The Ultimate Nighttime Skincare Ritual

Words by Louise Miller

Photography by Brit Gill

Time is precious, and life is hectic—but sometimes slowing down is necessary. This sort of expanded skincare regimen might not be doable every night, but for those times when you need a little something extra, consider this a surefire way to indulge before bed.

Step 1: Put 10 drops of our Quiet blend into your diffuser and let it start filling the space. This light floral mix of Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Amyris is sure to set the mood, invoking an undeniable sense of calm.

Step 2: Exfoliate. Try our recipe for a DIY Balancing Floral Face Scrub if you’re feeling domestic, or go for something luxe like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel.

Step 3: Cleanse the face (right now we’re loving Biossance’s Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil).

Step 4: Tone—consider the Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, which comes in a handy spray bottle.

Step 5: Apply the ultimate rejuvenating face oil:

-10 droppers Plum Oil

-4 droppers Raspberry Seed Oil

-10 drops Ylang Ylang

Simply mix the oils together in a bottle and apply four or five drops directly onto the face. This formula is great for reinvigorating tired, winter-battered skin.

Step 6: Use a jade roller (perhaps Skin Gym’s). Jade rolling helps increase lymphatic drainage and circulation, reduce puffiness, and make skincare products absorb better into the skin. Once the above oil is applied, roll the tool in upwards motions 10 times over each part of the face: first along the jawline, then along the cheekbones, then along the eyebrows, and finally across the forehead.

Step 7: Put on your favourite moisturizer. Nuori’s Vital Facial Cream, perhaps?

Step 8: Mist. Spray some Sleep Mist (a gorgeous cocktail of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Frankincense, and Vetiver) onto your face as a final decompressing act, or spritz it right onto your bedsheets and crawl on in.