The importance of "beauty sleep" is no fairytale. Sleep is arguably one of the most important parts of your wellness and beauty routine. It is the time when our tissues are able to renew, our organs and muscles heal and when our brains recharge by redistributing their fluids. It is also a vital time to allow our minds to rest so we can wake rejuvenated and ready to take on another day. Finding ways to unwind, become present, and transition from the yang (doing) of the day to the yin (being) part of our day is important for getting a full night of sleep to truly feel healthy and happy.

Sleep is also a key ingredient in the recipe for beautifying the skin. There are trillions of microorganisms living on your skin that compile your unique skin microbiome. A flourishing skin microbiome is the key to a healthy skin barrier and, in turn, glowing skin. Inflamatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are all in some way affected by poor microbiome health. Many harsh skin care products can and do have a detrimental affect upon it, namely products that are too stripping or that too dramatically alter the natural pH.

So what products positively boost the skin microbiome? And is there an optimum time to ritualise usage of such products? Yes! Here, we've compiled our selection of the right beauty sleep products that best help to improve your skin barrier health and the microbes living on it.

Oskia Bedtime Beauty Boost £85

One of Oskia's most luxurious and sophisticated creams that boosts your skin while you catch up on your zzzzz's! Packed with patented anti-ageing ingredients, nutrients and floral extracts that provide your skin with a supercharged overnight health and beauty boost. While you sleep this tremendous team of ingredients will tackle the signs of premature ageing, including ironing-out wrinkles, reducing age spots and more, to give a softer, healthier-looking complexion.

Elemental Herbology Vital Glow £57

You’ll definitely be getting your beauty sleep with this rich moisturiser which repairs your skin overnight. Get that soft, smooth and plump skin you’ve been after with Elemental Herbology's Vital Glow. Containing Granactive Retinoid, which is one of the best ingredients for environmental damage and helps to prevent the early signs of ageing. This dream-cream dramatically stimulates cell turnover, reduces blemishes and pigmentation, and delivers a healthy and radiant glow.

MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil £22

With a name like Aphrodite - expect big things from this product! A magical blend for radiant skin, this facial oil helps to smooth fine lines and ward off premature ageing with its nourishing rose-hip oil base. Yarrow extract helps to even skin tone, fragrant rose geranium balances and cleanses, whilst marshmallow extract hydrates and calms the skin.

Lernberger Stafsing Night Cream £51


Lernberger Stafsing's Night Cream contains a concoction of active ingredients including retinol and niacinamide to plump, hydrate and strengthen the skin. The result? Brighter, moisturised and more even skin that will guarantee this cream a permanent spot in your night time regime. This powerful moisturising and repairing night cream accelerates skin renewal for radiant and perfectly smooth skin. Retinol boosts skin’s production of collagen and reverse the signs of ageing, while a polysaccharide, hyaluronic acid and evening primrose oil moisturise in depth to immediately soften, soothe, repair and give a soft-touch texture to skin. Niacinamide and plum fruit extract reduce the appearance of skin redness and strengthen the skin’s outer barrier.

Odacite Wild Carrot Oil £52

If there’s one product to bag from Odacité's range, make it this one. Known as the beauty elixir - a single drop will give your skin a glowing appearance. This ultra-rich serum concentrate gives your skin a glowing appearance, restoring youth, whilst protecting your skin from environmental damage while the antioxidants in this facial serum soak to the base of your cells. Especially beneficial for dull skin.