Body, Hair, Nails & Health
Wellness is so important any time of the year, and it goes beyond just beauty. We’ve curated the gifts we believe would make a caring and thoughtful gift ideas for your loved ones, and yourself! We wish you a healthy and happy festive season, and hope you find something just right.
MONPURE London is a wonderful and hi-tech holistic scalp and hair care brand founded only a couple of years ago and has risen to well deserved success. All their hair wellness products range come with the benefit of deep knowledge of science and trichology. You may recall our feature a while ago here. MONPURE’s product range is meticulously formulated to improve scalp health, the common denominator for the majority of hair concerns, and they work with a curated team of beauty experts, dermatologists, and scientists dedicated to providing results driven formulas for hair and scalp health and hair loss prevention.
This Christmas, MONPURE London, have launched limited edition gift sets, in particular The Gift of Strong and Thick Hair – Boost and Stimulate set, priced at £115, with £175 worth of products. This high-performing gift set works in harmony to stimulate follicles, cultivate growth and optimise the dermatological condition of the scalp. Follicle Boost Hair Density Serum boasts an ingredient profile not too dissimilar to your favourite facial product, utilising retinol, lactic acid and pumpkin seed oil to stimulate growth. Expect the Nourish and Stimulate Scalp mask to deliver a tingly sensation as it feeds the hair follicles with the nutrients they need. Relieve tension with The Heal and Energise Jade Comb, designed to be used daily for stimulating blood circulation, aiding your scalp, hair and hair follicle’s health.
With every purchase of these limited edition sets, MONPURE London are also continuing their tradition of supporting the Little Princess Trust where 15% of profits will be donated to the charity, which provides free, real hair wigs to children who have lost their own hair through cancer treatments or other conditions such as alopecia.
MONPURE specialises in preventative hair loss treatment, and prioritise plant-based, nourishing formulas with a high percentage of active botanicals, which care for your scalp, and ensure there is minimal processing and synthetic chemicals in all of their products. Sustainably sourced from all over Europe and supercharged in their German laboratories, they have been scientifically tested for their strengthening and nourishing properties to benefit both the hair and scalp. Their ingredients include White Hazel, Aloe Vera, Pumpkin Seeds, Silk Proteins, Retinol, AHAs, various oils such as Jojoba beads, Argan oil, Shea Butter.
Nine Yards is the latest haircare brand to arrive in the UK, and its causing a buzz thanks to their natural haircare ingredients, ethical outlook and award-winning products and packaging alike. Nine Yards has launched gift boxes for the festive season encompassing their coveted vegan shampoo and conditioner duos for four different hair types.The range perfectly balances functionality with natural ingredients, thanks to being 100% free from parabens and sulphates. A gift to your personal wellness need good hair care products from Nine Yards. The potent products include moisturising and protein boosting ingredients such as: Shea Butter, Broccoli Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Meadowfoam oil, Argan and Sunflower seed extract that actively restore, replenish and repair hair.
The four gift boxes are available in Volume, Repair, Moist and Blonde.
- Moist is specifically designed for dry, coarse or curly hair and infused with natural extracts of Shea butter, glycerine, broccoli oil and green tea to quench dehydrated locks without weighing them down.
- The Volume range of products are enriched with natural extracts of green tea and damask rose
oil, which gently moisturises the hair and scalp, whilst wheat protein adds volume. Ideal for fine, thin or limp hair in need of delicate cleansing with an injection of volume.
- Repair is must-have for damaged hair in need of strengthening, and the gift set features the On Track Shampoo (300ml) and Your Move Conditioner (300ml), which include a cocktail of wheat and Keravis vegetable proteins which protect and rebuild damaged tresses by restructuring the hair and retaining its moisture with a mild, sulphate-free cleansing base.
