Oh how I miss my sleep! Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE my sleep and it (used to be) not something to be messed with. But with an 8 month old, getting a decent night’s sleep is rather hit and miss, so when it comes to my skin, I need all the help I can get as its taken a real beating.
When the invite to the launch of Dermalogica‘s fabulous new product, “Sound Sleep Cocoon“, arrived in my inbox, I jumped at the chance to find out more about this little pot of gold. When it comes to launches, Dermalogica really know how to pull out all the stops, with very detail executed to perfection. Hosted at the magnificent One and Only Hotel, Dermalogica partnered with @home to create the most beautifully luxuriant bedroom wonderland to transport us to the world of all things sleep. Crisp glasses of bubbly awaited, twinkling fairy lights sparkled like the night’s sky and fluffy blankets, plush duvets and soft pillows made for a night to remember.
When it comes to skincare and it’s recovery from the pollutants its exposed to every day, sleep is a critical component. Just a few night’s of broken sleep leads to fine lines and dull, dehydrated skin. Sleep deprivation is unfortunately not a unique problem with many, many individuals around the world suffering from chronic sleep deprivation, which leads to early aging and a decline in health. With today’s technology and everyone constantly being connected, the problem of sleep isn’t going away any time soon so Dermalogica created Sound Sleep Cocoon in order optimize the skin’s recovery during the wee hours.
“Transform by night, glow by day”
Sound Sleep Cocoon is specially formulated to work at night with your body’s natural circadian rhythm, helping you to sleep better, allowing you skin to regenerate and restore itself by morning. This delicious product is packed with sleep inducing ingredients to help feed your skin while soothing you to sleep with it’s gentle aromas. The gel-cream like consistency is infused with motion-activated (massage into your skin to activate) French lavender oil, calming Sandalwood and patchouli, to transport you into a deep, restful sleep while wrapping your skin in a warm cocoon of hydrating nourishment. While you sleep, Sound Sleep Cocoon is hard at work, restoring, regenerating and repairing your skin cells. Rested skin means happy skin – and with Dermalogica, you might even be able to claim “I woke up like this”! 😉
Dermalogica have even created an app which you can download and listen to 20 minutes of sleep sounds to help you relax and fall asleep. Along with the blissful scent of lavender, you’ll drift off into a peaceful slumber in no time! Lauren Gibson (Dermalogica’s regional manager for Cape Town) shared six tips on how to get a better night’s sleep:
- Turn off electronics and dim the lights 30 minutes before bedtime
- Make your room as dark as possible and slightly cool
- Avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine before bed
- Breathe deeply – it helps calm and relax your body
- Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day
- In the morning, seek out bright light to help regulate your body clock.
In developing this product, no detail was spared and even the packaging was carefully thought out with the top of the jar illustrating the phases of the lunar cycle. The twist top is a great addition so you won’t run the risk of precious product leaking when on the go. Another little touch I love is that the box has interesting facts on the benefits of sleep!
I’ve been using this product for about a month now and I absolutely love it. Aside from the beautiful fragrance, it is incredibly soft and soothing when applied to your skin. It absorbs quickly and a little goes a long way (I use one pump). Despite my very broken sleep cycle at the moment, my skin feels hydrated and the texture smoother. Sound Sleep Cocoon currently retails for R1295 for a 50ml bottle so it is definitely an investment but one that is really worth making. It should also last you around 95 uses (approximately 3 months).
Thank you Dermalogica for a truly memorable launch and sharing this incredible new product! It’s one you’ll want to get your hands on 🙂