Let’s face the facts and admit that nobody is a natural beauty when they sleep. Drool flowing, snores roaring, hair tangled…it’s no wonder we spend most of our morning repairing the damage caused by Mr. Sandman. But does it always have to be this way? We’re taking beauty advice from everyone’s favorite Princess Aurora, that’s Sleeping Beauty to you, and in celebration of Disney’s upcoming Maleficent (in theatres May 30), we're running through the 10 best beauty products that do all the work as you snooze. Who said being lazy never paid off?
1. Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
You may neglect your fingers throughout the day with all the stately duties to which you must attend – dishes or otherwise – but let your slumber be the chance to nourish those hard-working hands with Clarins Treatment Cream. Looking for an extra boost of beautiful? Rub some cuticle oil on your nails for easy removal.
2. Soap & Glory Heel Genius
Your dainty toesies should always look lovely, regardless of how many barefoot walks you take with friendly woodland critters. Rescue those feet with Soap & Glory Heel Genius, a miracle mask to massage into clean feet at night, before slipping on cotton socks overtop.
$16, Shoppers Drug Mart.
3. Fat Girl Sleep
While some products are too heavy to wear beneath daytime makeup, sleep is the best time to slap on the hydration, which is where Bliss Fat Girl Sleep overnight cream comes in. A potent PM version of its cult-favorite day lotion, the cheeky name and combination of lotus flower, red algae extract and soothing lavender makes it particularly good in bed.
4. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
Drink it in fellow princesses because when your skin is feeling parched, there’s nothing it wants more than a thirst-quenching surge of moisture. But with so few hours in the day, why would you want to spend them hiding behind a face mask? Multi-task and make use of your time between the sheets by lathering on Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.
5. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye
Banish bags regardless of the early dawn hour with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Treatment, the power packed product that’ll combat lines, puffiness and under-eye circles. Just tap around your eyes 30 minutes before you hit the sack and prepare to wake up beautiful!
6. Prevage Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum
Who doesn’t want bright and beautiful peepers framed by thick and glossy lashes? Prevage’s Lash + Brow Serum is said to give you fuller, more beautiful brows and lashes after just two weeks of nightly applications, giving you the most fluttering eyes in all the kingdom.
If bad dreams are giving you more than just a restless night, combat those troublesome frown lines with a box of Frownies, the skin-saving patches that will help you wake to wrinkle-free skin. Best of all, the box comes with a total of 144 patches so you can sleep for a hundred years before ever running out!
8. Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment
Pesky pimple on the rise? Banish the wench before it rears its ugly head with Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment, a 2% salicylic acid that will do your bidding within four hours of application.
$8, Shoppers Drug Mart.
9. Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls
Curly gurls can look forward to soft, tumbling waves that will even have Rapunzel acting jelly thanks to Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls. Grounded in “fabric softener technology,” the featherweight formula will have your fluffy soft hair smelling like a clothesline, without leaving behind an icky residue on your sheets.
10. Hurraw! Moon Balm
This gem of a lip treatment packs all kinds of natural oils and scents, giving it an extra thick, luxurious feel that will make your lips pillowy soft and irresistible to a kiss from Prince Charming. Morning breath notwithstanding…