While most of the time I feel much more like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this past month, at least a small part of me has had somewhat of a metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. How? I’ve been trialling Dermalogica’s brand new release, Sound Sleep Cocoon.
The Science of Beauty Sleep
If headlines like “Too little sleep makes you less attractive” don’t scare you into a deep slumber, sleep on this: Overnight, your body repairs the damage done to it throughout the day, and your skin is no exception. Because the skin is in repair mode and blood flow increases nocturnally, it’s best able to absorb active ingredients while we sleep. Creams and serums are most effective overnight, making it the time our skincare choices are most important.
Just as a butterfly becomes beautiful in its chrysalis, my skin has been transformed over many nights in Sound Sleep Cocoon, I honestly love everything about this night cream, from its beautiful smell to the way my skin feels when I wake up in the morning.
It’s a revitalizing treatment gel-cream which optimizes skin recovery overnight. Persian Silk Tree extract penetrates deeply into the skin to reduce signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality while Wu-Zhu-Yu, a Chinese medicinal herb, provides visibly radiant skin by morning. It *smells* amazing, with French Lavender essential oil, sandalwood and patchouli, it is just what I need to feel snoozy. By promoting restful sleep with motion-activated encapsulated essential oils and targeting signs of skin fatigue with active ingredients, Sound Sleep Cocoon helps you make the most of your sleep.
As I usually go straight from bed to the gym in the morning, I don’t often apply moisturiser in the morning, but my skin still feels amazing 12 hours after applying Sound Sleep Cocoon, unlike some moisturisers which seem to absorb and disappear within a couple of hours.
IMHO, there’s no such thing as too much sleep, and any product which helps me get to sleep and also make the most out of my zzz’s is one firmly on my bedside table, and Sound Sleep Cocoon is just that.
Available online now, you can sleep soundly on the knowledge that you’re doing the absolute best for yourself, and your skin.