Wellness and self-care is important all year round, however this winter especially it's vital we all give our bodies some extra TLC.
And when it comes to wellness, we need to be looking after both the body, internally and extenally.
"When I am not looking after my body, I find I start to struggle mentally," former Miss World Australia, Erin Holland, told BD.
"Self care for me comes in many forms – it's exercising daily, nourishing my body with wholesome good foods, taking a few choice supplements for energy and mental sharpness, treating myself to the odd little beauty or skincare goodie, getting a blow-dry from my local salon, or simply having a relaxing bath to unwind my mind after a stressful day."
Social media platform, TikTok, is even jumping on the bandwagon, recently launching its Wellness Hub - a place for all things nutrition, fitness, life advice, mindfulness and skincare.
It's the latest in TikTok's broader efforts to provide a more positive and beneficial atmosphere for users, with several mental and physical health resources now available within the app. You can check out the hub here.
So, to help you on your wellness journey, BD has rounded up the essentials for this season. Click on the brand name to learn more and to download hi-res images.
Staying on top of your inner-health is the first step of wellness. From teas and gummies, to liquid shots and tablets, these brands have you covered.
Arbonne Essentials Herbal Tea is a delicious, mild, refreshing caffeine-free herbal tea. With six botanicals that can be enjoyed daily, key ingredients include peppermint and dandelion.
Nu Skin® Beauty Focus™ Collagen+ is a skincare super supplement that helps support multiple important areas of skin health. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, supports hydration and moisture levels, and boosts collagen and elastin formation in the skin.
Nature's Way Beauty Rosehip Tablets are formulated with rosehip, known for its antioxidant properties helping to achieve naturally beautiful skin. The tablets support skin elasticity and firmness, support skin healing, enhance collagen synthesis and support skin health.
Swisse Beauty Collagen Glow Gummies have a delicious beauty nutrition formula, with targeted nutrients to support healthy glowing skin from within. These 99% sugar free gummies are packed full of flavour, contain no artificial sweeteners and are scientifically formulated with beauty actives including collagen peptides, vitamins C and E, and grape seed.
Dr. LeWinn’s Marine Collagen Peptide+ Inner Beauty Liquid Shot delivers a concentrated shot of 10,000mg sustainably sourced, hydrolysed marine collagen to your daily routine. It is formulated with sustainably sourced marine collagen, collagen peptides and Synergene™ collagen boosting complex, a powerful antioxidant blend with vitamin C, blueberry juice concentrate and spinach powder.
BODY - TREATMENTS
There's nothing quite like a good pamper sesh to get you in the self-care mood, and body treatments are a great starting point.
Sisley Paris Le Sculpteur is the first product designed to limit the appearance of new adipocytes, anticipate the formation of new areas of fat, and refine the silhouette. Two toning active ingredients, caffeine and cedrol, are combined with white ginger extract to stimulate a “fat-melting” action* and encourage the elimination of lipids within fat cells.
Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel is an oil-based gel for the relief of dry skin. The unique oil-to-gel texture helps to create a protective film to resist moisture loss and restore dry skin to optimal hydration. It is dermatologically tested for use on sensitive skin, paraben-free and lightly fragranced.
Lutronic Infini MFR is a treatment device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency to deliver a 3D approach for optimum skin rejuvenation. Infini MFR dramatically reduces wrinkles and tightens skin while also improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. ComfortFlow™ technology enables smoother penetration resulting in reduced downtime, with patients experiencing only a little redness that lasts a couple of days at most.
Hawaiian Tropic Everyday Gradual Milk provides a long-lasting, gradual tan, perfect for the cooler weather. It is formulated with aloe and vitamin E to hydrate the skin with every application. The transfer-resistant formula dries quickly, leaving skin with a flawless and streak-free glow.
BODY - MOISTURISING
Keep skin hydrated and plump this winter, with an oil-based product. Apply when the skin is damp after cleansing, and it will keep limbs looking moisturised all day.
Jurlique Rose Body Oil is lightweight, balancing oil that nurtures the skin and senses, leaving it looking and feeling balanced, glowing, protected and supple. The oil contains refreshing rosemary, balancing rose, hydrating chamomile and soothing birch.
JERGENS Oil-Infused Moisturiser Hydrating Coconut drenches skin with moisture for incredible softness. The nourishing oil blend, infused with coconut oil and coconut water, helps hydrate and quench dry, thirsty skin.
Kiehl’s Crème de Corps is a rich, non-greasy body lotion, and the perfect winter essential. Formulated with cocoa butter, beta-carotene and squalane, this hydrating lotion will leave skin silky soft all season long.
sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash deeply cleanses pores without causing the dryness or irritation associated with regular soap. The ultra-mild, dermatologist developed formula has a pH value of 5.5, the same pH of healthy skin, and can be used on both the face and body.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil has a base of soybean, sesame and safflower oils that help the rich cocoa butter and vitamin E contained in this oil flow over the body. Apply Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil onto damp skin after a shower or bath, or use it as a hydrating bath oil.
L'OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil is the brand's bestselling shower oil for a reason, helping to hydrate, nourish and perfume the body. Enriched with the powerful hydrating properties of sweet almond, this shower oil turns into a foam when it hits water, gently cleansing and hydrating skin in a delicious burst of moisture.
