Less is so often more. It’s a great guiding philosophy for so many things, not the least skincare and beauty. Choose products with fewer ingredients, classes with minimal equipment and components, and gravitate towards programmes that are straightforward and concise. As we enter yet another moment of uncertainty and strain, it’s also a time to focus on ourselves and our habits.
Young skin glows from within and its with that in mind Dr. Gregory Bays Brown has developed luxury skincare line RéVive. Each product has been scientifically formulated with technology inspired by patented and Nobel Prize-winning research. Specifically, the RéVive Masque de Radiance appears white in its canister before transforming into a shimmering gold moisturising mask. Formulated with vitamin C and ATP, an effective energy booster, and blended with mung bean extract, the mask clarifies the skin, while making the complexion feel smooth and look brighter.
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After surveying the market, friends and founders Celine and Quitterie wanted to create a high-quality product to soothe the body from everyday stresses, aches and pains. Relieve your over-worked-out and fatigued muscles and joints with a daily application of a new relief balm from WholyMe. Made in France, the product is all-natural and organic; all it takes is a pea-sized amount massaged onto the concerned body area until fully absorbed.
A trained Psychiatrist and a member of Member at The Royal College of Psychiatry, Dr Galyna is passionate about making her clients, in particular women, look and feel better. Most recently, Dr Galyna has launched her Future Proof facial, using a unique combination of hydration and exfoliation. To finish, Dr Galyna uses ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen and contour the jawline.
Mimi Luzon‘s Sparkling Champagne Super Mask has been designed to deeply penetrate and reoxygenate the skin. A soft and sumptuous product, botanical antioxidants help counteract the effects of harmful environmental pollutants and sun damage, while nlackcurrant and grape cell extracts leave the skin looking radiant. With 30 years of experience, skin wellbeing expert and celebrity aesthetician Mimi Luzon has developed her own line of signature products for her clients to use in the comfort of their own homes.
Dr Rhona Eskander
Dr Rhona Eskander has handpicked her team according to what she wants to offer. “This is not a run of the mill dentist,” explains Dr Eskander. “First of all our clinic will not resemble your bleached white simple practice. I intend for our interior to reflect my approach to dentistry—artistic, holistic and digital. In collaboration with her sister, a well-known London-based production designer, the space will feel calm and minimal. Combining soft curves with warm materials and an earthy colour palette, and using plants and greenery alongside and diffuse lighting will create an environment where patients will feel at ease. Technology will also be integrated seamlessly throughout the space, allowing for changing content whilst making the space feel contemporary. As for the team itself, the Chelsea Dental Clinic is taking specialist dentistry—from hygiene to root canals—to the next level and offering the very latest and best equipment sourced from the top manufacturers around the world.
Quai X Byredo Dry Shampoo
Leaving the hair smelling like Byredo’s Mojave Ghost, a new limited-edition collaboration from Quai x Mojave Ghost soaks up oil and volumizes the hair. Formulated with volcanic minerals that neutralize excess oils and product build, this product keeps your hair looking fresh and smelling fantastic in between washes. The lightweight formula instantly adds lift to roots and boosts body and shine—without any white residue.
Tom Daxon’s mother, Dale Daxon Bowers, is the former creative director of Molton Brown, and has worked with Tom to create the perfect formula to care for and nourish the hands, while Tom has created the perfect scent. Two years in the making, Gloved is hand care with heart and sets a new benchmark for hand care in terms quality ingredients and sustainability. With a background in luxury fragrance, Tom has applied the same principles utilised in the fine fragrance industry and the fragrance oils are for Gloved are formulated and blended in the perfume capital of the world, Grasse. This hand wash goes beyond just being gentle; it actively hydrates your hands, leaving skin softer than before.
