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We’ve all heard the term beauty sleep, and we know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep versus a night of tossing and turning. Have you also noticed how much healthier your skin looks after a full night’s sleep?
It’s plump, fresh and revitalised; you look in the mirror and you’re ready to take on the day. But with our jam-packed schedules and ‘always on’ culture, a good night’s sleep isn’t always possible, or at least, doesn’t make the top of our priority list.
Enter Dermalogica, one of the world’s most beloved and trusted clinical skincare brands. They’ve recently released their latest innovation, the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon. Keep on reading to discover how this unique, miraculous skincare essential can not only transform your complexion but help you get those nightly zzz’s.
Even though sleep is when we shut down for the day, it’s in fact quite the opposite for our skin. As we’re sleeping, our skin is very active and kicks into regeneration mode, just like our bodies and our minds. So, if we don’t give our skin a real opportunity to recover from the day due to insufficient sleep, this can have a destructive impact on its health.
When we don’t sleep properly, excess cortisol is released by the body, causing the breakdown of collagen and the onset of premature lines and wrinkles. As most of us know by now, collagen is a necessity for smooth, youthful skin.
The natural skin renewal process is also impaired when we don’t get enough sleep, which can lead to a whole host of skin problems, such as congestion and sensitivities.
Along with the negative consequences a lack of shut eye can have on our skin, what’s also been confirmed is the way in which our skin is in sync with our natural sleep cycle. When sleep inducing melatonin is produced at around 9pm, stress hormones begin to fall and our skin cells are revving up to go into repair mode.
Therefore, if we want to maximise our skin’s natural regeneration activity and promote healthy skin, we should be applying our nighttime skincare products between 9pm and 11pm, when skin is the best at absorbing active ingredients.
Dermalogica’s latest innovation in skincare, the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon, combines scientific research with the latest ingredient technology to promote sound sleep and healthy, glowing skin. The Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon is a hydrating gel-cream designed to be used at night.
By coupling ingredients that help induce a good night’s sleep with actives that harness the skin’s natural regeneration rhythms, Sound Sleep Cocoon ensures you wake up fresh faced and radiant. You’ll be sold on the importance of getting your beauty sleep after adding this essential to your routine.
The Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon is enriched with a blend of ingredients including Persian Silk Tree Bark, Australian Kakadu Plum, Fruits of the Wu-Zu-Yu Extract and Tamarind Seed Extract, all chosen due to their rejuvenating, anti-fatigue properties.
Lavendin oil is another key ingredient in this formula, found in motion-activated microcapsules that are released after you massage the product into the skin and throughout the night as you toss and turn. Sandalwood and patchouli essential oils work alongside the lavendin oil to calm the skin and soothe the senses, encouraging ideal beauty sleep and perfecting your complexion.
This isn’t the first time Dermalogica has paired skincare with the skin’s nocturnal nature. The Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum and Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment, both from its AGEsmart range, work overnight to repair and renew the skin as we sleep. Rich in Argan and Rose oil, the Overnight Repair Serum deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin, while supercharged firming peptides fight accelerated ageing. Similarly, the Nightly Lip Treatment provides nourishment for the lips, but also on the delicate skin around the mouth.
So, now you know that beauty sleep is an essential (especially for your skin!) it’s time to create a healthy bedtime routine, if you haven’t already. Dermalogica’s new Sound Sleep Cocoon app will help you to unwind and relax if sleep is frequently a struggle.
It features a unique musical track that incorporates patented technology to produce sleep-inducing alpha and theta brainwaves, plus a video of how to activate the Sound Sleep Cocoon motion-activated Essential Oils and tips for getting a more restful sleep. Say goodbye to those nights of insomnia and hello to the best sleep you’ve ever had!
If you’re planning on picking up the new Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon to improve your beauty sleep, here’s a quick run down on how to use it.
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I'm a journalism grad and avid makeup fan with an unhealthy addiction to buying nude lipsticks, no matter how similar they all may seem. I love chatting to anyone who will listen about my new favourite products, skincare dos and don'ts and practically any other beauty-related topic under the sun. That doesn't mean I'm frivolous with my recommendations, though--you can count on me to give you the nitty gritty on all your wishlist products. In my spare time, you'll find me binge-watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls or at brunch with a large iced coffee in my hand.
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