A Wellness Editor’s Top Glow-Getting Essentials

As winter takes hold, the toll it exacts on my skin becomes increasingly apparent – from the biting cold winds outdoors to the dehydrating embrace of indoor heating. The convergence of these harsh weather conditions and artificial warmth strips away the natural moisture, rendering my skin dry, taut, and exceptionally sensitive. The delicate nature of our skin, especially on the face, turns the winter season into a delicate juggling act to maintain balance and equilibrium. This time of year truly tests the resilience of the skin barrier, prompting me to rely on a curated arsenal of wellness essentials to sustain my radiant glow. From revitalising skincare formulations to transformative supplements and radiant-enhancing makeup, my toolkit embodies the essence of self-care. To me, confidence in one’s skin is a reflection of both inner and outer self-love. My go-to glow-getting essentials weave together the best of nature, science, and self-care, unlocking the secrets to a luminous complexion.

Understanding that my best appearance aligns with feeling good on the inside, I also have a few “topical” tricks up my sleeve. These serve as additional support to the internal care I prioritise, working synergistically to enhance my overall glow.

The Serum

My current favourite serum is the BEAUTY PIE Youthbomb 360 Radiance Concentrate. Crafted over two-and-a-half years of extensive research and development, this serum delivers a radiant boost to the skin. It features the exclusive Biolog-Elastic(TM) Complex, a blend of 15 active ingredients designed to firm, resurface, brighten, tighten, hydrate, and provide an unmatched glow. This proprietary blend includes a potent Phyto Extract for moisturizing and soothing effects, a synthetic Hexapeptide known for its skin brightening and antioxidant properties, a Marine Active rich in proteins and Exopolysaccharides for reinforcing skin integrity and elasticity, Active Marine Biotechnology to recharge and firm the skin, and an elastic oat-derived molecule for immediate firming. What sets this serum apart is its focus on replicating the ‘wow effect’ of a dermatologist’s office, prioritising luminosity over conventional anti-ageing methods. It has become an essential part of my daily skincare routine, giving me the radiant boost I need each morning. I like to think of it as my perk-up elixir! 

As a BEAUTY PIE member, you can enjoy a generous 75% discount on this high-performance serum, making it an invaluable addition to any skincare collection. If you’re not sure where to start or what type of skincare to choose, then try their free quiz which will guide you towards the products that’ll suit you best! It’s worth doing particularly if you’re a first-time user but really anyone would benefit from a little helping hand! You can currently get a cheeky £20 off using the code 20OFF. You’re welcome! 

The Supplement

WelleCo, a frontrunner in the realm of ingestible beauty and wellness, has unveiled its latest gem: The Evening Elixir. This revolutionary formula is designed to enhance your beauty while you sleep, promoting relaxation and providing deep nourishment to your skin from within. If you’re anything like me and you love something chocolate-y and sweet before bed, then you’ll love this “beauty-in-a-mug” hot chocolate! The Evening Elixir, is crafted with natural Vitamin C from Acerola superfruit to promote collagen production and Niacin for maintaining skin health. Additionally, Magnesium supports normal nervous system and muscle function, while a harmonious blend of Passionflower, Chamomile, Lavender, and Lemon Balm ensures effortless relaxation and rejuvenation. With its decadent cocoa and cacao flavours minus any bitterness, this indulgent elixir helps you unwind and elevate your glow, serving as a delightful 13-calorie treat after dinner to kickstart your unique evening ritual.

The Highlight

Merit Day Glow has been a game-changer in my makeup stash because it offers a multifunctional product (love anything multifunctional) that adds a healthy dose of glow to my complexion, especially needed on days when I’ve been up all night with the kids! This lightweight, cream-based highlighter is designed to provide a subtle yet luminous glow, imparting a healthy, dewy finish to the complexion. Infused with nourishing ingredients like plant-derived squalane and hydrating jojoba oil, it not only adds a touch of shimmer but also helps to moisturize and soften the skin. Its versatile formula can be applied to the high points of the face for a youthful, lit-from-within look, or mixed with foundation for an all-over luminosity. With its easy-to-blend texture and buildable coverage, Merit Day Glow is the perfect addition to any beauty routine, effortlessly elevating your natural beauty with a radiant glow.

The Mask

In winter, your skin can often feel tight and dry, no thanks to environmental aggravators. In my routine, a mask is a true skin saviour that takes hydration to a whole new level. The Ritual of Namaste Sheet Mask by Rituals is my top choice for a luxurious and rejuvenating skincare experience. Infused with natural ingredients inspired by ancient Eastern traditions, this sheet mask is designed to nourish, hydrate, and revitalize the skin. Formulated with a potent blend of sacred lotus flower, saffron flower, and holy basil, it provides a burst of hydration while promoting a radiant complexion. The mask’s innovative design adheres closely to the contours of the face, ensuring maximum absorption of its powerful ingredients. Whether used as a weekly indulgence or as part of a daily skincare ritual, the Ritual of Namaste Sheet Mask delivers visible results, leaving the skin feeling refreshed, supple, and luminous.

The Tool

A proper pamper routine always involves an LED light mask! It’s an extra step I don’t do every day but when I have a bit of extra time on the weekends, I whip this bad boy out. The Boost LED Mask by The Light Salon represents a cutting-edge innovation in skincare technology, offering users a convenient and effective way to achieve radiant, youthful-looking skin. Utilising a combination of red and near-infrared LED lights, this mask penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve overall skin tone and texture. Designed with user comfort in mind, the mask is lightweight and adjustable, making it suitable for all face shapes and sizes. Its sleek and modern design adds a touch of luxury to any skincare routine, while its clinically proven results make it a must-have tool for anyone seeking glowing, rejuvenated skin.

words by Sadie Reid


H&H Reviews: Le Coucou, Meribel

As far as ski resorts go, few top what Maisons Pariente have created in Meribel with their family-run chalet hotel Le Coucou. Le Coucou was the third instalment to the family-run hotel group Maison Parente’s entity. Now, there’s a dynasty of 5-star hotels located in all the coveted French hotspots. Perched on the slopes of Meribel, this skier paradise breaks all the moulds of traditional alpine establishments, adopting a contemporary approach to mountain interiors that presents its artsy character, alluring a trendy crowd from across the globe. Inside this refined 55-key hotel you’ll find three equally divine restaurants, a cosy bar to hunker down with a vin chaud, a spa equipped to soothe tired legs after a day on the slopes and an above-par kids and tween club making it ideal for families.

