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May 10, 2016

How To Wake Up With Better Skin

How to Wake Up With Better Skin | Beauty Bets

I’ve been seeing and trying a lot of “overnight facials” or “sleeping masks” that promise all kinds of benefits while you get your beauty sleep. They’re touted as being more potent or active than a typical nighttime moisturizer or serum, but some of them do nothing more than, well, a typical moisturizer or serum. Which led me to wonder whether this was more of a marketing tactic than a shiny new concept. But it’s a good one at that—who doesn’t want to wake up looking like she just had a facial?! I do, I do. So I kept going until I found one that really, truly seems to make my skin look better in the morning. That’s a tall order, considering that I definitely don’t wake up like this, but for the past few weeks I’ve been applying Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial under my One Love Organics Skin Savior and without fail see more glowing, even-toned skin in the AM. It’s noticeable, y’all. And it takes a lot to impress me. I was so surprised by the immediate results that I went back to the product description and ingredients list to see what was really going on here. According to Ren (who is not paying me to say this!), the facial occurs in three phases while you sleep: Phase one exfoliates using lactic and glycolic acids to repair uneven texture and hyperpigmentation; Phase two massages the skin with omega oils to energize, revitalize, and heal; Phase three plumps and deeply hydrates the skin. I’m always a bit wary of brand-funded testing, but that “women saw 40% dramatically improved skin radiance after just one night” using this product doesn’t surprise me one bit. Now if I could actually figure out how to get more sleep . . .

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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