Love trying the latest wellbeing products Pop these new award-winners in your shopping basket.
Every year, the Natural & Organic Awards Europe recognises the best, new health and beauty products to hit our shelves. From the latest superfood supplements and herbal remedies to organic skincare treats and innovative healthcare products, there’s always a wealth of exciting new finds. Here’s our pick of this year’s award-winners to hunt down next time you’re shopping.
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1.Viridian Organic Wild Chaga & Raw Cacao, £29.05 for 30g; viridian-nutrition.com
This nutrient-dense and earthy drink contains potent wild Nordic chaga extract and flavonoid-rich cocoa from the Peruvian Rainforest. Chaga, a wild mushroom growing on birch trees in cold climates is said to have a myriad of health benefits,from antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties to inhibiting cancer cell growth, increasing the production of immune cells and improving physical endurance. If that’s not enough to tempt you, the cacao content provides 24 mg of proanthocyanidins – a group of polyphenols with strong antioxidant properties. It’s caffeine- and sugar-free;simply add your favourite vegan milk and enjoy warm.
2. BetterYou Oral Iron Spray, £9.95 for 48 doses; betteryou.com
Iron is a notoriously tricky supplement to take, due to poor absorption and side effects such as constipation. It’s also adversely affected by the tannins in tea and coffee. Now, the company that brought you Vitamin D3 oral spray has won this accolade for its new Iron Sprayon the day the product launched! Each Dose delivers 5mg (a third of the RDA) of highly bioavailable iron directly into your bloodstream, so you can bypass any unpleasant digestive side effects. With natural baked apple flavour, it can be taken any time, with food or without. Just Spray on the inside of your cheek – the most absorbent area of your mouth, and look forward to reduced fatigue and better immune and cognitive function.
3. Yes Baby lubricant, £12.99 for 10 applicators and 5 tests; yesyesyes.org
When you’re trying to conceive, you want all the help you can get, but did you know many lubricants create an acidic PH in the vagina that can reduce sperm motility? Enter Yes Baby, fertility-friendly lubrication system certified organic by the Soil Association(UK) that uses pure, natural and organic pH-balanced ingredients such as aloe vera and flax extract. The two-pack system includes a sperm-friendly lubricant to use during your most fertile period and a vagina-friendly lube, touse after your most fertile period,along with ovulation tests to help you determine the optimal window for conceiving. Yes!
4. Alteya Organics Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate, £55 for 30g; lovelula.com
Who said organic beauty products don’t deliver results? This all-natural, high-performance serum is said to give visible results within just 15 minutes! Rose otto oil boosts radiance and brightens the skin; white truffle extract reduces wrinkles and improves elasticity while a marine bioactive complex re-densifies the collagen network and candeia flower extract reduces inflammation. Within 30 days, you’re promised smoother, more luminous skin. Alteya Organics grows and harvests lavender, chamomile and roses from its fields in the heart of Bulgaria,using them to distill certified organic essential oils and flower waters thanks to generation-old recipes. Go plant power!
5. Konjac Company Korean Konjac Mythical Sponge, £10.99; konjacspongecompany.com
Konjac sponges (made from konjac fibre,a type of east Asian yam) have been used for centuries in Japan to deep-clean the skin. Loaded with vitamins and minerals and naturally alkaline, the velvet sponges exfoliate, cleanse and stimulate circulation while balancing your skin’s pH.The cult product comes in different colors – pink and red sponges are infused with French clay, which is deeply moisturising for dry and mature skins;green sponges contain detoxifying green clay and dark grey sponges are infused with charcoal for acne-prone skin. Now The Konjac Sponge Co has a new range of Mythical Beast sponges. All come with detachable hook to store the sponge.
6. BetterYou MagnesiumSkin Body Butter, £9.95 for 180ml; betteryou.com
Another winner from the supplement company that creates products tailored to the optimal route for absorption.Transdermal magnesium is scientifically proven to be more effective than tablets and capsules, increasing your body’s magnesium levels five times faster than oral supplementation. Vital for helping repair and replenish skin cells as well as improving elasticity and reducing muscle tension, 5 ml of Magnesium Skin Body Butter delivers at least 75 mg (or 21.5 percent of your RDA) of the mineral. Add to this shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin E and your skin will not only be super nourished, but intensely moisturize too.