8 bedtime beauty products
1. Toning Lotion with Camomile
Made for normal to dry skin-types, this mild toner removes any trace of dirt and make-up. Infused with German camomile flower – used for its calming properties since the Middle Ages – it soothes any irritation and redness, and prepares skin for night cream application.
Clarins at Harvey Nichols-Dubai, AED126
2. Dreamtime Bath Melt
Dissolve this creamy bar of cocoa butter in your bathtub for a soothing soak that's scented with relaxing wafts of lavender, camomile, sandalwood and jasmine. Alternatively, melt between warmed palms and massage all over yourself like a moisturising oil for instant full-body relaxation and silky baby soft skin.
3. Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist
A few quick spritzes of this herbal pillow spray will prep your bed linen for restful night. With notes of geranium, bergamot, lavender, mandarin and sweet orange, the French-harvested essential oils will help lull you into a deeper sleep. It also doubles as a soothing room scent for restless children.
4. British Botanical Body Cream
Applied after an evening shower, this thick cream is infused with organic oats and milk proteins to relax and echium oil to hydrate. It is scented with lavender, camomile, geranium and palmarosa. Celebrating 25 years of Elemis, the limited edition tube is decorated with artist Amanda Ross’ dreamy prints.
5. Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Massage into clean skin before you hit the hay, this does its best work in the wee hours, promising “healthy radiance” after just one night’s use. The blend of evening primrose oil and squalene hydrates dull skin and smooths fine lines, while distilled lavender oil turns over aging skin cells while you snooze.
6. Lavender & Lovage Home Candle
Let one of these luxe candles burn away while you unwind from your work with a cup of herbal tea... or perhaps something a touch stronger. Jo Malone’s mix of herbal lavender and slightly spicy lovage will most definitely set the mood for an unfettered evening of R&R followed by restful sleep.
Jo Malone London, AED300
7. Yoga Blend Body Wash
Lather up with this creamy coconut, rose and lavender gel after a session of sun salutations on the beach to help unwind an over-stretched body and mind, or drop a capful in running water for a zzz-zen bubble bath. Infused with coconut oil it’s also full of natural antioxidants which fight against free radicals.
8. Petit Guerlain EDT
While this gentle perfume was originally designed with les enfants in mind, Guerlain’s dreamy fragrance is perfect for big kids to wear too. With notes of honey, orange blossom, mimosa andpistachio, it emulates the feel of fresh crisp sheets. Spray liberally before tucking yourself into bed.
Guerlain at Harvey Nichols-Dubai, AED510