Hotels in the French Alps tend to follow a cookie-cutter design, with hallmark alpine interiors that are comforting nonetheless but maybe you’re ready to experience a fresh perspective. Breathing new life into the mountains, Le Coucou’s choice of fabrics and bespoke furnishings showcases Maisons Pariente’s contemporary design-led flair, woven into their entire portfolio of hotels across France. Created to capture the essence of a family vacation retreat, reflecting the places founding sister duo, Lesley and Kimberley visited during their childhood, Le Coucou’s design evokes a playful style that’s chic without feeling obsequiously opulent, retaining that cosy feeling you crave after a day spent in sub-zero temperatures. French interior designer, Pierre Yovanovitch is the creative behind the vision, translating his eye for design with signature pieces including his bouclé-coated bear armchairs and abstract honeymoon sconces. Locally sourced pinewood forms the foundations, vibrant murals embellish the domed ceiling in the reception and the elevators, richly pigmented tones of terracotta and teal are recoiled throughout and an extensive collection of artwork is on show.  

Skiing doesn’t get much better than Meribel, planted in the centre of the Three Valleys, the largest ski area in France. A-la Goldilocks; Courchevel is a bit too swanky, Val Thorens is a bit too party-fuelled, but Meribel is just right…and the beauty is that you’ve got free reign to ski across them all. The luxury of ski in-ski-out doesn’t stop piste-side at Le Coucou, the staff are always waiting in the wings to not only lay out your skis on the snow but also assist in the process of putting on and taking off your boots—a blessing that will be forever imprinted in my mind. Convenience is a seamless thread that unpins the hospitality ethos at Le Coucou, from the ‘Petit VIP Club’ keeping little ones entertained at no extra cost to the locker room pitstop station, stocked with pocket ski essentials, bite-sized croissants and hot chocolate to warm your cockles post skiing.

Nesting into the evening unfolds in various ways at Le Coucou. While some choose to settle into the sunken alcove of the bar sipping on a ‘Cou Cou Mule’, others will retreat to the spa, housing an indoor and outdoor heated pool, hammam, sauna and hydromassage jacuzzi with an outlook of snowy peaks in the distance. A cluster of six snug treatment rooms, one of which is a twin, facilitates massages, body treatment and facials in tandem with the wellness-acclaimed brand Tata Harper. The massage treatments are an antidote to balm achy limbs so you’re fresh to hit the slopes the following day. Holistically curated to instil tranquillity, the options of body treatments and alternative therapies are what set the Tata Harper spa into the top-notch wellness bracket. Our top picks include the lymphatic drainage massage, which calls on thermal gua sha stones to depuff and sculpt, ‘The Alpine’, promising to reoxygenate the tissues to accelerate muscular recovery and ‘The Honey Cocoon’, a renewing experience incorporating a full body scrub followed by a body wrap.

Boasting enthralling views into the valley, the fitness suite is functionally equipped with various cardio machines, a punch bag, a rower and a sleek cable machine that doesn’t disturb the aesthetic. Of course, most of the exercise during your stay is likely to come in the disciplinary of outdoor activities but should you have a penchant to get a workout in, this compact gym aptly suffices. Purposefully, the studio floor is largely left empty, making space for pre-ski stretching and mobility to limber up ahead of descending the mountains. 

Across 10 floors, Le Coucou’s 55 rooms and suites, sumptuously fitted with all the plush amenities, feature tactile furniture and polka-dot carpet with a cocoon-like bed taking centre stage. The marble-decked bathrooms are repleted with Diptuque body and haircare, leaving guests scented with ‘34 Boulevard Saint Germain’. Two exclusive chalets occupy the second floor, both fit with 4 double suites, a living space, dining room, slopeside terrace, pool, hammam and sauna, not to mention the private butler service at your disposal 24 hours a day. Photographs from the Pariente’s ski holidays many moons ago can be spotted along the staircase in the chalets, harking back to the close-knit family that is at the heart of Le Coucou.

Primed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Meribel has an extensive network of routes that adopt a mindful approach to winter sports if hurling yourself down a mountain isn’t your bag. The hotel can additionally organise exclusive experiences from paragliding or heliskiing for the adrenaline junkies to yoga and meditative guided walks for the serenity seekers.

Granted, the French Alps aren’t renowned for healthy cuisine but much like their take on interiors, Le Coucou has put a modernised spin on the gastronomy across their three restaurants. Revealing panoramic views of the picture-postcard scenery, when the sun is basking down on Beefbar, the terrace restaurant, there’s nowhere more picturesque for long woozy lunches. The clues in the name; Beefbar has a meatcentric menu and if there’s ever been a time up your iron intake, it’s here. Besides meat-feasting, they do a marvellous seabass topped with spiralized vegetables and a superfood salad as well as other options to keep everyone fulfilled. Biancaneve favours a French ‘bistronomic’ concept, with a mix of sharing dishes that galvanize local produce. Flaunting showstopping seafood spreads, seasonal veg appetisers and impeccably grilled meat and fish, eloquent dinners are soundtracked by live music, playing soulful covers of coveted hits. Fondue and raclette are the epitome of alpine indulgence, accompanied by hunks of bread, cornichons, salad and slices of cured meat. A trip to the French Alps isn’t complete without an evening spent dunking into the melding pot of dreamy cheese. Le Fumoir’s intimate dining experience takes place in a cosy nook on the top floor, with a fire crackling away to add to the ambience. The perfect palette cleanser to a rich meal, an assortment of refreshing sorbets are scattered around the table to complete this family-style meal.

Making tracks for the mountains this season? You’ll be blissfully spoilt at Le Cou Cou. Nesting in the Alps has never been so chic, from the food to the faultless service and the picture postcard vistas that grace every outlook. Once you’ve entered this realm of skiing, nothing will compare.

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What’s New In The World Of Wellness This February

The world of wellness welcomes a wave of innovations this February, promising rejuvenation and vitality in the form of treatment, supplements and fitness! Dive into the latest trends shaping your well-being, from artificial-free electrolytes delivering pure hydration to the opening of a Reformer studio redefining low-impact training. Lace up your skates for a nostalgic journey at the new roller rink and stay on top of your health game with the unveiling of an innovative glucose-tracking biowearable…there’s much to discover this month!

