By Zinhlezonke Zikalala; Photograph by James Garaghty
And the effect builds over time…
We all know that sleeping is important because it allows your body to recuperate so you can bounce back day after day after day. Ditto for beauty. A solid slumber gives your skin cells a chance to regenerate, so you look fresh too.
But, let’s be honest — some of us need a little help looking as well-rested as we feel. Enter our fave night-time products that actually do the hard work while you’re catching those Zs…
1. Filogra Sleep and Peel (R1 000)
This anti-ageing cellular renewal booster is ultra-soothing and works hard to renovate your skin — night after night, your complexion gets glowier and wrinkles fade. Available at Clicks.
2. L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Renew (R289)
While you’re snoozing away, L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Renew Anti-Ageing Night Replumping Care uses powerful concentrated hyaluronic acid to replump your skin and fill in wrinkles. Bonus: fibroxyl plant extract defines contours and firms up skin too. Available at Zando.
3. Vichy Pro Even Night (R455)
This little tube of dynamite is specially formulated with thermal spa water and a blend of Ceramide Bright, LHA and vitamin C to battle dark spots (we’re talking results in just four weeks), while leaving all skin types brighter and smoother. Available at Clicks.
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4. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Night Cream (R695)
Beauty sleep just got real. This intensely hydrating moisturiser brightens, evens out skin tone and eases the appearance of fine lines. Plus: it features a stress-busting, mineral-rich botanical and exclusive fragrance tech, clinically proven to induce a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation for a better night’s sleep. Available at Edgars.
5. African Extracts Advantage Night Cream (R136)
This firming cream is for you if your skin needs an extra dose of nourishment. High-five to beating dryness, loss of firmness, puffiness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available at Clicks.
6. Elemis Superfood Facial Oil (R1050)
This natural rich, antioxidant oil blend is chock-full of plant-based superfoods that deeply nourish and hydrate. Antioxidant- and omega-rich broccoli, flaxseed and daikon radish feed, plump and smooth the skin for a healthy, radiant glow. Available at Absolute Skin.
7. Elemis Pro Definition Facial Oil (R1360)
Got more mature skin? This redefining facial oil is formulated with raspberry plant stem cells and Himalayan gentian to restore hydration, even out skin tone and leave your face feeling regenerated. Cheerio fine lines! Available at Absolute Skin.