11 Products For People Who Hate Waking Up In The Morning

Unless you’re someone who gracefully sits up in bed and stretches as tiny woodland creatures perch on your extended arms and Grieg’s “Morning Mood” plays in the background from invisible speakers — and really, who is? — you may need a little help waking up in the morning. Hell, even self-proclaimed “morning people” can struggle with the transition from drooling dreamer to something resembling a sentient being.

Coffee is the most obvious way to expedite the whole compos-mentis thing, but certain beauty products are a close second (not to mention an excellent complement to coffee) when you’re still groggily half-convinced that you just met Timothée Chalamet on a submarine made of pinecones and need to snap out of it, and into waking life, ASAP. In fact, coffee — or sometimes just the pixie dust that gives it its magical powers, caffeine — can be found in a number of products, thanks not only to its stimulating properties but its other beauty benefits.

Unfortunately, most (though not all) of the products below require getting yourself out of bed before you can use them; you can’t rely on them to physically remove you from the cool embrace of your sheets’ ample thread count. But once they make contact with your skin, their ingredients (caffeine and otherwise) will have you looking and feeling more alert, even if you overslept too late to brew a pot.


If you think a splash of cold water to the face is reviving, just wait until you try a blast of cold, fizzy foam to the scalp. This pre-shower treatment helps clear away product buildup with a chilly, bubbling spritz of micellar water and salicylic acid.

Bumble and bumble Bb.Scalp Detox, $34, available at Bumble and bumble.


Infused with mandarin and grapefruit essential oils, this formula is super-invigorating as a body wash, but even more so as a massage oil if you can convince someone more awake than you to to give you a morning rubdown.

Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Bath & Body Oil, $35, available at Cowshed.


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A spritz of this new feminine, floral scent — with notes of freesia, jasmine, and sandalwood — will have you ready to take on the day in no time. No matter how little coffee you’ve had.

Oscar de la Renta, $95, available at Macy’s


This face balm uses proprietary technology — basically a wicked-smart blend of caffeine, peptides, and other fast-working ingredients — to energize your skin. And just in case it doesn’t, it has optical brighteners to help you fake it. We like patting it on after our moisturizer has fully absorbed and before we reach for foundation.

Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm, $64, available at Estée Lauder.


Yogurt is a fine choice for breakfast, but it’s an even better choice for a cleanser, grandma always used to say. (OK, not really.) This creamy probiotic formula promises to wake up your skin as it turns into a rich foam, whether or not you use it with the Luna cleansing device.

Foreo Awakening Radiance Yogurt Day Cleanser, $30, available at Sephora.


If the coffee in this vegan body scrub doesn’t perk you up, the intense shimmer it leaves behind will. Sugar and salt help the ground coffee beans exfoliate, and itty bitty silver and gold particles stay on your skin to blind thine enemies with radiance.

Frank Body Shimmer Scrub, $19.95, available at Frank Body.


Nothing betrays tiredness like puffy, dull eyes and eyelids that keep shutting against their will. This eye cream won’t help with the latter, but its coffee and ginseng have got the bags and brightening covered.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff, $31, available at Origins.


Body lotion just isn’t going to cut it when you need to moisturize and rally the troops (your troops being your brain cells in this instance). This mousse fizzes and cools upon contact with the skin, so you’re left lightly hydrated and not-so-lightly revitalized.

Philosophy Pure Grace Body Mousse, $39, available at Philosophy.


As if the periwinkle tint isn’t helpful enough with its imperfection-blurring effects, this primer contains ginger, spring water, and a citrus scent to help you feel as awake as it will make you look.

Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer, $38, available at Sephora.


Don’t forget your hands and feet in the quest for consciousness (the bare-minimum kind — not enlightenment). This coffee and sea salt scrub can be used on your extremities any time of day to get your blood really flowing.

Nails Inc. Caffeine Hit Exfoliating Coffee Scrub, $15, available at Sephora.


On the off chance that you simply cannot drag yourself into the shower, these face wipes are fully equipped to cleanse and perk up your face thanks to caffeine-packed matcha. (And no one will judge you if you use them on your entire body when you’re running late — as long as you don’t tell anyone.)

First Aid Beauty Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Wipes, $15, available at Sephora.


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