They say “you snooze, you lose”—but in skincare, all the winning happens while you sleep. Evenings are the prime time for the skin’s natural repair cycle: you’re out of the sun, you’re completely unstressed, and all is well in the world. But beauty rest alone won’t give you the best skin. For a better morning-after, you’ll need the magic of a sleeping pack.

The sleeping pack is the crucial final seal in Asian skincare. It may seem like a superfluous step, but it actually does so much for you while you’re in dreamland. It locks in your entire nighttime routine (almost like a laminant), strengthens your moisture barrier, and adds an extra layer of hydration and nourishment.

WHEN TO APPLY A SLEEPING PACK

Wait until the very end of your nighttime routine to apply your product, after every other layer of skincare has absorbed. Your sleeping pack should seal everything in place and enrich the effects of your other products—not dilute them.

HOW TO APPLY A SLEEPING PACK


STEP 1: Take a pea-sized dollop of the product. Cream-based sleeping packs tend to be very rich and thick, so a little goes a long way. If you’re using a gel-based product, use a centavo-sized amount.
STEP 2: Dot the product over your forehead, nose, chin, and cheeks.
STEP 3: Using your fingertips, spread the product upwards and outwards, using circular motions.
STEP 4: Once you’ve massaged most of the product into your skin, gently pat your face until the residue has fully absorbed.

WHAT SLEEPING PACK SHOULD YOU USE?

There’s a formula tailor-fit for you based on skin type!

FOR OILY SKIN:
TRY: Missha Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream, P2,100
WHY: With its 70% snail slime content, this healing cream prevents excess sebum and lightens the appearance of scars over time.

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FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:
TRY: CosRX Rice Overnight Spa Mask, now on sale at P792 (limited time only)
WHY: This sleeping pack is made with 65% rice extract, which makes it very mild on the skin. It is able to deliver all-night hydration and noticeable brightening without causing irritation.

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FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN:
TRY: C20 Vitamin Sleep 9 to 5 Crema, P950
WHY: Formulated with Vitamin C, this cream works the same way its serum counterpart does: it fades acne scars, calms inflammation, and boosts your glow.

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FOR DRY SKIN:
TRY: Banila Co. Brightening Sleeping Pack, P1,185
WHY: A lack of moisture leads not only to dehydrated skin but to lifeless color, too. This mask uses 10 White Flower complex and niacinamide to quench dryness and, ultimately, bring vitality back to sallow faces.

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FOR AGING SKIN:
TRY: Ocean Skin Dewy Firming Sleeping Mask, P1,895
WHY: Mature skin calls for more than just superficial nourishment. For a truly potent punch, this cream uses ocean-sourced ingredients to reverse the appearance of wrinkles and boost collagen production.

Shop it here.

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Music:
Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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