Try these 5 new buys to give your beauty rest a boost.
Made from 100% mulberry silk, Cilque’s lustrous pillowcases are a foolproof step to better beauty sleep. Unlike cotton, silk doesn’t absorb moisture, allowing your skin to better retain natural oils and nighttime products so it stays supple and more wrinkle resistant. Better moisture retention also means less frizz and smoother, more manageable hair. If that weren’t enough, silk happens to be hypoallergenic, helping to reduce redness, eye watering and congestion. And did we mention these pillowcases are machine washable and come in pretty new shades, too?
Cap It Off
Toronto’s own NiteCap takes all the benefits of silk pillowcases and renders them extra-chic. Crafted from washable, organic silk, NiteCap’s bow-adorned designs protect against hair-damaging friction overnight while locking in moisture and your hair’s natural oils. As a bonus, the stylish caps even help to prevent skin irritation and breakouts by keeping your locks off your face while you sleep.
Do you often lie awake at night waiting to fall asleep? Try a few spritzes of this natural pillow spray and call us in the morning (after a great night’s sleep). The fast-acting formula, from the aptly named brand This Works, features a blend of lavender, chamomile and vetiver to calm racing minds and tense bodies while helping to reduce sleep-associated anxiety and improve your quality of sleep.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $34 at sephora.com.
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It’s no secret that sleeping with your makeup on can lead to clogged pores, breakouts and even premature aging. Make sure there’s not a speck of makeup left on your skin by the time your head hits the pillow with the help of Drunk Elephant’s new cleansing balm. Made with a nourishing oil blend that binds to surface impurities and rinses away clean, the oil-to-milk formula also features soothing fruit extracts and comes with a bamboo and charcoal powder booster to gently clear away dead skin.
Add a layer of Shiseido’s new overnight cream as a last step in your skincare routine and wake up to brighter, more even-looking skin. Powered by a potent mix of plant and fruit extracts, it triggers your skin’s self-healing process to repair damage and improve the look of spots, discolouration and signs of ageing.