good news #10
PAMPERING IS ALSO FOR MEN
The days of men letting their bodies go fallow and hoping for the best are long gone. Mens sana in corpore sano, said the ancient Romans, “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” Today’s holistic beauty brands wouldn’t argue with that.
MAN LOVES AND AIME LOVES MEN
Stress, pollution and a 100 miles-an-hour lifestyle isn’t good for any skin type, no matter whether you’re a man or a woman. Renowned French beauty entrepreneur Mathilde Lacombe, ex-Birchbox, and her life partner François Morrier, have taken a dive into the world of dietary supplements based on the simple belief that what goes on inside can be seen on the outside. With Aime, which incidentally sounds like the first letter of her first name, she developed a small and targeted collection of dietary supplements. For men, there’s a wellness cocktail that promotes healthy skin and energy with a foundation of maca, burdock, vitamin B and zinc. And of course there are pro-biotics because, as the brand claims, “when the intestine is happy, everything works.” The ideal way to boost your sense of wellbeing and bring you back onto the right path.
GOOD NIGHT WITH SOBARI
Aren’t we used to saying that getting up on the wrong side of the bed is the result of a bad night’s sleep? Yes indeed, starting the day out right usually comes after a good night’s sleep. So, take one capsule and go straight to bed with Sobari, a line of supplements and oils with CBD or cannabidiol, the active ingredient extracted from cannabis and known for its relaxing, analgesic, and stress-reducing properties. What distinguishes Sobari from its competitors (and a plethora of them have sprung up in recent months) is the passion of Eric, Hadrien and Yann, the three co-founders who set a mission of creating a “no bullshit” product and, more importantly, an impeccable price-to-quality ratio. And for those who are reticent when they hear the word cannabidiol, this therapeutic version does not generate any dependence as it is completely free of any psychotropic active ingredients that would run up against the law. You can take it with your eyes closed!
NICE JOB, MOTHER NATURE!
Founded in 1877, Cosmydor is indisputably one of the gold standard names in what is now known as virtuous cosmetics. In 2015, the sleeping beauty woke up (after a 4-decade nap) and went back to its mission of reasonable manufacturing processes, natural active botanical ingredients, simple recipes, and specifications that are amongst the most demanding on the organics market. The result is as attractive as it is effective in this line of solid and liquid soaps, targeted creams and an aesthetic that is as pure as its ingredients, with no superfluous packaging.
HYGÉE, THE GREEK GODDESS OF HEALTH
Daughter of the Greek god Asclepius, Hygieia, gave her name to the notion of hygiene, still considered as one of the main steps in the prevention of illness (as we can see our current preventive measures!). Because plants are often much more clever than animals (us included) the French brand Hygée took its inspiration from nature and its active substances to help our bodies confront the challenges of daily life. Made from adaptogenic plants (those that help our bodies adapt to stressful situations and bring them back into balance,) their powders are veritable wellness cocktails that you can sprinkle into your food every day, or take as part of a “cure.” Reishi, a mushroom from Asia, and astragale, a leguminous plant that grows in Northeastern China, have been known for centuries for their capacity to boost the body’s defenses. They are the stars at the heart of Immunity, one of the 4 blends proposed by the brand.
TAKE A BITE OUT OF LIFE
Even if you stay in your pajamas all day long, there is one step that you cannot neglect: brushing your teeth. It’s now or never if you want to see real-time results, so why not trade in your good old Colgate for REGENERATE? This range of health and beauty aids includes a toothpaste, a mouthwash, and a serum that helps regenerate dental enamel, which is under attack all day long from the foods and drinks we ingest. The fruit of 9 years of research, the active ingredient NR-5™ is inspired by the regeneration of bones and helps your teeth re-mineralize by re-constituting up to 82% of the minerals found in our natural enamel. A good way to take a bite out of life, now and forever.
Photography : COSMYDOR / SOBARI / HYGEE / REGENERATE