Beauty: Products to make the most of bedtime
As the nights draw in slumber beckons. Lisa Millard picks the products to make the most of bedtime
The Atomiser by Aromatherapy Associates, £120, John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and aromatherapyassociates.com
Clever this. Create the perfectly fragranced bedroom (or any room) with this latest launch that is a waterless, portable, re-chargeable ceramic diffuser that connects to the bottle of essential oil blend of your choice. Set to your preferred run time – half hour, hour or three hours – enjoy the micro-fine mist and drift away. Comes with a choice of five blends to suit your mood and a soft halo of light adds to the calm. Bliss.
Llio Beauty Sleep Amethyst Bath and Body Chrystoil, £45, llio.love
And breathe. Lavender, rosewood, juniper and geranium are combined with amethyst crystals to create this indulgent oil designed to improve quality of sleep. Sprinkle droplets into a bath or massage into skin before bed to invite peaceful slumber. Packaging hand-made in Wales and return recyclable bottle for £5 credit towards next purchase.
Centred En-Root Scalp Treatment, £36, wearecentred.com
Treat yourself to a scalp massage as part of your beaty sleep prep (even if it’s DIY). This formula boasts rosemary and peppermint essential oils and salicylic acid to remove product build up. Apply the oil to the scalp and massage in slow circles starting at the neck area and working up to the forehead to help relieve tension. Leave oil to work its magic for a couple of hours before washing.
Lush Twilight Sleepy Body Spray, £20, Lush, Lion Yard, Cambridge and lush.com
Blended “with sweet, nursery-rhyme notes to help you bed down for the night,” this delicious (and vegan) body spray deploys tonka, ylang ylang and lavender to soothing effect. Spritz on sheets and skin, take a deep breath. . . and relax.
Sanctuary Spa Wellness De-stress Bath Salts, £8 for 500g, Boots and uk.sanctuary.com
It’s often said that a soak before bed will help you drift off; dissolve a few handfuls of these de-stressing salts in a warm bath and slumber is a cert. Loaded with magnesium to soothe aches and Sanctuary’s signature de-stress fragrance to calm, they’re vegan, cruelty-free and 99% natural.
Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Face Oil, £42, Space NK, Trinity Street, Cambridge and neomorganics.com
This is an award-winning formula and blends skin-boosting vitamins and oils with Neom’s Perfect Night's Sleep fragrance – English lavender, precious jasmine and sweet basil – which is just lovely. Massage a few drops into your face at bedtime and then cup hands over nose and breathe in the soporific scent. Night night.
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