All Three Ships products are 100 percent plant-derived, with no artificial ingredients. Having recently undergone a re-brand, co-founders Connie Lo and Laura Burget wanted to deliver a product that responded to the ever-evolving skincare needs of their client-base. Now, each product’s name is a combination of its most dominant ingredients and the purpose of each ingredient is stated clearly on the label. With an emphasis on transparency, the brand’s motto is “look closer,” in recognition of the fact that today’s beauty consumers are savvy and informed about the products they put on their skin. “While our look has changed, we remain meticulous in our approach to sourcing sustainable ingredients and creating formulations that provide tangible benefits,” said Laura Burget, Three Ships co-founder when the brand relaunched. “Our philosophy has and always will be to be the change we want to see in the beauty industry: natural, effective and affordable skincare with a conscience.”
House of Wisdom
A first-of-its-kind wellness space in the heart of London House of Wisdom (H.O.W) is a welcoming space offering talks, classes and workshops to support balance and reconnection. Amongst the various offerings, are daily empowerment talks, guided meditations, Sattva yoga, gong baths and breath workshops. The class timetable draws upon ancient practices that are supported by modern science.
After seeing so many companies in the supplement and vitamin industry ripping off customers with products made from ineffectieve and unproven ingredients, the team behind BioTech Life Sciences decided something needed to change. Their aim is to offer supplements that are backed by scientific research and at a price that allowed them to offer a high-quality product first and worry about our own profit margins later. Working with highly qualified researchers and scientists, the company’s aim is to to create the most effective supplements and vitamins derived from the latest scientific breakthroughs.
With a background in fashion and a love for yoga, Saia London’s founder Kristina dreamed up the perfect yoga mat carrier. Currently, stocked in Harrods and Wolf & Badger, Saia combines Kristina’s love for business, design and efficiency. Having focused extensively on the sourcing of materials and the manufacturing process of their bags, each premium carrier is made to last. Constructed with the highest-quality vegan leather and beautifully crafted, the idea is to bring joy to a woman’s journey to the studio.
Minimalist label Lunya was founded by Ashley Merrill in Santa Monica with the aim of creating flattering sleepwear options that are suitable for modern women—think contemporary silhouettes and muted hues. One of the hallmarks of the label is its endlessly soft fabrics, many of which Lunya develops itself. Expect pared-back pieces, such as washable silk eye masks and shorts with flat pockets designed to sit smoothly against the body, all delivered in natural fibres, such as pima cotton and alpaca.
Edy London Makeup Brushes
Edy Kurowska is a highly regarded eyelash technician and make-up artist based in London. Having started her career as a makeup artist—working with brands like Maybelline and at events like London Fashion Week—Edy understands eye shapes and bone structures. The idea to grow her beauty offering came to Edy during the lockdown. Surveying the market, Edy saw that makeup brushes seemed to fall into one of two categories—they were either exorbitantly expensive, or cheap and scratchy. In response, Edy launched a collection of 28 carefully designed brushes with wooden handles and ultra-thin, silky-soft bristles that are certified vegan and cruelty-free. The brushes can be bought in sets or individually.
Happy Gut, Happy Mind
In Happy Gut, Happy Mind, nutritional therapist and functional medical practitioner Eve Kalinik draws on the science and research around the gut-brain connection alongside her clinical experience. Filled with recipes and insights, Kalinik’s thesis is that having a healthy gut is not only intrinsic to our general well-being, but it also plays a fundamental role in supporting our cognitive health.
Conscious House is a brand of natural, sustainable and ethical home and beauty products that only uses ingredients and materials from trusted suppliers. Founded by Londoners Nicolle Barreiros and Rebecca Dallimore in 2019, Conscious House is committed to sustainable and ethical sourcing and practices in everything from ingredients to product packaging and delivery. There is also a charitable element, with 10 percent of profits going to charities SEED Madagascar and Mind.
House of Lilah candle
London-based brand House of Lilah creates a range of vibrant candles and loose-leaf herbal teas. Given the confines of our modern and fast-paced lifestyles, we don’t always allow for time for creative stimulation. In carefully pairing scents and tastes through their candles and teas, House of Lilah offers sensory experiences designed to help you spark the imagination everyday. Every candle is poured by hand into the brand’s signature vessels, which are hand-painted by founder Chantal M’Biki. And these concrete vessels can be reused to continue sparking creative thoughts.
