Joanna Evans rounds up new and noteworthy finds in the world of natural health, beauty, home and wellness.
Bowl On the Go, $14.98/£11.95
Got a new furry friend for Christmas? This foldable, easy-to-carry dog bowl will make life easier, and the plastic-free design is good for your pup’s health too. Made from 100 percent natural rubber, the bowl is free of toxic chemicals like phthalates, bisphenol A and heavy metals, so there will be no nasties leaching into your pet’s drinking water from the bowl. It comes in two colors, old rose and pale mint, both of which have been created with natural food-grade colorings.
The bowl is good for the planet, too; it’s made from sustainably sourced, biodegradable rubber and comes in a fully recyclable cardboard box.
ZnO Clear, $9.75/£6.50 (0.27 fl oz/8 mL)
If acne is getting you down, try this new topical treatment from Clarol—a skincare range focused on natural solutions for oily and pimple-prone skin. Formulated with just six natural and vegan ingredients, ZnO Clear is an overnight spot-on therapy featuring acne-fighting zinc oxide.
Zinc has been shown in scientific studies to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and to reduce sebum—oil produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands.1 The product also contains olive-derived squalane to hydrate and soothe the skin. Simply apply a small amount to pimples before you go to bed.
Cytoplan goes plastic-free
In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, UK supplement company Cytoplan is switching to plastic-free packaging and has pledged to remove over one million plastic pots from circulation in 2022. Cytoplan has already introduced plastic-free pots to most of its products—the majority of supplements sold on its website now come in biodegradable and compostable pots made from natural, sustainable sugar cane—and is working toward making the switch to a completely plastic-free range.
Some of our top Cytoplan picks include its Organic Ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb that can help reduce stress, and its 50+ multivitamin and mineral formula, containing a combination of 27 nutrients designed to support the health of men and women over 50.
Air Defence Daily Oral Spray, £11.95 (25 mL)
Supplement brand BetterYou—the first company in the world to develop nutritional oral sprays—has just brought out a new spray formula designed to help minimize the damaging effects of free radicals found in air pollution, a major cause of premature death and disease.
Air Defence contains a blend of five nutrients: selenium to protect cells from oxidative stress (which can be caused by fine particles in the air we breathe); vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid to contribute to normal red blood cell formation; and vitamin D3 to support the immune system.
The pill-free formula, which you spray into your mouth four times a day, is designed to bypass the gut and deliver the nutrients directly into your bloodstream. It has a pleasant fruity taste and is completely free of gluten, dairy, soy, alcohol, sugar and artificial colors and flavors.
And to support the removal of harmful CO2 from the atmosphere, BetterYou will plant a tree for every Air Defence Oral Spray sold. For now, this new product is only available in the UK, but you can shop most of the Better You line of nutritional oral sprays in the US at us.betteryou.com
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J Drugs Dermatol, 2013; 12: 542–5