The power of sleep is not to be underestimated. In fact, it’s now one of the largest industries in the wellness sector as people are becoming more aware of the importance of getting enough shut-eye every night.
We round up some of our personal favourite pre-bedtime necessities from sleep accessories to nighttime skincare – for an undisturbed eight-hours of sleep.
RE.VITYL Release Kit
RE.VITYL was launched as a revolutionary sleep enhancing brand, containing 100% natural crystals to help you snooze better. The RE.LEASE Eye Mask and Roll-On kit is a quick fix to improving sleep quality and is said to help meditation too. Crafted from luscious mulberry silk, the eye mask is infused with BioCrystal and blocks out any light from the outside, whilst the essential oil roll-on (a blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Scots Pine and Rosemary) aims to reduce fatigue and bring out relaxation and clarity to the mind. Take this kit – which comes with a cute reusable, wood paper bag – wherever you go to relieve and de-stress as you prepare for a deep sleep.
Shop here: re-vityl.com
Originally born in London, luxury label Jo Malone sets the bar for immaculate fragrances and has reached the worldwide market, celebrated for its signature scents. One of the best ways to unwind after a long day’s work, is to come home to a refreshing aroma (and possibly run a bath). The Lime Basil and Mandarin diffuser is a peppery basil and aromatic white thyme scent, a signature fragrance which brings you to the scents of limes from a Caribbean island. Jo Malone’s diffusers envelope their scents through the entire room to indulge in the full sensory experience. For optimal diffusion, use all ten reeds at once.
If you’re more of a candle person, Jo Malone has it all. The basil and neroli home candle is reminiscent of quintessential British charm – a city which is known for its adventurous spontaneity and uplifting atmosphere. Paying tribute to its hometown, this candle features floral neroli notes with a wink of basil for an opulent, aromatic pre-sleep ritual.
Shop here: jomalone.co.uk
Maison Francis Kurkdjian
Maison Francis Kurkdjian is the epitome of luxury fragrance, a brand born and bred in the home of perfume—France. For a pre-bedtime ritual, the brand will bring a sweet sleep through its selection of body oils, shower gels, body creams and hair mist. Integrate some of the label’s moisturising formulas to indulge in a relaxing beauty sleep. Start your routine with a head-to-toe shower using the scented shower gel, then apply the same scented body cream to match. Afterwards, try the body oil for protective moisture on the heels, ankles and elbows, then use the hair mist to spray on hair and pillows for a detoxifying dreamy sleep.
Shop here: franciskurkdjian.com
With a farm-to-spa philosophy, Bamford’s dedication to sleep quality is accentuated by its revitalising products. The B Silent collection is a new sleep range and pays tribute to mental and physical health, dedicated to preparing the body for a deep and peaceful slumber. Bamford works with aromatherapists to develop its products, and the B Silent Night Time collection includes the body oil, bath concentrate, temple balm, pillow mist, and organic infusion.
Shop here: bamford.com/uk
Spritzing a pre-bed fragrance may invite inspirational dreams if you’re lucky. Penhaligon’s newly-launched The Favourite perfume is sensual and feminine, and is based on Her Royal Highness. Crown notes include the genteel freesia, violet leaves, and iris with touches of light mimosa. Breathe in a second time and you’ll experience notes of Indian sandalwood and musk with flowers for a majestical statement aroma to mist before bed.
Shop here: penhaligons.com/uk
Acqua di Parma
Whisk yourself away to the Mediterranean – well, not actually – from the comfort of your own home with the Acqua di Parma body range set. Created in collaboration with La Double J, it features a series of body scrubs, body lotions, shower mousse, to name a few. Whether you’re lusting after an evocative scent from the signature candles or you’re wanting to spritz some of the delightful aroma colognes, you’ll be dreaming of summer days in Greece or Cyprus. We’re giving each a try from one of our favourite scents, in all shapes and forms for pre-sleep indulgence.
Shop here: ladoublej.com
Let’s not forget about hair care. ORIBE products are available online, on Net-a-Porter, Birchbox, and Harrods in the UK. Try the ORIBE Signature Moisture Masque for everyday use to keep hair lush and healthy. It combines gentle, natural ingredients for a repairative hair conditioning treatment – just massage in for ten minutes and rinse. The daily Power Drops Damage Repair Booster is to follow and is ideal to awaken your hair to its glossiest state and recover weakened strands. We love running this through strands for a pre-bed rinse.
Shop here: oribe.com
A pioneer for luxury body creams and fragrance, Goutal’s universal cream is a delectably smooth formula which effortlessly seeps into the skin. Nourish the body before bed to hydrate and prepare yourself for a luscious sleep.
Shop here: goutalparis.com
Wake up to refreshed skin with Natura Bisse’s Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment, an innovative two-step overnight remedy to repair the face with the oils it needs. The first step is the Diamond Extreme Oil followed by the Diamond Extreme Mask – combined to reach the deeper layers of the skin and wake up to a glowing, renewed complexion. We love to integrate this into our evening ritual.
Shop here: naturabisse.com
Made on the west coast of Sweden, LA:BRUKET offers a range of high quality skincare and nurturing sleep products formulated with natural ingredients. Spray your pillow with the limited edition Seven Flowers Pillow Mist for a taste of midsummer for a calming pre-bedtime ritual before sleep. Be sure to also try out the brand’s skincare which includes the soothing Chamomile Cream and the Broccoli Seed Serum for a home facial.
Shop here: labruket.se
What is a good night’s sleep without the best bedding to complete the eight-hour bliss? Bamboa lends a sustainable hand to lifestyle by offering stylish products which sync with nature. The Silky Bliss Bamboo Bed Sheet and Duvet Set is exactly what we need – made from eco-friendly bamboo fibre for a sustainable way forward, plus it’s equivalent to 800 count thread, so we can pretty much confirm its a cosy snooze ahead.
Shop here: bamboahome.com
After a long day’s work, one of the most calming wind-down methods is to keep calm and drink tea. Australian brand WelleCo offers just that, with a menu of traditional herbal tea to ease into a restful night’s sleep. Sip on your cuppa just before bed to ignite a conscious calm and wellbeing, and when bedtime calls, you’ll fall into deep sleep from the health-conscious ingredients, which include the Skullcap for assisting the nervous system to the passionflower, a botanical herbal blend. Try the Sleep Welle Caddy with the Sleep Welle Refill Pouch to keep stock within arm’s reach.
Shop here: welleco.co.uk
If sleeping naked isn’t your thing, silk pajamas are your alternative option. The brand caters to confident, modern women, offering a variety of comfortable linen and linen-blend sleepwear. What’s more – each piece is conveniently machine washable, compared to some other silk products on the market. We love this Washable Silk Set, a matching duo which keeps you cool and cosy no matter the temperature (thanks to its thermo-regulating functions).
Shop here: lunya.co