Little Black Book Of Health, Beauty And Wellness Practitioners

As the world is beginning to open back up but travel is still rather muted, there is no shortage of brands and practitioners, both new and longstanding, providing health and wellbeing solutions.

Matcha Union

Matcha Union is a brand dedicated to helping its customers find inner peace. Using sustainably sourced Japanese matcha from the tea-growing region of Shizuoka, the products are smooth and full-bodied in taste. Nourishing and antioxidant rich, a cup of sage green Matcha Union, is the perfect addition to any morning ritual.

Nicky Duffell

A trained organisational and executive coach, a maturation coach, a practitioner of functional medicine, and a BANT-registered nutritionist, Nicky Duffell helps guide her clients through the complexities of everyday life. Nicky started her business after experiencing a severe trauma in her own life, and she is now passionate about supporting others as they navigate life through tough times. Her coaching is a mix of one-on-one sessions and also group courses.

Førs Studio

Based in Toronto, førs focuses on designing thoughtful objects that help us pause and enjoy the simpler moments in our everyday lives. The brand’s first homeware line, focused on tableware and daily rituals. Each elegantly designed piece reflects the founders’ commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Made from new bone china, the collection is comprised of 51 pieces, including plates, bowls, cups, teapots and carafes, available in four colours: creamy white, soft grey, dusty rose and a vibrant coral.

Organic Body Oil By Sarah

This hand-blended award-winning organic body oil from By Sarah softens, comforts and hydrates even the most sensitive skin. Packed with plant oils, yet free from fragrance and essential oils, it delivers deep and lasting nourishment without a greasy feeling. Equally, the collagen-boosting plant oils help to prevent stretch marks and improve the appearance of both new and old scars. 

Aubre Winter

Aubre Winter’s Sweat Sessions have been a bit of a journey for the fitness pro. It started when she was still dancing and started teaching for Pure Barre in the United States. It was that experience teaching that piqued her interest. What started as a side job has turned into a full-time passion. Winter quickly realized that she wanted to have her own fitness brand and to have something she could call my own. It was while working with brands and hotels in the Los Angeles area that she developed her signature high-octane Aubre Winters Method which is a bit of dance, cardio, barre and sculpt.

All Day Long With SPF By Dr Jack

All Day Long! is Dr Jack’s advanced lightweight daily moisturiser with sunblock. In this new formula, the Harley Street-based doctor aesthetic doctor has added a combination of clinically proven filters to protect the skin against the harmful effects of UV rays. It is also water-resistant and contains clinically proven AHAs, as well as citric and lactic acid to gently increase cell turnover. In addition, this formula contains soothing aloe vera to continue the repair processes as the day wears on.

Oona Series

Catie Miller has been dancing since she was just three years old. In 2012, she opened Xtend Barre in Marylebone, which quickly became known for its unique high-energy Pilates and barre fusion. It’s with this business and fitness know-how that led her to co-launch Oona Series, an online fitness platform with a holistic edge. Leading the business with the London-based practitioner Boniface Verney-Carron, Oona Series is designed to help its users build sustainable, long-lasting habits to live a healthier life.

Precision Mat By P.Volve

The precision mat is a gamechanger in instructing on proper form and the fundamentals of the method. The mat provides a visual cue for the clock face that is referenced throughout all P.Volve classes, which is key is activating the proper muscles effectively.  Advance in your practice and see greater results by optimising form for each move.

Anisha Joshi

Anisha Joshi is a highly skilled, multidisciplinary osteopath and clinic director based in London. Since graduating from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Bachelor’s degree and a diploma in Naturopathy, Joshi has adopted a multi-faceted method, including a direct structural approach, ultrasound, shockwave therapy, and exercise rehabilitation. With a keen interest in sporting injuries, headaches and posture, Joshi provides tailored treatments.

Forest Rhapsody

Growing up in Singapore, Forest Rhapsody founder CJ Zhan-Shahani was brought-up surrounded by trees, plants and healing herbs. Her mother, an ardent nature lover, taught CJ about the relationship between plants and science from a young age. Every formula CJ develops is a careful calibration—multiple trials and hard work with a team of all-female chemists. CJ works to celebrate the ancient beauty rituals from Southeast Asia where she was born and raised and then elevate these traditional practices with clinically proven active ingredients. Some of the brand’s pioneering formulas include utilising thanaka powder—sourced directly from Myanmar—to protect and nourish the skin; pyruvic acid from the roselle flower to encourage cell regeneration; and grain- based peptides to support skin health.

Sprigster

Created by the team behind the popular Pythouse Kitchen Garden in Wiltshire, Sprigster offers a delicious dry alternative to a gin and tonic or an alcoholic aperitif. Inspired by the seasonal produce grown within a centuries-old walled garden, Sprigster encapsulate the joys of an English country garden. Made with home-grown hops for dryness, rhubarb for tang, ginger for heat and fennel seeds for a subtle hint of anise, it’s a complex yet refreshing taste.

