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The Hydrating Sleep Mask I Reach For After One Glass of Wine

A summer lifesaver.

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It’s gotten a lot harder for me to drink at night without waking up insanely dry (like, hard-to-move-my-face dry) the next day. It doesn’t matter if I drink a lot or a little — there hasn't been any serum or moisturizer or cleanser that could come close to addressing the dramatic dehydration that goes on after I have even just one (large) glass of wine.

That is, until I tried the Dr. Jart Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask ($48) — the one thing that makes my post-alcohol face feel as hydrated and dewy as it does post-facial.

It’s labeled as a mask, but I’d liken it more to a gel moisturizer than anything else, one that truly feels like it’s creating a barrier over my skin while I’m sleeping. (I try my absolute best to be as adamant about putting it on when I get home from a night out as I am about taking off my makeup.) It goes on really cool to the touch, which I love, and is significantly more lightweight than most sleeping masks. It really absorbs right into my skin, so I don’t really think about it after it’s on.

It’s formulated with a proprietary blend of AquaMinerals and hydrators that help restore the skin’s moisture levels to its most optimal state and boots elasticity, along with Himalayan pink salt for natural cell regeneration and oligo-HA for hydration, which keeps the skin looking and feeling bright and healthy. Long story short, it keeps your skin hydrated and gives you that glow-from-within look right when you wake up. (Both good things!)

More than just a hangover-face solution, though, this mask has been pretty clutch during the summer after a long day at the beach or in my apartment sitting in front of a blaring fan — two things that dry me out just as easily as any glass of Malbec.