The Biohacking Longevity Clinic

HUM2N is the longevity clinic in Chelsea to seek modernised healthcare, bringing cutting-edge technology to the forefront. Spanning the fields of health, performance, nutrition, skin, and aesthetics, HUM2N is rooted in human experience and takes biohacking to the next level with highly personalised therapies and treatments that ultimately unlock living optimally for longer. Whether you seek to enhance performance through regenerative and integrative therapies or desire expert treatments for aesthetic improvements, from anti-ageing to addressing hair loss, HUM2N, HUM2N specialises in all categories led by the top experts in their fields. Investing in your well-being comes in no better formula than the HUM2N Foundational Testing, a fully comprehensive journey, that examines cellular composition offering actionable recommendations for transformative, state-changing results.

The Mission-Driven Middle Eastern Restaurant

A breath of fresh air in the hospitality scene, Sohaila is a mission-driven restaurant located in Shoreditch, boasting an inspirational narrative that goes beyond its Lebanese-inspired cuisine. Social impact is at the core of this establishment, intimately tied to Fat Macy’s, a social enterprise dedicated to paving a path from hostel living to a permanent home for individuals in temporary accommodation in London. Taking a proactive stance against homelessness, Sohaila runs a 200-hour work experience program, providing trainees with valuable culinary and hospitality skills. Sohaila distinguishes itself not only for its admirable social initiative but also for its Middle Eastern culinary offering. Blending the humble recipes of co-founder Nathalie Moukarzel’s grandmother with Chef Doug Rolle’s produce-centric approach, the ever-evolving menu is brimming with herby aromatics and spices that invigorate each dish. Designed for sharing, the diverse plates contribute unique elements to the table, from the crisp freshness of the winter fattoush salad to the delightful sweet-salty sensation of grilled halloumi paired with sticky roast beetroot, walnut, and mint. Including plant-based options in the mix, Sohaila strikes the balance between health-conscious and hearty, paying homage to Levantine cuisine in its truest form. While the commendable initiative alone is compelling enough to prompt a reservation, the enticing food ensures that you’ll return for more!

The Artificial-Free Electrolytes

If you’re serious about you’re fitness, electrolytes should definitely be on your radar! Essentially, electrolytes play a crucial role in hydration, replenishing up to four times more effectively than water alone. However, many electrolyte products available on supermarket shelves are packed with sugar and necessary additives. Humantra has emerged as the go-to brand for those seeking an artificial-free formula that won’t disrupt gut microbes. The refreshing taste is derived from a plant extract, providing a light fruit flavour without any synthetic aftertaste. With all six essential electrolytes, supplemented by additional minerals and antioxidants, incorporating a sachet into your daily water intake ensures optimal hydration, an essential factor for individuals leading active lifestyles. Relieving you of brain fog, energy slumps, headaches and inflammation, Humantra has crafted a top-tier hydration formula that stands out in the wellness sector.

The Laser Skin Clinic

The LA-born skin clinic, Skin Laundry has expanded its footprint to the UK, establishing three locations in Soho, Chelsea, and Hampstead. At the heart of their expertise lies the transformative power of safe and effective laser facials, a groundbreaking concept that unfolds its magic in a mere 15 minutes. By bringing lasers into an inviting environment, Skin Laundry redefines the perception of medical-grade treatments, drawing inspiration from Californian design to create a space that is far from clinical. Experience the rejuvenation of your skin cells, enhanced collagen production, and improved clarity, all within a brief session that entails no downtime post-treatment. Skin Laundry offers a concise yet impactful treatment menu featuring the Signature Laser, the Thermo Fractional facial, the Ultra Duo facial, and the upcoming Hydra Facial. What they excel at is not just a promise but a guarantee of incredible results, earning compliments for your radiant skin!

The Reformer Fusion Studio

Reformcore is the latest Reformer Pilates studio to open on King’s Road, Chelsea, standing as the flagship with four studios set to open across London. Spearheaded by the experienced team behind Barrecore, Triyoga, Kobox, and Boomcycle, Reformcore, Reformcore follows the principles of Reformer with a dynamic element that adds to the burn. You’ll notice distinct techniques emulated from Barrecore in the sessions to create Reformcore’s signature style of teaching, placing a strong emphasis on core development. The low-impact fusion features repetitive movements followed by isometric holds to fatigue the muscles, targeting full-body toning which is kinder to joints and still stipulates muscular endurance and strength. Promising an endorphin buzz enveloped with an air of holistic mindfulness, the classes will leave your muscles quivering bringing the best of barre and reformer into the 50-minute classes.

The Nostalgic Roller Rink

We’ve spotted a new fitness trend emerging and if you once owned a pair of rollerblades, you’re going to be a fan of this! Rollerblading is building momentum with rinks popping up across London. Rollerscape in Wembley Park is the new cool roller rink experience, inspired by the 70’s disco scene. On Tuesday evenings, Rollerfit classes are held on the rink, offering a playful twist to your everyday workout routine! These sessions, open to all, are guided by skilled instructors who are there to help you either master the art of skating or reignite those childhood skills. 

The New Glucose-Tracking Biowearable

Blood sugar levels have been a hot topic in the scope of wellness, and the focus is on personalised health data to enable us to bio-hack like never before. Abbott introduces Lingo, a revolutionary biowearable set to transform health and well-being using an innovative device that tracks real-time glucose spikes and dips. Offering personalised insights and coaching Lingo helps users understand their body’s glucose levels, to cultivate healthier habits fostering metabolic retraining. Lingo’s biosensor, applied to the upper arm, sends real-time data to the app to provide actionable guidance during glucose spikes or dips. Utilising the latest AI, Lingo can delve into all aspects of your health to recommend guidance for your diet, exercise and sleep patterns to align with maintaining stable blood sugar levels. Lingo’s concept is brought to life with key features including the Lingo Graph, a digestible way to navigate the data and Lingo Count, taking the guesswork out of tracking glucose with personalised guidance.

The All-Inclusive Fitness Destination

High Street Kensington welcomes a new pay-as-you-train fitness destination, housing multiple disciplines under one roof! Studio Fix sets itself in the boutique fitness scene, with luxury amenities and a plush lounge to relax post-class. Despite being the new kid on the block, the roster of classes catapult them into a top-tier fitness spot with a Lagree Megaformer studio and a partnership with Paola’s Body Barre. You’ll also find Yoga, Boxing, HIIT-style Conditioning and Strength-based Lift classes across the three studios. Expect to see familiar faces from the industry as Studio Fix prioritises top-notch instructors with extensive experience. What sets Studio FIX apart is its commitment to accessibility, ensuring a wheelchair-friendly location, and offering fully adaptable boxing classes for wheelchair users, making it one of the most inclusive workout spaces in town.

