Be a sleeping beauty with these nighttime products
This creamy, indulgent oil balm from Irish brand Ground Wellbeing is what sweet dreams are made of. Handmade in Cork by wellness expert Peigín Crowley and containing a comforting blend of jasmine, geranium, vitamin E and shea butter, it’s simple luxury personified. Spread it all over after showering to deeply hydrate, soothe and calm the body, or apply to pulse points before bed to promote peaceful sleep.
Release body tension and ease anxious feelings with this beautiful nighttime shower oil from Bamford. Made with a restful blend of Roman Chamomile, Lavender, and Vetiver essential oils, this luxurious oil-to-milk formula is designed to be used in a warm bath or shower before hitting the sheets. Pour a small amount into your hand, heat slightly then apply to damp skin. Be warned; you’ll want to drift away immediately.
Treat tired eyes and calm and soothe the body and mind with these clever self-heating eye masks from Irish brand Glow Masks. Just hop in bed, put it over your eyes (and loop around your ears to secure it) and get ready to nap. The masks warm up and release the soothing scent of jasmine as soon as you remove it from the packet – an utterly blissful way to unwind.
- €18 for a five-pack at glowmasks.ie. Each mask self-heats for up to 30 minutes.
Give your skin the restful, restorative sleep it deserves with Estée Lauder’s cult skincare classic. A rich blend of peptides, botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and caffeine, this beautiful, lightweight, luxurious serum gets to work while you sleep, encouraging cell turnover, increased hydration, and renewed plumpness and firmness. Wake up every morning with skin that’s slept for eight hours (even if it didn’t).
- €75 for 30ml at Brown Thomas.
This best-selling candle from Aromatherapy Associates does exactly what it says on the (ceramic) box. A potent, hand-poured combination of therapeutic essential oils including vetiver, chamomile and sandalwood, this soothing candle is just what you need to set the stage for a calm and relaxing evening.
Get ready for a peaceful and restorative night’s sleep with Ground Wellbeing’s luxurious Pillow Spray. Designed to calm a racing mind and help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, simply spray it on your pillow and the top of your bedding before bed. As you move through the night, the therapeutic scent of rosewood and lavender continues to slowly release, helping you sleep soundly, longer.
Designed for use after cleansing and before serums and moisturizer, take ten with Patchology’s Beauty Sleep Hydrogel Mask. Soaked in a potent blend of hydrolyzed collagen, retinol and peptides, this beautiful gel-like mask instantly refreshes, hydrates, plumps, soothes and smoothes. Like a tall glass of water, eight hours of sleep, and a mini facial rolled into one (in less than ten minutes). Dreamer.
If you haven’t introduced an acupressure mat into your sleep routine, you’re missing out.
Containing hundreds of plastic teeth that press on the body’s acupressure points, it triggers the release of endorphins, helping to release tension, promote healthy blood circulation and deeply relax the body before bed (you you might even fall asleep while using it!). A little uncomfortable at first, takes some getting used to. Wear thin clothing when lying on the mat to begin with, slowing buildup to bare skin. It also works wonders during the day. Place it behind your back or under your feet when seated at a desk to promote stimulation and concentration.
- Available in three colors. Use for up to 20 minutes each evening. €82 on cultbeauty.com.
- Product prices are subject to change and may differ from retailer to retailer.