Drinkable collagen, fab skincare finds, and health and wellbeing boosts are items you won’t want to miss in our Melan Mag Loves roundup.
In recent years, one of the most pleasurable activities that ‘Melan Mag Loves’ and that’s taking up a lot of our time is discovering and testing out beauty products and items that make us look or feel good. It’s even better when the products manage both feats at the same time. Every month at Melan Magazine we get numerous items landing on our beauty desk from brands that often we have never even heard of. As part of our Melan Mag Roundup, we take the time to trial the items we like the look of, and it’s only those items that we can hundred per cent recommend that we profile in our roundup.
In this month’s roundup, we share products, including a marine collagen item that can be consumed as a chocolate drink! For the yogis among you, or anyone wishing to start, you simply must check out the Liforme yoga mats, which are perfect for those wanting to do a spot of solo practicing.
Enjoy our Melan Mag Loves haul. Happy shopping!
LQ Collagen: Marine Collagen Peptides Chocolate Powder
As we age, we could all use a little collagen boost. Collagen is a natural protein that we produce in our bodies naturally. It is the building block of bones, tendons, ligaments and joints, and it holds the body’s tissues and cells together, allowing them to maintain proper structure, strength, and integrity. However, levels of collagen fall in the body as we get older. So, what could be better than delicious drinkable collagen?
Ideal for chocoholics to curb their cravings, the latest addition to the best-selling LQ Collagen range is Collagen Peptide Chocolate Powder (£25, 300g). Ideal for chocoholics to curb their cravings, chocolate brings added health benefits. Dark chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa (70% and above) is abundant in inflammation fighting phytochemicals and antioxidants that counteract genetic predisposition to inflammation. Sounds like a win, win to us!
Shop LQ Collagen Marine Peptides £31.98, here
SBC Skincare Lactic Acid Resurfacing Facial Wash
Just when we get comfortable about using Hyaluronic Acid it turns out that there is another acid that we should factor into our skincare regime too. British skincare brand, SBC Skincare, has just launched their new Lactic Acid Resurfacing Facial Wash. It is made with Lactic Acid, an AHA Blend of papaya, apple, orange and pineapple, Glycerin and B5.
Lactic Acid is a gentle acid so we can layer it on our skin before applying Hyaluronic Acid as this works to exfoliate deeper into the skin, whilst Hyaluronic Acid is surface-level hydration.
SBC Skincare’s Lactic Acid Resurfacing Facial Wash works to target dullness and uneven skin tone and texture by loosening and sloughing away dead skin cells. Revealing beautifully balanced and even radiance beneath. With Glycerin and Pro-Vitamin B5, this face wash leaves your complexion soft, hydrated and prepped for the rest of your skincare routine.
Shop SBC Skincare Lactic Acid Resurfacing Facial Wash, £21.50, here.
Jojoba Company Pigmentation Oil with Carrot & TYROSTAT for pigmentation
Did you know that when your skin is exposed to the sun and isn’t protected with sunscreen, melanocytes – the skin cells responsible for producing melanin, or pigment – go into overdrive as a protective response? Your skin produces the extra melanin to shield the internal structure of the skin cells and their DNA. This extra pigment then shows up as brown spots.
We hope our little sermon has convinced you that applying daily sunscreen is a non-negotiable! If you need to do a little damage control, we’ve got the product for you. The Jojoba Company Pigmentation Oil with Carrot & TYROSTAT™ evens skin tone and visibly reduces pigmentation. With naturally derived ingredients including skin-brightening beta carotene and Vitamin C and buriti oils, this oil nixes dullness, wrinkles, and moisture loss.
Simply apply onto clean, damp skin. Can be used morning and night but remember to follow this up with an SPF cream if used in the morning.
Shop Jojoba Company Pigmentation Oil with Carrot & TYROSTAT, £26.95, here.
Liforme Yoga Mat
There’s nothing worse than slipping and sliding all over your yoga mat while trying to perfect your Downward Dog move. But what if we told you that there’s another way? Liforme has revolutionised the yoga world with its eco-friendly, best-in-class mats, after spending five years developing their ‘GripForMe’ technology.
The Liforme Yoga mats are made of high quality, non-toxic and planet-friendly materials, which maintain their grip even when ‘sweaty-wet’. In fact, the specially engineered top surface wicks away moisture from your hands, so the more you sweat, the ‘grippier’ your mat becomes. What’s more, a patented waterproof barrier layer prevents any moisture from making its way through the top surface and into the rubber base – making it much more hygienic and easier to clean.
As if that wasn’t enough, Liforme has recently launched its first, fully-customisable mat – Liforme x You. Customers can now create a mat that perfectly suits their body and style of practice, while reflecting their personality through its design. The new range can be customised from top-to-bottom using an online mat builder, allowing buyers to choose the colour, theme, line design, side bars, end lines, reverse points and toppers.
Shop your Liforme Yoga Mat, from £139.95, here.
Nadra Safiri fragrances
Nadra Safiri is a new fragrance brand that you definitely should know about. Nigerian born founder of Nadra Safiri, Esther Nwachukwu grew up in the North of the country where from a very young age, she learned about the Hausa’s renowned use of herbs, spices, skincare, and fragrance. Doubtless this knowledge is the foundation of her fragrance brand Nadra Safiri, which means rare and exclusive experiences in Swahili.
Sweet smelling fragrances are one thing, but Nadra Safiri is also about creating a future where the world of luxury meets ethical practices and transforms lives. Traditionally, Africa is not known for producing high-end luxury perfumes. However, unknown to global consumers, Africa has been sharing its resources globally, as its ingredients are often imported from small scale suppliers to the West, processed, packaged and sold. However, this legacy supply chain dynamic has left local African communities, and tribes’ people behind and in poverty. It’s good to know that Nadra Safiri works exclusively with highly skilled generational African artisans.
The scents are developed around signature notes that are the very best, sourced across Egypt, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique and Morocco. Nadra Safiri scents are authentic, rare and grounded in the science and healing power of aromatherapy. These fragrances are just what you need to transform your home into a place of healing and restoration.
Shop Nadra Safiri, Reed Diffusers £79 (200ml) / Essential Oil £35 (10ml) here.