There’s a serious stigma about sleep. In today’s increasingly interconnected, always-on world we view sleep as a period of idleness or lost productivity, and we try to get by on as little as possible. Most of us don’t realise that the hours we spend asleep are actually among our most constructive: While we sleep the brain recharges and cellular repair ramps up, and the benefits are huge. Certain areas of your brain work their hardest during sleep, and skin is best able to repair and regenerate itself at night. How’s that for productivity?
Now, knowing how beneficial sleep is, consider this alarming statistic: sleep problems affect health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population. Just a few nights of missed sleep lead to dull skin and fine lines, and continued sleep insufficiency can result in hypertension, diabetes and a host of other issues.
Understanding the importance of active sleep and addressing chronic sleep insufficiency can seem daunting – but Dermalogica’s new Sound Sleep Cocoon is an excellent place to start. This nighttime gel-cream harnesses the power of nature with science to promote sound sleep and healthy, radiant skin. It features active ingredients that transform skin overnight by optimising nighttime skin recovery and soothing motion-activated essential oils to promote restful sleep.
• Reduces signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality
• Visibly increases radiance by morning
• Softens and hydrates skin
• Improves and brightens skin tone
• Promotes deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin
Simply use as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine.
[Your circadian rhythm and your skin.]
Circadian rhythms and your skin
Sound Sleep Cocoon is formulated to be used at night, to work with the body’s natural circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are distinct periods of biological activity that occur when we’re awake and when we’re asleep, controlled by the way the body’s biological clock responds to light and dark.
Why a night gel-cream?
Skin is nocturnal: Because the skin is in repair mode and blood flow increases at night, it's best able to absorb active ingredients while we sleep. The skin also experiences more Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) at night – so a gel-cream formula also replenishes crucial hydration, complementing the body’s natural fluctuations. By promoting restful sleep with motion-activated encapsulated essential oils and targeting signs of skin fatigue with active ingredients, Sound Sleep Cocoon helps you make the most of your sleep.
Albizia Julibrissin Bark (Persian Silk Tree) Extract
Persian Silk Tree Extract (nicknamed the “night sleeper” because its leaves open in sunlight and close at night) provides overnight antioxidant protection and fights free radicals. It reduces signs of fatigue such as skin slackening while brightening and plumping tired skin. It also helps to fight Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs), which can contribute to wrinkles, loss of elasticity, irritation and ageing.
[Australia's own Kakadu Plum Extract is a key ingredient in Dermalogica's Sound Sleep Cocoon]
Evodia Rutaecarpa (Fruits of Wu-Zhu-Yu) Fruit Extract
Used widely in traditional Chinese medicine, Wu-Zu-Yu promotes a more refined, even skin texture. It also aids in illuminating dull skin, visibly increasing skin’s radiance by morning.
Kakadu Plum Extract
Native to northern Australia, Kakadu Plum is a potent form of Vitamin C – and a powerful weapon against free radical-induced skin damage and premature ageing. It’s noted for its unique combination of hydrophilic (water-soluble) and lipophilic (oil-soluble) antioxidants, which are highly bio-available to the skin and deliver comprehensive antioxidant protection while improving luminosity and skin tone.
Tamarindus Indicia (Tamarind Seed) Extract
This naturally occurring polysaccharide has a chemical structure similar to hyaluronic acid. It reduces transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and helps protect skin’s barrier function, promoting the skin’s natural hydration process while increasing smoothness and softness.
Motion-Activated Essential Oils
Lavandin Oil is encapsulated in motion-activated biodegradable polymeric microcapsules that allow it to be released throughout the night as you toss and turn – promoting deep, restful sleep. Additional calming essential oils soothe the senses to encourage sound sleep for healthier-looking skin.