- The Blonde collection, aptly named Silver Linings Shampoo and True Coll Conditioner, which neutralizes yellow, brassy hues and restore cool blonde tones effectively – but with a difference; perfectly balances a mild cleanse, silver pigment quantity and nourishing, 100% vegan ingredients for cared for blonde locks.
SACHAJUAN is the award-winning natural Swedish hair and scalp brand. Their products will have the most magical effect on your hair, turning straw into gold. The results are founded in their patented, ‘Ocean Silk Technology’; a cocktail of proteins and mineral extracts derived from sea algae. Sachajuan harnesses the fruits of the sea to help you unleash your inner Rapunzel!
The award winning Scalp Shampoo, Conditioner, Scalp Scrub Scalp Brush is enriched with the Ocean Silk Technology to maintain moisture balance of the hair and scalp, while Piroctone Olamine and Climbazole remove dry dandruff and soothe any scalp irritations. The shampoo & conditioner can be used daily to maintain a healthy scalp whilst the purifying scalp scrub can be used weekly to gently exfoliate and remove dry dandruff. Nurturing Shea butter and Soybean Oils have emolliating properties, helping to lock in moisture within the scalp and hair without any greasiness. This is the perfect set for those wishing to treat any underlying scalp issues or simply maintain good scalp health.
The Scalp selection gift set is available to purchase at Cult Beauty, RRP £70.00.
We love all the KEVIN.MURPHY hair products, because there is something for everyone, and for this festive season there are so many gift sets to choose from.
If you suffer from dry, frizzy, or over processed hair, then look no further than the Kevin Murphy Tangle Me Not Repair Set, RRP £50.00 (pictured), containing products from the Repair range. Designed to revitalise and nourish fragile and damaged locks, Kevin Murphy’s Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are ideal for reconstructing, replenishing and de-tangling hair from first wash. This luxury hair care set transforms hair in need. the gift set also features the bestselling UN.TANGLED, a Leave In Repair Treatment that helps to mend split ends and stop breakage due to brittleness. Enriched with strengthening hydrolysed keratin and moisturising jojoba seed oil, the weightless formula offers heat protection up to 200°F/93°C.
All KEVIN.MURPHY products are sulphate, paraben and cruelty-free, all packed up in recyclable bottles and boxes. Repair dry and brittle hair with this limited edition, value set, featuring all you need to revive lack lustre locks.
TABITHA JAMES KRAAN
Tabitha James Kraan Organic Haircare is an award-winning line of forward-thinking, future facing haircare that has been meticulously formulated by Tabitha James Kraan, a haircare expert with 30 years of experience. The brand is challenging conventions and pushing the boundaries of hair alchemy, to achieve true transformation from natural nourishment, with zero compromise on performance. All products work as skincare for the hair, with 100% plastic free formulation. The finest and purest raw ingredients combine to create the best in natural haircare that works to optimise both hair and scalp health. This game changing brand is set to raise the bar in our expectations of what a natural brand can achieve, respecting nature and harnessing the power of plants. This is a brand you can trust has thought about the wellness of your hair and bottled the ingredients accordingly.
Olverum are pioneers in green beauty and natural wellbeing since 1931, and continue their nine-decade commitment to using the highest quality essential oils and botanical extracts, expertly blended with devotion both to their therapeutic properties and luxurious sensual qualities. It is for this reason their iconic bath oil is beloved by celebrities and the British Royal Family.
A perfect introduction to Olverum’s body range should include the Body Polish, which glides on smoothly thanks to the soufflé feel dual-action exfoliator. It gently but effectively buffs skin to velvet smoothness. The ingredients contain a nourishing blend of sumptuous essential oils that brighten skin, bestowing a toned sensation and naturally radiant appearance. You can also compliment your regime by combing with the Firming Oil, leaving you perfectly moisturised and toned in time for spring! The Firming Oil is an intensive body sculpting treatment, exactingly formulated with contouring botanicals Grapefruit and Black Pepper for a tightening, toning sensation.
