Hello beauty lovers, Kay Beauty here for another round of skincare tips! Are you ready? Today we will be discussing the merits of a product that is extremely popular in K-Beauty, but isn't so well-known in Western skincare -- Sleeping Packs!
What Is A Sleeping Pack?
A sleeping pack, or a sleeping mask, is a skincare product that is meant to be used as the last step in your skincare routine just before you go to bed. A sleeping pack delivers the nutrients and moisture of a facial mask, but overnight while you sleep. They can be used occasionally when your skin needs an extra boost, or every night if desired.
Unlike regular wash-off masks, sleeping packs typically dry down to a smooth finish, so you don’t have to worry about a goopy mess getting stuck all over your hair and pillow as you sleep. Sleeping packs can be creamy or more gel-like, but what most have in common is that they create a protective film over your skin during the night, preventing water loss and delivering moisture and nutrients. Because they are in contact with your skin for far longer than a wash-off mask, they have the potential to provide exceptional moisturizing, brightening, and nourishing benefits.
Do you NEED a sleeping pack? Well, not necessarily, but they CAN be a very useful tool in your arsenal when you are combating dry or dehydrated skin. People who don't like facial oils may prefer the slicker, less oily feel of a sleeping pack in boosting their skin's moisture levels. And they can be extremely soothing when your skin is irritated, chapped, or over-exfoliated.
How Should I Use A Sleeping Pack?
You can use a sleeping pack instead of your night cream as the last step in your evening skincare routine, or you can also use it on TOP of your regular night cream for super-charged moisture.
Generally, I apply a little more of the sleeping pack than I would typically apply of a night cream, because it takes a little more product to form a film over the skin. Some sleeping packs dry down very quickly, but some take a few minutes until they feel smooth. You may want to wait until it is fully dry before going to sleep, if you don’t want the sleeping pack smeared on your pillow.
Some great sleeping packs that we have on Skinid.se include:
J.ONE Black Jelly Pack
The J.ONE Black Jelly Pack is a refreshing way to boost your skin's moisture without weighing down your skin. The unique "stringy" texture spreads smoothly over the skin and dries quickly. This is quite a light sleep pack, so it's perfect for people with more oily or combination skin who don't want a super creamy mask. However, because you can layer it several times for more moisture, the J.ONE mask should appeal to drier skin types as well.
COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Spa Overnight Mask
The soft and fluffy texture of the Cosrx Rice Mask garners rave reviews from all over the Internet! The Cosrx Rice Mask is a nourishing and moisturizing mask that feels more milky and creamy rather than watery and gel-like, making it excellent for normal to dry skin types. It plumps up and brightens skin, giving it that dewy bounce we all love.
Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Vitamin Sleeping Mask
The Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Blooming Vitamin Sleeping Pack is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The ingredient list of this silky sleeping mask is full of gorgeous organic flower extracts as well as brightening and hydrating components. This gel sleep mask feels cooling and refreshing as it deeply hydrates.
Do you enjoy a good sleep mask? Any favorites?