Did you sleep well last night? If the answer is no, you are not alone! Sleep problems are experienced by up to 45% of the global population, affecting our health and quality of life. In today's fast-paced world, we sometimes view sleep simply as a period of low productivity. Often we push ourselves to do as much as we can in the day, and see how far we can go on a small amount of sleep. Not only does this slow our thought process down the next day, it also affects our overall health and how our skin looks and feels
Sleep and your skin Just a few nights of missed sleep can lead to dull skin and fine lines; continued sleep insufficiency can lead to dark circles, puffy eyes, sallow skin and early ageing. Insufficient sleep can cause excess cortisol to be released by the body resulting in collagen breakdown. More importantly, the natural skin renewal process is also impaired. So when it comes to your skin care routine, sleep is a crucial component for the skin's recovery from the assaults of the day.
Your skin is nocturnal At around 9:00pm, sleep inducing melatonin is produced and as levels of this hormone rise, stress hormones begin to fall and skin regeneration and repair begin. So, the optimal time to apply your night-time skin care products is between 9:00pm and 11:00pm when skin repair reaches its peak.
Transform by night, glow by day Introducing Dermalogica's new Sound Sleep Cocoon, a night gel-cream that harnesses the power of nature with science to promote sound sleep and healthy, radiant skin! How it works: This revitalising treatment gel-cream optimises night-time skin recovery with active ingredients that take advantage of the body's overnight recovery and repair process to transform skin by morning, along with motion-activated essential oils to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier looking skin. Persian Silk Tree Bark, Fruits of the Wu-Zu-Yu Extract, Kakadu Plum and Tamarind Seed Extract have been selected for their abilities to rejuvenate skin and reduce signs of fatigue. And to promote a deep, restful sleep, Lavendin Oil is encapsulated in motion-activated microcapsules that allow it to be released by massage of the product and throughout the night as you toss and turn. Additional essential oils of Sandalwood and Patchouli calm the skin and soothe the senses, encouraging sound sleep for healthier looking skin.
Get a better night's sleep Dermalogica's new Sound Sleep Cocoon app puts a restorative night's sleep at your fingertips. It features a unique musical track that incorporates patented technology to produce sleep-inducing alpha and theta brainwaves. It also includes a video of the Sound Sleep Cocoon Essential Oil Activation Technique, tips for getting more restful sleep, and information about how scents can improve your dreams. Use the Sound Sleep Cocoon App before bed in conjunction with Dermalogica's new Sound Sleep Cocoon transformative night gel-cream and wake up with glowing skin by morning!
Sound Sleep Cocoon is available to buy from the 15th March here at Fragrance Direct.