The Mindful Facial
Hypnotherapist, Malminder Gill and leading skincare doctor Dr David Jack and have united to create a new Mindful Facial. Designed for those seeking the ultimate pampering and escapism in one, this is a luxury skincare and hypnosis treatment developed by experts. After booking, Malminder will lead a consultation over the phone to prepare a bespoke live hypnosis. Before the treatment, a full skin assessment is made by Izabela Pawlitka, head facialist at Dr David Jack’s clinic, then Malminder and Izabela work in unison to deliver The Mindful Facial. While Izabela artfully cleanses the skin, Malminder will relax the client into a deep state of hypnosis. The result is a fresh complexion and a clear mind.
Renee Lapino Clinic At Neville Hair And Beauty
Neville Hair and Beauty owner Elena Lavagni is always on the look out for top experts to compliment her salon and her desire to create a luxurious one-stop-shop for beauty. It is with this in mind that Neville has collaborated with leading facialist Renée Lapino. “It’s like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with Renée,” Elena said when launching the partnership. “Renée gives you the confidence to forget about makeup and simply be yourself.” Renée opened her first clinic in Notting Hill in 2018, and is thrilled to be opening her second clinic on the third floor of Neville.
Oribe Hair Care
Daniel Kaner, co-founder and president of Oribe, has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years, leading brands such as Bumble and Bumble and Aveda, before co-founding Oribe alongside Oribe Canales in 2008. Led by their desire to create a performance-led line, cult product, a bottle of their signature Dry Texturising Spray is sold every 60 seconds. And a valiant addition to the line, formulated with salicylic acid, the Oribe Serene Scalp Shampoo helps soothe an itchy and irritated scalp, relieving and preventing dandruff.
Unlike many kombucha brands which ferment in large stainless-steel tanks, filter, pasteurise, or even make their product from concentrate, Lisa and Josh, founders of Momo Kombucha, ferment their product in super-small 10L glass jars at their brewery in London’s New Covent Garden Food Market. Certified organic, Momo Kombucha uses only the finest natural ingredients. Alongside the new delicate raspberry-hibiscus blend, their award winning kombucha is also available in: ginger-lemon, turmeric and elderflower. Raw, unfiltered and teeming with live cultures, this drink provides a dose of goodness for the gut.
Not Another Bill
Not Another Bill has made it their mission to make letterboxes a more magical place. Each month they send their subscribers a carefully curated, beautifully wrapped present in the post. They collaborate with independent, up-and-coming artists and designers, as well as more established brands to create exclusive one-off gifts. The monthly presents are beautifully crafted, tailored to the interests of the giftee and designed to be treasured forever. Not Another Bill has collaborated with brands such as Penhaligons, Tatty Devine and Crispin Finn.
Formulated in Wollerau, near Zurich, Switzerland, Timeblock products benefit from more than 20 years of research and development in the biological and biotechnological field. Over the years, environmental factors such as stress, fatigue and lifestyle all take an increasing toll on the skin’s natural ability to regenerate. The skin becomes thinner and drier and elasticity declines. Timeblock has created a series of products and supplements to combat exactly that.
Wild Beauty was created by Rhug Estate owner Lord Newborough. The Newborough family has resided in North Wales since the 11th century and their estate sits in an idyllic part of North Wales, where the River Dee flows through and the Berwyn Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. Working with their local surrounds, many of the ingredients in the Wild Beauty product line have been foraged locally. The brand’s chosen ingredients also contain essential vitamins and minerals, while fragrances are 100 percent natural and made using essential oils.
A place where women are encouraged to be their authentic selves, Candour Beauty is a platform that provides a curated collection of the best and most sought-after beauty and personal care products from around the world. All tried and tested, each brand and product has been personally approved by self-care beauty devotees Jacqueline Kusamotu and Abi Lawrence-Adesida, who together founded Candour Beauty to provide an open and honest platform with women of colour at the forefront.
Cirrus No2 Steamer At The White Company
Easy to use at home and compact to pack for weekends away, this elegant Cirrus No 2 travel steamer from The White Company works on all types of fabrics—from a silk blouse to a linen shirt. Smooth and wrinkle-free in a matter of minutes, steam also reduces bad odours and removes light marks from clothes, saving on washing and helping them last longer. Steaming is simple, time-saving and a gentler alternative to ironing. Steaming is also more environmentally friendly, since you don’t have to wash the clothes that only need to be refreshed.
