6 Beauty Products That Might Help You Sleep Better
Changing what we eat for dinner, popping a melatonin capsule, counting sheep…we’ll try anything to get that elusive night’s sleep. Enter the following six beauty products, all of which are designed to promote an evening filled with z’s. The promise of dozing off in minutes and waking up refreshed? Hey, it’s worth a shot.
Lush Sleepy Lotion
We reviewed this magical stuff a few weeks ago, but it’s worth mentioning again. Lather this super-thick, purple cream (which is vaguely lavender scented) on your chest, arms and neck and be wowed. With oatmeal, almond and jojoba oils, it’s soothing on the skin and had our editor sleeping like a baby in less than 15 minutes. See? Magic.
This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray
An aromatherapeutic blend of lavender, vetivert (known as the “oil of tranquility”) and chamomile—when spritzed onto your pillows before bed—calms your mind and body as it soothes you to sleep.
This Works ($46)
Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Roller Ball
Designed to stimulate the immune system, this roller-ball fragrance (which you apply to pulse points) contains a blend of vetivert, chamomile and sandalwood. In a tiny, TSA-approved size, it’s perfect for bringing on trips if you typically have a hard time falling asleep in beds that aren’t your own.
Aromatherapy Associates ($33)
Lather Quiet Night Relaxing Balm
With lavender, ylang ylang and calendula oils, this therapeutic balm (which you dab on your temples, forehead or the back of your neck before bed) helps calm your senses and promote a restful night’s sleep. Ahhh…
L'Occitane Relaxing Perfumed Satchets
Stored on your nightstand, these little guys let off a subtle but relaxing scent of lavender, bergamot, sweet orange and geranium that will create a calming bedroom atmosphere that’s conducive to restfulness.
Tata Harper Aromatic Bedtime Treatment
This all-natural, perfume-esque treatment aims to create a sense of calm and tranquility to ease you to sleep. To use, roll a little bit on your wrists, temple and neck or—if you really need it to work fast—apply liberally to your palms and inhale deeply for at least five breaths.
Tata Harper ($60)