The Functional Supplement Designed For The Neurodivergent

Jrny is a brand built for those neurodivergent individuals who struggle to keep focused, but likewise, neurotypicals will gain the benefits too! The hero product, the Shruum, is an all-natural blend of mushroom extracts and natural medicines, formulated to improve symptoms of ADHD. The combination of Ashwagandha and Holy Basil which have been used in traditional medicine for centuries, with four powerful functional mushrooms;  Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, Maitake, is the magic formula for unlocking flow states, hyper-focus and creativity. Helping you conquer your day and quieten the noise, experience a calmer state of mind with laser-sharp focus all thanks to this concoction designed by the neurodiverse, for the neurodiverse.


Cold-Weather Kid Essentials: Stylish & Practical Picks To Keep Little Ones Warm

Ensuring that youngsters spend time outdoors daily is universally acknowledged, regardless of the weather. As winter’s chilly embrace tightens its grip, we’ve curated a selection of our preferred cold-weather essentials, dedicated to keeping your little ones snug and dry. These winter kid essentials seamlessly blend practicality with style, providing the ideal combination for your child’s comfort and safety. From cosy outerwear to weather-resistant accessories, these carefully chosen items promise to make winter outings enjoyable and worry-free.


24 Must-Try Healthy Supermarket Finds

Welcoming in 2024, the food and drink market has lots of new products to give you that health kick you’re probably craving! From plant-based snack ideas to gut-loving bars, rich bone broth, rice that packs a punch and hoppy kombucha that makes the perfect non-alcoholic drink! On your next healthy supermarket sweep, look out for these 24 items to fuel you through the month.


Hip & Healthy Wellness Awards 2024

We couldn’t be more excited to share the winners of Hip & Healthy’s annual Wellness Awards! We’d like to think we’re experts in all things health and wellbeing and as you’ll know, we’re passionate about sharing the latest and greatest in this amazing industry.

Below are 2024’s Wellness Awards Winners, which we spent a long time deliberating over. While it was incredibly difficult to narrow the list down to the final winners, we feel the brands and products below are worthy of their titles and we hope you might discover some new brands that can help you on your way to feeling your best self this year.

Best Period Brand – Dame 

Dame is a pioneering period brand committed to revolutionizing menstrual care. With a focus on sustainability, Dame offers reusable products like the reusable tampon applicator, striving to reduce single-use waste. Their products prioritize user comfort and environmental consciousness, making them a leading choice for those seeking innovative and eco-friendly period solutions.

Best Sleep Product – Raise & Replenish

If you don’t want to faff around with a myriad of pills, Raise & Replenish’s latte powders offer a one-supplement regime that pack in all the goodness. Our particular favourite is Catch Some Zen which forms a chocolate bedtime latte containing cacao, Montmorency cherry, ashwagandha and magnesium. 

Best Pillow Mist – Healing Alternatives 

Healing Alternatives CBD Pillow Spray offers a soothing sleep solution infused with the calming properties of cannabidiol (CBD). Designed to enhance relaxation and promote restful sleep, this pillow spray combines natural ingredients with CBD, providing a gentle and aromatic experience for a tranquil night’s rest.

Best Probiotic Supplement – SEED

SEED’s DS-01 Daily Synbiotic is a science-backed, premium probiotic supplement designed for gut and whole-body health. Formulated with a diverse blend of strains, it aims to improve digestion, immune function, and overall well-being. SEED focuses on precision prebiotics and a proprietary delivery system, ensuring the survival and efficacy of the probiotic strains.

Best Liquid Supplement – Love Life Supplements

Love Life Supplements is a health and wellness brand dedicated to producing high-quality supplements. Committed to transparency and purity, their products are crafted with natural ingredients to support various health goals. With a focus on evidence-based formulations, Love Life Supplements aims to enhance overall well-being and vitality.

Best for Mental Health – Adaptogenic Apothecary 

Adaptogenic Apothecary is a wellness brand harnessing the power of adaptogens to promote balance and resilience in the body. Their products, rooted in herbal traditions, aim to combat stress and enhance overall well-being. By blending ancient wisdom with modern science, Adaptogenic Apothecary offers natural solutions for managing the demands of contemporary life.

Best Wellness Drink – Forage Botanicals

Forage Botanicals is a holistic wellness brand dedicated to herbal remedies. With a focus on natural and organic ingredients, Forage Botanicals crafts products that support holistic health. From teas to tinctures, their offerings embrace the healing properties of plants, promoting well-being and vitality through the power of botanicals. 

Best Natural Deodorant Dr Hauschka Rose Deodorant 

This is the perfect natural deodorant. We love that it is a roll-on but it is also completely aluminium-free. The rose scent smells incredible leaving you feeling fresh all day long. 

Best Sleep CandleRituals – The Ritual Of Jing Scented Candle 

This is the perfect candle to light and help you unwind before sleep. With a relaxing blend of Jujube and Lotus Flower you will immediately feel a sense of calm and ready for a good night’s sleep. 

neom organics wellbeing pod

Best Brand For Evening RitualsNeom Wellbeing Pod

The Iconic Wellbeing pod by Neom is the perfect way to relax and ease any tension after a long day. Turning the pod on will immediately set a tone for a moment of self-care so you can enjoy a little time for yourself.

Best Functional FragranceOthers

Red Skies scent is the perfect scent to improve focus and energise your mind but can also be used as a powerful tool to prime yourself for meditation and breathwork along with their app. By combining functional scent with functional sound you gain a deeper experience with amplified results and relaxation.

Best GummiesNutriburst Triple Immunity Gummies

Boosting your immune system feels as important as ever and there is no better way to do this than with a delicious gummy. This power packed supplement is anchored by three essential nutrients; Vitamin C, D3 and Zinc to help you feeling healthy and strong. 

Best At-Home Health TestGlycanage 

With three decades of rigorous scientific research, the at-home GlycanAge test measures your current health and gives you a biological age based on IgG glycans which reflect both genetics and lifestyle factors that can affect the way we age. It was super easy to do, totally painless and even easier to send in. Results came back quickly and I had a full debrief with one of their experts. The insights it gave me were incredible. I have started implementing all the changes that their experts have suggested and would love to do a follow up test in a few months to see how I fare.

