Most women I know would pay for a good nights sleep. So the latest night cream that works on your senses and your skin to offer a blissful snooze may be the next best thing. Editor Trudi Brewer explains.
Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon, $143.
When you're sleep deprived you look and feel less than your best. And if it could get any worse, experts say inadequate sleep is associated with accelerated skin ageing. And we have to agree, you only need to look in the mirror in the morning after a bad nights sleep and your face looks less than it's best. The latest beauty product that has your skin and wellbeing in mind - is a gel-like cream called Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon, $143 - here's how it works.
What is it?
Made from exotic plant extracts from the Persian silk tree extract, credited for reducing the look of skin fatigue. The antioxidant Wu-Zhu-Yu, a Chinese herb that helps boosts skin radiance, there is also a calming blend of sleep-enhancing essential oils. These include French lavender, patchouli, and sandalwood that once combined the aroma helps to calm skin and promote restful sleep. But wait there is more - Dermalogica says 'During the night when you’re restless the French lavender essential oil aroma is released into your perimeter(around you) to help you return to a more restful sleep'. The brand has also partnered with NuCalm to create the very best environment for you to get that good night's sleep with a Sleep App you can find on their online site, where you will also find a DIY Deep Sleep Massage video, as well as online tips on how to sleep well. The brand has taken a holistic approach to better sleep while nurturing the skin at the same time. The Sound Sleep Cocoon treatment and the digital assets are designed with one thing in mind - a great night's sleep.
How to use it?
Just as you would apply a night cream this treatment gel should be applied to a clean face and neck and used as the last step of your nighttime routine - just before your head hits the pillow. What do we think?
Our beauty director raves about the texture and scent of this gel-cream and after a few weeks of using it, we must say her skin is sporting a radiant glow. Beauty companies have offered massage video's in the past and tools to give your skin that lit-from-within brightness, however, this could be the first face cream that comes with a customised App and DIY step-by-step massage technique to offer you the very best Zzz's at the end of a busy day - and we think that is genius.
Rating for its holistic approach to sleeping well?