Temple Spa Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream

If you follow our recommendations, you probably use essential oils in the bath to help waft you sleepwards.

But we'd never really thought about how a skin cream might also work to help induce sleep until we tried this from Temple Spa (famously, creators of Skin Truffle, the highest-scoring 'miracle' cream we've ever trialled in almost 20 years of Beauty Bible testing).

Repose is described as 'an aromatherapy resting cream' - and it absolutely lives up to its name. Alongside antioxidants and natural plant extracts (including hops, which are often prescribed for sleep issues), you'll find essential oils of patchouli, bitter orange, black pepper, geranium and lavender: a really soothing blend, which makes us take a deep breath and unwind while massaging the cream into skin post-cleansing.

 So: trouble sleeping on these hot, sultry nights? Try changing your night cream, before you spring for that Dyson Air Multiplier.

 UK readers find Temple Spa Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream at www.victoriahealth.com/£38 for 50 ml - buy here