Best Supplement BrandHeights 

Consisting of two brilliant supplements, Heights offers customers Vitals, a high-impact formula of 20 fundamental nutrients for the body and mind, and Biotic, a vegan probiotic formula proven to boost gut health. The reason we love Heights so much as a supplement brand is that it is ultimately rooted in science and has studies to back up the claims they make, plus the reviews from customers are brilliant – with nearly all 5-stars across the board. 

Best Immunity SupplementSisterly 

Placing quality at the forefront of its formulation, Sisterly has created a women-focused supplement that will support your immunity all year round. The Elevator was developed by Dr. Daniel Jones PhD BSc, an award winning scientist, who has a particular interest in female health and has developed a number of award winning nutritional formulations.

 

Best CBD SupplementMindful Extracts 

It is now widely known that CBD can have a great effect on calming the body and mind. Whether you are new to CBD or a seasoned user, Mindful Extracts have the perfect product for you. Their oils are easy to use and highly effective, plus we love their pretty pastel packaging as well.

Best Vegan supplementOskia 

We have long been a huge fan of the brand Oskia for all their skincare, and now also love them for their Vegan MSM Bio-Plus Supplement that supports skin from the inside out (and has the added benefit of supporting the immune system too). Clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production, the supplement also acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. 

Best 40+ Wellness ProductThe Better Menopause 

Considering most of the research over the past few years has pointed to good health starting in your gut, it is no surprise that a good menopause also begins there too. The Better Menopause have created an expert-led biotic supplement that is proven to support women’s hormones and help ease unwanted symptoms of the menopause. Genius.

Best for Kids HealthBetter You 

Not only do BetterYou offer amazing, high-quality vitamin sprays but they also have an array of kids’ Magnesium products too – from bath flakes to lotions. These have been transformative in helping my children deal with growing pains.

Best NewcomerRaise and Replenish 

This brand has burst onto the scene and got off to an outstanding start with stockists like Daylesford and Harvey Nichols and for good reason, not only their plant-based blends delicious but they’re packed full of goodness too and scored incredibly well on Zoe. I now can’t finish the day without my Catch Some Zen “Hot Chocolate”.

Best Protein PowderHERMOSA

I’ve taken the trialling and testing of protein powders seriously for this year’s Wellness Awards, getting creative in the kitchen with the various ways I can up my protein intake with a scoop of powder, from yoghurt-based cheesecakes to post-workout cookies and the taste that always comes out on top is HERMOSA. I opt for the vegan blend in chocolate for its exceptional flavour, the smooth consistency is great for the paired back water approach and lends itself well to protein-packed concoctions that branch outside of shakes. Rich in amino acids, HERMOSA steer clear of artificial sweeteners with an ingredient list you can trust.

Best Wellness DestinationAIRE Ancient Baths London

AIRE Ancient Baths is a mecca for relaxation and rejuvenation, it’s hard to believe it’s right in the heart of London, hidden in the basement of an 18th-century townhouse. The heavenly underground bath temple draws inspiration from the traditional thermal baths used by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Time warps inside the ragged walls of the spa, lit by candle to add to the ambience. Encouraged to leave your phone in the locker, this immersive experience is a mini detox for the mind, body and soul. The next best thing to a holiday, a self-care day spent at AIRE Ancient Baths allows you to fully disconnect and unwind.

Best Fitness StudioBarry’s

Pioneering the boutique fitness movement, Barry’s iconic workout has stood the test of time, with classes still packed with fitness buffs seeking that euphoric endorphin fix that can’t be replicated elsewhere. Once the lights go down and the music turns up, a sense of energy ignites in the Red Room, giving you a buzz even on the days you’re feeling depleted and that’s the magic of this group class. Spilt between the tread and the floor, this cardio-strength mash-up delivers stellar results for both mind and body! 

Best Dental Care BrandPolished London

On a mission to redefine the future of oral beauty, Polished London is one of the only brands on the market that reframe from using nasties such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate and triclosan swapping in ingredients which are safer, including natural oils, xylitol, hydroxyapatite, essential vitamins and minerals. Created with the help of the best UK dentists, the range of whitening products gives a brighter smile, naturally removing stains from the teeth.


Beauty & Wellness Level-Up: Lou Shares Her New Year Health Habits

January can feel very cold but for me, it’s the perfect time for reflection and to make some positive changes for the year ahead. With a toddler in tow, I feel like I had every possible illness in 2023, so this is the year I am focusing on getting my health back so I can both look and feel my best. 

Facial 

My skin is definitely showing signs of low immunity and as someone who is very lucky with their skin, this can always affect my confidence. I was excited to try a facial at Eudelo, who has created a unique range of dermatology-grade facials that use the latest techniques. Their facial starts with a complete facial assessment and analysis with a digital skin surface scan which is the perfect way to learn more about your skin and personal needs. My skin was showing signs of inflammation but the images also showcased the level of my pigmentation (which for my age isn’t bad but could be improved) but also how I needed to include more SPF into my routine which is one of my big New Year’s resolutions. The facial also incorporated a gentle peel, extractions, deep hydration and cryo which left my skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and the perfect way to start the new year with my knowledge of how best to take care of my skin. Daily SPF is a must but it also left me wondering how improving my pigmentation could enhance my natural glow. 

SPF

Finding an SPF that can be incorporated seamlessly into my daily routine was something I struggled with. I have always shied away from SPF as I can be very allergy-prone to sun creams and often need to take antihistamines during the summer. I have spent far too many holidays at a local pharmacy with a swollen face as the result of a suncream allergy. Luckily my favourite brand de Mamiel has the perfect product for me. This incredible Skin Nectar SPF 30 is a daily moisturiser with added SPF and tint. It protects from damaging UV rays but also boots moisture and elasticity leaving your skin looking and feeling incredible.

Supplements 

To reap the benefits of supplements you actually need to take them regularly and this is something I have always struggled with. I hate taking pills and need a supplement I can look forward to taking which can easily become part of my every day. 

These are a few of my favourite supplements I hail daily.

Symprove – Gut health is key for everything. Suffering from inflammatory diseases and autoimmune, I find that a probiotic is one of the most important things to keep me feeling my very best and Symprove really is my go to. Easy to take first thing in the morning, tastes delicious but most importantly it really really works.

SISTERLY – This powder supplement is the best way to simply bring your body back to balance with the must-have nutrients the female body really needs. It replaces and supports at least seven daily supplements and supports everything from energy and metabolism to immunity, hormone balance, blood sugar. Not only does it taste delicious but it is honestly simply brilliant.