Olverum have also introduced the exquisite universal Dry Oil for the ultimate body skin wellness. Forget thick, sticky oils that take forever to soak into the skin or hair, instead Olverum ensure that all their oils are ultralight with the exact right measure of aromatherapy and hydration. This versatile dry oil protects skin from aggressors, and shields hair from dryness and heat damage. Featuring a unique combination of over 30 sustainably sourced botanical oils and extracts and essential oils, our super light, fast absorbing spray is designed to leave the skin and hair feeling silken without the use of volatile silicones.
BY SARAH LONDON
By Sarah London was founded by two sisters, Sarah and Lauren. They have a wonderful story to tell today, but it started with a traumatic cancer experience, where Sarah became Lauren’s stem cell donor and only lifeline to fight Leukaemia. This is such a special and honest brand, and their skin products makes a perfect gift for individuals who have looked near and far for products that are suitable for sensitive, irritable or very dry or eczema prone skin. By Sarah London has created products for the face, hair, and body.
The hero and original product is the Facial Oil. Today there are so many products, each with the primary aim to support the skin’s microbiome and overall skin health, through innovative plant oil formulas that deliver vital nutrients, enzymes, and lipids.
Handmade in the UK and developed with the finest cold-pressed natural, organic and upcycled plant oils, every drop is there for your skin from the omega-rich, upcycled raspberry seed oil to collagen-boosting organic pumpkin seed oil. In fact, all products are free from essential oils, fragrance and unnecessary fillers, and they are the only UK skincare line with full transparency of formula on the front label across the collection.
One of our favourite products is the Moisture Mask, £44.00, deeply-moisturising gel mask bursting with naturally-derived hyaluronic acid, aloe leaf extract and other expertly chosen hydrators to instantly quench your complexion. Great for dull or lacklustre skin that needs a good pick-up of hydration. Best applied to clean, damp skin, it’ll get to work in only 10 minutes.
Lip and Hand Balm, £15.00
From a lip balm and hand cream to a heel cream for your feet, it has has a multitude of uses for the face and body. Simply warm a little between your fingertips and massage it in to enjoy its nourishing powers. Containing organic coconut oil, it locks in moisture and soothes the skin with its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-fungal super-powers. Organic beeswax works as a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, providing a protective layer against pollutants, and promoting healthy new skin cells.
Body Oil, £36.00
Particularly useful for eczema-prone skins, and during and after pregnancy. The collagen-boosting plant oils help to prevent stretch marks and improve the appearance of both new and old scars. Softens, comforts and hydrates even the most sensitive of skins. Organic Evening Primrose Oil restores suppleness, provides nourishment and helps to reduces inflammation.
Zoetic is a prominent CBD brand originally founded in Colorado, USA. It has one simple ethos for it’s products, that CBD can change the world. They admit it’s a grand dream, but the natural cosmetics created by Zoetic promise to refresh and maintain body, mind and skin.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana), in fact it is one of hundreds of components found in the Hemp plant, and as confirmed by plenty of research it does not cause psychoactive ‘high’ effect (known as THC).
Many people (and not just celebrities) take CBD as a daily supplement, in the same way you would take Vitamin C for immunity, or Calcium for your bone density. Research on CBD has shown that it can regulate stress, mood, pain and sleep, amongst other things.
Zoetic have created creams for radiant skin, oils and tinctures to calm even the worst of fears, because let us all admit, we all have moments or days of stress, panic, anxiety or insomnia. All of the CBD that goes into their products is tested in a third-party lab to make certain that our product is pure.
Zoetic offers a range of products, suitable for skincare, including a hydrating lip balm and hand moisturiser. Alternatively there are different fragrant oils for adding to your relaxing bath rituals.
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CND™ is a global leader in nail, hand and foot care treatments. This year, you can give the gift of amazing nail care to your best friends and family with a gift sets in a selection of CND’s bestsellers.
