Using an overnight face mask for the first time?

19/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

Using an overnight face mask for the first time?

Are you thinking about using an overnight face mask for the first time? Here we reveal why ultra-nourishing leave-on face masks are so good for hydrating the skin and how they help to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

What does an overnight face mask do?

Overnight face masks are nourishing creams that are applied to the skin before bed and left to sink into the skin overnight.

Thicker than facial moisturisers and serums and more densely packed with skin nutrients, they deliver intense hydration and support the skin regeneration process that happens whilst you sleep.

What are the benefits of overnight face masks?


overnight face mask


Our Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask is rich in skin-softening essential oils and sinks deep into the layers of the skin where wrinkles are formed. Its potent blend of botanicals works in synergy to:

  • Lock moisture into the skin
  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Improve skin elasticity and firm the skin
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Deliver anti-inflammatory action
  • Soften and awaken the skin


  • 97% of product testers said their skin felt bright and healthy
  • 97% said their skin felt noticeably more hydrated
  • 100% reported that their skin was left soft and smooth
  • 78% noticed an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
  • 100% said that after using the Hydra-Glow Face mask they would recommend it to friends and family

*Results based on 32 testers who gave the following responses after 2 weeks of use

Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml

Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml

A beauty-boosting, deeply hydrating face mask which rejuvenates skin overnight



How often should you use an overnight face mask?

Most skin types will only need to apply a face mask 1- 2 times a week to reap these benefits. However, if you have very dry skin, regularly exfoliating and applying a Squalane overnight face mask three times a week will help to:

  • Restore the lipid layer
  • Reduce Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL)
  • Lock in moisture where it needs it most

Are overnight face masks suitable for all skin types?

Containing collagen-stimulating plant Squalane and skin-firming Tara Bush, the anti-ageing Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask is best suited to those aged 35 and beyond. It is an excellent face mask for dry skin and normal-combination skin that needs a hydrating boost.

Made with nourishing Shea Butter and soothing Everlasting Flower, it can be used by all skin types but because it also contains a high content of essential oils, the Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask may not be suitable for those with ultra-sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

How to apply a sleep mask

For optimum anti-ageing results, it is best to apply an overnight cream face mask 2-3 times a week. Always apply it to clean skin and to aid absorption of the mask, gently exfoliate the skin before you apply it.

For best results from our Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask, apply enough product so that a fine layer coats the skin’s surface. Leave it to work its magic overnight then cleanse as normal in the morning.

How to remove an overnight mask

Applying the Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask will help you to wake up with plumper, healthier skin. Whilst most of the product will be absorbed by the skin as you sleep, any face mask excess should be removed in the morning.

Cleansing the skin in the morning will also help to remove waste products and dead skin cells that have been released by the skin overnight.

For best results we recommend massaging a small amount of the Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser over the skin then rinsing the skin with warm water.

Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml

Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml

A beauty-boosting, deeply hydrating face mask which rejuvenates skin overnight


Age Defy+ Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser 150ml

Age Defy+ Purify & Hydrate Cream Cleanser 150ml

An anti-ageing cleanser to purify and balance the complexion and reveal radiance


Has using an overnight face mask helped your skin? Join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK or get advice from our customer care team on 01403 740350. 

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