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Guarantee a great night’s sleep with these bedtime essentials

It’s #SleepingBeauty week at Cult Beauty headquarters and, in a bid to celebrate the (oft-elusive) Zzzzzs, we’ve curated this collection of the sleep-inducing heroes we’re addicted to (they’re basically The Sandman made reality). Ideal for anyone who finds sleep difficult to come by, forget counting sheep and instead, reach for one of these magical must-haves to help dispel stresses and keep all those dream-stealing niggles at bay. So, light a candle, lace your tea with {Dream Dust} aaaaaaaand… you’re under…. 

Want a skin-boosting treatment that works hard while you do the opposite? Alpha-H’s aptly-titled {Beauty Sleep Power Peel} is the perfect way to optimise your skin cells’ overnight regenerative processes. With AHAs and retinol to stimulate cell turnover and ‘boost’ renewal cycles, you’ll wake up looking positively luminous (no princes necessary).

Strike the right note with a calming candle – few of which make you feel ‘zen’ like NEOM’s calming three-wick confection. Scented with extracts of lavender, basil and jasmine, their gorgeous {Tranquility} blend is a bedtime essential – creating the ultimate, warm snoozy vibes (just *don’t* drift off before its extinguished).

Sweet dreams are made of… dust (apparently). Or more specifically, they come from cups-of-cocoa mixed with Moon Juice {Dream Dust} – a powerful adaptogenic blend of soothing, stress-combatting actives which helps you to find your ‘off’ switch and awaken in the morning feeling full of joie de vivre. The ultimate foil for insomnia, this powder is perfect for quashing the after-dark daemons that threaten your shut-eye…

Tame your tresses, prevent breakage and prolong the life of your blowdry with SILKE London’s {Silk Hair Wrap} – which not only makes you look absolutely faaaaabulous and starlet-worthy, but works to minimise friction so your locks look constantly glossy (and you can leave longer between washes).

If you find the ‘Land of Nod’ elusive, REN’s relaxing {& Now To Sleep Spray} is a dream-like infusion of essential oils and flower waters to soothe even the most agitated minds. Ideal for those who struggle to ‘switch off’, this blend of lavender, hops and frankincense helps to quell niggling doubts and dispel sleep-preventing anxiety. Or try Therapie’s {Slumber Pillow Spray}, which is laced with lapis lazuli to clear negative energy, alongside precious ‘gold tincture’ to equalise electromagnetism and in turn, make unwinding über easy.

And if you find yourself too-easily awoken, delay the day’s dawn with Slip’s {Pure Silk Eye Mask}. Made from 100% pure mulberry silk to respect the delicate skin around your eyes, this decadent sleep mask looks chic and blocks out light so you can get your well-deserved, eight blissful hours (noisy neighbours/children/bed buddies permitting)… 


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…