Pura Collagen – As we age our natural collagen depletes and I have definitely noticed this in my joints. I love Pura Collagen Flex as it heals and promotes cartilage regrowth to help make my joints feel stronger, more mobile and flexible. After using this for just 6 weeks I really noticed a difference in my daily discomfort which has helped me get back to the gym to enjoy my morning workouts again.


Two things I am changing for this year to further support my health

No more Oat Milk

There are many differing opinions on oat milk and whether it’s actually good for you or not but many nutritionists have shared concern over the frequent use of seed oils, additives and the glycemic impact it has on your blood sugar levels. I’ve long since used oat milk in my morning coffee but after learning more about the downsides oat milk might have, I decided to make a change to my morning coffee ritual. I love love love my morning coffee so I  needed to get excited about this change and decided to change to a double espresso which meant I needed to up my coffee game as a good espresso really does need to be made by far superior beans. Enter 80 Stone Coffee, a small, independent brand who work very hard to supply the highest quality roast coffee and their beans are incredible. They source the best beans from around the world which are then hand roasted to give them a truly unique flavour. My personal favourite has to be Heavy Bag and I honestly look forward to my morning espresso made by my little barrister ( my two old loves making it for me which makes the whole experience even cuter)

Ice Baths

I have been wanting to incorporate ice baths into my day for so long and I feel like this is the year. After speaking to Urban Ice Tribe I am excited to see the incredible benefits cold water therapy can have on my health. Not only does it help reduce two key focuses for me; inflammation and immunity but it can also help improve your sleep, boost your metabolism, as well as have a positive impact on your menstrual cycles and mental health. I am so excited to try this and report back with my experience.

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6 Best Supplements To Take For Skin Health

In an era where holistic well-being takes centre stage, the supplements industry has experienced a remarkable evolution, offering a plethora of options designed to enhance not only our inner vitality but also contribute to outer radiance. The pursuit of a healthy lifestyle has led individuals to explore diverse avenues for optimizing their well-being, with a keen focus on the role of supplements in achieving a radiant and vibrant existence.

The exponential growth of the supplements industry reflects a collective desire for proactive health management. From traditional vitamins and minerals to innovative formulations, these supplements have become integral components of wellness routines, supporting individuals in their quest for peak physical and mental performance.

An intriguing aspect of the quest for radiant skin lies in the significant influence that supplements can exert on the health of our skin. As the body’s largest organ, the skin acts as a visible indicator of our overall well-being. Extensive scientific research has emphasized the link between nutrition and skin vitality, illustrating how specific supplements can play a role in promoting a radiant and healthy complexion.

Below we’re sharing our top supplements (as recommended by the H&H team) to promote inner and outer radiance.

Vitamin A:

Vitamin A is a powerhouse for skin health. It plays a vital role in cell turnover, helping to keep the skin’s outer layer fresh and vibrant. This vitamin is also essential for the production of sebum, the skin’s natural oil, which moisturizes and protects. Including foods rich in vitamin A, like sweet potatoes and carrots, or taking a vitamin A supplement, can contribute to a smoother complexion and healthier skin tone.
supplement to support your skin’s natural defence against oxidative stress.

H&H Recommends

The Nue Co Skin Filter


Vitamin C:

Known for its antioxidant properties, vitamin C is crucial for collagen synthesis, a protein that provides structure to the skin. Collagen helps maintain skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Citrus fruits, strawberries, and bell peppers are excellent dietary sources of vitamin C, or you can opt for a vitamin C supplement to support your skin’s natural defence against oxidative stress.

H&H Recommends

Altrient Vitamin C


Vitamin E:

Another powerful antioxidant, vitamin E, helps protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It is often found in skincare products, but incorporating it into your diet is equally important. Almonds, sunflower seeds, and spinach are rich sources of vitamin E. Including these foods in your diet or taking a vitamin E supplement can promote skin health and reduce inflammation.


Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for maintaining supple and moisturized skin. These fatty acids help strengthen the skin barrier, preventing moisture loss. Fatty fish like salmon, flaxseeds, and walnuts are excellent dietary sources. If it’s challenging to get enough through your diet, consider omega-3 supplements to support skin hydration and reduce inflammation.


Zinc:

Zinc is a trace mineral that plays a crucial role in wound healing and maintaining skin integrity. It helps regulate oil production and may prevent acne breakouts. Foods such as oysters, pumpkin seeds, and legumes are rich in zinc. If your diet lacks sufficient zinc, taking a supplement can be beneficial for promoting clear and healthy skin.


Collagen Supplements:

Collagen is the protein responsible for the skin’s structure and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. Collagen supplements, derived from animal or marine sources, can help replenish and support the body’s collagen levels. Regular intake of collagen supplements may contribute to smoother, firmer skin and improved overall skin texture.


Simple Self-Care Ideas Based On Your Love Language

In the realm of relationships, understanding love languages has become a valuable tool for enhancing connections and fostering deeper understanding between individuals. Originally introduced by Dr. Gary Chapman, the concept of love languages identifies five distinct ways people express and interpret love: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. While these languages are commonly associated with romantic relationships (and can greatly improve your connection with your partner), they can also offer profound insights into how individuals can show themselves love through tailored self-care practices.

By aligning self-care practices with your specific love language, you can create a personalized and effective self-love routine. Whichever love language you have a particular affinity with, acknowledging and catering to your unique needs can lead to a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship with yourself.

Words of Affirmation

Individuals whose primary love language is Words of Affirmation thrive on verbal expressions of love and appreciation. They find profound significance in spoken words that affirm their value, validate their efforts, and communicate genuine admiration.

Positive Affirmation Journaling: Dedicate a few minutes each day to write down positive affirmations about yourself. Focus on your strengths, achievements, and things you love about yourself.

Self-Love Mantras: Create a list of self-love mantras or affirmations. Repeat them to yourself daily, especially during challenging moments, to boost your confidence and self-worth. You could even try creating a vision board displaying your affirmations along with goals and images that inspire you. 

Gratitude Letters to Yourself: Write letters expressing gratitude to yourself for the things you’ve accomplished and the qualities you admire. Revisit these letters when you need a reminder of your worth.

Acts of Service

For those who appreciate Acts of Service, taking care of oneself may involve a proactive approach to personal well-being. Engaging in acts that enhance physical, emotional, or mental health becomes a deliberate expression of self-love. 

