Sleeping Beauty: Beauty balms that work while you don't

Okay, we got the message. Sleep is essential to your overall health and beauty. But why waste six to eight perfectly good hours on sweet dreams and jumping sheep when you can plump, repair and condition overnight? Beauty sleep takes on new meaning with these sleepy time skin soothers.


Biore Hard Day’s Night Overnight Moisturizer, $14.99 at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Created specifically for “transitional skin” — skin that’s between teenage acne and serious anti-aging — this moisturizer calls on ceramides and vitamin E to alleviate dry skin, dullness and uneven texture. More at

Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, $47 at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. From Olay’s new professional line, this night balm contains two types of peptides and a vitamin B3 derivative that work together to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reverse the appearance of past skin damage. More at

L’Oreal RevitaLift Advanced RevitaLift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair Night Creme, $19.99 at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Contains a Pro-Retinal A that accelerates skin renewal and a fiber-restoring complex that repairs the skin’s supporting fiber. More at

Doll Face Nightcap PM Replenishing Serum, $61 at A deliciously scented skin cocktail with sea minerals, botanical extracts, soy proteins and essential vitamins that hydrate moisture starved cells and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the inside out.


Bliss FatGirlSleep, $38 at Bliss boutiques and Dosed with a sleep-inducing lavender, this potent slenderizing complex works to diminish dimples and smooth skin while you get your “booty” sleep.


ZO Skin Health Oraser Overnight Hand Recovery, $65 at select Nordstrom stores and Developed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi, this hand treatment is formulated with encapsulated, time released, super retinol, vitamins C and E and coenzyme-10 to brighten skin, improves elasticity and protect against damaging free radicals. More at


John Frieda Frizz-Ease Creme Serum Overnight Repair Formula, $9.99 at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. This lightweight, quick-absorbing serum uses a patented “damage-mending technology” and botanical extracts to visibly repair breakage and split ends while deeply replenishing essential moisture that we lose during the day. More at


Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For Night Time Eyelash Conditioner, $125 at Sephora stores and Formulated with a patent-pending complex that helps lengthen and thicken lashes, this revolutionary conditioning cream nourishes, softens and strengthens lashes. Can also be used on eyebrows. More at


Sally Hansen Overnight Lip Recovery and PM Lip Plumper, $9.95 each at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. Lip Recovery repairs and retexturizes dry lips with peptides, vitamins and botanicals while creating a weightless barrier to combat nighttime water loss. PM Lip Plumper smooths and plumps with a collagen-enhancing peptide complex and micro-sponges that help trap moisture in lips for a fuller appearance. More at