Wellness is for all year round but summer wellness this year takes on an extra special meaning as the sun is finds its way back to our shores, raising our spirits and our hopes once more. Let’s stride outside confidently, to face the world with strength, resilience and style once again. And here is how:
Summer Wellness – treat yourself
Good Vibes gift box from Gifts by Mint
This brilliant Good Vibes gift box from Gifts by Mint will be very welcome to help ensure there is some me time for us all. IT is filled with great things to help find some balance and add a fresh perspective to the day. There is a trio of luxury Neu Oil aromatherapy oils to embrace for different moods and times – You Joy, You Energy and You Peace.
Create further calm and enhance your space with the Ally Candles Eastern Pear Blossom fragrance, the British luxury candle maker uses the very best soy wax, finest wicks and fragrances sourced from the elite fragrance houses of Europe, to enhance spaces and places with their elegant fragrances. The Power Plate© Roller ™ will ease muscle aches as well as help restore and refresh tired limbs.
From mindfulness cards that will help guide you get to a better place, a Catherine Rising smudge stick to create calm, organic clay and pumice soaps from Legra and restorative bath salts from Cornish beauty company, Land & Water. Its orange, grapefruit and mandarin crystals are augmented with lavender, linden and geranium and make for a beautiful bath-time that will set the scene for the perfect sleep.
From – Gifts by Mint
Price | £350
Summer Wellness – Skincare
Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé
Lisa Franklin is a highly regarded skincare expert, product developer and nutritionist based in London. At her private clinic off London’s Brompton Road, Lisa has built a stellar reputation for providing results focussed skincare.
Her signature facial at Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé is tailored to your skin condition and focuses on cleansing, protecting and restoring vitality. Her experts choose from a number of facial devices based on your skin’s condition to optimise results and create a foundation for long-term skin health. Finally, every treatment is completed with a Rose Quartz lymphatic massage.
All swimwear lovers will love the Back Facial – the perfect preparation to shine in that bikini. Your back will benefit from cleansing, exfoliation, streaming and manual extraction. They blend Himalayan Salts with a choice of three natural oil blends, Love, Light Energy to create a personalised body scrub for the treatment.
From – Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé
Price | From £125 / £150
Monat Foam Cleanser
Face the world again by using Monat’s Be Balanced Foamy Cleanser which draws out impurities from the skin whilst preserving moisture, revealing a brighter, healthier-looking complexion. It purifies and refines pores without tightness and removes oils which conditioning with 24 hours of hydration. For best summer wellness results, perform a double cleanse and apply sunscreen 15 minutes before heading out.
From – Monat
Price | £42
Rhug Estate’s Wild Beauty Exfoliating Body Scrub with Rosemary & Rhug Honey
Try these exhilarating organic products from the Rhug Estate who ensure that everything they make is built on their respect for the environment, ensuring something truly special results. So, if your skin is looking a little dull or dry, use their Exfoliating Body Scrub with Rosemary & Rhug Honey. It’s a gentle body scrub with Organic Sugar to help exfoliate and smooth the skin, captured in a base of Rhug Honey and Organic Safflower Oil, known help deeply moisturise and soften the skin. It’s lightly fragranced with a soothing blend of Organic Geranium and Rosemary essential oils.
From – Rhug Estate
Price | £35
Organic Apoteke’s Active Face Hydrating Gel
Hydration for your skin is crucial in summer the Organic Apoteke’s Active Face Hydrating Gel is suitable for all skin types and is instantly absorbed after application. Packed with organic ingredients, this clarifying gel hydrates as it heals allowing for an even complexion blemish-free skin. An oil balancing, pore refining, organic moisture gel which is infused with Lemon Oil which helps to improve complexion whilst Neem Leaf Extract helps to heal and moisturise. It’s paraben free but certified organic, vegetarian and Kosher!
From – Organic Apoteke
Price | £35.95
DermaQuest GlycoBrite Hand & Body
Specifically formulated to address ageing concerns on the hands and body, GlycoBrite Hand & Body lotion tackles everything from sunspots and wrinkles to a loss of elasticity. Boasting a 10% Glycolic Acid formula, this treatment cream accelerates skin cell turnover for an instantly more youthful appearance. Harnessing the brightening benefits of Shiitake Mushroom Extract, a natural alternative to Hydroquinone, it lifts and lightens pigment to diminish the appearance of pesky age spots. The combination of DermaPep Peptides and Sea Fennel Plant Stem Cells help further even out skin tone while locking in moisture, leaving skin feeling velvety smooth, toned and bright.