Personalized Self-Care Routine: Develop a self-care checklist with activities that contribute to your well-being, such as exercising, meal planning, and practising mindfulness. Complete these tasks regularly to care for yourself.

Organizational Time: Dedicate a day to declutter and organize your living space. A tidy environment can have a positive impact on your mental well-being and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Healthy Habit Building: Identify a healthy habit you’d like to adopt, such as drinking more water or getting sufficient sleep. Treat the development of these habits as acts of service to your overall health.

Receiving Gifts

Individuals who resonate with the love language of Receiving Gifts find joy in thoughtful and meaningful presents. Beyond material possessions, these individuals perceive gifts as symbolic tokens of affection and care, emphasizing the emotional connection embedded within each gesture. 

Personal Treats: Gift yourself small items that bring joy, such as a new book, a scented candle, or some lovely skincare. These small, thoughtful gifts can be a tangible expression of self-love.

DIY Creations: Engage in creative activities to make personalized gifts for yourself, such as crafting, painting, or cooking a special meal. The process of creating can be a fulfilling gift in itself.

Subscription Services: Treat yourself to a subscription service that aligns with your interests, whether it’s a beauty box, book club, or a monthly snack delivery. It’s a consistent way to receive surprises and show yourself appreciation.

Quality Time

Quality Time enthusiasts value undivided attention and meaningful interactions. Incorporating this love language into self-care might involve dedicating uninterrupted time to activities that bring joy and fulfilment.

Mindful Moments: Schedule regular moments of mindfulness, whether through meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply sitting in a quiet space. Use this time to reconnect with yourself. Apps like Headspace are a great place to start for meditation newbies.

Hobby Exploration: Dedicate time to activities you love, whether it’s reading, painting, or committing to learning a whole new skill. Engaging in hobbies allows you to immerse yourself in enjoyable experiences.

Nature Walks or Solo Outings: Spend quality time alone outdoors. Take a nature walk, visit a museum, or explore a new place to foster a deeper connection with yourself.

Physical Touch

Physical Touch as a love language emphasizes the power of physical connection and intimacy. While this may be traditionally associated with relationships, applying it to self-care can involve practices that promote physical well-being and comfort. 

Self-Massage or Relaxation Techniques: Learn simple self-massage techniques or practice relaxation exercises to nurture your body. Reflexology is a great way to learn self-massage or why not try tapping as a way to relieve stress and improve your mental health? Of course, there’s always the option to treat yourself to a spa treatment as a form of self-love and physical touch.

Warm Baths or Showers: Take soothing baths with calming scents or enjoy long, relaxing showers. The sensation of warm water on your skin can be a comforting form of self-care.

Yoga or Stretching: Engage in gentle yoga or stretching routines to promote physical well-being. Pay attention to your body’s needs and provide the nurturing touch it craves. This can be done as your wind-down routine before bed or you could tune into a youtube video on your lunch break to ease stiff, tight muscles. 


The Glow-Getting Skin Tools Our Beauty Editor Rates

Forget tired resolutions and endless promises of “new year, new you.” 2024 is all about embracing your skin’s unique beauty and taking it to the next level with the latest and greatest skincare tools. From high-tech at-home treatments to trusty classics reinvented, this year brings a treasure trove of options to personalise your routine and achieve that coveted radiant glow. Discover Hip & Healthy’s edit of the best skin tools below, guaranteed to help you put your best face forward this year.

MICROCURRENT MAGIC

Microcurrent devices are like personal trainers for your face, using tiny electrical pulses to gently stimulate and tone facial muscles. This mini-workout boosts collagen production, leading to a firmer, lifted appearance. Think of it as sculpting your cheekbones or erasing jowls without injections. 

But the benefits go beyond visible tweaks. Improved circulation can give your skin a healthy glow, while reduced inflammation calms redness and puffiness. And because microcurrent enhances product absorption, your favourite serums can work even harder. 

The Tool To Try: The NuFACE ‘Trinity+’ gently stimulates facial muscles, promoting collagen production and lifting for a sculpted, youthful look. Featuring 3-Depth Technology to really chisel, sculpt, and blur fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a Boost button to add a 25% extra microcurrent hit for places that need a little more help, it works in minutes to transform your visage. Plus, you can now add attachments, including the ‘Eye And Lip Attachment’, which focuses on harder-to-reach areas.

NuFACE ‘Trinity+ Starter Kit’ – £385

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

LED light therapy is no longer a salon secret, and anyone who’s anyone has been spotted rocking their LED face mask as if it were this season’s it-bag. The secret to superstar skin, these futuristic face fixers boast major beauty powers and can literally do everything from boosting collagen production to calming redness and clearing blemishes. How? By using therapeutic wavelengths of light energy to treat our biggest beauty bugbears. Blue light targets and destroys acne-causing bacteria while regulating oil production and eliminating toxins, red light stimulates collagen and elastin and increases blood flow to plump, brighten and repair, whilst near-infrared reaches cells deep down to reduce inflammation, regulate melanin production, support cellular health, and increase collagen, elastin and HA levels. 

The Tool To Try: Devices like Dr. Dennis Gross ‘DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro’ use red, blue or a combination of both light wavelengths to target specific concerns. From acne and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and dullness, there’s a light for that.

Dr. Dennis Gross ‘DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro’ – £465

If sitting with a huge device over your face isn’t quite for you, then try LYMA’s incredible hand-held offering. Don’t let its small size fool you, as it’s not only the most powerful at-home laser device on the market, but it’s also 100 x more powerful than your regular LED mask thanks to ultra-diffused lens and ability to reach the base layer of the skin. All with no pain, no downtime, and in a perfectly portable format.

LYMA ‘The LYMA Laser Starter Kit’ – £1,999

THE POWER OF PEELS

Exfoliation gets smarter in 2024. Ultrasonic and microdermabrasion tools gently buff away dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, brighter complexion. Using a mildly abrasive physical exfoliator, microdermabrasion helps buff away the top layer of the skin to effectively remove dead, dry cells to help skin appear more even-toned and smoother whilst reducing the appearance of lines and dark spots. And because it helps to reveal newer, smoother, softer skin, it also helps skin to retain more of the goodness from the products you apply. Win-win. Expect to see intelligent sensors that adjust intensity based on your skin’s needs and tools that pair with personalised serums for enhanced results.