The Detox Duo, RRP £29.95, from CND™ is a perfect gift for the nail-obsessed, or those who want longer stronger nails. This beautiful duo box features RescueRXX™ to repair damaged and brittle nails back to optimum health and the multi award-winning SolarOil™ to quench the nail’s thirst. It’s the ideal present for those with nails in need of a little New Year TLC. SolarOil™ contains Jojoba Oil, which helps carry Vitamin E into skin to help reduce visible signs of nail aging and prevents breakage and cracks.
The Exfoliation Duo, RRP £29.95, will get nails ready for the party season. Use the Cuticle Eraser to banish cuticle, prevent cuticle build up and moisturise the surrounding skin. Finish with a sweeping of SolarOil™ to keep the skin soft and sweet all through the colder months.
The Vinylux™ Merry Manicure Bauble, RRP £14.95, comes with the Vinylux™ Statement Earrings glittery shade, from the new Party Ready collection, and the Gel-Like Effect Top Coat for a high-shine manicure. To keep your nails in their best shape, the Navy Tools Mini File and CND™ SolarOil™ mini are great for nail care on the go. Perfect for any nail lover, this gift would make a great stocking filler or Secret Santa goodie.
All CND products and gift sets are available in the UK to purchase from loveCND.com
WelleCo Australia is about enriching the body with plant-based wellness, in the form of vitamins and supplements that are good for the body. Forget synthetic vitamins, you have to try Elle Macpherson’s WelleCo.
Elle founded her wellness brand in 2014 after realising that she was ingesting too many synthetic supplements. So she launched her own natural wellness supplements. The Super Elixir™ is the brand’s bestseller, and comprises of a powerful blend of premium natural greens.
Backed by science, WelleCo has created daily powders and botanical elixirs that are in two words: ingestible beauty. Made without any preservatives or additives, the easily dissolvable, unique powders and capsules are derived from whole foods, formulated by leading nutritional doctors to help maintain a healthy alkaline pH balance in your body. In simple terms, think of the elixir as a daily supplement that will bring harmony to your inner system, resulting in a healthy glow on the outside. You can even buy pH sticks to make sure the combination of the elixirs and your diet are keeping you alkaline.
The latest product in the WelleCo range is The Skin Elixir, 60 capsule, £35.00, taking inspiration from The Super Elixir™. The Skin Elixir is designed specifically to support a clear, glowing complexion in supercharged, on-the-go vegan capsules that are non-GMO, gluten and dairy-free. Taken daily, The Skin Elixir supports collagen formation, skin regeneration, helps to maintain skin firmness and elasticity and reduce free radicals formed in the body. Each capsule contains a powerful blend of 18 greens and skin-supporting ingredients, such as Niacinamide and Vitamin E, for optimum skin health.
The Skin Elixir ingredients include:
- Premium greens from barley grass, broccoli, and spinach to nourish skin from within
- Antioxidants such as pomegranate, acai, green tea, and vitamin E to help protect the skin against environmental aggressors and free radical damage
- Skin-supporting vitamins and minerals including, B3, B6, E, copper and zinc to support skin pigmentation and glowing skin
- Acerola Cherry for a natural source of vitamin C to support collagen formation for healthy, bright skin
- Gut blend of turmeric, black pepper, papaya, methionine, and aloe
Bioglan Superfoods is a wonderful Australian wellness brand that offers superfood magic to our diets and give the body a helping hand. They offer a range of tasty superfood blends, made with high-quality ingredients, formulated by experts with over 40 years experience in the wellness industry. You might have seen the Aussie trend for colourful breakfast bowls and salads, popularly photographed on Instagram. Well that is not just a craze or fad, that is actually healthy eating.
