There are a few products that I have recently been road-testing which all come under the heading Wellbeing, i.e. good for our bodies. There is so much out there that could benefit our health, but it is the sifting through that we do to find the best so that you don’t waste your money, and they can then become your lifestyle essentials as they have mine.
Grace and I have long been advocates of products from FutureYou Cambridge as they are science-backed formulations. One of my Lifestyle Essentials Magnesium+ supplements, which I continue to take daily as without them, I feel lethargic and tired far too often; I then read a report that said the spice known as turmeric might be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. Many of these benefits come from its main active ingredient, curcumin.
So I contacted FutureYou, who had just developed Turmeric+ Gold, and I asked to have a months trial. It contains their most advanced and purest patented Meriva® curcumin formulation for bones and joints, and it boosts curcuminoid absorption 30 times. This is most important as Turmeric is notoriously difficult to absorb.
It also contains vitamin C,, which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones and protects cells from oxidative stress. Finally, Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and may help fight various degenerative processes in your brain. Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
After all of that, I was in. Having taken it for over 3 weeks, I definitely feel my mind is sharper. We all have problems with a recall of names etc., or in my case, calling my children by the dogs’ names, but I seem to have less of a problem now. My husband was the one that noticed, and he has now asked to take it too.
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LOOK FABULOUS FOREVER *NEW* LONG-LASTING LIPSTICK
Lipstick may not be considered a health item but, after 15 months of working from home and mask-wearing, lipsticks have been put to the back of our make-up drawer. However, it looks like these rules will be lifted on 19th July, so ladies, it is time to get your lippie out.
Long-lasting lipstick has been anathema to me because it has always dried my lips out, run into those age lines around my lips and generally been a waste of money. So I have tended to steer clear of them and used normal lipsticks, which I keep applying. However, this is now all in the past as Look Fabulous Forever has launched a new Stay All Day Lasting Colour Lipstick that does none of the above.
LFF sent Grace and me some of these new lipsticks to try out, and we are both giving them the thumbs up. Even if after 19th July you want to keep wearing a mask, I can promise that this lipstick does not transfer to the inside of your mask as I applied my LFF Dusky Rose and went to Waitrose where I wore a mask. When I finally whipped off my mask, I still had beautifully polished lips that continued throughout the day.
Congratulations to Tricia Cusden and her team at Look Fabulous Forever for producing a fabulous lipstick that lasts forever or at least all day.
For more info, click HERE. These lipsticks are available from Wednesday, 30th June however you can fill in your email address on the website page and LFF will email to remind you on the launch day.
SPLAT BIOCALCIUM TOOTHPASTE
SPLAT ethically and scientifically develops and manufactures professional oral care solutions. Following a suggestion from a medical friend as he knew I had ultra-sensitive teeth and often suffered from gum issues, I tried the Splat Biocalcium toothpaste.
It is a multiple-action toothpaste with bioactive calcium obtained from eggshell and hydroxyapatite, an essential component in the composition of dental enamel. The high content of these ingredients makes it possible to strengthen and remineralise dental enamel and reduce hypersensitivity. In addition, the natural papaya enzyme prevents plaque development. The Sp. White System gently whitens and polishes enamel to a brilliant shine.
I have not had any issues with bleeding gums since using this toothpaste, and my hygienist remarked how good my teeth and gums were this time I visited, and she had no idea that I had changed to the Splat toothpaste.
TLONDON HOME FRAGRANCE
Grace and I have long been fans of the TLondon range of home fragrances. They are evocative, mood-enhancing, long-lasting, and more recently, they come in new, chic packaging. TLondon’s products are now all housed in 100% recycled plastics or in glass. Every fragrance evokes a memory for Jayne Kethro, the founder and creator of this fabulous brand.
Recently Jayne has added to her range with Berry Leaf fragrance.
‘A fresh green aroma with bursts of berries and flora inspired by a Cotswold garden. Zingy bursts of ripe white currant, infused with geranium leaf, rose and sandalwoood. Blended to unburden mind and body, leaving you feeling content, uplifted and at one with the world.’
If you have never tried the TLondon range, next time you want to buy a gift for yourself or someone else, give this brand a try. I can promise you won’t regret it. FOR MORE INFO. New customers only use coupon code TLNEW for a 10% discount.
SKINCEUTICALS MINERAL EYE UV DEFENSE SUNSCREEN
I have very sensitive eyes and I can never apply sunscreen anywhere near my eyes as when I sweat and it runs into my eyes they become sore and will stream. However, playing tennis or doing anything outdoors means I must wear an SPF around my eyes especially if I am not wearing sunglasses.
The Skinceuticals Eye Defense Sunscreen is brilliant as it is a tinted mousse and so doubles as a concealer, and it brightens the eye area. You may also notice an improvement with dark eye circles as this cream protects that delicate eye area from sun damage. I no longer suffer from eye irritation, and this product has become one of my daily lifestyle essentials.
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HAYO’U BEAUTY RESTORER
I have had a Jade Beauty Restorer for a long time which I used occasionally but failed to get into the habit of using twice daily. However, I decided to re-introduce the Beauty Restorer into my daily routine during the lockdown when I was devoid of professional facials. I now take it into the shower in the morning and just use it with water running down my face. Then, in the evening, having applied a nourishing oil (the Hayo’u one is particularly soothing), I get into bed and do my routine with the Jade stone.
If you don’t believe me when I say that it can give you a facelift then watch the video of the founder of the Hayo’u Method, Katie Brindle, doing the brow lift during a full Gua Sha facial routine with the Skin Whisperer and see how it literally lifts the brow and opens your face up. Go to direct to 29.55 for the brow lift.
FUTUREYOU SUPER GREENS+
This is another FutureYou product that is suggested for people who are feeling unusually tired. As I take Magnesium+ I have found my energy levels have increased however, there are still times when I have had a particularly busy time and so my body is struggling a little. I now take these effervescent tablets when I am coming up for a physically or mentally demanding time and they really help. Super Greens+ are the UK’s first and only super greens effervescent drink that contain a multi-nutrient blend of vitamins and minerals typically found in greens. Formulated for all-round health and wellbeing. Super Greens+ is also sugar-free.
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For more Lifestyle Essentials, click HERE.