Dermalogica Sounds Sleep Cocoon Review & Giveaway

Hi weirdos,
Last month I was invited to the launch of the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon and we were taught about the benefits of sleep as well as how your skin restores itself throughout the night. Are you aware that sleep problems affect 45% of the worlds population? If you sleep poorly, your skin is likely to suffer too. Missing a few nights of sleep can lead to dull skin, fine lines and chrloonic sleep deprivation leads to dark circles and early aging. So, beauty sleep is not a myth?

“Not sleeping increases your cortisol levels and puts your skin in a pro-inflammatory state. Poor sleep will cause your skin looks sullen, and you may experience puffiness around the eyes if you’re retaining water.” According to Dr. Gohara: “Its important to respect the sleep-beauty connection.”

Generally I get enough sleep but as soon as exam season comes around, stress levels increase and time for sleep decreases. Luckily, Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon revitalizing treatment gel-cream transforms skin overnight by optimizing night-time skin recovery. According to Dermalogica, “Tamarind seed extract creates a nourishing cocoon of comfort for softer, more hydrated skin while encapsulated, motion-activated French-lavender essential oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) work all night to promote deep, restful sleep for healthier-looking skin by morning. Other key ingredients include Persian Silk-tree extract which reduces signs of skin fatigue and restores vitality while Wu-Zhu-Yu extract provides visibly radiant skin by the a.m.”
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Abrial Herb Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Dipropylene Glycol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Sodium Citrate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hexanediol, Polyurethane Crosspolymer-1, Limonene, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol
Packaging: The circular packaging of this product uses a twist pump function to release the product; it’s quite innovative. Essential oils contained in the Sound Sleep Cocoon can react with oxygen causing oxidation but this nifty packaging prevents that. It is also lightweight and travel friendly.
Price: R1295 for 50ml that gives you 95 uses! The Sound Sleep Cocoon will last you just over 3 months if you use it every day.
Thoughts on the Dermalogica sound sleep cocoon: It has a lightweight gel consistency that is absorbed into the skin almost immediately. Once applied, you feel it soothing the skin and smell the essential oils, which made me quite sleepy. This is meant is to be the last step in your beauty routine and lock in the other products used before hence the term “cocoon”. I do fall asleep much quicker than before and notice my skin glow more in the morning. In winter my skin tends to get drier but I wake up with more hydrated skin after the night using my Sound Sleep Cocoon.
How to apply: Dermalogica has a preferred method of how you should apply the Sound Sleep Cocoon. You can watch that here.

Tips for better sleep:

  • Turn off all electronics (even your phone, unless you reading my blog, jokes!) and dim the lights 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Make your room as dark as possible and slightly cool at bedtime.
  • Avoid alcohol (but wine?), sugar, caffeine before bed, rather drink decaffeinated teas like chamomile.
  • Breathe deeply as it calms your body and use essential oils like lavender and sandalwood or you can just use your Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon.
  • Stick to a sleeping schedule.
  • In the morning seek out bright light (not from your phone).

Dermalogica has a web app that can help you fall asleep check it out here: Sound sleep cocoon widget. It’s really helpful, I do suggest you try it out.

Now the for the part that you have been waiting for…


I have one Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon to give away, enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveway is opened to South African residents only. You may purchase this product on Dermalogica’s website or in their store.
Catch me getting my beauty sleep,
Until next post…
xx Miss Dhanusha
Disclaimer: The product was given to me at their launch and the giveaway product is provided by Dermalogica. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless stated otherwise.

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This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. clairehenderson

    I think it would help me get rid of the dark circles under my eyes for sure! xo

    1. missdhanusha

      Awesome 🙂 thanks for entering please remember to follow the other instructions as well xx

  2. Larissa

    Between working full-time and studying part-time, I haven’t had any time in fact to think about my skin. I take the crown for ‘raccoon eyes’ and full skin. This would help me so much! Thank you for a great and honest review!

    1. missdhanusha

      Awesome 🙂 thanks for entering please remember to follow the other instructions as well xx

  3. Marshni Padayachee

    Sounds like something I could do with. I have such a hard time falling asleep and always get disturbed through out the night by my baby girl.

    1. missdhanusha

      Awesome 🙂 thanks for entering please remember to follow the other instructions as well xx

  4. Moshini Ambrose

    The Dermalogica Sounds Sleep Cacoon would help me get a better nights sleep and hopefully help fight my insomnia 😩

  5. Robin Cloete

    Hi Dhanusha!
    I can definitely make use of this product. I’ve been so annoyed with my skin because of how dry it has been these past few weeks. I’m thinking that this product will definitely help me with that and my sleep problems!

  6. Precious

    Hectic! Really nice read. Never thought creams with essential oils could help with falling asleep better. Very interesting.

  7. Ashleen rama

    I would love to win this to use along with my other dermalogica products i got as a gift to improve my skin quality

  8. Sharleen

    The French-lavender essential oil (with Sandalwood and Patchouli) would definitely promote a deep and restful sleep which is what I am currently struggling with.

  9. Anushka Maharajh Moonilal

    I suffer from puffy eyes and lack of sleep. No matter what I try I find it hard to sleep. I have tried many different creams especially for night to aid my skin but I find it helps just for a little while. The sleep cacoon sounds like the perfect solution for me

  10. Hello Yeshi

    As of the past 8 months or so, I’ve really been struggling with sleep – falling asleep and staying asleep! Working shifts + studies + blogging really messes up my sleep patterns. I’ve noticed that my skin definitely has more fine lines and dark spots around my cheek and chin areas. I think the essential oils in the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon will surely help me with falling asleep and sleeping through the night! Thank you for sharing tips for better sleep – going to try them!

