Health + Wellness

Glow Up Your Routine With Our Favourite 2021 Wellness Products

By Elise Cullen

It’s no secret self-care and wellness are on the up and up—and rightly so. With burnout becoming a legitimate condition and work hours stretching, self-care and both your overall wellness and wellbeing should top your priorities list. But Wellness—with a capital W—is a mega-industry, and the endless shelves and deep web of recommendations can be overwhelming.

So, to help you wade through the clutter, we’ve teamed up with Vital to bring you the latest and greatest products that will help you thrive. 

From facial rollers to bath salts, here’s every wellness product you need to add to cart, stat. 

Simple Skincare 

Forget a cabinet bursting with decorative dispensers and gimmicks, the key to nailing skincare is to keep your routine simple and impactful—emphasis on routine. While trying new skincare products can feel hopeful, sticking to something for a longer period of time to reap the benefits and actually allow time for results to surface can be a game-changer. Plus, chopping and changing between products often can sometimes lead to skin irritation. And this year, we’re all about quality over quantity. Luckily for us, a few epic brands hear us and curated all-in-one off-the-shelf routines. 

Drunk Elephant’s all-inclusive deluxe minis kit dubbed The Littles serves up an incredible mix of the coveted skincare brand’s best-selling products. It includes cleansers, moisturisers, creams, and serums, making it the perfect way to introduce yourself to the brand without committing to the full-sized products. If you’ve been dying to try cult skincare brand The Ordinary, give The Balance Set a try. Featuring The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, and Natural Moisturising Factors + HA, the compact bundle takes the guesswork out of building a regimen.

Vital All-In-One Supplement Powder

We all know that familiar sluggish feeling when we haven’t been taking care of ourselves and our energy starts to wane. Our eyes look heavy and tired, and our skin starts to look a touch grey. It's no secret when it comes to feeling—and subsequently looking—our best every day, it certainly starts within. Supplements are a great way to kick-start, boost or reignite your wellness and Vital’s All-In-One daily supplement powder is an easy, seamless solution. Packed with all the good stuff you never knew you needed, this wellness tub houses 78 ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, greens, protein, digestive enzymes, a prebiotic, and over 14 billion probiotics. All you need is two teaspoons daily mixed with water or non-acidic juice—you can even add it to your daily smoothie. Yum!

Level Up Your Tool Box

It's safe to say that with most of the world spending 2020 in lockdown, it skyrocketed our self-care game from 0 to 100, real quick. But it’s not just about the serums and the creams anymore—there’s now plenty of other gadgets out there to help take your regime well beyond a surface level. 

One of these highly acclaimed tools is the Gua Shua. Chances are you’ve probably seen this aesthetically pleasing tool on TikTok or beauty influencer’s page. Put simply, these heavenly tools are part of traditional Chinese medicine and are used as a massage technique on the face to relieve tension in the muscles, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage. Another popular face tool is the Jade Roller. Often used in conjunction with a Gua Shua, this incredible tool helps to relax and destress the skin. It’s been used in Chinese medicine since the 7th century, so its credentials certainly check out. And finally, for those wanting to seriously level up their cleansing game, the Foreo Mini is an essential addition to your repertoire of pampering gadgets. These extra-gentle silicone touchpoints and 12-intensities T-Sonic ™ pulsations get to work on your skin, leaving you with an in-depth cleanse and highly absorbing base to drink up all your skincare. Yes and yes. 

Soak It Up

Much like beauty tools, extra time at home due to the pandemic has made way for another self-care ritual—bathing. Relaxing baths are the perfect addition to any, ‘me time’ itinerary and we’ve found some pretty delicious products to help make the ritual even steamier.

When drawing any bath, salts are an absolute must. We love these Pinot Grape Skin Bath Salts from Hunter Lab. Not only do they calm your body and mind, but they also detox and replenish, helping to promote youthful, healthy skin. If you’re after nourished skin, submerge yourself in some of Jo Malone’s Lime Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil—the scent alone will send you into a deep relaxation. And for the kidults amongst us, we’re here to let you know it’s still completely age-appropriate to go HAM on the bubbles (it’s all a part of the experience, right?). If you’re willing to completely ball out, you can treat yourself to this liquid gold, straight out Beverly Hills.

Make A Meal Kit

Wellness starts from the inside out, so it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on your plate. A balanced diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables will ensure you’re consuming all the necessary nutrients to have you looking and feeling great. 

If you’re on the time-poor side, we love making use of Hello Fresh’s range of Carb Smart, Calorie Smart and Protein-Rich menus. So not only can you say goodbye to food wastage due to their perfectly portioned ingredients, but you can also select meals based on your dietary requirements. All of their meal boxes include fresh, high-quality vegetables and an easy-to-follow recipe card to help you create deliciously nutritious meals at home with ease. Adulting made easy.

Ready to put yourself first and prioritise your self-care? From sticking to a simple skincare routine to game-changing baths salts, there are a bunch of awesome wellness products to fall in love with, including Vital’s All-In-One daily supplement powder.  Better yet, use the code 'VITALURBANLIST' to score 30% off and free shipping. We hear you'll feel a difference in just twelve days—winning!

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Vital and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

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