London-based organic skincare and wellbeing brand Neom’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Magnesium Body Butter is dubbed a ‘therapeutic, sleep-enhancing body moisturiser that envelops skin in a veil of hydration and nourishment’. Delicious.
It’s supercharged with magnesium, which is revered for its reparative, sleep-enhancing benefits. It’s also apparently anti-ageing and has cell-regulating benefits.
As well as 88mg (!) of magnesium per 5ml of product, lots of delicious ingredients like lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood are blended with 21 other essential oils to help bring a feeling of calm. Shea butter, aloe vera, grapeseed oil and coconut oil also help nourish and soften skin whilst you snooze.
The cream promises to deliver calming properties to alleviate anxiety, reduce muscle tension and send you off on a restful slumber. In fact, 89% of people felt more relaxed after using it.
Neom Organics Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter, £36
Bianca London, Website Director
I can’t sleep, but, quite frankly, who can? According to recent stats, 16 million UK adults are suffering from sleepless nights, with a quarter managing no more than five hours a night. It all starts so well for me; I settle into bed at around 9pm, watch Netflix and then become increasingly jealous as I notice my boyfriend nod off almost instantly.
I can’t remember the last time I fell asleep pre-midnight and am often lay staring at the ceiling at 4am cringing about something weird I did at a house party circa 2006. I’ve tried herbal remedies to no avail and I’m too nervous to be hooked on sleeping pills like half of Hollywood seem to be so I was looking for a natural yet effective solution.
I became one of those infuriating people who kept talking about my insomnia on my morning Zoom calls. I was irritable, overly emotional and kept ordering comfort food on Deliveroo to distract myself from the fact I felt like a shell of a human. Thankfully, my boss understood. After suffering with a similar bout of insomnia herself, she tried Neom Organics Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter and dubbed it life-changing; naturally I wanted in.
The ritual of applying the lotion is relaxing in itself; the thick, lavender-scented lotion cocooned my skin and calmed my frenzied mind before I’d even stepped out of the bathroom.
The lavender, jasmine and Brazilian rosewood promise to ease anxiety, reduce muscle tension and nourish and restore skin, helping you to relax and unwind, and I can attest I was reaping the lotion’s benefits within minutes. The scent is strong and long-lasting but not overpowering and every time I tossed and turned in a desperate attempt to fall asleep, the wafting scent of lavender helped chill me out.
Before I knew it, I was drifting off into a deep slumber and actually managed to sleep (and snore, apparently) throughout the night. Bingo! My boss, who drifts off quickly but often wakes throughout the night, slathers it on whenever she stirs and apparently it helps her doze off again.
It’s not cheap at £36 but the money I’ve saved on Deliveroos to feed my exhaustion has more than made up for it.