  11. Cindy Kotze

    My little boy wakes up often in the night, so I constantly look tired. I can’t leave the house without corrector and concealer. I would love to try the sleep cocoon 😴💕

  12. judy padayachee

    This will really help me as l suffer from lack of sleep and puffy eyes. l loved your article very informative and a pleasure to read. l followed all the steps and entered hoping tovwin this awesome prize which l really need. 😁

  13. Charmaine Balraj

    Sounds awesome. This will do wonders for me

  14. Tracy

    Between my HECTIC schedule everyday, I don’t get a chance to take care of my skin the way I should. Plus I don’t have a peaceful sleep every single night. I need this to give my skin a boost. I need this because even though I’m admitting to not taking care of my skin, I probably won’t be, unless I win this Dermalogica sound sleep cocoon which I have been drooling over since it launched!! Please let me win!!!!!

  15. Glitter Chick

    Sounds amazing. I would love to try this. I battle to fall asleep and eventually fall asleep just before the alarm is abt to go off.

  16. Samantha

    Anything that will make me sleep easier and earlier could help my dark circles and anything that could help my dark circles would be a godsend! I’m tired of looking like a slow loris, hahaha no really.
    Great post!

  17. Janel Sunderlall

    I would love to get up with glowing skin anf actually feel good looking at my skin

  18. Sue sukhnandan

    A new baby and lots of sleep deprivation! Sounds like this will help esp with my dry skin woes.
    Thanks for a well rounded review.

  19. Tenie's World

    Sounds like an amazing product…one that will definitely help with the relaxation process

  20. mildbrown

    I think this would definitely help me to sleep around exam time like you said. Stress can really get the best of me sometimes!

  21. Janet Perry

    What a wonderful experience it would be, to get up in the morning with happy skin, no dark circles or dehydration – it would be a treat!!! Yes please 😀🤸🏽‍♂️💝👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  22. As a new mom, I’m sure this sound sleep cocoon from Dermalogic will do my skin a world of good.

  23. Lynnith Andreou

    This sounds wonderful. This product sounds like what I need for helping my skin through sleepless nights and stress x

  24. Unswayed Beauty

    Exactly what I need for helping my skin through sleepless nights and stress… Its super expensive, although I’m sure its worth it ..

  25. I have suffered with insomnia for so long, and have tried so many different methods to help. Lately I’ve been having a cup of Woolies Forty Winks tea, and using my jade roller with a facial oil, and this has been relaxing me for sleep. The Sound Sleep Cocoon from Dermalogica would just be the cherry on top of this night time ritual!

  26. An Ordinary Gal

    This would help with my hydration levels… Really love the idea of this product!

  27. Liezel Thomas

    I’m forever tired LOL single mom of a toddler, so this should be great for tired dull skin!

  28. misspretorius

    I’m a serial insomniac, been that way since I was about nine and I’d kill (jokes, maybe?) for a decent 6 hours of sleep.

  29. saschabk_22

    I’m prone to dry and dehydrated skin, especially when I wake up in the morning! I would love to try out the sleep cocoon! I’ve heard so many great things about it and I believe it would be a great edition to my skincare routine

  30. Mireesha Narsai

    This would change my life! I battle to fall asleep and stay asleep. And when I wake up, I look like I’ve been run over by a rhino :/

  31. eenatheweird

    Lordy, this would be such a life saver!!!… As a design student, I’ve gotten so used to long hours that I don’t mind the constant insomnia…although it’s been wrecking havoc on my skin, with blemish scars that take forever to heal!!!!

  32. I really need this…I struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep. Always fighting insomnia, and hate the dark circles underneath my eyes.

  33. Anusha Naidoo

    A absolutely wonderful post to read, enlightening, interesting and informative. It will be a pleasure to win , as a single mom with lots of responsibilities, stress and worries result in sleepless and restless nights, my skin gets dry, looks lifeless and dull , his is exactly what I need to help me. Will be grateful for this, thank you

  34. Anne

    Well with 2 kiddies under 5, sleep is just a memory.. most night creams don’t cut it and my skin in the morning doesn’t feel bounced and happy. I would love to try this !

  35. Razina Amod

    I’m really hoping to win…as mentioned on your Instagram page, I have been using this amazing brand for about 8 years or so and would love to give this a try so that I can add this to my existing range. I have tried other brands but nothing comes close to this… Tried and tested 🙂

  36. Jade Atherton

    As a working (full time) mom of 3, sleep seems like a distant memory for me. my skin has indeed suffered with dark skin under my eyes and a dull complexion. If this can help me skin and help me sleep better I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS!! Dermalogica is one of those brands that have truly stood the test of time and remain innovative if this new product is anything to go by! xx

  37. Kalisha

    I love all your posts… They so honest

  38. oceandaffodil

    As I’m progressing in medical school, my sleeping time is dwindling slowly 😂 I’ve been suffering with very dry and dull skin and even breakouts. Maybe this will help 🤷🏻‍♀️

  39. Lizzy

    As a Computer Science Student myself, I can totally relate to the ‘exam stress’ and ‘not getting enough sleep’. And as for those dark under eye circles, they become way worse during exam time. Would love to win this magic in jar👌💞

  40. I am a mom of a two year old – decent sleep is a distant memory! I hate waking up looking like an extra in the walking dead 😉 So would love to try this!! On my raffle copter entry form it says I must say how the Entertainer App would benefit me… is that an error? weird. Anyways just in case… It would benefit me buy encouraging me to get off the couch more! Holding thumbs!

    1. missdhanusha

      Thank you for entering goodluck. That is an error. There is another give away running on my blog for the entertainer

  41. I would absolutely love to try this out. I have trouble sleeping at night and this sounds amazing.

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