Erika Bloom, veteran celebrity Pilates expert, former dancer, fitness aficionado and founder of her eponymous luxury wellness brand is launching a digital membership. While her namesake studios in Los Angeles and Turks and Caicos are temporarily closed, New York City and East Hampton are open and in-home sessions are available in East Hampton. But Erika still saw that this was the moment to officially launch her first digital resources. The membership includes 24/7 access to a library of wellness offerings and classes; detailed videos on subjects from healing movement and nutrition to meditation and sleep; and one live class with Erika per week.
The Echelon Scene
Jacqueline Burns has been a well-known name in both the gay community and the matchmaking world for the past nine years. Boasting a unique background, combining her BPS accredited postgraduate degree in Psychology, with sustained research into gay relationships, Jacqueline founded The Echelon Scene, a bespoke dating agency for gay men. As a dual citizen of Britain and Canada, who has also lived in Sweden and New York, Jacqueline understands different cultures and brings a diverse perspective to matchmaking. Jacqueline personally meets with all of her clients and offers honest feedback and personalised support throughout the entire matchmaking process.
Spruce is a new British cleaning brand that offers a range of non-toxic, multi-purpose cleaning and bathroom sprays. Promising the safest ingredients and packaging that is entirely free from single-use plastics, the products are made using locally sourced essential oils, bringing a spa-like scent to your home. With Spruce, simply add water to a small sachet of their cleaning product, then begin.
Sleep is one of the most valuable things we can do for ourselves—at any age. And learning good sleep habits from the get-go is an ideal place to start. Moshi is an award-winning, audio-only app that helps kids get to sleep faster and stay asleep for longer. According to a recent study conducted by scientists are New York University, on average, when using Moshi, kids fell asleep 28 minutes faster, slept for 22 minutes longer and woke up 50 percent fewer times than usual. With a constantly growing library of stories and meditations, including a series narrated by well-known names, such as Goldie Hawn, Patrick Stewart and Brian Blessed.
Founded by Rebecca Saunders, a former John Lewis and Notonthehighstreet executive, Seekology stocks unique and effective beauty, well-being and health brands such as Willow Yoga and Jenny Betts Candles. Seekology aims to teach consumers about emerging brands while giving a platform to independent brands to reach new customers. “I have created a new business model that provides flexibility to emerging brands alongside an inspiring customer experience, focused on discovery and storytelling within a welcoming environment,” described Saunders at the launch.
Kyalli Skin is a new natural skincare line that promises noticeable results and uses unique ingredients, such as the Nigerian yakuwa plant, renowned as the “Botox plant” for its skin lifting benefits; Chinese peonies, Chilean rose hip, Indian licorice, Russian bearberry, Siberian Sea bukthirn, Turkish pomegranate and many more. Amalgamating science with nature the brand sources ingredients from around the world to tackle ageing, hyperpigmentation, acne and scarring.
What everyone wants these days is a bespoke programme, which is exactly what is on offer at London-based high-end gym brand Core Collective. The boutique gym with three London locations offers pay as you go or package deals for their range of 45- minute workouts—including yoga, Pilates, HIIT-based workouts, spinning, strength training and mobility sessions.
Comfort Zone Sacred Nature
Sacred Nature is the latest launch from Comfort Zone and the brand’s first bio-regenerative line. Aimed at skin challenged by climate change and environmental stressors and formulated with antioxidant botanicals and a unique extract made up of three plants found in the Davines Scientific Garden in Parma, Italy, where the research all began. The packaging is eco-designed and fully recyclable. The bottles are glass and the boxes are made of 100 percent recycled paper.
UK-based company Planera is set to launch the world’s only certified flushable and biodegradable sanitary pad—a product that will have a significant positive impact on the level of waste the industry produces each year. The pad breaks down in two parts. First, with the hydraulic action of the toilet flush, the layers of the pad get pulled apart and can start making their way down the drain line. Then, the 3mm cellulose fibres loosen and break apart. Planera was founded by Dr Olivia Ahn and engineer Aaron Koshy who were frustrated with the industry and saw a way to make a positive change.
