This Overnight Watermelon Face Mask Is My Secret to Super Soft Skin

If you're looking for a simple way to up your skincare game, then I highly recommend this Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. My skin has never looked brighter or felt softer since using this one-step mask.

My Favorite Hydrating Face Mask

Face masks are one of the most satisfying and relaxing skincare essentials in my routine, so finding a mask that hit everything I needed was critical. I have normal combination skin with large pores on my nose and chin, and I also struggle with hormonal cystic acne. For years, I tried everything to make my pores smaller, fade my acne scars, and prevent future breakouts. Seemed like a totally reasonable and easy feat, right? (I write while chuckling.) While my go-to face masks mainly included intensive deep penetration clays that would target my pores, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered what a hydrating mask could do for my complexion.

As I was browsing the aisles of Sephora testing face mask samples, I was particularly intrigued by the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Face Mask. The jelly texture was buoyant and thin and spread on my hand like a lotion would. I was hesitant to try a sleeping mask, thinking it would ruin my bedding, get stuck in my hair, and leave me with tight, cracking skin. Despite my hesitations, my curiosity and excitement took over and I brought a small sample home. I'm not exaggerating when I say I was floored by the results after just one use.

Applying the mask felt like I was dabbing a gel moisturizer on my face; it didn't have the clay-like texture that most masks do. (Tip: You need only a thin layer to sufficiently quench thirsty skin.) The smell of watermelon quickly filled my nostrils and soon I was falling asleep to the aroma of sweet summer nights. To my surprise, I woke up mess free with no tightness and washed off the remaining product before examining my refreshed complexion.

This overnight face mask is ideal for all skin types and targets large pores, dryness, and oiliness. The mask is loaded with hyaluronic acid for an added moisture boost, peony extract for brightness, and—my favorite—a blend of lactic and glycolic acids to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells.

After just one use I noticed brighter, softer skin and couldn't stop smiling all day. If I felt this good after just one use, I had to put the splurge-worthy, game-changing face mask in my shopping cart. While this gentle hydrating mask is mild enough to use nightly, I like to savor my routine by applying it just a few nights a week. After multiple weeks of using this holy-grail product, my skin is softer, brighter, even-toned, and my pores have surprisingly minimized. No wonder 1,000+ reviewers on Sephora agree with me by giving it five stars.

Buy It: Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask, $45; sephora.com