Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bedtime Product Picks for a Restful Slumber

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I work long hours and then sit in traffic for way too long in LA traffic on my evening commute home. By the time that I get home I am usually a combination of exhausted and hungry, and once I unwind and get in bed to go to sleep, I often find that my brain kicks into high gear contemplating what I need to accomplish at work the following day. The problem is that sometimes this pattern is very disruptive to my sleep, and therefore I have to clear my mind before I endeavor to fall asleep.

One of my recent ways to ensure that I get a good night of sleep is to do some nighttime pampering rituals, and I wanted to share a few things that have been working wonders.
Cake Face Soaping Bath Bomb in The Postman ($7.00 for 7.5-8 oz. from Cake Face Soaping and their Etsy Shop): I have always loved taking a luxurious bath before going to bed because it is such a wonderful way to unwind and relax before falling asleep, and a lovely bath bomb is an effective way to accomplish this. The Postman has a fresh and clean aroma that smells delectable, and it leaves skin soft, silky smooth and smelling delightful. It fizzes for several minutes and leaves the bathroom filled with its lovely aroma.

According to Cake Face Soaping,

Our Totally Natural bath bomb collection will have you relaxed in no time and feeling soft and silky. Each bomb is handcrafted with natural ingredients, essential oils, and minimal colorant. 

It will have you relaxed in no time and feeling soft and silky. Each bomb is handcrafted with natural ingredients, essential oils, and minimal colorant. 

Our best selling blend "The Postman"named for its somewhat cologne-esque aroma will have you floating on some far away sea of blue ocean just feelin' so fresh you just can't even! Here is a scent that will stick to your skin...it's kinda like your skin will be infused with Postman...so all the next day people will probably complement you on smelling nice. Great for guys and girls alike! 

Ingredients: Baking soda, citric acid, cream of tartar, coconut milk powder, grapeseed oil, a Cake Face blend of fresh basil, violet, jasmine, rose, and patchouli, Blue 1.
I love using nighttime skincare treatments, and I am partial to products that are filled with actives that work hard while I sleep. Since skin cell regeneration occurs more rapidly at night while we sleep, it is the optimal time to use actives that enhance this natural process.
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial ($45.00 for 1.35 oz. from Korres,  Macy'sDermstoreNeiman Marcusb.glowing and Sephora): This is a lightweight and fast absorbing soufflĂ© that can either be used alone or paired with a richer night cream for people with drier skin. This overnight treatment offers the skin deep hydration, and it leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple. I love to pair it with a beauty oil, and when I awaken the next morning my skin is beautifully radiant, and my fine lines are softened.

According to KORRES,

A weightless soufflé powered by super-charged proteins that melts into skin and works overnight for intense, immediate moisturization.

A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yoghurt provides a natural source of proteins, minerals, and vitamins to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. This ultrahydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment to create a smooth, even complexion. You will wake up to noticeable improvements in skin texture and more moisturized, refreshed skin.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Triheptanoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Lecithin, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Benzyl Salicylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Distarch Phosphate, Fragrance, Galactoarabinan, Geraniol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Isoeugenol, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Yogurt Powder. Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48.00 for 1.35 oz from KorresDermstoreMacy's and Sephora): is "an overnight facial-in-a-jar" that claims to be "more than a mask, more than a night cream." This cream, which is formulated for all skin types, contains a proprietary blend of ingredients including brightening agents that even skin tone, lighten dark spots (hyperpigmentation), restore luminosity and improve firmness.

This mask can be used alone as a night cream, or it can be used in conjunction with your favorite serums and creams. I like to use it alone, but if you want to use it with your other nighttime products, then be sure to use it after your serum and cream as your final step. It has a delightful lightweight whipped texture that melts into the skin, but it is concentrated– so I recommend taking a less-is-more approach. I would be remiss if I did not tell you that it has a delectable, light rose aroma, but it does fade soon upon application. One immediately notices a surge of moisture, and that skin feels comfortable, but the real benefits are seen the following morning when you awaken to bright and luminous skin. There is a pronounced clarity and radiance that is evident after only a single use, but regular use over a sustained period of time results in evening skin tone and the lightening of hyperpigmentation.

According to KORRES,

This overnight Wild Rose facial-in-a-jar is a breakthrough in beauty sleep. More than a mask, more than a night cream, it contains a generous dose of wild rose oil, boosted with super C for powerful brightening and antiaging. At the same time, imperata cylindrica extract time releases moisture throughout the night for continuous hydration. This product's weightless, whipped texture melts instantly into skin and works while you sleep to re-texturize and address visible signs of premature aging. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. In as little as 14 days you'll see skin that's brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant.

