M&S Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream - review

Annabel Rivkin

The holy grail: a cream that makes you look as though you haven’t been tired since 2012. That doesn’t cost the earth. That doesn’t give you spots. That just does something without making a song and dance about it. Seriously, who wakes up feeling or looking properly refreshed? Not this writer, my beauties.

If I don’t sleep (and this is the norm), then I spring from my bed at 3am as though an electric current has bolted through me and spend the rest of the day fading from merely haggard to deranged. If I do sleep (sometimes this happens; there’s no rhyme or reason), then I crawl, entirely puffy, through the day. Night-time does not equal happy cell renewal and rejuvenation.

However, the mothership that is M&S provides. And so I steer you towards its Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream: heavy glass pot; nice, fresh smell; light texture — rich but not greasy. Very, very nice performance.

After two weeks of use (often after its effectively exfoliating Innovate Radiance Reveal Peel, £17.50), my skin looks less fatigued, less pigmented, more elastic and generally better. This Formula range is to be noted because it’s well executed yet decently priced. I would go so far as to say this is my favourite, having hitherto been a little confused about night creams. My morning face looks a little fresher which makes my day a little brighter and my mood a little lighter. This is not just any night cream, this is M&S night cream. Sold.

Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, £22, Buy it now