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10 ways to upgrade your health & beauty routine

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ith the cold weather setting in, now is the perfect time to upgrade your health and beauty regimen to ensure that glow you acquired over summer endures. Be inspired by this shortlist of next-level wellbeing solutions.

Have a pamper day at home with cruelty-free face masks

7th Heaven

This festive season, treat your loved ones to a sumptuous DIY spa day with 7th Heaven’s vegetarian, eco-conscious and cruelty-free pamper and beauty range. Its Christmas Pamper Hampers are filled with essential beauty treats, including the brand’s popular mud masks and easy, peel-off face sheets, which come in glitter and gold for extra festive sparkle. This Christmas, 7th Heaven has also partnered with the Born Free Foundation so you can hydrate and nourish your skin while contributing to a great cause. Find out more at my7thheaven.com and shop now at Argos, selected retailers or on amazon.co.uk where you’ll get 10 per cent off with the code UKXMAS22. Offer valid until 1 January 2023.

Soothe your throat with herbal cough drops

Ricola

Our throats need a little more TLC than usual during winter months, and Ricola’s ‘SOOTHE & CLEAR’ cough drop range could do the trick. Founder Emil Richterich spent much of his time researching the properties of herbs and experimenting with his own mixtures, until he invented the company’s signature blend in 1940, made from 13 herbs: burnet, cowslip, elder, horehound, lady’s mantle, mallow, marshmallow plant, peppermint, plantain, sage, speedwell, thyme and yarrow. To this day, these same herbs are cultivated and harvested carefully in the Swiss Alps. Once dried, they’re blended into Ricola’s secret mixture and turned into soothing cough drops. Additional ingredients include natural menthol, lemon juice, echinacea and fairtrade honey to give your throat the extra care it needs. Learn more by visiting ricola.com/en-gb

Improve the natural look of your hair

Bia

Those longing for hair that looks strong and healthy could benefit from a scalp-care routine. Beauty brand bia (which stands for ‘beauty in all’) believes the road to the perfect locks starts with the scalp, which formed the basis of its nourishing hair oil, made from rosemary, pumpkin, lavender, pumpkin green tea and 12 other essential oils, designed to help hair look thicker, fuller and healthier. Suitable for different hair types, the organic and vegan SUPER ROOTS ELIXIR aims to improve the condition of your scalp, while fighting dandruff and accentuating your hair’s natural shine. Use as overnight treatment, pre-shampoo treatment, pre-dermaroller or with an oil bun. Use code HELLO10 for 10 per cent off the formula at thereisbia.com/products/super-roots-hair-growth-elixir

Discover a specialised supplement for your immune system

MagicDichol

MagicDichol has created three products aimed at giving your health a boost: the NANO SOMA Nutritional Spray, the METASOMER Topical Gel and the METASOMER Telomerase Natural Skin Cream. All three products contain Metadichol, a patented nano-emulsion of policosanol commonly derived from sugarcane, which could contribute to the fight against pathological viruses, bacteria, fungi, heavy metals and more. Customers have reported the products helped them battle low energy and brain fog. Use code MAGICDICHOL for 10 per cent off up to 12 bottles at uk.magicdichol.com. Offer valid until 31 January 2023.

Get fuller lashes with an innovative mascara

Aliver

Dreaming of long, thick lashes? Aliver’s new mascara, formulated with hemp protein, argan oil, natural bee wax and acacia gum, works to support keratin creation, a process known to strengthen the lash from within. Emulsified inside each mascara tube are tiny fibres that inflate like tiny cushions. When you sweep the brush through your lashes, the fibres lock together to thicken and add volume without looking spidery or stringy. The product comes with the new, patented, full-bristle eyelash brush to help you define and lengthen your lashes with zero clump. Made in an FDA-certified facility, Aliver mascara is cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, lactin-free, gluten-free and GMO-free.

Supercharge your wellness routine with the right supplement

GP Nutrition

If you’re searching for a quick and easy boost from minerals, vitamins and superfoods, GP Nutrition’s range of supplements could be the answer. They’re designed to address a scope of issues, with ingredients like zinc, selenium and magnesium having the potential to contribute to weight management, immune system health and normal energy. The supplements also aim to support your hair, skin and nails. Founder and nutritional therapist Gabriela Peacock is a firm believer that we should all enjoy the things we love, while being mindful about maintaining a nutritional balance. If you’re unsure about which supplements to take, GP Nutrition offers free, 15-minute wellness consultations with expert advisors to discuss your health goals and concerns before creating a personalised supplement and wellness programme just for you. Find out more at gpnutrition.com

Treat yourself or a loved one to a chic perfume

Escentric

Finding the right perfume is easier said than done, especially when seeking out a scent that reflects your personal style. The Escentric Molecules Discovery Set, complete with five Escentric and five Molecule offerings, could be the way to go. The M+ Discovery Sets are a comprehensive introduction to the universe of Molecule +, featuring M+ Patchouli, M+ Iris and M+ Mandarin, all fresh interpretations of much-loved notes — these come in either 2ml or 8.5ml travel-friendly vessels. If you’re buying the brand’s fragrances as a gift instead, consider one of the five Escentric Molecules Gift Sets, containing two 100ml fragrances and one body wash, as the ultimate gift for fragrance enthusiasts and minimal skin scent lovers alike. Find out more at escentric.com

Look refreshed with the help of a collagen supplement

JS Health

Ageing and stress can result in tired-looking skin, lifeless hair and damaged nails. JSHealth wants to change all that with its marine-collagen-based VITALITY X + COLLAGEN powder. Sustainably sourced marine collagen peptides are activated through a hydrolysation process for higher absorption, working to support the natural ageing process of your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The formula aims to support your skin, hair and nails, give you an energy boost and contribute to normal digestive health. The powder has a delicious citrus taste and contains antioxidant-rich blueberry. For use in cold drinks only. Find out more at uk.jshealthvitamins.com

Find keto products that work for you

8Foods

Looking for low-carb, low-sugar, high-fibre keto foods? 8Foods’ snacks, breads and desserts are gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Uncompromisingly delicious, 8Foods’ products don’t contain fillers, additives or preservatives. The multi award-winning British brand is on a mission to offer tasty, healthy snacks and breads that are perfectly suited to the low-carb and keto lifestyle. The range is created at 8Foods’ own kitchens in Battersea, London, ensuring quality and minimal food waste while using sustainably sourced ingredients and fully recyclable packaging. Visit 8foods.co.uk for more information.

Deal with your headache the natural way

Bespoke Biotics

Millions of people in the UK suffer from intense headaches, which could have an enduring impact on people’s lifestyles. Most patients rely on medicines such as ibuprofen to relieve the pain, but these often upset the stomach — which is why some neurologists suggest a more natural treatment. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) at a clinical dose could contribute to the reduction in the frequency and severity of headaches. Bespoke Biotics has formulated this ingredient in Migrasoothe, a powerful one-a-day capsule that supports headache relief. There are three versions available, the original and two enhanced ones: the Migrasoothe + Herb, which contains ginger and feverfew, and Migrasoothe Pro. Find out more at migrasoothe.co.uk and use offer code Migrasoothe2022 for 10 per cent off. Offer valid until 31 January 2023.

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