Nighttime Is the Right Time

Chanel Le Blanc Intensive

Sleeping is one of my absolute favorite pastimes—can’t get enough of it. Lately I’ve been optimizing my z’s with these evening products.


This kit consists of 30 vials of a camelina-oil-based serum, a gardenia-stem-cell night cream, an eye and lip contour cream, and four arjuna-bark-extract jowl and chin masks—the best part. The directions say leave the mask on for 20 minutes, but I like to wear it longer and wake up with what appears to me to be a more defined jaw line.

Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Super System, $248, timetospa .com


A special polymer called Elasti-Flex Texture gives this thick cream a fun, spongy consistency—not to mention incredible firming action. Hyaluronic acid and the plant extract Centella asiatica provide skin with extra lift.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask, $25, drugstore.com


This four-week treatment contains a molecule created by Chanel scientists in Japan that inhibits pigment production to prevent dark spots, as well as pearl-protein extract that promotes a healthy glow. It makes me look like I’ve gotten a full eight hours even when I haven’t.

Chanel Le Blanc Intensive Night Brightening Treatment, $400, nordstrom.com


Consider this gel-cream a booster for your favorite moisturizer—it helps your skin retain hydration delivered by other products.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, $35, kiehls .com


The original Eight Hour Cream’s moisture-binding petrolatum gets an added dose of shea butter and a calming lavender scent—making it especially great for insomniacs with dry skin.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer, $39, macys.com