Putting the ‘beauty’ in ‘beauty sleep’, there are some products that perform their best magic while you are sleeping. We scour the earth to uncover some of the best lotions and potions you would want to lather on your skin before entering dream land to look like a princess in the morning.
Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask
Single use sheet masks are made of materials that adhere to the face like a second skin and are great at delivering a concentrated dose of beneficial ingredients to ‘force-feed’ the skin. However, the longer one leaves it on is not necessarily better. Sheet masks create a barrier to intensively infuse the skin with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, but if the sheet mask itself dries out, it will start sucking moisture out from your skin and backfire the best of your intentions.Masked on, sleep uninterrupted and wake up rejuvenated with your choice of dermatologist tested Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks, each imbued with a different dermalicious substance from pearl to ginseng, lingzhi and rose. Individually sold to allow you to mix and match them to your heart’s content, these overnight masks are easy to use and help achieved a brighter, more revitalized complexion, making you positively confident to hashtag #iwokeuplikeythis!
Available from www.sephora.c
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SW1 Sleep Mode
You can tumble into slumber and turn those dreams for a porcelain mien into reality having applied this product in the comfort that it will effectively help fight bacteria, tackle blemishes and increase the rate of natural dead skin exfoliation, while helping to promote moisturization with renewal of native skin collagen. The Sleep Mode is an oil-free controlled release 15% Glycolic acid, is an overnight skin crusader that is highly beneficial for non-sensitive, normal to oily, and even acne proned skin types. The containing acids loosen the bonds between complexion dulling dead skin cells that accumulate with age, allowing them to shed, thus leading to improved texture, uniformity of skin colour and added radiance. In addition, they also enhance the reparative mechanism of skin cells, allowing added anti-aging ingredients such as hyaluroinc acid to penetrate faster and work better.
Available from www.sw1shop.com
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Remember how granny used to have a tipple of Yomeishu before bedtime? During sleep, while our metabolism slows down to let our bodies rest, restorative processes including repair works to skin cells damaged by environmental toxins, free radicals and ultraviolet rays, are running in overdrive. That is why it is important to refuel your skin cells before bed each night. At night is also the time when your sebaceous and sweat glands are not in overdrive, making it the ideal time to hydrate and moisturise the deeper layers of your skin. Emerald oil is an organic grapeseed oil that comes in a roller ball applicator. it is naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Slick on some on your vital areas before bed. good areas to focus on are your eyes, nasolabial lines, even lips. This is ideal for someone who may not need hydration for the full face but will benefit from spot treatment.
When applied to skin, Emerald oil is quickly absorbed. A breakthrough skin rejuvenating elixir, this ultra-correcting wrinkle eraser radically relaxes facial tension and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wretched wrinkles with regular use. Target to lift and firms fragile, weakened skin as well as restores collagen and elastin fibres while you snooze, it leads the path to graceful aging as an adjunct or sans Botox injections.
Available from www.sw1shop.com
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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Are your lips too chapped for a lip balm to handle, covered with dead cells that simply won’t exfoliate properly or just looking for ways to further nourish your pout? To help address these issues, Laneige carries a sweet berry smelling sleep-in mask for the lips, totally girlish and inviting. Apply it before bedtime and allow the Vitamin C-rich Berry Mix Complex of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and blueberry extracts to work its magic on lacklustre lips, erasing dry, flaky dead skin while you sleep. With smooth and supple puckers the following morning, you’ll be ready to lip lock with Prince Charming both in and out of your dreams.
Available from www.laneige.com
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Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask
Overnight masks aren’t just meant for your skin. Give your nails some serious TLC with the Nails Inc Overnight Detox Mask, a revolutionary repair and regenerative treatment developed as an intensive overnight saviour for nails which are damaged or prone to weakening.
Its water-based formulation has the ability to hold high levels of detoxifying ingredients that penetrate deeply into your nail beds. A combination of powerful antioxidant actives such as Green Tea, Acai Berry and Spirulina, which has a high chlorophyll content, stimulates healthy nail growth and prevents chipping. Perfect for the recuperation of your ladies’ claws, especially in between gel manicures while you’re on a party break and fast asleep!
Available for www.sephora.com
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