From – Dermaquestinc
Price | £54
Dr Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk
The enlivening, fresh scent of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Milk awakens and invigorates the senses. This fast absorbing, revitalising body milk uses extracts of lemon and lemongrass to invigorate and refresh the body, leaving it feeling toned and firm. Quince seed extract soothes and hydrates, promoting increased moisture levels while jojoba, sunflower and olive oils replenish, fortify and nourish the skin for all-day hydration and summer wellness.
From – Dr Hauschka
Price | £25.50
Transformulas Flawless PhotoGlow
Flawless PhotoGlow which launched just last year is the perfect summer skin care must have for luminous skin. It contains SPF30 and uses cosmetic drone technology targeting skin cells and delivering active ingredients exactly where your skin needs it. Results show an 80% increase in skin luminosity after just two weeks’ use and an 100% increase in skin glow after two weeks’ use.
From – Transformulas
Price | £55
Summer Wellness – Looking great on the outside
If you want a flashing Hollywood white smile to accompany your bronzed body this summer, then head for Millionaire Smile. Their Volcanic White Glow toothpaste is specially formulated to tackle surface stains, rebuild enamel, reduce sensitivity, helps maintain healthy gums and gently but effectively whiten teeth. It’s specially formulated using the latest innovative ingredients including hydroxyapatite, activated charcoal and volcanic minerals. (BTW their packaging is 100% plastic free, made from sugarcane and cardboard).
One step further and consider the Teeth Whitening Kit – a gel which uses a revolutionary PAP, actively whitening & brightening teeth, removing both surface and internal staining for longer lasting results. It’s a six-day course of 20-30 minutes a day for the best results maintained by repeating every couple of months.
From – Millionairesmile
Price | £9.99 / £39.99
Ciaté London’s Dewy Body
Make your body shine with Ciaté’s very reasonably priced solid body oil. Formulated for a non-sticky, long wear finish, this glowing summer essential is infused with manoi extract, coconut oil and enriched with vitamin E for supple, radiant skin. The stick format means it’s easy to apply – just keep in your bag for glow touch-ups when you are out and about. Available in two shades – Glow Catcher (clear, natural sheen) and Sun Castcher (enriched with subtle, super-fine micro pearls for a golden glow without obvious sparkle).
From – Ciaté
Price | £20
Oliviere Wilson Micro needling Face and Body Set
Great skin starts from beneath the surface so micro needling, also known as derma rolling, will amplify hydration and revitalise the skin, improving cellulite, spider veins and overall skin quality. They are barrel-like devices adorned with 540 medical grade titanium needles that create microscopic channels in the epidermis so topically applied ingredients are absorbed up to three times better. So, the mantra is – cleanse, roll, hydrate. This set includes a face roller, a body roller and a sanitising spray.
From – Oliviere Wilson
Price | £85
Chāmpo Pitta Growth Serum
Your hair is going to look fabulous with Chāmpo’s new Pitta Growth Serum. This bi-active treatment serum is designed to instantly volumise the roots while toning the scalp to promote stronger, thicker and fuller looking locks. It is silicone and paraben free, comprises 98% naturally derived, eco-friendly ingredients and contains a natural amino acid preservative enriched with Creatine, Caffeine and Ayurvedic Haritaki fruit for density and fullness.
From – Pitta growth serum
Price | £32
Summer Wellness – Feeling good from the inside out
POM – The dating app for music lovers
Feeling good starts with love. POM (the Power Of Music) is a new dating app that focuses on users forging connections through their shared music tastes and want to help them find love online but also through their carefully curated real-life events and dating experiences. Initially limited to 25,000 users, the first 1000 matches in launch week will be eligible to a free date too. The app can be downloaded on all Apple and Android devices and the queue app will change over to the full
app on the 10 August 2021.
POM allows their users to see a person’s true, emotional profile instead of a series of weird photos and misleading bios, bringing back the more normal nature of meeting someone. POM users sign up and connect their music streaming service (the initial launch is compatible with Spotify and Apple Music) to their profile, allowing their tastes to then be analysed by POM’s algorithms. POM uses a first of its kind algorithm in order to determine the users emotional profile based on the music they listen to. POM also wants to help you find love, whatever your gender identity or sexual orientation.
