This Overnight Mask Is the Lazy Girl's Hack to Get Dewy Skin While You Sleep

The overnight treatment is one of Sephora's best-selling skin-care products—and you can save up to 20 percent on it during Sephora's sale right now.

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If you've ever had to carefully time an acid peel or spent far too long mixing your clay mask into the perfect consistency, you know there's nothing better than skin care you don't have to think about. An easy-to-use product that doesn't require prep work, scrubbing, or rinsing is a simple way to practice self-care. Enter: the overnight mask.

One formula that not only requires minimal effort but actually works best when you're sleeping is the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask (Buy It, from $28, $34, sephora.com). Easily the best lazy hack for a lit-from-within glow, this lightweight mask replenishes the skin with moisture to build up the skin barrier and tackle dryness overnight. (Don't forget to check out this full skin-care routine for dry skin.)

If that seems too good to be true, it's not! It's actually thanks to the mask's key ingredient: centella asiatica (or cica). Also known as tiger grass, it's a common herb in Chinese medicine that's touted for its anti-inflammatory properties and wound-healing benefits. In skin care, it's known to boost collagen production and strengthen the skin barrier—in other words, it's what keeps moisture in the skin and pollutants out.

Unlike other skin-care brands, Laneige also adds a fermented forest yeast to its cica-based formulas. While fermented ingredients might seem like an odd addition to your skin care, they're popular in South Korea because they're thought to help improve the function of the skin barrier, though there's a lack of studies to support that theory. However, lactic acid and hyaluronic acid are both natural byproducts of fermentation and have a laundry list of their own skin-care benefits. (

The formula does not include parabens or mineral oil, and it's cruelty-free. Not to mention, the hydrating pick is safe for all skin types, from oily to sensitive skin, and it can even be used in place of your regular nighttime moisturizer.

LANEIGE Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask
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Buy It: Laneige Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask, from $28, $34, sephora.com

If the active ingredients weren't enough to convince you, the rave reviewers should be. In fact, 95 percent of reviewers said they would recommend the overnight mask to their friends—it leaves their skin moisturized, soft, and glowing after just one use. (

"This cream is a miracle for stressed skin," wrote one 5-star reviewer. "I applied the cica sleeping mask on my face and neck. When I woke the next morning, my face looked serene. It was even-toned, hydrated, not blotchy, and looked repaired. All in one night!"

Another said: "The reviews do not lie, I am in love with this mask. Being basically on house arrest due to COVID-19, my skin has been looking dull and flaky, which is weird because usually, it is oily/combination. I used the AHA/BHA chemical peel and then used this mask overnight and my face feels like a baby's butt. I woke up to hydrated and glowy skin."

Sephora is currently holding its Beauty Insider Spring Savings Event, during which shoppers can save up to 20 percent sitewide. That means you can score the mask for as little as $28. But you'll want to act fast since Sephora's best-selling products, like Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask, tend to sell out quickly in these bi-annual sales. And with almost 34,000 Sephora shoppers raving about it, there's going to be a lot of demand.

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