We all need wellness 2021 ideas for staying mentally and physically healthy as this is most challenging in the colder months. Christmas is already a distant, dreamy memory and Luxuriate Life’s wellness ideas to improve your body, mind and soul for 2021 is serving up tips for a supersize portion of quality me-time in 2021.
WELLNESS 2021: COMPLETE MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Wellness ideas always start with DNA testing as this can reveal some amazing insights about the body – from understanding about diet and fitness, to discovering traits that can have an impact on serious health conditions. The Circle Premium DNA test assesses genetic risk or predisposition for potential health conditions, diseases and cancers. They say that knowledge is power, and this level of DNA understanding can help with proactively managing risks in all areas of life. That might be earlier screening, eating better or making lifestyle changes. So many health conditions and diseases can be managed and treated more efficiently if they are detected early, and if the appropriate lifestyle changes are made.
£499 – watch out for the New Year offers saving 30%
WELLNESS 2021: KEEPING ACTIVE
Styled as ‘a tiny gym in your pocket,’ Activ5 is a portable fitness device for anyone with a smartphone or tablet seeking effective five-minute workouts that can be completed pretty much anywhere. Perfect for any fitness level, this gadget guides you through short burst isometric workouts and simultaneously tracks results on the companion Activ5 training App. Target the whole body or a particular area and muscle group and choose from over 100 different workouts. These are fast, fun and motivational for the whole family.
£124.95 | from: Amazon.co.uk, Harrods and Smartech Selfridges
Essential for a speedy recovery after exercise, the KYMIRA Sport’s IR50 leggings are designed to keep you training hard, day in day out. Comfort is key over the longest or most demanding of work outs and with the IR50’s you can run free without rubbing or chafes. A secure yet flexible elasticated waistband prevents any digging into your midsection. The breathable and quick drying fabric captures the body’s wasted energy (heat) and converts it to a specific wavelength of Far Infrared Radiation (FIR) aiding increased circulation, increased cellular metabolism and energy production, and pain relief. Reducing the impact of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and other associated aches after pushing to the limit, IR50’s are sure to be a win-win for any athlete.
Umbro’s AW20 collection heads outdoors with inspiration from street art and tech. Earthy tones of maple leaf and olive are interspersed with sharp lime and cyber red, balancing new era digital culture with the pull of nature. Hero styles for men include the Terrain Polar Fleece in camo featuring twin utility pockets and a neon contrast logo. Women can bulk up with a black puffer jacket and fuchsia contrast lining, or opt for Umbro Projects’ signature Classico T’s and sweats updated in the new season’s vibrant palette. Accessorize with a camo and corduroy cap to complete your gym fresh look.
While it won’t replace the treadmill, sex can certainly help to keep you fit. A bit of nooky burns around five calories per minute, which is four more than watching TV. But fun sex needs to be safe sex, which is where Hanx comes in. Championing sexual awareness, Hanx are a stylishly unashamed condom brand that endeavours to banish those furtive purchasing moments of this necessary essential for protected sex. Subtle packaging and gynae backed, these ultra-thin vegan condoms are available in two sizes, silky smooth and clean scented to prevent yeast infections. Made from 100% natural Fair Rubber and biodegradable, do your bit for the environment, and make time to make hot love this year.
£12.99 for 10 pack
WELLNESS 2021: A DOSE OF CBD
Need to sleep better and banish those aches and pains when exercising? CBD is ideal for those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. Tailored specifically to physical wellbeing, the kit includes CBD Oral Drops, CBD Muscle Balm and CBD Curcumin Capsules. The Fitness Kit from Cannaray could be your saviour in 2021.
Calling all chocoholics: this is dubbed as ‘next generation chocolate’ and is not your usual sweet treat. With only 1% sugar content, the Magic range is indulgence for those living with allergies or diabetes and comes in Original Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, and Orange Chocolate flavours. The Immunity range is full sugar Caramel Chocolate and Orange Chocolate that is high in antioxidants and clinically proven to boost immune systems, support bone health, assist healthy metabolisms. A single bar provides a full daily intake of vitamin d3, vitamin k2. The CBD range is available in Mint Chocolate or Original Chocolate and is full sugar, full diary infused with superfood extracts for those who want to kick back and relax at the end of a long day. Guaranteed to delight for those with truly magical tastes.
