A quick straw poll in the Beauty Without The Beasts office revealed that what women really want (other than Henry Cavill, of course) is a good night's sleep and beautifully, radiant skin.
As if hearing our pleas, Neal's Yard Remedies came up with what sounded like the perfect product - Beauty Sleep Concentrate - and we just had to try it.
Applied at night, this lightweight lotion claims to support skin's night time recovery, help prevent premature skin ageing, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, replenish, refresh AND increase skin's moisture levels by up to 98% over 12 hours. Big claims from a small blue bottle! Plus, it's made with 90% organic ingredients and is suitable for vegans, too.
It is recommended that you apply 3 - 4 pumps onto cleansed skin or over serum. Often night products can feel heavy or greasy, but we were impressed by how light and easily absorbed this was. And you do only need a small amount, so a bottle will last a good few weeks and it makes the price of £31.50 for 30ml more reasonable than it might at first seem. The soft, soothing scent (clary sage, cypress, orange, patchouli and ylang ylang) is just what you need for a good night's sleep - it's like lavender for the 21st century!
But the proof of the pudding was in the waking! Our skin definitely felt and looked softer, plumper and smoother - with no shiny greasiness - almost from the very first application.
We like the fact that you can use it over serum or on its own - we know our skin better than anyone so products that can be tailored to our individual routines and mixed with other lotions and potions are always a winner with us. We also like the soft scent and, of course, the effect it has on our skin. The only negative we could find is that the pump stopped dispensing the concentrate while there still quite a lot left in the bottle. However, the lid is easily unscrewed, so you are able to scrape out every last drop!So, we've got our smooth, soft skin and a good night's sleep, all we need now is Henry!