We all know that person who owns more activewear than they do civilian clothes. And increasingly, that’s most of us, as fitness becomes such a crucial part of our day-to-day and athleisure wear becomes increasingly socially acceptable outside of the gym. As the temperatures decrease and it seems to be permanently dark outside, it’s easy to forego that fitness regime you’ve been cultivating and choose the sofa instead. Add to that a new survey from beauty brand Foreo, which found that 61 per cent of women admit to regularly comparing their appearance to others on social media, with an astonishing 96 percent using filters to improve the appearance of their skin. If ever there was a time we needed to pause and take stock of what matters and makes us feel good, it might just be now.
A line of simple skincare with fewer products that work harder – who can’t get behind that? Tandem is a young, British, modestly priced brand that has created a line of products using the best science-backed natural ingredients and actives, designed to streamline your skincare routine while giving your skin everything it needs.
We Are Paradoxx
Yolanda Cooper founded We Are Paradoxx after looking at her own bathroom shelf and finding a huge disconnect between the products she was using and what she wanted. That was the moment her haircare brand was born, focusing on natural, organic ingredients boasting the highest quality and the best performance. Based in Ireland but globally minded, expect intense conditioning and tons of shine.
The innovative team at P.volve has created a new piece of at-home equipment to sculpt the entire body. The P.3 trainer consists of a resistance band, a 1.5 lb ball, a handle (interchangeable with the weighted ball), and two ankle straps. Ideal both for standing exercises and mat work, expect long, lean muscles, without the bulk.
“We want to take the DNA that’s worked so successfully in the first site and create something unique to the area of St John’s Wood, whilst being instantly recognisable as Core Collective,” explained founder Jason de Savary. The new Core Collective on St John’s Wood High Street offers all the style and service clients have come to expect of the high-end fitness group in spectacular new surrounds. The classes make you sweat and feel empowered, and the gargantuan changing rooms have to be amongst the largest in London. There’s also a smoothie bar upstairs and a fantastic selection of boutique athletic brands to purchase, including Alo Yoga, Varley, LNDR, P.E Nation, APL, Koral and many more.
Duck And Dry Nail Bar
What started as a chain of quick and quality blow dry bars is quickly becoming an all-around go-to for beauty. Duck and Dry has just launched its own brow and waxing services, alongside a series of top-tier nail stations. As for hair, they also offer full-on up-dos, braiding, and a menu of masks and glosses if your locks need a little extra attention.
Face Paint Peel By Dr Jack
Using his vast expertise as a Harley Street aesthetic doctor, Dr David Jack has formulated three new fun-to-use peels from clinically proven ingredients. The Dr David Jack Blue Face Paint both exfoliates and hydrates, resulting in a brighter, smoother complexion. There is also a Red version, which reduces oiliness, controls breakouts, exfoliates and increases cellular turnover and a Yellow mask, which breaks down dark spots, evens skin tone and delivers high-grade antioxidants.
At-home beauty treatments have never been easier to access or available at a higher quality than today. Enter Secret Spa, the on-demand beauty service beloved by five-star hotels, celebrities and more. The menu of treatments available is impressive from spa-quality facials to bespoke blow dries, waxing, nails, spray tans, IV drips and of course massages. Emergency appointments are also available, so fear not if you’ve chipped your Shellac or need a last-minute blow dry.
Pure Luxe Body Oil
Body oils feel fantastic on the skin. Enriched with 23 beauty-enhancing active ingredients, the Pure Luxe body oil helps lock in moisture, firming and illuminating the skin. Rich in Omega 3, vitamin E and C, it softens and regenerates the skin helping to reverse damage caused by over exposure to the sun.
Italian brand Skin Regimen lives by the motto ‘fast living/slow ageing’. Using modern plant chemistry and focusing on the impacts of pollution and the urban environment on our skin, the company’s range of facials oils, lotions and balms are clinically proven to curtail stress’s effects on the skin and psyche. Add to that, all Skin Regimen’s products are packaged using fully recyclable materials, such as glass and sugarcane-derived plastics.
Eat Burn Sleep
Yalda Alaoui, 41, is mother of two boys aged 9 and 11 and set up Eat Burn Sleep in 2018, as well as running her own investment company. An educational platform, as well as a six-week plan, Eat Burn Sleep offers solutions to lower inflammation, improve gut health and consequently achieve durable weight-loss. Born out of a personal health struggle Yalda faced, she aims to offer straight-forward and fool-proof advice to aid a happy and healthy body and mind. One of her biggest areas of focus is sleep, a firm believer that sleeping can actually be your best weapon when it comes to health and weight management. She has also recently completed her first year of biomedicine at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and is continuing her education in order to become a Doctor in Naturopathy, as well as a Naturopathic Nutritionist.
Pam Weinstock Headbands
Pam Weinstock is first and foremost a travel photographer, exploring the world far and wide for inspiration. Pam then turns her travel photography into bold and beautiful prints that she transposes onto her collection of fashion and lifestyle products. And this silk Queen of the Night headband is both soft and striking to wear.
Divya Gugnani, a serial entrepreneur and mother of two and Lindsay Ellingson, a jet-setting supermodel, were the ideal pair to start a beauty brand – truly understanding the plight of the modern woman. Time-starved and overwhelmed, women want effective, multitasking products that look great inside their vanities and travel bags. With this in mind Wander Beauty was born, a clever line of skincare and beauty products that do the hard work for you.
AfterBeauty is a serious new four-storey retailer dedicated to all things cosmetics and beauty, located smack in the middle of London’s Piccadilly. The millennial-focused beauty playground stocks 4,000 products from 140 global brands, both in-store and online. Not just a shop, experiential and express treatments are bookable via Treatwell, and there is a floor dedicated to manicures, pedicures and facials. Owners Zanelle Lim and Jerry Taechaubol are already planning its expansion.