The Tool To Try: Available in an array of cool colours ranging from pastel blue to pale pink, berry purple and sky green, the PMD Microderm device looks pretty and seriously works. Using small disks coated in aluminium oxide crystals and suction technology, it exfoliates dead, dull cells whilst increasing circulation and triggering the skin’s natural healing process – in turn leading to firmer, fresher, more glowing skin. 

PMD ‘Personal Microderm Pro’ – £269

THE CLEANSING REVOLUTION

Cleansing brushes are getting smarter, gentler, and more hygienic. Like tiny powerhouses for your pores, they whisk away dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that regular washing alone can’t reach. Think of them as microscopic vacuum cleaners for your face. Sonic vibrations loosen and remove stubborn impurities that cling to the deeper layers of your skin, leaving it feeling squeaky clean and refreshed. They also gently buff away dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother, and more even-toned skin. Look for brushes with antimicrobial materials, app connectivity for personalised routines, and even built-in UV sanitisation for ultimate hygiene.

The Tool To Try: The Foreo ‘Luna 4 Plus’ is not just a cleansing brush; it’s a complete facial care system disguised in a sleek, bacteria-resistant silicone bubble. It promises gently heated cleansing, anti-ageing, and microcurrent toning in one device, incorporating sonic pulsations, LED lights and a microcurrent feature to help tone and lift your facial muscles. Clinically proven to remove 99% of dirt, oil and makeup residue, it also boasts 16 adjustable pulsation intensities and three cleansing modes.

Foreo ‘Luna 4 Plus’ – £301

FEEL THE FREEZE

Cryotherapy, once relegated to athlete’s recovery rooms, is emerging from the cold depths to take the skincare world by storm. Yes, we’re talking about blasting your face with extreme cold temperatures – but before you reach for the nearest ice pack, hear us out. This frosty treatment promises a cocktail of benefits, from banishing blemishes to boosting collagen, fighting inflammation, shrinking pores, and regulating oil levels. The result? Smoother, firmer, more refined skin and a fresh-off-the-slopes glow.

Cryotherapy, once relegated to athlete’s recovery rooms, is emerging from the cold depths to take the skincare world by storm. Yes, we’re talking about blasting your face with extreme cold temperatures – but before you reach for the nearest ice pack, hear us out. This frosty treatment promises a cocktail of benefits, from banishing blemishes to boosting collagen, fighting inflammation, shrinking pores, and regulating oil levels. The result? Smoother, firmer, more refined skin and a fresh-off-the-slopes glow.

The Tool To Try: The good news is you don’t have to go dunking your head in a bowl of ice to reap the rewards of cryotherapy, as thanks to Odacité’s cool (no pun intended) tool, freezing your face couldn’t be easier – or more comfortable. Harnessing the power of Terahertz – a transformative stone engineered by Japanese scientists – it becomes ice-cold when dipped in cold water and has been designed to perfectly work around facial contours to bring all the benefits of cryo straight to your skincare routine.

Odacité ‘Cryo-Tech Facial Tool’ – £68

words by Frankie Rozwadowska


Japanese Scalp Spas: A Booming Trend & Where To Try In London

In the ever-evolving world of beauty and self-care, one trend that has been making waves across the globe is the rise of Japanese Scalp Spas. Originating from the heart of Japan’s beauty culture, these spas offer a unique approach to hair care that extends far beyond the typical salon experience. With a deep-rooted philosophy centred around the health of the scalp as the foundation for luscious locks, Japanese Scalp Spas have garnered attention for their transformative treatments and holistic approach to hair wellness.

The essence of Japanese scalp care lies in a profound understanding that a healthy scalp is the key to beautiful and resilient hair. This philosophy stems from the belief that nurturing the scalp environment leads to stronger, shinier, and more vibrant hair. As this trend gains momentum globally, enthusiasts are flocking to experience the rejuvenating and revitalising effects of Japanese-inspired scalp treatments.

Below, we delve into the core principles of Japanese Scalp Spas, exploring the unique techniques and rituals they employ to enhance not just the appearance but the overall health of one’s hair. Additionally, we’ll guide you through the best scalp spas and treatments available in the bustling metropolis of London, where these traditional practices have found a new home.

Here are some key aspects of the Japanese Scalp Spa philosophy:

Holistic Approach to Hair Care: Japanese Scalp Spas take a holistic approach to hair care, viewing the scalp as an integral part of the overall well-being of the hair. They recognize that factors such as stress, diet, and lifestyle can significantly impact the health of the scalp and, consequently, the quality of the hair.

Scalp Diagnosis: Before any treatment begins, Japanese Scalp Spas often conduct a thorough scalp analysis. This diagnostic process helps identify specific issues such as dryness, oiliness, or inflammation, allowing for personalized and targeted treatments.

Gentle Techniques: Unlike some traditional Western scalp treatments, Japanese Scalp Spas focus on gentle and non-invasive techniques. This includes using soft brushes, delicate massages, and specialized tools designed to promote blood circulation without causing damage to the scalp.

Natural Ingredients: Embracing the power of nature, Japanese Scalp Spas often incorporate natural and organic ingredients into their treatments. This can include herbal extracts, essential oils, and other nourishing elements that contribute to the overall health of the scalp.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Recognizing the impact of stress on hair health, Japanese Scalp Spas prioritize creating a tranquil and relaxing environment. Stress reduction is crucial in maintaining a healthy scalp, and treatments often include soothing massages to promote relaxation.

Customized Treatments: Every individual’s scalp condition is unique, and Japanese Scalp Spas tailor their treatments to address specific concerns. Whether it’s dandruff, hair loss, or simply maintaining a healthy scalp, the approach is personalized to meet the needs of each client.

Education and Maintenance: Japanese Scalp Spas emphasise the importance of educating clients about proper scalp care and maintenance routines. Clients are often provided with insights and tips on how to continue caring for their scalp at home, promoting long-term health.

Long-Term Results: Rather than focusing solely on immediate cosmetic improvements, Japanese Scalp Spas prioritize long-term results. The goal is to build a strong foundation for healthy hair that withstands the test of time.

To rejuvenate your scalp inspired by this Japanese beauty trend, here are the best scalp treatments in London…

My Snug Room, Davines Head Spa

Daniel Galvin, Hair & Scalp Clinic 

Philip Kingsley, Trichological Clinic

Life Spa, Hydrafacial Scalp

Gielly Green, Trichology Consultation & Hair & Scalp Health Analysis

Ricardo Vila Nova at Harrods, Scalp Harmonisation