Top Santé’s Editor Katy Sunnassee curates some of her favourite health, beauty and wellbeing finds all in midnight black – just in time for Black Friday!
This hair-growth shampoo (£13.95) from Watermans combines biotin, argan oil, caffeine and other natural DHT blockers (DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is a male sex hormone linked to baldness) to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. It also promises to strengthen and moisturise the hair, increase shine and improve scalp circulation for a healthier scalp. The formula is vegan and sulphate-free and suitable for all hair types.
For best results, use with the Watermans ConditionMe Conditioner (£13.95).
Filorga’s new Global Repair Intensive Action Serum and Multi-Active Cream (both £85) treat all signs of aging with an all-new core formula consisting of 50 meso-factors, 3 super-nutrients and 4 cellular boosters – plus new 24hr ‘Chrono’ tech that gives you fab skin morning and night!
MOR’s nourishing Sugar Scrubs (£23) contain sugar and natural oils for polished, silky smooth skin. The pomegranate-scented one is my fave as the sleek packaging looks classy in the bathroom and the mixture smells good enough to eat – try hard not to lick your limbs!
Maru pride themselves on creating swimwear that’s both fashionable and sustainable. As part of their pledge to only use eco-friendly fabrics across their entire range by 2020, they have launched the ‘Black Pack’ swimwear range (£36.99). The range is made entirely out of ECONYL®, a fibre consisting of 100% regenerated nylon fibre from pre and post-consumer waste – this includes ghost fishing nets, nylon scraps and carpet fluff found in our oceans. What’s more, 100% of all profits made from the range will be donated to The SEA LIFE Trust charity, to help fund global projects that tackle ocean plastic in a bid to protect marine wildlife.
D’ALCHÉMY – Age Cancellation Booster Travel Pack
D’ALCHÉMY’S Age Cancellation Booster Travel Pack (£45.45) includes micellar cleansing water, intense skin repair oil and age cancellation booster, all of which are perfect for mature, oily and combination skin. All of the products in the range are waterless too, meaning no need for harsh preservatives.
As we get older, our cells start to slow down, meaning they are less effective at repairing our skin. Instant Effects has created a PM Recovery Night Cream (£34.99), which contains ATP, a high-energy molecule that kick-starts cells with a boost of energy, causing them to renew, repair and regenerate while you slumber.
Ashley & Co’s range of natural Home Perfume Reed Diffusers (£50) are not only sleek and elegant but you can reuse the bottle, once empty, as a vase or pencil holder. They come in six exotic fragrances, including Blossom & Gilt and Parakeets & Pearls.
Evermore London Candles (£48) are incredible as they scent an entire room even when in the box! Made from sustainable rapeseed and soy wax, the candles are hand-poured into part-recycled glass jars. They’re free from toxins and phthalates and give a clean burn for 60 hours. Perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere on dark, winter nights.
The Mahabis Flow Slippers (£79) take lounging to a new, stylish level. With an adaptable foam footbed and ergonomic neoprene heel, which moulds to the contours of your foot, the shoes are lightweight, breathable, ﬂexible and also have a durable sole so they can be worn both indoors and out.
Carbon Theory’s lab-formulated Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar (£6) has been dermatologically tested to prevent breakouts while keeping your skin balanced and hydrated. The natural formula features activated charcoal which acts as a sponge to draw out dirt and unblock pores, organic tea tree oil, which has natural antiseptic properties to kill bacteria and tighten pores, and hydrating shea butter, which moisturises and promotes skin healing. The cleansing bar is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. It can be a bit drying on the face so I use it on my body to cleanse away those dreaded upper arm bumps.
Keep your teeth bright and healthy with The ProtectiveClean 6100 by Sonicare (£299.99), which features three cleaning modes – ‘clean’, ‘gum care’ and ‘white’ – as well as three intensity settings for a truly personalised brush. The model comes with two Optimal White heads, a travel case and charger, a pressure sensor and a BrushSync feature, which allows the brush to programme the most suitable cleaning mode and intensity setting, as well as remind you when the head needs replacing.
Made from naturally occurring ingredients including essential oils, Poo-Pourri’s ‘Before-You-Go Toilet Spray’ (from £8) acts as a mask to trap ‘number two’ odours before they begin! Simply spritz the toilet bowl before-you-go to stop odours in their tracks! The sprays are 100% natural, containing no synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, aerosols, alcohol, or formaldehyde, meaning they are friendly to your loo, your water-waste system and the environment. This really does work as I got my husband to use it before his bathroom visits – no more stink!
Runderwear’s range of 100% chafe-free undies (from £16) cater to bodies of all shapes, sizes and preferences – from gstring to brief, antiVPL to long-short to hot pants. Seamless, breathable and cooling, this underwear is perfect for all activities. Stay chafe-free from head-to-toe with the rest of the Runderwear range, which includes sports bras, running and cycling apparel and blister-free socks. I found the small a little too small, so maybe go up a size to what you’re used to!
No more hovering near the stove while trying to multitask and ending up burning dinner thanks to The Clever Chef (£69.99), which one-ups the humble slow cooker with 14 preprogrammed cooking functions. Simply add your ingredients, set it and get on with your day!
Brookes have launched two new running shoes: The Glycerin 17 (from £135) features Brooks’ DNA Loft cushioning and new Ortholite sockliner, making for a luxuriously comfortable running experience, while the Ghost 12 (£120) combines soft cushioning with BioMoGo DNA responsive bouncy foam to provide a light, springy running experience. These fit my feet narrow feet really well yet allow enough room at the front for my toes to spread and for my big toe, which sticks up a bit at the end!
The latest in water technology, The Osmio Zero (£399) effectively replaces bottled water, basic water filters, and kettles! The reverse osmosis system purifies water to remove over 10,000 known impurities. Simply fill at the tap to enjoy filtered water, at one of four different temperature options.