10 top tips for gorgeous skin, better health and a happier you!
Whether you want to boost your baby’s health or give yourself a beauty overhaul in preparation for the return to freedom, here are Checklist’s 10 top brands that can help you and your family on your wellness journey.
Parents everywhere know how much time and effort it takes to give your bundle of joy all they need to grow up strong, happy and healthy. But there can be so many times where eating well is a struggle. When weaning, it’s often difficult to know exactly how much your baby is eating and as a result, how much goodness they’re getting on a daily basis. And as they get older little people don’t always want to eat what’s best for them.
Therefore, a gentle and complementary supplement is often the key to ensuring they get all the goodness they need, and even the fussiest babies will love Nature & Nurture Baby and Child Vitamins.
This dietician-approved liquid supplement is vegan-friendly and made with pure, natural ingredients, resulting in a formula that doesn’t only taste great but does great things, too – and all without artificial sweeteners or refined sugars.
It contains the optimum amount of vitamin D3 which is great for their immune system and more easily absorbed by younger bodies. It also comes with a 0.5ml syringe for super easy dosing.
Nature & Nurture is one of the few formulas that meets all the NHS and Department of Health recommendations for infants and is suitable for children aged between 6 months and five years of age.
Comfortable skin for everyone
Dry, irritated skin isn’t just uncomfortable; it can make us feel self-conscious too. Plus, with the constant handwashing we’re all now doing combined with using dehydrating hand sanitisers, the skin on our hands especially is beginning to look a little worse for wear.
But with the right products, you can not only soothe your skin from head to toe but be confident about it too.
That’s where EPIMAX® comes in. Their range of emollients (AKA, moisturisers) for dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis, offer effective products at affordable prices.
You’ll find a product for every kind of skin need depending on the level of moisture or relief you desire. Plus, they all come in tottles (top-down bottles) that are made from fully recyclable plastic and designed so that you can get the most out of every product.
For hands, for example, look no further than EPIMAX® Moisturising Cream. This wonder product has been developed to help keep dry skin at bay and can be used by the whole family (including children over the age of one month). It was formulated with comfortable skin in mind and the light and silky cream absorbs easily, allowing for daily application to soften, protect and moisturise dry skin.
The secret to a mwah-worthy pout
Believe it or not, there will be a time in the not too distant future where we don’t need masks and can embrace lippy again – hooray!
So, make sure your make-up bag is well stocked up with HNB Cosmetics’ brand new lip gloss collection.
With a new and improved formula and design, these moisturising, non-sticky glosses are available in four irresistible shades, ranging from an every-day nude to a nude-gold shimmer that’s perfect for summer!
Make perfect lips pop with flawless skin, achieved by using HNB’s Soft Focus Loose Powder. Nicknamed ‘filter in a pot’, this make-up must-have is designed to smooth the appearance of pores and give a flawless finish all while holding your makeup in place all day – and it’s available in six shades.
Complete your look with a highly pigmented bronzer to emphasise your seasonal tan and make your shimmering lips glow so you’re all set for the post-lockdown world.
Wellness on the go
Always on the go? If you’re constantly rushing around it can be hard to stick to healthy snacking options, often leaving us reaching for convenient, high-sugar snacks instead.
Luckily there is a solution that can help you achieve your wellness goals without negatively impacting your busy schedule.
BOXD Health is a shake that can boost your wellness and energise your day while cutting down on snacking.
They come in 30g, pocket-sized sachets, which are ideal for popping in your handbag, and are packed with a revitalising multi-vitamin and nutrient blend including 24g of protein, vitamins B, C and D, zinc, omega 3, iron, magnesium and more.
Combined, they work to keep you on the ball whatever the day has to throw at you and nourish your body so you don’t feel compelled to make poor food choices. What’s more, there are vegan-free options available and the packaging is 100% recyclable, so you can feel good while doing good.
Essential supplements for the new you
As we return to a new kind of normal life, we need to arm our bodies with all they need to not only stay strong, but keep us looking and feeling great too.
The Wellness Factory has all the supplements you need to do just this.
Your beauty needs are looked after with their range of nutritional products. If you dream of glowing hair, biotin drops can help strengthen hair and nails – all with the added bonus of maintaining a healthy metabolism and cardiovascular function.
As for common skin complaints, from premature wrinkles to dull complexions, invest in collagen and hyaluronic acid capsules to help your body with skin elasticity as well as keeping your skin looking hydrated, fresh and glowing.
