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Skincare For A Great Nights Sleep | Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon
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It’s that time of year when skin needs a little extra TLC. It could be as simple as using moisturising products more often, equally it could prompt you to reassess your beauty routine and the products that feature. With winter fast approaching, I’ve been taking care of my skin the easy way, by getting in a little extra beauty sleep. With the help of Penguin Sleep Tales and Dermalogica’s incredible new product; Sound Sleep Cocoon, it’s been a doddle.

Soph Hearts has always been a platform on which I share the things that I love and recommend. Its a lifestyle blog so that I can cover a bit of anything I fancy: beauty, Disney, sushi restaurants and Paris. I’ve also written more than my share of sleep based content, from mattress recommendations to evening routines, go figure. At this time of year I’d quite happily hibernate (or migrate to Florida) until spring, so this product feels like it was designed for me.

When Dermalogica reached out to introduce me to their new Sound Sleep Cocoon, it was a no-brainer. Skincare and sleep? Sleep and skincare? Two of my favourite things. Where do I sign up?

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon
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A transformative gel-cream which optimises nighttime recovery, Dermalogica describes Sound Sleep Cocoon as ‘a new way to glow’. Sold. While most products, quite reasonably, focus solely on skincare, this goes one step further. It provides lifestyle benefits too, in the form of a better night’s sleep. One of its key ingredients, the French Lavender essential oil, is motion-activated in order to promote a deep beauty sleep.

The combination of high-end price-point (£72.50) and previous experience of Dermalogica had my expectations high. Bold claims about ingredients, that Persian Silk Tree Extract reduces signs of skin fatigue whilst Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract works overnight to promote visibly radiant skin by morning, only raised them higher. Even so, I wasn’t disappointed. After using Sound Sleep Cocoon regularly for around a month I’ve definitely noticed that the product has me looking well-rested, and feeling it too.

Although this can be used every evening, I’d argue that it’s not really necessary. As an investment product, I’ve started to view mine as more of a luxury, using it around two-three times per week. This forms the last step of my evening skincare routine, often on top of a moisturiser for even further hydration, but both aren’t strictly necessary. I personally prefer to use it on Sunday and Monday evenings, which are days I could do with a little added luxury and a skincare pick me up. I then add it into my routine over any other days that I feel I’ll really benefit from it. It’s such a lovely product that I’m sure others will choose to use this daily, however, I can definitely still see benefits despite less frequent use. At a high-end price, I want the best of both worlds.


Penguin Sleep Tales
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Penguin Sleep Tales is supposed to be a brilliant accompaniment to Sound Sleep Cocoon. I was advised to use them together in order to achieve a whole other level of rest. Honestly, I was incredibly sceptical about trying it. I’ve always loved reading paperbacks and haven’t been able to bring myself to switch to Kindles, Audiobooks and the like.

An initial resistance was born from overthinking. I wondered whether an adult, essentially being read a bedtime story is perhaps a little strange? Despite that, I wanted to give it a go and that I did.

Following my experience, Audiobooks isn’t an app I’m likely to get hooked on anytime soon. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxing I found Sleep Tales to be. Although they won’t become a part of my regular nighttime routine, I will be sure to keep them in mind for times when I’m struggling to sleep. It ensues a sense of calm that’s similar to that achieved by background music at a spa. It’s relaxing and works well to clear your mind of any circling thoughts or worries.

Now that the clocks have gone back, beauty sleep seems a little easier to achieve naturally. I’ll still be reaching for sound sleep cocoon though, it’s a new favourite that I’ll be working into my routine no matter the season.

*  This post contains a gifted item. As always, all words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Martyna

    Great review! I’ve never tried listening to an audiobook before sleep.

    November 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    I found a big difference on my skin when the weather changed! I can’t believe the dryness! It is great that you got to do a collab with Dermalogica. I probably need this, haha. Glad you had a good experience with them overall! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

    November 9, 2019 at 6:29 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I did too! I’m a Dermalogica Skinfluencer so I’m very lucky and get to try out a lot of their products (all of which I genuinely love!). I’d definitely recommend it, I get on with it so well! x

      November 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Mica

    It sounds like an interesting cream although I’m with you I am not really into audio books and would actually struggle to fall asleep with one on I think!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! We went for our annual family Christmas photo with Santa yesterday, with two kids and a dog it didn’t quite go as planned, ha!

    November 10, 2019 at 5:41 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I thought so too but was pleasantly surprised! Haha oh no- what is it with kids hating meeting Santa in person? There are so many photos of me as a baby crying in a Santa’s Grotto haha! x

      November 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply mia

    I’ve always been curious to try Dermalogica, but the price tag puts me off because . . . well, if it works its totally worth it, but if it doesn’t it’s pretty steep! This sounds like a great investment product though, especially if you only use it a few times a week to get the most out of it xx

    November 10, 2019 at 9:42 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve tried a lot of their products now and in my opinion they’re well worth the investment. I totally know where you’re coming from though- if you fancy a try without such a large investment I’d definitely recommend getting a few of their travel sizes to start off with! x

      November 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Samantha

    Well, this little combo sounds very intriguing indeed. I’m a terrible sleeper and lie there either with my brain on overdrive or feeling every crease in my pillow case and end up tossing and turning all night long. I’ve not really tried any intervention to help, so this is definitely worth investigating. I’ll give it some thought though, due to the price tag! fab post Sophie x

    Samantha |

    November 10, 2019 at 10:45 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Oh it’s so annoying when that happens, I’m sorry you suffer it often! I’d definitely recommend it, but I have to admit that I’m usually quite a good sleeper. It’s definitely worth seeing if you can get hold of a sample before investing! x

      November 11, 2019 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Mercy

    Anything that would make me sleep, I’d go for it. Sleep Tales sounds interesting, I have to check it out. Thanks for writing about it.

    November 11, 2019 at 4:04 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Me too- although I must say I’m usually quite a good sleeper anyway! x

      November 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Madiha | Me VS The Odds

    The sound sleep cocoon sounds like a dream, although very pricey. But, if it really does give you a glow and helps you feel more well rested, i’m all for it! I actually used to love audiobooks, especially at times when the weather is getting to you and you just cannot focus enough to read yourself!

    November 11, 2019 at 9:41 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It is pricey, but I agree, skincare is worth investing in if it works well! I’ve never listened to them before recently but I was definitely pleasantly surprised! x

      November 11, 2019 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Elegant Duchess

    Thanks for the review! I love Dermalogica products and I have been using them for years. I’m yet to try this one ! xx

    Elegant Duchess xx

    November 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I hope you found it helpful! I love their skincare too x

      November 12, 2019 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Treesje

    Interesting product!

    November 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    Penguin Sleep Tales sounds so interesting. I have never heard of this. It sounds very relaxing for a night when you have trouble sleeping. I will have to check this out.

    November 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Yes! I was sceptical at first but its actually very soothing! x

      November 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Amanda- Activated Living

    ooooh this gel cream sounds amazing!!

    November 13, 2019 at 6:41 am
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