As the dark winter nights set in - British women are reporting feeling more tired than ever, according to new research from No7 Beauty Company. Over 70% of UK women said their sleep was poor including 17% who said they suffer from insomnia1. Financial concerns, family worries and relationships were all given as underlying causes and all the women were keen to understand what help they could get to enjoy a good night’s rest.
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, independent sleep expert, comments:
“Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for us both mentally and physically but is often overlooked. Between having to spend months in our homes due to the pandemic and the uncertainty of our jobs and education, many of us may be getting fewer hours of deep sleep now than ever before.”
New beauty products to support better sleep
No7 Beauty Company, home to iconic British beauty brands No7 and Soap & Glory, commissioned the research ahead of the launch of new products which will help women relax and unwind from their busy and stressful days.
No7 has reformulated its existing collection of night creams with a NEW Night Complex, powered by antioxidant vitamin E, deeply nourishing shea butter and infused with No7’s NEW Pre-Sleep Fragrance, a mix of relaxing floral notes of white flowers and zesty bergamot.
Dr Mike Bell, No7 Head of Science Research explains the importance of sleep for healthy skin:
“Cell mitosis, a process by which skin makes new cells and undergoes renewal, is vital in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. This peaks in our body in the evening time and is controlled by a 24-hour cycle. Modern lifestyle pressures resulting in a lack of sleep can disrupt these natural circadian rhythms and can worsen skin appearance.”
In November 2021 Soap & Glory will launch a new bath and body collection. Aptly named Perfect zzZen, it has been developed with leading perfume experts Givaudan and designed to help people unwind and relax, in turn promoting a better night’s sleep.
Simon Ellwood, Head of Health & Wellbeing at Givaudan explains more:
“Research shows that 80% of us are not totally satisfied with our sleep quality, and that 50% of us feel we don’t get enough rest. We have developed Givaudan’s DreamScentz™ pioneering technology, which is designed to optimise sleep quality based on our understanding of the link between fragrance, positive mood states and good sleep. The Perfect Zen range has a deliciously rich, enveloping scent with top and heart notes of Lavender, Bergamot and Tonka Bean. The scent has been formulated according to scientifically proven perfumery rules to boost relaxation and enhance superiority of sleep.”
So there’s plenty of help for those searching for that extra something to help them drift off. Wishing you all a relaxed and joyous ‘Good Night’!
No7 Beauty Company’s top products to help promote a restful night’s sleep:
- Botanics Pillow Spray, £7.00
This 100% natural, cruelty-free and vegan sleep spray is made with a soothing blend of lavender and sweet marjoram essential oils to help relax body and mind to encourage inner peace before sleep.
- NEW No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream, £24.95
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin, with added hyaluronic acid known for providing long-lasting hydration.
- NEW No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Night Cream, £26.95
This night cream, with a blend of hibiscus, hyaluronic acid, Emblica and vitamin C, leaves skin feeling firmer and looking younger, with a more even skin tone and radiant glow.
- NEW No7 Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi Action Night Cream, £27.95
Formulated with a skin fortifying blend of calcium, amino acids, and ceramides, this night cream provides essential nutrition to help skin feel firmer, wrinkles appear visibly reduced, neck look visibly smoother and feel noticeably firmer.
- NEW Soap & Glory Perfect zzZen Foaming Bath & Shower Oil, £7.50
Packed with nourishing argan oil, hydrating grapeseed and almond oils, and vitamin E, the oil transforms on skin to calmly cleanse – for skin that’s supremely soft, supple and ready for bed.
- NEW Soap & Glory Perfect zzZen Warming Body Scrub, £9.00
A new heated body scrub that provides a warming sensation on skin to help relax the whole body. Skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and radiant.
- NEW Soap & Glory Perfect zzZen Bath Milk, £9.00
Completely calming and comforting, our miraculously milky bath additive soothes for snooze-inducing relaxation. Skin feels super soft, supple and nourished.
- NEW Soap & Glory Perfect zzZen Body Souffle, £11.00
With a lighter-than-air texture and enriched with sweet almond and chamomile oils and cocoa butter, it works the night shift to nourish and protect for gloriously glowing skin.
1 Source: Kantar survey with 630 UK women aged 16+ 07/10/21 - 11/10/21