Bioglan Superfoods’ products makes great gift or stocking filler for those who want an easy way to make superfoods part of their daily routine. It’s great for the whole family to enjoy in smoothies, with yoghurt, sprinkled in salads, or for baking. The high vitamin and mineral content found in superfoods can help your body to ward off illnesses, fatigue and promote feeling healthier all over. When incorporated into a well-balanced diet, superfoods can promote heart health, contribute to healthy weight loss, improve energy levels and help keep skin glowing and hair and nails strong.
The current range available includes five tasty powder blends: Superberries, Supergreens, Digestive Boost, Organic Cacao Boost and Organic Green Boost, plus two additional protein blends, Super Protein and Beauty Protein, formulated to support various common health concerns and ensure that all nutritional needs are met.
More information available at online and available stockists include Amazon, Waitrose, Tesco, Holland & Barrett.
Vegan Collagen is an award-winning collagen supplement, that is packed with goodness.
The wholesome collagen builder is packed with beauty vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to protect elastin and build collagen.
There are many recipe ideas for adding Vegan Collagen into your healthy and balanced diet everyday to kickstart your journey to better wellness. You can add a scoop of the superfood powder to your favourite beverage daily, or add to cereals and yoghurt.
All the ingredients are provided, so that users now exactly what they are ingesting. The ingredients are all sourced from ethical origins, and each whole food is always gently dried so that the micronutrients are still 100% effective.
Vegan Collagen evens skin texture, tightens, and smooths fine lines as well as boosting overall radiance. It also supports healthy nails, hair and joints. Unlike bovine or marine collagen, Vegan Collagen does more than just encourage the build of new collagen. It also contains a blend of antioxidant-rich superfoods which are good for your gut microbiome, anti-aging, and even proven to lessen wrinkle depth!
Vegan Collagen is available to purchase on RawBeautylab.com and prices start from £34.95.
This Christmas, raise the spirits of loved ones with contemporary wellness brand Lab Tonica, founded by Kitty McEntee who after 15 years in the advertising industry decided to pursue her dream to study herbal medicine. Lab Tonica offers a range of luxury teas, aromatherapy balms and pillow-mists that make for the perfect gift for any loved one because the core mission is to help wellness and balance.
Lab Tonica’s core range is made up of five carefully curated collections – Unplugged, Breathe, POW, Fend and Saucy, each with a herb combination aimed to challenge stress and anxiety. Every sip of tea, smudge of balm and spritz of pillow mist contain century old knowledge, modern techniques and the finest herbal ingredients, to nurture inside and out.
This Christmas, whether you want to gift friends and family better sleep or more energy, turn to Lab Tonica to provide the solution.
POW – Give the gift of energy
Prolonged stress and sleeplessness has taken its toll on our energy levels. Give the gift of energy with Lab Tonica’s POW collection, which uses energising botanical products to wake you up naturally – no caffeine needed. With invigorating ginger, zesty lemongrass and stimulating chilli, the POW tea has all you need to energise the body and waken the mind. Pair with the POW balm gently massaged into pressure points, which uses essential oils including patchouli, lime, blackpepper and eucalyptus, to help recharge your batteries this December.
Unplugged – Give the gift of better sleep
Insomnia causes a lot of stress when the body cannot relax properly at night and recharge. It can affect you mental as well as cause issues to your digestive process. This Christmas, give the ultimate gift of sleep with Lab Tonica’s deeply soothing Unplugged collection, on hand to help you relax and switch off after a hectic year. With the Unplugged tea featuring premium cuts of chamomile, passion flower and rose, and a soothing sleep balm made up of a unique blend of dreamy essential oils, you’re sure to be in for a gentle night’s rest. For added relaxation, combine with the Unplugged pillow mist, a blend of high-grade essential oils including frankincense, lavender and bergamot; simply breathe in and drift off.
The collections include herbal teas, RRP £9.00, aromatherapy balms, RRP £15.00, and pillow mists £15.00. Gift sets for Christmas are available from £22.00. Available for purchase online at labtonica.co.uk. Follow Lab Tonica on Instagram @labtonica