Introducing our February Box 'Perfect Nights Sleep'
The perfect night’s sleep in a pink box, this is your February Roccabox! Our team of beauty experts have put together a selection of expert-approved tried-and-tested products that either improve sleep quality, improve your skin’s quality as you sleep, or are designed purely for night-time use.
The perfect night’s sleep. It’s something we all strive for - we know it has serious benefits to our health and wellbeing, not to mention our skin - but all too often getting that perfect eight hours (or whatever it is that works best for your body- we’re all different) is an elusive task. Sometimes the issue is external (your sleeping environment, for example) and often it’s internal. Sometimes it’s a physical concern, usually it’s mental, and frequently it’s a combination of the two. While we are in no way implying that a selection of beauty products can tackle full-blown insomnia, we are confident that certain beauty and wellness products contain ingredients that do noticeably enhance the quality of our sleep or effectively improve our ability to fall asleep.
Trust us - we’ve tried them and seen the benefits. Likewise, there are many skincare products out there that deliver far more effectively when used overnight (and not to mention partnered with a decent night’s kip). We’ve put together a selection of expert-approved tried-and-tested products that either improve sleep quality, improve your skin’s quality as you sleep, are designed purely for nighttime use or will simply enhance your time spent horizontally. Worth £71.50 (alone that’s enough to help you sleep at night!) this is your perfect night’s sleep, in a box.
With love, the Roccabox Team.
Murad AHA Exfoliating Cleanser (travel sized) RRP £12
This particular cleanser will totally transform dull skin so you’ll wake up to a brighter, smoother, more radiant and visibly luminous complexion. A trio of skin-refining acids (salicylic; glycolic; lactic) unclogs pores, sheds dull skin buildup, encourages cell turnover, and renews your skin, while jojoba beads gently buff and polish. While this can be used on a morning, its benefits are amplified when used overnight and it’s an effective way of getting rid of every last trace of the day’s make-up, grime and SPF. Plus, when you’ve worked so hard to clear your complexion, it’s a shame to then cover it straight up with make-up.
Beauty Pro Retinol 1% Serum/ 2% Niacinamide Serum (full sized) £15
Whether you receive the Retinol 1% Overnight Serum to rejuvinate and smooth your skin or the Niacinamide 2% Daily Serum to soothe and protect, you can be rest assured that you can sleep better just knowing that you’ll wake up to clearer skin.
Feather & Down Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray (full sized) RRP £3.50
83% of testers fell asleep quicker than usual after using this pillow spray- including us. Spritz this dreamy mist over your pillow, duvet, bed linen, even your pyjamas and let its calming infusion of lavender and chamomile essential oils get to work reducing your anxious mind, calming your nerves and creating a restful atmosphere to help you drift off.
Paul Yacomine Body Oil (full sized) RRP £32
There’s something so inherently calming about massaging a luxury body oil all over your body post-bath and pre-hitting the hay. Slather this deliciously deluxe body oil that combines soothing tropical floral notes of ylang ylang, bergamot and mandarin essential oils, with hydrating and collagen-boosting rosehip oil, and omega-7 fatty acid- rich Macademia Nut Oil for a skin-boosting treat that will nourish, hydrate and replenish your body as you sleep. The addition of bergamot oil - a natural cleanser that helps unclog pores and balance sebum levels - means you don’t need to worry about the oil blocking your pores if you sweat in your sleep. A true beauty sleep enhancer.
Skin and Tonic Slow Down Bath Soak (100ml) RRP £9
Soak away a stressful day with this restorative soak, inspired by the Japanese ritual of forest bathing. Soak up the healing powers of the forest with an invigorating blend of cedarwood, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. While mineral-rich Epsom salts will detoxify you and boost magnesium levels (key to relaxing muscles and inducing sleep), natural CBD (from upcycled whole hemp no less) will re-balance your body and calm your mind. The perfect tonic to help you slow down, breathe, and let go of your busy day.
Roccabox team of beauty experts’ on the secret to a good night’s sleep...
Alexandra Crowther, Commercial Director “With a baby under the age of one my sleep tends to be broken, so I rely on skincare that will help my skin look great in spite of this. Regularly using retinol definitely helps, as does using a Niacinamide-based serum, which I find reduces my chances of getting a breakout following a bad night’s sleep.”
Sarah Edge, PR Manager “I’m a ‘high-maintenance sleeper’: I need earplugs, an eye mask and my son’s ‘white noise’ machine as a bare minimum! Many ‘sleep-enhancing’ products can be gimmicky so I always check the ingredients beneath the claims and specifically look for magnesium as a star ingredient. Magnesium-rich Epsom salts are the perfect example of this and always gives me my deepest sleep”
Tia Roqaa, Founder and CEO, “Reducing my caffeine intake after 1pm and opting for chamomile tea over an evening glass of red isn’t always easy but it does help. As does limiting my screen time, so I try to avoid checking my phone once I’m in bed - again, not easy!”
Emma Hull, Marketing Manager “Massage is said to activate the parasympathetic nervous system which then decreases anxiety so I usually try to incorporate some into my evening beauty routine- as I slather on my body oil or as I rub in my cleansing butter.”
Hailey Jones, Brand Executive ““Some form of pre-bed ritual usually helps me to remove myself from my mental to-do list, switch off and ease me into sleep mode. An indulgent soak in the bath is preferable but a steaming hot shower can be just as effective if I’m short on time.”
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By Sarah Edge