Dagger Rose Facial Oil By Guy Morgan

Dagger Rose Facial Oil is a powerful, organic moisturising oil formulated to soothe inflammation, help uneven tone, and enhance the skin’s elasticity. The formula features a base of powerful cold-pressed, certified organic Rosehip oil, which helps reduce fine lines, and fight UV damage; baobab seed oil, which is anti-inflammatory, hydrating, and reparative; and raspberry seed oil, which is rich in anti-oxidants and Vitamin E. Added to that, the sea buckthorn is well-known for aiding skin hydration, elasticity, and cell regeneration.

Booty Boost Leggings By Spanx

With a completely waistband-free design, these leggings create a flattering silhouette, whilst being designed with breathable and sweat-wicking performance fabric that’s essentials for a workout. Back in stock in spring-ready prints and colourways, including pink painted camouflage, these Booty Boost leggings from Spanx have become a firm favourite amongst the millennial audience and beyond. Added features like four-way stretch, breathability and an anti-odour finish offer a long-lasting wear that is perfect for every activity.

Tiger Tea By Fable & Mane

Tiger Tea boosts hair strength with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, ashwagandha, vitamin B12, zinc and biotin. The tea blend comes in a clever three-dimensional printed tiger head that dissolves in hot milk, creating an aromatic golden milk. When stirred, this rich cup of warming spices not only tastes delicious but also strengthens hair and calms the mind with the nutritional benefits of the added vitamins.

Dot

Dot is a cool new range of aprons created by Maxine Thompson, founder of Polka Pants—tailored trousers worn by female chefs in leading restaurants—as well as an author and chef. Thompson first worked at Chanel before training as a chef at New York’s International Culinary Centre. Dot was created whilst she designed custom made aprons for a restaurant, and she wondered why people didn’t wear them at home. The London designed and produced collection is as sustainable possible, made using excess fabrics. london designed and produced.

Buttercream Lip Mask By Three Ships

Packaged in a 100 percent recyclable glass jar, this nourishing and restorative lip mask from Three Ships hydrates lips from within, while also providing a protective barrier to lock-in moisture. Natural sunflower, coconut and avocado oil deeply replenish moisture to dry lips. It’s perfect for an overnight fix or all-day use.

Foreo

Foreo is a shortened way of saying “for everyone. The brand was founded with the aim of making professional-level treatments affordable and accessible to all, with their devices. Launched in Sweden in 2013, the brand has wasted no time in making waves with its range of clever and colourful tools. Innovative, fresh and fun, Foreo offers dynamic skincare tools, ranging from the Luna cleansing brushes to the Espada blue light acne treatment. Easy to use and multi-award-winning, the line includes something for every skin type and concern.

Champo

For thorough shampoo application, a deeper root cleanse and gentle massage, the Champo scalp brush is the perfect multi-purpose self- care tool. Swiftly remove dirt and product build-up as you gently exfoliate the scalp, increase circulation and enjoy the experience along the way.

Wild Soaps

Known for its all-natural deodorants, Wild has launched a range of three luxury soap bars. The bars are pure vegetable soaps and made using traditional methods and formulations. Made on a farm in East Sussex, the soaps are packed-full of natural ingredients, and free from detergents, synthetic additions and parabens, which are known to be drying to the skin. Wild soaps are super smooth and silky in texture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated, moisturised and squeaky clean.

Until

Until is the first members club and workspace for personal trainers, coaches and treatment professionals. Co-founders Vishal Amin and Alex Pellew recognised that the fitness industry was broken—an issue that has been accelerated by at least five years because of Covid. Now, having raised $3 million as part of its initial fundraise, the London-based company is on a mission to make the fitness industry easier to navigate for self-employed health and wellness professionals. The community will range from personal trainers to physios, osteopaths to psychotherapists, nutritionists to acupuncturists and many more. And working with Soho Estates, the first 8,500 square-foot Until site will be in the new Ilona Rose House, moments from Tottenham Court Road Station.

Behind The Rings By Audi

A brand-new eight-part podcast series, Audi:Behind the Rings, lifts the hood on one of the most recognisable brands in motoring. The eight 30-minute episodes tell the story of Audi through past, present and future via a series of lively, informal and entertaining conversations. Along the way, the series examines everything from the music of motoring with Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, to the intricate design path taken by head of Audi design, as well as actor Matt Smith’s most memorable drives. 

Korres

A potent eye serum that visibly lifts, firms and brightens the eye area, the beautifully packaged 3D Lift serum by Greek-brand Korres promises a youthful, fatigue-free expression. A breakthrough formula that firms, lifts, and brightens the appearance of the entire eye area, this eye serum is packaged in a dose-control pen for easy use. Made with one-of-a-kind black pine extract and potent bio-active ingredients, it eliminates puffiness, visibly lifts the appearance of the upper eyelids, reduces dark circles and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s not to love?

Faace

The pitch-perfect British skincare brand specialising in easy to use face masks is launching three new products. Menopause Faace treatment mask is designed to help the 3.4 million women who could be experiencing menopause before hitting 40 and every woman beyond. Dirty Faace cleansing wash is a creamy gel formula that treats the complexion with purifying, soothing and moisturising ingredients so your skin becomes the best it’s ever been. Dull Faace cleanser and mask gives you brighter, smoother skin. A multi-tasking dream, use it as a cleanser to remove impurities when you’re tight on time or leave it on for 10 minutes as a mask if your skin needs more hydration and support.