Tried & tested: Beauty sleep

Beauty sleep – it’s a definitely a thing; and this week the BD team tried and tested some products to help us better our complexions while we drift off. 

KOVRD CLEAN KOVR Pillow Slips 4 Week Pack - Sam
What it is: A four-week supply of biodegradable, disposable pillow slips infused with botanical oils to aid a deeper sleep and enhance the skin’s appearance.
My experience: I have been using these slips for a few weeks now, refreshing with a new one every three to four days. The first thing to note is the amazing bouquet of natural scents that these slips give off. This is a combination of eucalyptus, lavender and lemon that definitely helps with relaxation and comfort. In terms of benefits I have definitely found that I have had less breakouts in general and my skin is far less oily when I get out of bed in the morning. I also love the benefit of less laundry as these slips are fully disposable and biodegradable!

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Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon - Laura
What it is: A revitalising gel-cream treatment the repairs and recovers your skin overnight.
My experience:  During the winter months your skin definitely needs a little extra TLC so I was intrigued to use a treatment that worked specifically while you slept. Firstly the packaging is quite cool, you twist the top to unlock it then the entire bottle is the pump which your push down to get the gel out. I applied it at night and every time I awoke, my skin felt smooth, soft and infinitely more hydrated.

Formula 10.0.6’ P.M. PERFECTOR - Natasha
What it is: A night cream to soothe, condition and nourish the skin as well as helping to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
My experience: This cream designed for younger skin, is enriched with botanicals such as blackcurrant, licorice and cranberry. I noticed the cream had quite a strong smell at first but this dissipated after absorbing. This was a saviour when I felt nervous acne coming up just beneath my skin. Massage cream into face and décolletage as a relaxing nightly wind down routine and look forward to waking up with clearer, brighter and healthier skin in the morning!

Qsilica BEAUTY SLEEP Tablets - Zoë
What it is: Tablets that provide antioxidants to support the skin's natural regeneration process, in combination with calming herbs which may support a more restful night's sleep.
My experience: While I’m a big believer in ingestible beauty, tablets made to better my skin and help me sleep sounded too good to be true! However, I had to put my preconceptions aside as soon as I drifted off the first night without trouble thanks to the active ingredients of herbal extracts (including Valerian, Hops, Chamomile and Magnesium). I woke up refreshed and ready to take on the day.

In terms of the skincare benefits of QSilica’s Beauty Sleep tablets, after two weeks of testing I began to wake up far less puffy and far more clear-skinned. Grape seed and pine bark extracts offer  cellular antioxidant support to assist the natural skin regeneration processes, and this was definitely noticeable! I don’t think my evening routine would be complete without these anymore.

LUSH Sleepy Body Lotion - Tiarne
What it is: A body lotion formulated with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute.
My experience: I LOVE this body lotion! It has a soft lavender scent that not only smells amazing, but it makes me feel relaxed and is perfect for bedtime! I put it on my dry winter skin at night, and when I wake up my body feels soft, soothed, hydrated and ready for the day. It has a thick texture that is ideal for night use, but I’ve also used it during the day and didn’t find it too greasy. It’s also packaged in a super cute little tub - such a convenient size for travelling with and carrying around. Would definitely recommend!