Beauty Editors Reveal the Treatments They Use While They Sleep
They don’t call it “beauty sleep” without reason. Your evening snooze fest is the optimal time to repair skin, hair and nails. Going beyond a simple evening cleanse, these are the treatments the InStyle beauty team swear by so they can really say #iwokeuplikethis.
Maura Lynch, InStyle Senior Beauty Editor:
"The products change, but the routine remains the same: serum, moisturizer and eye cream. The combo I am loving right now is Renée Rouleau BHA Clarifying Serum ($48; reneerouleau.com), which combats my newly-developed acne. Then I use Kate Somerville Age Arrest Cream ($90; katesomerville.com) which is full of skin-firming peptides. Lastly, I layer on Verso Super Eye Serum ($80; sephora.com), it’s lightweight, non-irritating and contains a gentle, line-fighting form of retinol. If my skin feels particularly dehydrated, I’ll slather an overnight mask on top—if I put Tata Harper’s Moisturizing Mask ($110; tataharperskincare.com) on before bed, I wake up with the prettiest glow."
Sheryl George, InStyle Beauty Editor:
"Scaly feet are probably the most unsexy thing ever. My heels tend to get beat up from walking all over the city, so at night, I slather Julep’s exfoliating and hydrating foot cream all over my feet (Mint Condition Pedi Cream, $20; julep.com). Infused with alpha hydroxy acids, the cream smooths skin so you don’t get unsightly cracks or dry patches. If I need extra TLC, I make sure to wear socks post-application so the cream really absorbs."
Dianna Mazzone, InStyle Beauty Assistant:
"A recent bout of breakouts has turned me into a brightening-product connoisseur: If it promises to fade lingering dark spots, I’ve probably tried it. But my search came to a halt when I found Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask ($34; sephora.com). This stuff did the job over the course of three nights, thanks to a blend of cell-renewing ingredients like black truffle oil. Consider the capsules of amber, pearl, and gold powder—all of which add visible luminosity—the cherries on top."
Selene Milano, InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor:
"When my hair is dry and brittle—either from overprocessing or just the dry, stale air in my office—I lather up with Kérastase Masquintense ($63; kerastase-usa.com) at night and leave it in until morning. When I rinse it out, my hair is instantly hydrated."
Marianne Mychaskiw, InStyle.com Assistant Beauty Editor:
"I’m obsessed with the Kypris Moonlight Catalyst serum. In general, I like how retinol combats breakouts while keeping my paranoia over premature signs of aging at bay, but it tends to irritate my skin if I apply too much. The infusion of pumpkin enzymes in Kypris’ serum (Kypris Moonlight Catalyst, $72; kyprisbeauty.com) acts as a much gentler alternative while addressing the same issues, leaving me with a covetable 'I woke up like this' glow in the morning."