Key Ingredients & Their Attributes:
  • Wild Rose Oil: Evens skintone and repairs fine lines; moisturizes, heals, and softens skin while forming a protective layer to improve its texture.
  • Super C: A stabilized fat soluble vitamin C with 10 times higher vitamin C absorption for powerful brightening, natural collagen synthesis, and antioxidant protection.
  • Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract: Provides continuous moisturization by regulating the moisture equilibrium of the skin.
  • Rose Water 15%: Provides weightless hydration.
Ingredients:Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Triheptanoin, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D'abeille, Lecithin, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Distarch Phosphate, Eugenol, Fragrance, Galactoarabinan, Geraniol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Gluceptate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum. No Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.

Directions: After nighttime cleansing ritual, apply to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Do not rinse. If using with other products, apply after your treatment/ serum and prior to your night cream. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask ($10.99-$17.77 for 7 masks from Yes Style Global and Amazon): If you are looking for serious stress relief, MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask, which stays at a comfortable temperature for 10 minutes, bathes "eyes and the delicate eye area in warm steam. This 'steam bath for the eyes' helps with deep release of the tension of the day and soothes the mind.
Features:
• This eye mask utilizes advanced self-heating technology to heighten relaxation and relieve hard working eyes with the warm and soothing sensation of steam heat.
• Steam heat moistens and relaxes hard working eyes.
• Available in three soothing scents in the US: Lavender, Citrus and Unscented.
• The patented, innovative, single-use Steam Eye Mask can be used anytime, anywhere for a one of a kind way to decompress and de-stress while you are on the go.
• Perfect for use during travel, at the office or before bed.
The Hollywood Silk Solution Silk Pillowcase ($45.00 each from The Hollywood Silk Solution and their Official Amazon Store): One cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which a luxurious silk pillowcase encourages a comfy cozy slumber, and this one is particularly luxurious and comforting. Furthermore, silk pillow cases are touted for their ability to reduce bedhead, extend the longevity of blowouts and they do not tug on the skin.

BENEFITS:
Reduce tugging on delicate facial skin.
Reduce sleep crease.
Reduce bedhead.
Extend your blowout.

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Highest Fibre Mulberry Silk Topside
High quality cotton underside
Invisible zipper
20” x 30” | 51cm x 76cm Queen / Standard
Non-Toxic Dyes
Machine Washable

According to The Hollywood Silk Solution,

Hollywood movie stars, beauty experts, dermatologists and celebrity hairdressers have talked about the beauty benefits of sleeping on silk for decades, so why doesn't everyone sleep on silk? It's expensive! We have specially commissioned the highest grade (6A) long fiber mulberry silk and nontoxic dyes to bring you all of the luxury and benefits of sleeping on silk, without the expense...and our silk is machine washable too!

BENEFITS Sleeping on silk may help to: Reduce tugging on delicate facial skin. Reduce sleep crease. Reduce bedhead. Extend your blowout.
Overall Assessment: I am so happy that I decided to start this nighttime before bed pampering routine because it really has helped me fall asleep without so many distractions. It slows me down, helps me let the events of the day melt away, and it relaxes me so much that I don't focus on what I need to accomplish the following day. What do you do to encourage a restful sleep?

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16 comments:

  1. I wish the steam eye mask was good for more than a single use. I have dry eye & this is the perfect nightly treatment for when a microwave or stove isn’t available to heat the usual treatment options. I’ll check the price

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    1. I know, it would be nice if they could be used more than once, but they are really wonderful nonetheless!

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  2. The only one I have is the steam eye mask and they are great. I have one left and need to pick up more.

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    1. Aren't they amazing eye masks?! I will definitely buy more once I use them up as well!

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  3. I don't think I can handle LA traffic. That will drive me nuts being stuck in traffic. Sleep is very important to me os it's nice to find relief from the most mundane things like pillowcase or eye mask

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    1. The traffic can be very irritating at times! Traffic is definitely pretty unavoidable here! Yes, I agree– anything that can be done to encourage a restful sleep is worthwhile! Eye masks, a nice bath and a silk pillowcase really help me unwind!

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  4. Those eye masks sound great for my headaches but I'd be worried they'd take my lash extensions off!

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    1. Their eye masks are wonderful, but I have absolutely no idea if they would do anything to lash extensions.

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  5. I love taking a bath with a bath bomb before bed. I also use silk pillowcases to prevent wrinkles!

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    1. Those are two wonderful before bedtime picks for me!

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  6. The steam eye mask sounds amazing! I need to get a silk pillowcase, I've actually never had one which I know is a beauty blogger fail.

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    1. The eye masks are really wonderful! Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is so cozy and luxurious! I highly recommend both of them!

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  7. Traffic drives me crazy - I can't imagine what LA traffic is like!

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    1. Me too, but it is completely unavoidable here!

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  8. The self heating eye mask looks really intriguing! I could use that after a long day working on the computer.

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    1. It really is intriguing, and I think that you would really love it after sitting at the computer all day!

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