overnight treatment. The payoff: brighter, hydrated, younger-looking skin.

KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Good things happen after 12 a.m.—for example, a replenishing elixir of pure essential oils gets busy to repair your skin’s healthy appearance by the time your alarm clock sounds. As the name suggests, this works with the skin’s natural nocturnal regenerative abilities.

SISLEY Supremÿa Night Cream

This is not your granny’s night cream. A deliciously smooth, intensive nourishing complex (thanks to ingredients like hazelnut oil, kokum butter, and macadamia oil) regenerates and restructures dry skin throughout the night. Gently massage it into the face, neck, and décolletage.

ZELENS Stem Complex Rejuvenating Overnight Treatment

Based on the latest stem cell research, this cream is both ultra nourishing and anti aging. High-performance peptides and active botanical extracts help to promote nighttime renewal.

NARS Restorative Night Treatment

Even if you fall asleep with dull, dry skin, you’ll wake up with a smoother, renewed, and revitalized complexion. The key is its Advanced Gel Matrix Technology which creates a veil to lock on moisture and help to recharge skin at rest, while blend of natural almond, plum and rice bran oils give a boost of antioxidants.

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