From £2.50 per bar
Zoetic CBD Facial Drops
This brand aims to make products that enhance our wellness as well as the world around us. Zoetic premium CBD (cannabidiol) products are made from hemp farmed organically in the United States. All of their products are entirely THC free (0.0%), making them safe (and legal!) These CBD Facial Drops are a luxurious addition to your daily routine, aiding the skin’s regeneration process, promoting hydration and unlocking a radiant appearance. Enriched with Vitamin C and Jojoba oil, they can be mixed with your preferred moisturiser or applied directly.
Within the world of female natural health, peppermint and clary sage are recognised for their natural healing power when it comes to soothing cramps, hormonal imbalances, digestive discomfort and mood swings. Packaged sustainably in beautiful glass bottles, using recycled boxes that have been printed using eco-friendly soy inks, Our Remedy is far from your average ingestible CBD oil. With no hemp oil or earthy taste, this wellness elixir is THC-free. Simply drop half a pipette directly under the tongue daily or into your morning herbal tea, smoothie or hot chocolate. For each bottle sold, the brand donates sanitary products to Bloody Good Period, the UK’s leading period poverty charity.
WELLNESS 2021: MAINTENANCE FOR THE MOUTH
Waterpik® Cordless Select Water Flosser
The latest oral care innovation from the world’s number one water flosser brand, the Waterpik® Cordless Select Water Flosser features a magnetic four-hour rapid charging system, ultra-quiet operation and global voltage. It’s clinically proven that brushing alone isn’t enough, and water flossing for only one minute a day is the answer to your oral care needs. This is a self-care New Year’s resolution that promises to remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas and is up to 50% more effective for improving gum health vs. string floss.
This rather swish tooth brush is the first and only toothbrush with clinically proven, patented DentalRFTM technology that cleans the teeth effectively, but is gentle on the gums. It lasts up to 2 weeks on one charge and the technology sends mild radio frequency waves, consisting of charged molecules, to the surface of each tooth and molar. These molecules destabilise the strong bonds that attach impurities (e.g. tartar, stains, plaque) to the tooth surface.
WELLNESS 2021: MAINTENANCE FOR THE FACE AND BODY
Finishing Touch Flawless® Brows
Always be ready for that Instagram moment with perfectly groomed brows and avoid those “uh-oh” moments when you spot the unannounced appearance of stray hair. For when waxing, shaving and lasering is too much hassle, this micro precision trimming blade is at your fingertips with Finishing Touch Flawless® Brows. This new gold standard of eyebrow shaping is lightweight, beautifully designed in a blush colour and easily slips into your handbag or makeup kit. An 18-karat gold plated, hypo-allergenic head spares your delicate skin from irritation, leaving behind stunningly beautiful brows.
BALLS Ultimate Package
Fuzz away to your hearts content with this ultimate manscaping package that includes a BALLS trimmer, BALLS lotion and a pair of SafeSack blades. Powerful and shock resistant, it’s 6000RPM motor can handle the coarsest of hair. Fully portable, cordless and rechargeable via USB, it’s also waterproof so can be used in the shower. So confident in its ability to get the job done, this Tesla of ball trimming comes with a full refund guarantee and it can be used on other body parts. For every purchase, BALLS plant a tree, so not only will you feel 100% fresh and silky smooth, you’ll be saving the planet, too.
MONPURE are a collective of beauty experts, dermatologists and scientists dedicated to finding a real solution to hair loss and thinning. They have adopted a holistic approach that goes beyond topical treatment. There is a direct link between stress and hair loss and MONPURE believe that with the right regime and reduced stress, you have a recipe for healthy, luscious hair – and lots of it! We love the Clarifying Scalp Scrub to slough away flaky dead skin; non-abrasive jojoba beads sweep away debris with aplomb, improving hair growth with moisturising and healing shea butter as well as nourishing argan oil extract. The Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum is another favourite – this contains a special pumpkin seed extract that works in tandem with castor oil to stimulate the scalp.