JIN JIN – concentrated enzyme drink
Feeling good about yourself comes from within so as well as maintaining the exterior body, let’s turn inside as well to see what makes us tick. JIN JIN is a concentrated enzyme drink which helps keep our gut healthy. Simply pour a measure into a glass and add water. Using traditional methods of fermentation, JIN JIN is carefully crafted with more than 35 different kinds of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and cultures. This ancient process produces beneficial bacteria and complex enzymes that help us to fight off bad microorganisms that come into our bodies uninvited. JINJIN helps to maintain good gut health – when our guts are healthy our body is happy!
From – JIN JIN
Price | £39.99 for 75 ml
Wellgard Pure Collagen Hydrolysate Powder
Wellgard Collagen boosts your wellbeing, giving you many health and beauty benefits from the inside out. With no taste or smell, the powder can be added to smoothies, drinks (hot or cold) and even into cupcakes and naughty treats! Your hair, skin and nails will be enhanced, with the effects ageing counteracted. Your gut health and digestion will be supported, along with your ligaments and bones. The Wellgard Hydrolysed Collagen Powder is Kosher, Halal and free from hormones.
From – Wellgard
Price | £19.99
YourZooki – Turmeric Zooki
Turmeric is known for its unique flavour and colouring however its also noted for its healing properties, targeting inflammation, aches and pains. Turmeric Zooki is a tangy tangerine flavoured Micellar encapsulated curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric. It can be taken straight from the sachet or added to water, smoothies or shakes and is designed for easy absorption. Vegan and keto friendly, you might be surprised to know that the YourZooki product range is officially recommended by the Queen’s pharmacist John Bell & Croyden.
From – YourZooki
Price | £29.99 for a two-week supply
Fed up with being tired and fatigued? Tru Niagen is a ground-breaking supplement that helps generate NAD aka Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide – an essential coenzyme found in every living cell that helps produce cellular energy. The supply declines with age and whilst nicotinamide riboside can be found naturally in certain foods, you cannot get anywhere near the amount you need through a normal diet to effectively increase NAD+ which is where Tru Niagen comes in. It starts working after the first serving.
From – Amazon
Price | £39.95
SUVI LABS Botanicals + Collagen
Seven natural ingredients have been blended into one powerful formula to support women during changes in the 40s and beyond. This powerful new formula helps relieve symptoms caused by hormonal fluctuations to manage the emotional and physical challenges the perimenopause can cause. It helps to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, clear brain fog (headaches and forgetfulness), restore energy levels and libido and regulate body temperature (reducing hot flushes/sweats). It also helps balance frequent changes in mood and improve mental state/combat depression, whilst improving sleep quality and the texture and appearance of skin.
From – Suvi Labs
Price | £45
Vegan Life Beauty Glow
Beauty starts on the inside and Naturopathica have created a supplement to help you feel beautiful from within. The new Vegan Life Beauty Glow capsules expertly combine a unique blend of natural plant extracts plus vitamin C and minerals to support the underlying structures of healthy skin, hair & nails. They also produce a supplement for the gut so you can give yourself some tummy loving too!
From – Naturopathica
Price | £14.99
Solgar has committed to quality, health and well-being for over 70 years by creating the finest nutritional supplements in small batches. The Solgar Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex includes a highly absorbable BioCell Collagen II ingredient which is clinically shown to reduce wrinkles, increase skin hydration and boost collagen content. Their Skin, Hair and Nails formula is meanwhile designed to help prevent damage to skin cells that may be linked to premature ageing. They include Vitamin C which helps to support collagen formation, supporting structure and elasticity, helping to give you a youthful complexion.
From – Solgar
Price | £37.25 / £13.50
Summer Wellness – Looking good working out
Flamingo Yoga Maya
For many of us, this is what we’ve been waiting for all our lives when working out. Flamingo Yoga Maya features a range of tops and sweatshirts with towelling expertly positioned to wipe away sweat during a workout so there’s no need to bring a towel to your gym. The soft terry towelling is integrated across the bottom of the tops and along the sleeves and won’t restrict movement either. Their Balance over-sized loose tee features recycled open mesh for a light touch to the skin and cool aesthetic, perfect for the studio or for every day.
From – Flamingo Yoga Maya
Price | £64.99
Summer Wellness – Smelling Great
Part of preparing to meet the world is spraying on a fragrance which invigorates you and gives confidence. Well, you can’t really go wrong with a Gucci fragrance and Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml is both seductive and intoxicating. A rich, white, floral scent, transporting you to a beautiful, thriving garden, full of blooming flowers. Wear it with joy!
From – Gucci Bloom EDP Perfume Spray 100ml
Price | £89.99
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Transformulas.