In times of uncertainty, it is the small luxuries that help to pick us up. A sweet treat, a relaxing bubble bath or perhaps a soothing face masque. And Kiwi-owned collagen brand, Adashiko, has just the masque to keep your skin smooth and hydrated during these Winter months. The Collagen Gel Masques are the Winter skin saviours, with their potent hero ingredients Japanese Peptide Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, CoQ10 + a host of other luxurious hydrating, skin-loving additions. Each treatment of the masque creates glowing skin in a flash by delivering intense hydration and a healthy, radiantly plump complexion. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, the masques act as a pre-make up application – perfect for all your post-lockdown events.
Taking Back Control
We all know the importance of keeping fit and healthy, however, there’s one important muscle that often goes neglected during our workouts. Our pelvic floor muscles are designed to support our pelvic organs – our bladder, bowel and uterus. Strong pelvic floor muscles mean better control over our bladder and bowel, as well as improved sex life. However childbirth, obesity or age, among other things, can compromise these benefits.
Luckily for Auckland, it has just gained itself a studio dedicated to the improvement of these muscles. Unity Studios, run by physios Caitlin Day and Sophie Lax, is a space that provides functional exercise classes and a comprehensive pelvic and women’s health physio service. Providing both pilates classes, as well as one-on-one physio sessions, Unity Studios can provide specific pregnancy and post-natal, as well as spinal and sport treatments. With an ethos around empowering women during pregnancy and beyond, Unity Studios is designed to help patients gain better control and make strides towards their goals in this little discussed area of health.
Winter is well and truly here and that means we’ll all be increasing our intake of the most wintery meals of them all – soup! And while homemade soup may not be on the cards for those with a busy lifestyle, there are plenty of great “heat and eat” soup pouches available on the market. One with a particular focus on those looking for a plant-based alternative is the new range from Naked Kitchen – Eat Well meals. Research by their parent company, Life Health Foods, revealed that one in three Kiwis are looking to introduce more plant-based meals into their diet, with health cited as the number one reason for the change. Featuring four hearty flavours, with no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours, the range is not only convenient but also nourishing for your body with its natural ingredients. Making a meat-free switch just got even easier.