We all know that a good night’s rest is essential for great looking skin, because it’s at night when the skin kicks into repair mode and is better able to absorb active ingredients.
Worryingly, research by Dermalogica shows that sleep problems constitute a global epidemic affecting as much as 45% of the world’s population.
Now, just a few nights of missed or disturbed sleep can lead to a dull looking complexion, fine lines, dark circles and even the onset of premature ageing. Sadly, in today’s increasingly connected world, we won’t be getting more sleep anytime soon.
Thankfully the clever scientists at Dermalogica have developed a product that works during the night to literally transform sin come morning.
The new Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon (R1295) is a revitalizing gel-cream that works with the skin’s natural overnight repair and recovery process to optimize the skin benefits of the sleep we do manage to get. It hydrates, brightens and revitalizes the skin. Best of all, it’s VEGAN too!
Formulated with advanced ingredients that work with an optimize the skin’s natural active overnight repair and recovery process, Sound Sleep Cocoon will transform your skin by morning.
Ingredient wise, this lovely gel-cream formula contains Persian Silk Tree extract that reduces signs of skin fatigue while restoring vitality. A Wu-Zhu fruit extract refines the skin’s texture, ensuring skin looks radiant come morning, while kakadu Plum Extract (I won’t like, I had a giggle typing Kakadu) – an antioxidant rich in Vitamin C – visibly brightens the skin. Lastly, Tamarind Seed Extract, creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin.
What really piqued my interest the most in this formulation is the motion-activated essential oils that soothe the senses and and promote deep, restful sleep. Essentially Encapsulated French lavender oil and calming sandalwood & Patchouli are released into the skin throughout the night as you toss and turn.
Sound Sleep Cocoon should be applied as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine just before hopping into bed.
I also have to give a quick shout out to this beauties very clever twist lock packaging that makes it ideal for travel.
If you struggle with falling asleep, Dermalogica have also developed a Sound Sleep App (Download HERE) that can be used in conjunction with the Sound Sleep Cocoon to help induce relaxing, restorative sleep. It will lull you into a deep sleep by playing music for 20 minutes.
DIY Deep Sleep Massage
Try this calming bedtime routine to promote restful, regenerative sleep using the Sound Sleep Cocoon – video
Tips to Maximize Sleep
Turn off electronics, including your phone and dim the lights 30 minutes prior to bedtime.
Ensure your room is as dark as possible and slightly cool (turn that heater off prior to bedtime)
Avoid Alcohol, sugar and caffeine before bed. Opt for herbal teas like Rooibos (packed with antioxidants) or chamomile that promote a deep sleep.
Do some deep breathing exercises to promote relaxation.
Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Conditioning yourself to stick to a sleep schedule is one of the best ways to counteract bad sleeping habits.
Come morning, seek out bright light. Doing so is thought to help regulate your biological clock.
Find your closest Dermalogica stockist HERE
I have one Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon valued at R1295 up for grabs.
To enter, leave a comment below this post telling me your top tip for falling asleep.
Please ensure you include your email address – only I can see it – so I’m able to contact you, should you be the winner.
I’ll announce the winner’s name on Monday 25 June 2018 on In My Bag’s Facebook Page (FOLLOW HERE). This giveaway is open to South African residents only.
*This post is sponsored by Dermalogica*