When it comes to skin care, most of us just don't think about how important sleep really is. Early on in my career I was taught that during the day your skin is mostly acting as a barrier, trying to protect from damage and environmental aggressors; but at night your skin is actually hugely more active during a biological sleep mode, engaging in cellular renewal to repair to recover. Therefore at night your skin is the most receptive to benefit from any active ingredients designed to enhance these processes and improve the overall quality of your skin.
Dermalogica's new Sound Sleep Cocoon was designed to deliver essential active ingredients (like Persian Silk tree and Wu-Zhu fruit extracts) which your skin can use during this process to enhance and amplify its natural abilities. Sound Sleep Cocoon also contains essential oils like French Lavender for its aromatherapy qualities which promotes a deeper, more restful sleep. Lastly, it helps to keep skin hydrated during the night, of course. The best time to apply it is from 9pm-11pm when absorption is at its highest, and then from that point on the skin can use the active ingredients it's absorbed to repair and regenerate, so when you wake up your skin is glowing, soft and hydrated.
The gel cream has a really light-weight texture, not at all like a traditional night cream, which suits me perfectly because I don't like the feel of a heavy night cream personally. I found it refreshing, soothing and a little cooling as it melted into my skin and it has the most beautifully calming aroma. A similar gel-cream texture to the Calm Water Gel but a bit more luxe in feel and the smell of lavender here is literally the best thing right before bed.
To use it, just smooth over face and neck as the final step in your night-time skin care.
To get the best night's sleep possible, kick your addiction to electronics before bed! Make sure put your phone away at least an hour before bedtime and opt for a book instead of tv wherever possible (thank you for reading my blog but you can switch it off now!). For more hot tips and advice on getting the best nights sleep as well as a really amazing audio track that uses patented technology to help induce relaxing, restorative sleep, check out the Sound Sleep App in conjunction with NuCalm here
Sound Sleep Cocoon is available March 16th www.dermalogica.co.nz