For goodness inside out, vegan-friendly omega-3 is your best friend. The essential fatty acid cares for your heart, joints, skin and brain. And to support normal function of your immune system and energy levels, vitamin B12 could be just what your body is looking for!
Drink smart without compromise
Quarantinis and pandemic punches have been all too popular throughout lockdown, accelerating our alcohol consumption and having a not-so-welcome effect on our waistlines thanks to their high sugar content.
But we shouldn’t always feel too guilty about indulging in a glass of something delicious on the odd occasion – especially when there are lower calorie options out there.
Island Bay Hard Seltzer is one such solution, offering fewer calories without compromising on flavour.
This refreshing alcoholic drink is made using a delicate blend of the purest sparkling water, natural fruit flavours and distilled premium vodka. You can enjoy it as a cocktail mixer or on its own.
Each 250ml recyclable can contains 70 calories, 5% ABV, no sugars and all-natural fruit flavours, including strawberry, watermelon and mango. Plus, every flavour is also 100% vegan friendly and completely gluten-free. Cheers!
The future of CBD
The use of CBD oil products has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with many people believing it helps them to relieve stress, improve sleep and ease discomfort.
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is an extract of the hemp plant without the psychoactive qualities you might normally associate with cannabis. According to studies, it’s alleged to have relieving and calming benefits and is available as pure oils or infused in coffees, moisturisers and even vitamin gummies.
But now it’s available in a new guise.
Elevar Leafs CBD Oral strips are infused with 25mg of THC-free CBD oil, offering a more concentrated alternative that simply dissolves in the mouth.
These simple strips provide an accurate dosage every time and their unique individual foil packaging not only protects the strips from UV and humidity, but also eliminates any potential of cross-strip contact which can affect their potencies.
So, whether you’re a CBD enthusiast or fancy trying this purported natural remedy for yourself, this discreet product could be for you.
Life is nearly back to normal. But over a year indoors has taken its toll on our appearances – and a new wardrobe and a trip to the hairdresser can only fix so much!
Enter Dr Nyla Raja. With 18 years’ experience, Doctor Nyla is an aesthetic specialist who fixes our most common beauty woes with her pioneering non-surgical practice.
Doctor Nyla’s primary aim is to allow people of all ages to externalise their inner confidence and beauty through administering the latest cutting-edge treatments.
Now, having completed 100,000 treatments, Doctor Nyla has devised a specific plan to address every cosmetic concern you can think of. The Transformation Face Lift™, for example, is a bespoke treatment schedule that boosts muscle support and collagen production in the face in order to help reduce wrinkles and firm up the skin.
This treatment among many others is available exclusively at Doctor Nyla’s Medispa clinics in Cheshire, London and Liverpool.
Want to lose weight without willpower or dieting?
Struggle to resist a good snack? No matter how strict you are with yourself, sometimes the allure of a cheeky treat is all too strong, which can make losing weight a real challenge.
Fortunately, there is a way to take control of this habit and lose weight more effectively with Slimpod*.
Thousands of people throughout the UK are achieving their weight loss goals without superhuman willpower, diets or surgical intervention – all thanks to this audio and visual coaching programme. Through nine-minute recordings, Slimpod has been clinically-proven to reverse bad eating habits, helping people improve their relationship with food and make healthier choices.
Nurse Laurabeth Ives, 32, from Manchester (pictured), had weight problems since her teenage years and was a serial yo-yo dieter. But in six months on a Slimpod programme, she’s lost 70lbs and gone from a size 18 to a size 10-12.
She says: ‘Slimpod was like a switch flicking in my head. I know the weight will stay off because my new eating and exercise habits are here to stay – they’ve become automatic now.’
Feel empowered to be your best self
As we enter a new normal, it’s about time we used this opportunity to end some of the taboos of the past. Top of the list? Stopping anything that prevents women from openly discussing their physical, mental and sexual wellness.
A recent survey found that 57% of women feel uncomfortable talking about their sexual health to their GPs as the conversation is often dominated by a sense of embarrassment. The constant loop of visiting a GP but being left with no answers is exhausting and leaves many women to suffer in silence.
But not anymore, thanks to The Womens Health Clinic. This institution, led by women and nurses, embrace love and compassion in dealing with menstruation, fertility, childbirth, menopause, incontinence, contraception, vaginal and sexual health, mental health and all the other growing needs of women.
The Womens Health Clinic is one of the few innovative clinics in the UK dedicated to female wellbeing. Their treatments are changing the lives of women who deserve better. So, whatever it is you need help with, you know who you can trust to get you back to feeling your best self once again