SKIN - BRIGHTENING
Vitamin C isn't just important to take internally, but applied topically this wonder ingredient can help keep skin looking bright and glowy all year round.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil is a glow-giving face oil that recharges the radiance of the skin. Infused with advanced vitamin C and golden turmeric for instant vibrance and antioxidant defence, C.E.O. Glow delivers cold-pressed, nutrient-rich extracts into the skin, leaving your complexion looking brighter and nurtured.
Kosmea Revive Illuminating Essence is a superfine facial oil that provides a brightening, antioxidant boost, leaving skin looking more rejuvenated, healthy and vibrant. Rapidly absorbing, this light oil offers protection against damaging free-radicals whilst hydrating and protecting skin.
PB SKN BOOST Free-Radical-Fighter is a non-greasy repairing and rejuvenating serum for combating skin congestion, acne, fine lines and wrinkles. WIth vitamins A, C and E, these powerful antioxidants are known for their ability to fight free-radicals.
La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Serum is an anti-wrinkle solution with pure vitamin C, salicylic acid and Neurosensine™ to reveal sensitive skin's full radiance. At a physiological pH it reveals sensitive skin's full radiance. Instantly, skin feels softer, more hydrated, and glowing.
Ella Baché NeoBright Radiance C Ampoule Set is a brightening, protecting and highly concentrated fresh treatment serum that delivers an immediate and progressively brighter and more radiant complexion. It has powerful antioxidants, including pure active vitamin C concentrate and extracts of tomato, pomegranate, liquorice and white tea to protect the skin from environmental aggressors and damaging free radicals, while also stimulating collagen production.
SKIN - HYDRATING
Barrier protection is also vital in the cooler months, find out why SPF is essential in winter here. Keep skin protected from harsh weather, free-radicals and the moisture-sucking heaters we will have cranking all day long with these hydrating must-haves.
BIODERMA Atoderm Intensive Gel-Crème is an intensively anti-itching and ultra-fresh nourishing care for very dry, irritated and eczema prone skin. The ultra-light texture provides intense hydration and is perfect for families and children when slower absorbing or sticky formulas are problematic.
Bioré® Daily Detox Exfoliator polishes for smooth, healthy-looking skin. Unlike many scrubs, this innovative formula is gentle enough for everyday use. In fact, daily use is a great way to gently dislodge skin-disturbing impurities that can lead to blemishes.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream effectively hydrates and helps restore the skin’s natural protective barrier. Developed with dermatologists and ideal for dry and very dry skin on the face and body, this rich, non-greasy, fast-absorbing moisturising cream features patented MVE Delivery Technology to release a steady stream of hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides throughout the day and night.
Garnier Skin Active Ampoule Face Sheet Mask - Hyaluronic Acid Firming + Watermelon Extract is a sheet mask with the brand's highest concentration of 1% hyaluronic acid in a mask, plus watermelon extract to visibly smooth and revitalise skin in just 5 minutes. This powerful duo infused in the mask is best to use when skin needs plumping, in the morning before makeup or before going out.
During winter our hair can become thristy and well, lifeless. Bring sad locks back from the brink with these hydrating and protecting offerings.
Urbane Mess Styling Fibre is a styling product that provides medium hold and shine as well as excellent pliability. It conditions and moisturises the hair, encourages body, and swells the hair shaft to make it appear thicker. Suitable for all hair types, and rinses out easily without leaving any residue.
GROW Longer Stronger Anti-Breakage Hair Mask is an intensive treatment formulated with amino acids and key actives to help strengthen hair deep from within. It also protects the hair surface, preventing damage and breakage caused by environmental stress, chemical treatments or over styling.
John Frieda Hydrate & Recharge Shampoo quenches thirsty, lifeless hair with a surge of powerful moisture. Infused with nutrient rich drops containing monoi oil and keratin, this hydrating shampoo transforms dry, lifeless strands into silky hair that moves with you.
TRESemmé Pro Pure range features game-changing products formulated with zero percent sulfates, silicones, parabens and dyes, leaving hair feeling healthy and nourished without stripping away essential natural oils.
Green People Clarifying Vitamin Conditioner is a detox, shine-adding conditioner for all hair types. It is formulated with 92% certified organic ingredients and contains organic avocado, seaweed, bergamot and mandarin. Liven up tired hair with this nourishing conditioner.
With the pinky-rosy hues, these new-in beauty essentials will have your complexion glowing all winter long.
essence Pretty Natural Hydrating Foundation provides a smooth and natural complexion. The feathery-light, long-lasting formula with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera provides moisture for 24 hours and creates a beautiful, naturally matte finish for just as long.
Natio Nail Colours is a nail polish range made right here in Australia. Natio’s innovative new nail colour range is formulated with 82% plant-based and sustainable ingredients. Available in 11 shades, the collection is vegan-friendly and 10-toxin free.
Rimmel London Wonder’Extension Mascara delivers an instant lash extension effect for fuller, longer and defined lashes. Patented full-stretch™ technology with stretchy texture extends beyond the tips of the lashes.
NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Creamy Powder Blush Glow is a cheek-flattering blush formula that delivers a gorgeous flush of beautifully pigmented colour with a glowy finish.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir is the number one luxury lip treatment in the UK for a reason! This serum, oil, mask and tint, all-in-one, nourishes lips and leaves them looking dewy and plump. Our pick is the rosy-pink shade, Rose Lust.
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