£63 (Clarifying Scalp Scrub) and £96 (Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum)
Dr Levy Switzerland
Re-boot worn out cells and kickstart the production of collagen with this range from Dr. Phillip Levy, a laser and wound-healing specialist. Priced at £280, products include Cell Matrix Masks, Enchriched Booster Cream and Décolletage Regenerating Silk with the first formula proven to stimulate, protect and nourish the skin’s own regeneration system. Containing revolutionary patented ArganCellActiv® complex, a combination of 10 ultra-potent anti-aging and hydrating molecules, they are ideal for rejuvenation into 2021, providing an amazing difference to your skin within eight weeks.
For the eyes, and exclusive for Spring 2021, Dr. Levy will launch of its brand-new Intense Eye Rescue Kit, the new set created to provide immediate lifting and deeply transformative results, designed specifically for the eye area. Priced at £177, the kit is suitable for all skin types, tones and genders. The Intense Eye Rescue kit contains the cruelty-free and 100% vegan Eye Booster Concentrate partnered with the TwinTech BeautifEye spa device to deliver Instant and long lasting results In the sensitive eye area and can also be used to selectively target 3 other skin treatments zones.
ZO Skin Health’s Growth Factor Serum
The skin under our eye is one of the most delicate areas of the face, but especially in winter. This serum targets deeper eye wrinkles, crease formation, hollowness and microcirculation decline. The cooling massaging applicator soothes the skin and re-invigorates the look of tired eyes. This magic pen takes care of your overall eye skin health by detoxifying, alleviating puffiness, removing blood pigments that can lead to dark circles and reducing effects of oxidative stress.
Soak and Sunday Bath & Body Oil
Sensorial, sustainable and indulgent bath and body care to soothe, Soak and Sunday is inspired by lazy weekends and the power of natural bath botanicals. Bring back bath time and find some time to switch off. Pour a generous amount of bath and body oil into the tub – we love Cleo’s Paradise – sink into a hot bath and breathe in the intoxicating aroma, letting worries soak into the water and drain away. Or apply directly to damp skin as a nourishing body oil.
Oio Lab Protective Algaemania Algae Facial Treatment Oil
For tired, polluted and thin skin that’s in need of protection and regeneration, this nutrient-dense oil strengthens the skin’s defence mechanisms to support regeneration and enhance moisture. With five types of algae and extracts from amaranth, chia, pomegranate, cardamom and rosemary seeds this botanical blend helps to reverse the negative effects of oxidative stress, pollution, UV irradiation, extreme atmospheric conditions and sleep deprivation. Restore your skin’s firmness and get obsessed with algae power. All skin types can achieve a healthy glow this winter.
Kyūshi Organic Cleansing Oil & Botanical Cloth Set
Kyūshi is a Japanese word meaning ‘pause’, and celebrity make-up artist Alice Moore’s ritual skincare system has teamed up with In Praise of the Fold to create three stunning, limited edition Saku cleansing cloths to enhance the cleansing experience. The carefully curated blend of organic botanical oils works harmoniously to dissolve daily dirt, pollution and makeup, including waterproof formulas. It does not clog pores but works with the skin’s natural barrier – and is perfect for all skin types. Packed with non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and antioxidant oils including Grapeseed, Camelina, Castor, Jojoba and Hemp Seed Oil, this oil and cloth ritual thoroughly cleanses, balances and deeply nourishes the skin.
Cleanzi Mitt Makeup Removal & Exfoliation Tool
Designed to provide women with a gentle yet effective way to quickly remove makeup, the Cleanzi Mitt Makeup Remover & Exfoliator Tool doesn’t rely on any harmful chemicals or products. Instead, this device from “Skin By Sam” can be used to simply wipe away makeup, dirt, oil, and other impurities. The Cleanzi Mitt provides the care that skin deserves, with two sides that work together to revitalise and rejuvenate. A soft purple microfibre side removes makeup and a pink exfoliation side helps to exfoliate the face and neck while refreshing the skin. This quickly and easily creates a professional cleansing ritual from the comfort of your own home.
