The first flecks of snow have fallen and that means winter is officially upon us, no matter how much we don’t want to admit it. Out of all of Mother Nature’s seasons, winter is the one that wreaks havoc on our skin the most and dries it out like there’s no tomorrow. While it can often seem like there’s no amount of moisturizer that can remedy the skin after venturing outside in winter’s angry winds, sometimes it’s just about finding the right products to give it the TLC it needs. Enter the mega hydrating leave-on face mask that needs to be in your skincare rotation if it’s not already. These masks are perfect for us busy ladies who (unfortunately) don’t have the time to wait 45 minutes for a mask to do its thing. We love that these masks work their magic while you go about your day or catch up on your beauty sleep, without staining your pillows or scaring the person (or pet) that snuggles next to you at night. Keep reading for our favourite leave-on face masks that you need to know about for every price point!
Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial
Raise your hand if you have time for a facial. Yeah, we don’t either. We wish we did but we rarely have time to wash our faces every night so when we heard about the Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial, we jumped for freakin’ joy, because a facial while we sleep? Yes please! We love that this oil-free lightweight powerhouse moisturizer isn’t greasy at all and doesn’t leave a residue behind because who wants to wake up with gunk on their pillow? Not us. It also features a Total Soy Complex and targets the 5 Factors of Radiance – tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots – to leave skin looking awake and luminous. And bonus points for this baby being non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic too for any fellow sensitive skin folks out there!
Shop: Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial for $22.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
Does your skin need an extra boost of hydration? Summer Fridays has you covered with their Jet Lag Mask that was formulated for glam jet-setters who know that flying wreaks absolute havoc on their skin. Not traveling first class? This mask works wonders on tired skin that might need a little boost after a night out with its plumping and supercharged hydrating properties. Free of artificial fragrances, this certified clean and cruelty free product works immediately to calm, cool, and soothe tired and over-worked skin!
Shop: Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask for $59 CAD at Sephora
GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment
Looking for that holiday glow? Look no further! GlamGlow’s ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment is the ultimate treat for your skin during these chilly and drying temps we’re experiencing. Formulated with hyaluronic acid for all the hydration and GreenEnergy to soothe and energize skin, this baby is everything you need for a healthy and dewy complexion. The texture of this mask is so thick and gorgeous, but it doesn’t feel gloopy at all – it absorbs so quick and the smell is heavenly too!
Shop: GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment for $75 CAD at Sephora
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Dreaming of skin with that woke-up-like-this glow? It’s time to dig into the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. This gel-like luxurious mask delivers post-facial results all in one jar with radiance boosting hyaluronic acid and AHAs that work to smooth the skins surface. Coupled with soothing watermelon extracts, expect to wake up with mega hydrated baby soft skin come morning!
Shop: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask for $59 CAD at Sephora
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Don’t be fooled by the gel-like texture, the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is ultra hydrating without being thick and overbearing. Formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized mineral water that delivers all the moisture to remedy stressed and parched skin. We love that this mask is infused with calming properties like sandalwood and rose that’ll give you all the at-home spa vibes for a fraction of the price, plus who wants to leave their house in the dead of winter anyway? We recommend coupling this product with the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to give your kisser some attention and hydration too!
Shop: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask for $33 CAD at Sephora
Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Mask
Want to do more than just detox your skin? Why not try preventing pollution and other environmental nasties from getting into your skin with the Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Mask? This hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic product is a powerful mask and lotion that combats smoke and pollution that us city gals have to watch out for. Made with Aveeno’s exclusive Blackberry Complex with anti-aging properties, it also contains soothing green tea extracts. We love that this leave-on mask can be worn as we get our zzz’s but it also sits beautifully under makeup for supercharged protection all day long!
Shop: Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Leave-On Mask for $24.97 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Want a product that can do more than one thing? The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask is no one trick pony. Of course it’s used primarily for intense hydration but it can also be used for shaving and treating dry patches like on your elbows and knees. With ingredients like avocado and apricot kernel oil that work to deeply quench skin’s thirst, it also includes Japanese seaweed to not only repair the skin’s moisture barrier but also prevent future dehydration. This is the tall glass of water your skin has desperately been seeking!
Shop: Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask for $35 CAD at Sephora
Eve Lom Moisture Mask
Want hydrated skin, like now? Well believe it or not (but seriously, believe us) the Eve Lom Moisture Mask promises 70% more hydrated skin in just two hours. This lightweight and clear formula glides on skin effortlessly and sodium hyluronate gives long-lasting hydration and coupled with vitamin E, encourages a firmer appearance and works to protect the skin from environmental damage. This mask is a gift from above for anyone (us included) that is sick of city pollution effing up their skin!
Shop: Eve Lom Moisture Mask for $117 CAD at Sephora
Caudalie Moisturizing Mask
One of our faves over here at #TeamE7 is Caudalie and their Moisturizing Mask is a showstopper. Not only is this supercharged mask vegan and cruelty free, it also contains Vinolevure that works to soothe redness and irritation but it also strengthens skin to help it retain more moisture over time. This skincare hero appears white but absorbs so fast that you’ll forget you have anything on your face and we loved that we woke up with our skin still feeling hydrated after an eight-hour snooze!
Shop: Caudalie Moisturizing Mask for $47 CAD at Sephora
Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Need more than just a hydrating overnight mask? We got you covered with the Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask that works to intensely moisturize the skin while lifting and tightening at the same time. Made with black tea kombucha that works to enhance suppleness and radiance, this mask also helps improve the appearance of skin elasticity with the addition of lychee seed extract. Pro tip: Use this super-powered mask the day before a big event to help rid your mug of any signs of fatigue and you’ll look as fresh as ever!
Shop: Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask for $112 CAD at Sephora
Please note that this post has been brought to you in partnership with Aveeno, all thoughts and opinions are our own.
Cheers to your best skin ever this winter!
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)