You have may have heard the term sleeping creams or sleeping masks which are inspired by “sleeping packs” – a huge trend in Asia right now. They are different from traditional night creams which are usually rich and heavy in texture and designed to hydrate and nourish overnight. Sleeping masks are meant to be used as the last step in your night time beauty routine and help to speed up your skin’s natural cellular renewal. As we age, the quality of our sleep goes down and it’s at night when our skin is able to repair itself from the stresses of the previous day. The “golden hours” of sleep are between 10 pm and 2 am. That’s when our body (including our skin!) is programmed to regenerate. In reality, how many of us are actually going to bed at 10 pm? That’s why it’s so important to do as much as we can to maximize this repair process when we do get to sleep. Check out our top picks of the best sleeping masks to boost your evening skin care routine.