Daimon Barber Shave Cream
Whether you choose to be clean-shaven or stubbled, thanks to Daimon Barber, skin hygiene and a healthy appearance only takes light work. The range of premium men’s shaving products helps the razor to glide effortlessly over skin, while the Post-Shave Balm helps to rejuvenate and nourish a freshly shaven face. These perfect shave products create a routine that leaves perfectly crafted facial hair and smooth, supple skin. Luxuriate Life adores the rich Shave Cream with Filaggrin, which is a protein made by skin cells that keeps the skin naturally moisturised.
WELLNESS 2021: NUTRITION FOR THE SOUL
Simba Orbit™ Weighted Blanket
Sleep is critical to our 2021 wellness. This luxurious silky storm grey blanket with a high thread count removable cover (which is a great bonus to keep it feeling fresh) is a comforting, gentle swaddling ‘hug’. According to leading sleep psychologists, it works by harnessing the science of Deep Pressure Therapy. A sensation we experience when we are hugged, squeezed, stroked, or simply held. Weighted blankets can mimic the pressure contact we crave as it relaxes the nervous system. This can helps with anxiety and stress using the comforting weight of nano-beads to help guide away restlessness.
4711 Floral Collection Lilac Eau de Cologne
It’s the careful selection of high-quality ingredients and essential oils in 4711 Original Eau de Cologne that makes this so special. This fragrance smells like spring: sweet and delicate. Lilac evokes pleasing memories of a garden in full bloom. Velvety and soft, this flower essence exudes a special kind of magic, which is accompanied by fresh, light fragrance notes such as bergamot, freesia and peach. In the base note, the composition culminates in a cloud of musk and sandalwood. Splash on after the bath and before bed. The comforting aroma will make you feel warm from the inside out and put a smile on your face.
LoveYourself Gourmet Diet Plans
Love Yourself deliver nutritious and balanced food straight to your door. Chef Director Michal Snela has created menus that constantly change from juices to vegan to keep you excited, inspired and focus on your health targets. We’ve all tried to diet and ending up eating the the same thing for days on end. There is also a LoveYourself App which is full of health tips, whilst LoveYourself also works with MyFitnessPal to track your diet. Delivery to London only with nationwide delivery later in 2021.
Looking for something to suit Dry January? A brew-it-yourself at home kombucha kit is ideal for the health and gut conscious – all the family can make, watch grow, flavour, bottle and drink. Concoct your own dream flavours of this fizzy probiotic fermented tea, safe in the knowledge that you’ll know exactly what you’re drinking. Kombucha is vegan, contains no artificial nasties, and is high in vitamin C to help elevate your mood. The continuous batch kit includes a three-litre Kilner jar with an easy dispensing tap, together with all the essentials to create your first batch.
Should you be drinking more water? Waterdrop® is an innovative drop full of vitamins and minerals that you pop into water — hot or cold. The Starter Set includes a 600ml glass bottle and 18 microdrinks. That’s six of the tasty flavours in packs of three. Test and try out the real taste of natural fruits and plants to enhance the best drink in the world — pure water.
£40.80 (and on special offer for £29.90)
Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar
As we seek smart ways to protect our wellbeing, Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar is on a mission to boost immunity and improve gut health. Just 25ml of this daily dose of wellness makes the difference. The Willy’s wellness box is perfect for health-conscious foodies, offering a 100 percent naturally plant-based range of products. Each contains the 300-year-old LIVE Mother: a friendly bacteria culture that can help support an alkaline diet, which is essential to gut health and improving optimal digestion, whilst helping to minimise sugar cravings.
Purition Discovery Box
Create 100% wholefood shakes made with natural ingredients that are high in protein and fibre and low in sugar and calories. A wonderful find for January, the Discovery Box is post-box sized and contains six flavours, all available in vegan or vegetarian. With over 13 flavours to choose from, take your pick – there’s Beetroot & Chocolate, Vanilla & Macadamia, Coconut or Almond and more. The new enhanced vegan recipes contain golden pea, organic sunflower, organic pumpkin and hemp seed – perfect for those looking to keep their health on track in the New Year and beyond.
Order 6 and save 10% – £13.50 (with free delivery)
Featured image courtesy of Our Remedy