Health and Beauty News – Winter 2018

Oh Boy 

As we start preparing to get our glam on for the festive party season, you might like to also help the man in your life join you in sprucing up the style stakes as on-trend skincare brand Skin
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have now launched their very own men’s range targeting men’s specific skin concerns; from cleansing and exfoliating to hydrating and anti-aging. Three new easy-to-use products include their Facial Scrub + Charcoal (£5.99) Energising Face Sheet Mask (£4.99) and Anti-Fatigue Charcoal Under Eye Patch (£5.99), all of which feature tried and tested ingredients such as charcoal, caffeine, vitamin E and C, with the latest advances in skincare technology. The Facial Scrub is an exfoliating and cleansing scrub that contains the natural exfoliator walnut shell (no nasty microbeads), preventing clogged pores. The Face Mask Sheet is a mud mask’s more sophisticated older brother – it cools and hydrates skin so after just 20 minutes his face will feel refreshed and reborn! And finally, the gel under eye patches, are infused with caffeine, volcanic ash and vitamin C, instantly reducing under eye puffiness and dark circles to reveal eyes that look more awake and refreshed. Find them all at theskinrepublic.com

A soothing formula

A nationwide study of parents* conducted by AVEENO® Baby has revealed that rashes are amongst the most alarming situations for parents, with over a quarter (29%) checking a newly developed rash or spot on their newborn every hour. Eczema and skin conditions are a major worry for new parents, over 30 per cent of UK parents claim to have a baby with eczema and on average, have used five different types of creams. The makers of AVEENO Baby have introduced AVEENO Baby Dermexa to the AVEENO Baby range, to soothe, moisturise and help protect against very dry, irritable skin offering fast and effective relief through the use of a special formula using a Triple Oat Complex with Avenanthramides, Oat Oil and Colloidal Oatmeal. The Dermexa Baby formula also includes ceramides which is known to fortify the skin’s natural barrier and help to lock in moisture. 

*Research of 2,001 parents in the UK conducted by Atomik Research, September 2018

#I WILL NOT BE DELETED

Global beauty company Coty, led by its cosmetics brand Rimmel London, has launched its purpose led campaign #I WILL NOT BE DELETED to raise awareness of the growing problem of beauty cyberbullying and tackle the societal issues that stop people of all ages from feeling unable to fully express themselves on social media due to fear of negative commentary or retribution – a key reason people delete social media posts or profiles. Brand ambassadors, as well as senior members of the global team and charity partner The Cybersmile Foundation have highlighted the importance and scale of the issue whilst sharing their own personal experiences. Rimmel research has revealed that one in four women have experienced beauty cyberbullying, resulting in 115 million social media images being deleted each year. Sara Wolverson, Rimmel Global Marketing Vice President at Coty reiterated Rimmel’s clear purpose of championing self-expression in beauty. She added, “Rimmel has always been against narrow definitions of beauty and people being judged because of the way they look. The brand wants to inspire people to experiment and express their authentic selves with make-up.  It wants to contribute solutions that can positively impact prejudice and discrimination that stand in the way of self-expression and to raise awareness to affect positive changes in behaviour.”

Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora pictured at the launch of #IWILLNOTBEDELETED campaign (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Bennett/Getty Images for Coty/Rimmel)

Keeping Little Hands Safe from hot styling tools

A must-have for parents of inquisitive toddlers, the Minky Premium Styling Dock means mums can keep little hands safe from hot hair styling tools – which unfortunately is one of the leading causes of childhood scalds and burns. The heat-proof silicone unit stores those unruly hair grips and tangled leads all neatly in place and not only looks immaculate, but saves bags of time searching for things on busy mornings too. Available in black, black/grey and black/rose gold for £30 from Minky and Argos. 

A Little Spray Of Sunshine 

Award-winning BetterYou DLuxInfant Vitamin D Oral Spray (RRP £5.99) was developed in conjunction with Cardiff University to provide parents with an effective and much more convenient method of ensuring healthy vitamin D levels in their child. Specially formulated for children under the age of three, it delivers 400IU (10μg) of bioavailable vitamin D3 with each gentle spray. The combination of coconut oil and vitamin D deliver this vital vitamin directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. It contains no artificial colours or flavours, is proudly British made and is never tested on animals. The UK Department of Health highlights all children under three years as an ‘at risk’ group for vitamin D deficiency and recommend that they should be given a daily supplement, particularly in the winter months when there is a lot less sunshine around which helps the body produce vitamin D naturally. Available from Holland and Barratt, Ocado, online at betteryou.com and from all good health stores.

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