“It instantly calms & soothes, it really feels like wrapping yourself in a comforting blanket.”
– Lisa & Kerry, AMLY Botanicals founder
EXPERT TIPS FROM THE FOUNDER:
- Shake well before use and mist liberally onto face and neck.
- Breathe in the sleep-inducing scent to help calm the mind and soothe the skin for a restful night. For optimal beauty sleep effect, follow up with Sleep Tight Face Balm.
- EXPERT TIP! Mist around head and onto pillow before you tuck in for the night for the ultimate beauty sleep.
SNOW ALGAE activates overnight collagen production and cellular repair
PASSIONFLOWER & VALERIAN ROOT EXTRACTS help relieve tension
CLARY SAGE & LINDEN ESSENTIAL OILS quiet the mind and soothe away the day’s stress
ROSE QUARTZ & ROSE imbue warmth and provide comfort
Q + A with Lisa Smallpeice & Kerry Moore, Founders of AMLY Botanicals
When/how do you love to use the product?
The beautifully soporific scent of Beauty Sleep now signals ‘slumber time’. Post cleanse I mist generously over my face, neck & décolletage then take a deep breath to breathe in the aromatherapeutic oils & hydrosols. This instantly calms & soothes, it really feels like wrapping yourself in a comforting blanket. My skin is then prepped & ready for my nourishing Sleep Tight balm which is an absolute joy to use, a small amount warmed onto fingertips then gently pressed into the skin feels like a silk slip on the skin. If Sleeping Beauty had prepared her skin for hibernation she would definitely have used this duo! I keep a bottle of Beauty Sleep by my bed to mist around my head and onto pillow before sleep.
What inspired the product/ingredients?
When we created the 3 ‘families’ we looked at issues that we felt were having an impact on our wellbeing and therefore our skin. Sleep or lack/quality of it was something we were noticing with both ourselves, friends and colleagues and this motivated us to create products that would help both prepare for sleep and improve the quality of the skin whilst sleeping. Sleep is essential to every organ in the body. The phrase ‘get your beauty sleep” has a good foundation in science as between the hours of 11pm-midnight, cell mitosis of the skin is at its peak (this is the cell division that occurs to renew and repair skin). It is also prime time for repairing damage and rebuilding cells and tissues. As you sleep your immune system functions at its maximum capacity, so your skin’s ability to replenish and renew also function at this increased rate. Boosting your antioxidants at night can help enhance the skin’s own repair process.
How long has it been part of the line?
Beauty Sleep was launched in October 2017.
Can you give us some insight on the ingredient formulation process?
Both Beauty Sleep & Sleep Tight were in development for at least two years. Lisa & I are very particular and keep going until we both feel we have achieved the desired result, we must have had at least 20 versions of the Sleep Tight! All of the AMLY products are made using a slow, methodical formulation process. Our botanical extracts, essential oils, hydrolates and natural bio-actives are not only hand blended but undergo several stages of succussing and resting to achieve the most benefit from the ingredients. Our essential oils are hydro-distilled. Many of our ingredients are organic or wild-crafted, all are from producers we deem to produce the highest quality, these may be small cooperatives who may be organic but have not been able to afford certification.
What is the star ingredient in the product and why?
Beauty Sleep is rich in botanicals known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & cell regeneration properties.
Star ingredients and ally to maturing skin is the incredible Snow Algae. Clinical trials found that the valuable stress-response molecules produced by Snow Algae can protect the youthfulness of the skin, leading to improved cellular defenses, oxidative stress resistance & cell detoxification. Beauty Sleep’s potent formula delivers a high concentration of Snow Algae alongside an impressive dose of Echinacea to calm skin and smooth lines by stimulating high levels of Hyaluronic Acid production.