Nightly Ritual: Playa x Sunday Riley x Lunya
We all have morning rituals that help us prepare for the day ahead, but sometimes we're just too tired (eh hem...wine buzzed) to have a nightly ritual. According the The Sleep Foundation, having a nightly ritual is a crucial part of ensuring a deep, restorative sleep, so obviously an improvement is in order. We tapped our favorite hair and skincare lines, Playa and Sunday Riley, to find out what their nightly rituals are, and they laid it out step-by-step. We woke up with perfect beach waves and glowing skin.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
The Robe. Featured throughout
We designed the robe with your nightly rituals in mind––it’s fitted sleeve is ideal for face-washing as it won’t interfere and get soapy and wet, the crossover neckline keeps the girls hidden while bending over the sink, and the absorbent V-neckline at the back absorbs excess water from just-washed hair. We promise, once you start wearing this before bed, you will never go back to that fluffy pink monstrosity that we assure you is not cute.
PLAYA HAIR RITUAL
Step 1. Playa Everyday Shampoo
The perfect shampoo to use every day - coconut water weightlessly hydrates; while sugar beet extract stimulates roots to promote volume and growth. This formulation cleanses without stripping your hairs natural oils, so your locks maintain moisture and bounce. This is the perfect base for effortless wavy bed head and the very definition of wash and dry routine.
Step 2. Playa Ritual Hair Oil
Let’s skip conditioner - this weightless blend of natural oils penetrates deeply to radically transform your hair without the use of harmful silicones. While hair is slightly damp, drop some of the Ritual Hair Oil between your palms and massage the product so it’s warm. Rub into the mid-length strands and ends of your hair for the perfect amount of soft sheen and conditioning treatment. Apricot, kukui, and our proprietary derived coconut oil blend restores moisture to soften strands; sunflower oil tames frizz and makes hair shine.
Step 3. Playa Endless Summer Sea Spray
Section hair into 4 quadrants and twist texture while misting with the Endless Summer Sea Spray. After twisting strands, pull back in one braid (or two if you prefer) to let your style set while you catch up on some beauty sleep.
Step 4. Playa Pure Dry Shampoo
Tousle out your dried locks from your overnight braids and wake up with effortlessly undone hair. For extra body, spray our Pure Dry Shampoo at your roots. No one needs to know you got that hair from sleeping in instead of catching the swell.
SUNDAY RILEY SKIN RITUAL
Step 1. C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil
Remove makeup with C.E.O. Cleansing Oil. It can be used on dry or damp skin, making it perfect for sink or shower usage. Watch as it emulsifies away, leaving a completely makeup-free complexion without any cleanser residue.
Step 2. Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser
Following the cleansing oil, apply 2-3 pumps of Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser to damp skin and massage in for a minute until it lightly foams. Rinse clean for skin that feels deeply cleansed, but not stripped or dry.
Step 3. Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
After the double cleanse is complete and your skin is totally makeup free, apply 1-2 pumps of our Martian to dry skin. The gel-to-water formula can be applied with your hands or a cotton pad. Allow this to dry before moving on to the next step.
Step 4. Luna Sleeping Night Oil
Apply 3-4 drops of our Luna to dry skin, massaging in until the color has changed from blue to sheer. The trans-retinoic acid ester in Luna fights the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while a soothing, moisturizing base of botanical oils ensures skin stays hydrated and calm.
Step 5. Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream
Apply 1 pump of Auto Correct to your eye area using your ring finger. Take care not to apply too closely to your lash line. This NEW Sunday Riley product depuffs and brightens while providing the delicate, hydrating care your under eye area.
Step 6. Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
Apply a small, nickel- or dime-sized amount of Tidal to your face, massaging in until your skin feels plump and hydrated. In Tidal, there are two forms of hyaluronic acid hydrate, while papaya enzymes gently exfoliate and alpha-arbutin brightens the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dark marks.