Lush just added to its bestselling Sleepy range with a dreamy new launch

Ultrabland Cleanser, the Snow Fairy range, Mask of Magnaminty – there are some Lush products that have an even more dedicated cult following than the others. And top of that list has to be Sleepy, a soothing lavender-scented body lotion that not only nourishes your skin, but encourages quality, restful sleep.

Lush sleepy body lotionSleepy Body Lotion, from £9, Lush

Hundreds of shoppers say it’s their ultimate holy grail purchase, with one writing on the Lush website: ‘If I could only use one lotion for the rest of my life it would be this! I have had about 10 pots of this now and use it every night without fail. The smell is so luxurious and just makes you feel so relaxed.’

Sleepy is already available as a soap and a shower gel as well as the iconic moisturiser. But if you’re a part of the fanbase that just can’t get enough of its charms, you’ll be thrilled to hear that there’s another new way to get your Sleepy fix – the new Beauty Sleep face and body mask.

Lush Beauty Sleep mask
Lush

The clay mask, which has the same relaxing lavender notes and purple hue as the original balm, is designed to gently exfoliate and restore skin using ingredients like exfoliating adzuki beans and protective linseed decoction. It also contains a spoonful of Lush’s indulgent Gorgeous moisturiser for an even more generous hit of hydration.

Inspired by Lush co-founder and product inventor Mark Constantine’s own quest for a good night’s sleep, Beauty Sleep has been a year in the making, and has now been deemed brilliant enough to finally share with the world.

Lush Beauty Sleep mask
Lush

The mask requires just 10 minutes to work its magic, and the brand suggests using it as part of your pre-bed routine to calm any stress – in your skin or otherwise – and leave you feeling ready to drift off into slumber.

‘Run a warm bath, put on some relaxing music and apply this beautiful face mask to clean skin,’ it recommends. ‘Sit back and relax. Inhale the neroli and let the valerian and lemon verbena get to work. Once you’re feeling relaxed and ready for bed, rinse away with warm water.’

Lush beauty sleep face and body maskBeauty Sleep Face and Body Mask, £13, Lush

If there’s a lovelier way to infuse the senses and encourage our minds to switch off into the land of nod, we haven’t come across it yet – and if our complexion benefits too, even better.