Vahdam Teas receives between 7,000 to 8,000 orders a month and in two years has grown to supply over 100,000 customers. But what truly sets the company apart is its approach. A home-grown brand that cuts out the middlemen, Vahdam Teas brings their product straight from India’s gardens to your cup. Their diverse range includes, – turmeric spiced herbal tea, turmeric saffron herbal tea, turmeric Ashwagandha herbal tea and many more.
Founders and best friends Bella and Ffion wanted to give women the sleepwear they deserve, bidding farewell to uncomfortable, unflattering designs. Taking inspiration from the Welsh countryside, Huna has created a collection of ethically made garments using linen—one of the most sustainable fabrics around. The overlapping petal panels on both the top and shorts, provide the perfect fit at night.
Rebel Blends was born in a kitchen and out of the desire to solve a personal problem, none of the conventional products seemed capable of solving for its founder. Paraben, sulfate and silicon free, the brand is based on the belief that products applied to the body must be toxic-free and contain the purest ingredients. The brand’s signature formulation is a blend of nine potent plant and nut oils that instantly penetrate the skin without leaving any greasy residue.
Beauty & Seoul
Founded in 2016, Beauty & Seoul launched when there were very few options in getting Korean skincare in the UK. Now the UK’s leading K-Beauty curator, the aim of the site is to make Korean skincare more mainstream and to promote the idea that skincare is selfcare.
Moo Hair Shampoo And Conditioner
Moo is a family run, ethical company based in Edinburgh. Their range of vegan haircare products clean and nourish, leaving the hair soft and full of body. Palm oil and cruelty-free, the ingredients they use are natural and made from sustainable and renewable sources. And all the products are packed in glass and recyclable materials.
Khali Min Rescue Oil
Khali Min is an Arabic phrase meaning “free-from”, or more literally, “made without.” Founders Anda and Vanessa worked together in Cairo nearly two decades ago, and have since reunited in London to found Khali Min. Naturally repairing and strengthening the hair, their oils are sourced directly from Egypt and blended with botanical ingredients from around the world. In keeping with their free from ethos, the brand avoids all unnecessary additives and synthetics and all their packaging and shipping materials are recyclable or compostable.
With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Colleen Rothschild has a vast knowledge of both skin and hair. Her collection of beauty and lifestyle products is science-backed. luxurious, and highly effective. The hair mask is rich and deeply moisturising, designed to give maximum results with minimal effort.
The Brilliant Breakfast
Eighty per cent of those who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 crisis are women and two-thirds are aged 18 to 34. On Tuesday morning (October 13), a group began their day joining together and making a difference in a considered way, raising money for The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women initiative. Not an isolated event, going forward, invite your favourite (five) family, friends or colleagues (or sip coffee over Zoom) to discuss inspirational women who have made a difference in your life—from Ruth Bader Ginsburg to your favourite aunt, a teacher or your best friend. Share your Brilliant Breakfast photos and stories and make a donation to help The Prince’s Trust support young women across the U.K. wake up to a more positive future.
With body brushes, scrubs, gels, butters, firming creams and moisturisers, you can buff, tone and hydrate each and every part of your body, and London-based Mio prides itself on having a solution for just about everything. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, all the products are made with plant-based ingredients and 100 percent natural fragrances. The aim is to create a range of products that are both effective and kind to the world.
Not all teeth-cleaning procedures are created equal. Anna Middleton at Chelsea Dental uses the best-of technologies from around the world. Her low-impact, results-driven methods are among the most sophisticated available on the market, in particular, Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a new Swiss innovation. GBT is highly effective, minimally invasive and gentle—meaning that people with gum disease, braces, crowns, bridges, veneers and implants—are eligible for treatment. Beyond the seamless cleansing and whitening—this treatment helps do away with coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains–the airflow technology is so low-impact and pain-free even those who have avoided the dentist for decades will be put at ease.