Statue of Sleeping Ariadne in the Vatican Museums
What a snooze--it's National Sleep Awareness Week! The annual celebration helps people understand the benefits of proper rest and the importance of identifying the signs of a sleep disorder. The last day of the campaign kicks off the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, which falls on Sunday, March 11.
How much beauty sleep do we need? Experts say seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night rejuvenates our bodies and energy levels, and improves heart health, weight maintenance and mental sharpness. Best of all, Mr. Sandman reduces the appearance of puffy eyes and dull skin.
In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, we've assembled our fave night creams. We're hoping these luxurious formulations will not only give you radiant skin, but also help take the sting out of turning our clocks forward this weekend. Nighty-night!
SHINE: VB Cosmetics Abrioné Night Time Recovery Cream. BEAUTY: Renews and restores skin's youthful appearance with extracts of aloe vera, pineapple and passionflower. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Burt's Bees Sensitive Night Cream. BEAUTY: Cotton flower extract, aloe vera leaf juice and shea butter moisturize sensitive skin overnight without causing redness or irritation. BEACON: No animal testing. Contains no sulfates, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals.
SHINE: Dermelect Self-Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum. BEAUTY: Tones, tightens and brightens skin with aloe vera and grape seed extracts, and hyaluronic acid. BEACON: No animal testing.
SHINE: Nature Pure Labs Black Currant Night Renaissance. BEAUTY: Jojoba and avocado oils, and green tea and black currant extracts reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BEACON: No animal testing. Also free of mineral oil, propylene, petrolatum, parabens, and artificial colors and fragrances.
SHINE: Skyn Iceland Oxygen Infusion Night Cream. BEAUTY: Enhances skin's elasticity, tone and texture with jojoba and cranberry seed oils, shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice. BEACON: Cruelty free. Contains no parabens, petroleum, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates or dye. Also supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
SHINE: Weleda Pomegranate Firming Night Cream. BEAUTY: Organic pomegranate, borage and jojoba seed oils, argan oil and macadamia nut oil aid skin renewal. BEACON: Contains no synthetic fragrances, colorants, preservatives or raw materials derived from mineral oils.