5 Beauty staples for your best sleep ever

Time to catch your zzzs


By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Beauty staples for your best sleep ever

Two long weekends in a row call for an extra mile with your beauty routine. Treat yourself to these skin-friendly saviours while getting your best sleep ever — even better when you don’t need to wake up to five consecutive alarms the next morning:

Organic and natural French skincare brand Melvita’s latest Nectar Blanc Brightening Duo – Oil & Water combines both compositions to mimic that of your skin’s hydrolipidic film. With a complex of plant-based active ingredients and proteins, this granule-free, no-rinse pre-moisturiser can be used as an exfoliator to rejuvenate and brighten your skin in no time. 

Tip: Shake the bottle before use. Spritz a pump onto the palms and massage it to the face with fingertips. Use it in the morning and evening as a precare.

Herbivore Botanicals Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask has a chockfull of natural, botanical ingredients to nourish your skin before a good night’s sleep. Pineapple and papaya enzymes with micronised Brazilian tourmaline gemstone will resurface and exfoliate your skin for a radiant and vibrant complexion the day after. Not to mention, rice powder and rose water help to tone and soothe fatigued skin — just what you need after a long week.

Erborian combines Korean herbal tradition with French technique in its range of products. Its Ginseng Infusion Total Eye blends herbs such as ginseng, gingko-biloba, ginger and a sugar derivation for cellular renewal and a decrease in dark circles, fine wrinklkes and signs of fatigue. Tired eyes no more!

Nothing is as effective as having a quick-fix balm for all your skin’s needs. Edible Beauty’s & Heal Me Soothing Balm is an aloe-based gel infused with antioxidants such as chamomile, white tea and cranberry to heal skin from dryness and irritation. We can’t get over its decadent scent of cucumber and cranberry that’s perfect for winding down for the evening. 

Rahua’s Omega 9 Hair Mask is crafted from ingredients that can be found in your pantry (meaning it’s good enough to eat!), such as gluten-free quinoa, sunflower and canola oil. Its formula also incorporates ungurahua oil — Central America’s best-kept hair secret that’s an all-natural frizz fighting serum. Here’s to waking up with your tresses in full (crowning) glory.

If you’re having a hard time falling asleep and have resorted to all methods (counting sheep included) but to no avail, try this aroma-therapeutic rollerball, the Stress Check Breathe In from This Works. As per its name, this remedy is imbued with a superblend of pure, natural essential oils such as eucalyptus, lavender and frankincense to calm your senses and aid in physical and mental relaxation. 

Tip: Glide the rollerball onto wrists and pulse points before bedtime to relieve stress. Roll into the palm of your hands and take five deep breaths.


Herbivore Botanicals, Erborian, Rahua, and This Works are available at all Sephora Malaysia outlets and online at


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