Pampering Picks that Get You Zoom-Ready

We like to say that when life throws you for a loop and you’re stuck at home, it’s time to seize the opportunity and focus on some self-care. Here are a few of my picks to keep you pampered and nourished inside and out.

Now is the time to use sustainable moisturizers with substance. City Beauty specializes in anti-aging products, but women of all ages love the results along with how they feel. Their main focus is “functional beauty” where all of their products are designed to not only make you look beautiful while you wear them, but to provide deeper benefits that you can actually see. City leverages the latest innovation, clinical research, and user-group testing so women can enhance their youthfulness at any age. The products target the toughest aging concerns by finding science-backed ingredients that achieve real, lasting results. The formulas never contain harsh filler ingredients that stall improvement.

Alongside social distancing, self-quarantine, and wearing masks, one of the most important things we need to remember to do is thoroughly wash our hands. If you’re doing it right and often enough, your hands are going to be stripped and dry, which is why you need to carry moisturizers to prevent and heal dry, cracked skin. One to try: BeeSpa’s Hand + Foot Cream, which has beeswax and essential oils. Beeswax has been shown to carry antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections. It forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture, which is an added preventative measure.

Take this time of isolation to elevate your skincare regimen with HydroPeptide. HydroPeptide introduces ‘gene-ius’ skincare that’s clinically proven and a pleasure to use. Their leading-edge science combines epigenetics and peptides which produce high-quality, luxury skincare products that deliver actual results. From anti-aging prevention to hydrating and glowing skin, HydroPeptide has a wide range of products for all skin concerns. 

SilcSkin offers non-invasive methods of fighting wrinkles. These anti-wrinkle pads are made with 100% medical grade silicone, developed using a perfected platinum curing process for a stronger and longer lasting product. When applied to the skin, electrostatic energy provided by the pads eliminates wrinkles by improving the irregular collagen structure and creating an increased blood flow that the company says will result in an improved skin tone and plumped wrinkles. Silicone contributes by drawing the skin’s natural moisture to the surface, which hydrates the skin. SilcSkin pads are waterproof, hypoallergenic, contain no fragrance and allergy causing latex, urethanes, or adhesives.

 

Energizing Sips & Snacks that Give You a Treat as you WFH

With limits on our favorite yoga studios, gyms, restaurants, and other places we tend to frequent, creating a routine for ourselves is important. As if we needed another reason to sip on Blue Lotus Chai. This brand totally reinvented how we drink chai. It’s absolutely delicious with no sweeteners, milk powder or additives, quick to make but not instant. It’s so concentrated, you just need a quarter teaspoon to make a really flavorful drink and there are so many different ways you can use it beyond a cup of tea.

Crafted by health enthusiast couple Didi & Joe Edwards, Magic Bullet is made for people who need to get things done each day and want a natural way to keep last night’s fun from stealing their focus and energy, without being overloaded by caffeine or harmful ingredients. By incorporating this caffeine- and stimulant-free, blood-orange flavored drink into your daily routine, you will feel clear, energized, and recharged. Magic Bullet supports and accelerates your body’s own natural process of eliminating toxins, according to the company, and functions as a daily detox to aid in better overall health.                        

With people worrying about having enough food to last them through a crisis, healthy and sustainable products are on the top of people’s minds. Sorghum is an ancient grain packed with nutrients we all need for a healthy diet, and it is able to be stored, cooked, and frozen to keep you and your family stocked up and fed during a crisis. The highly nutritious and versatile cooked whole grain Sorghum is gluten-free, high in protein, magnesium, iron and antioxidants for some varieties, and typically requires less water than comparable grains, making it an ideal food source in a world coping with climate change and potential food shortages.

Start your day with delicious Superfoods only Peru can provide! LLamaLand Organics directly sources superfoods found in Peru, one of the most biodiverse places on earth, and conveniently puts them into delicious fruit spreads and cereals for a healthier breakfast and snack. Due to its unique geography and climate, Peru is not only home to llamas, but also a wide variety of fruits, plants, and grains with some of the highest nutritional and health benefits. These products have been harvested by Peruvians for thousands of years as a key component of their nutritious diets and LLamaLand Organics is making sure these Peruvian Superfoods become an American pantry staple.

While we’re working from home we need to focus on keeping our health at the top of our priority list! Staying hydrated and allowing your body to receive electrolytes will allow your specific bodily functions to run at optimal levels. Ultima Replenisher is an electrolyte powder that is made with all 6 balanced macro-electrolytes plus support minerals, real fruit flavors, plant-based colors, sweetened naturally with organic stevia leaf extract and no sugar, carbs or calories ever. You can shake it up in a glass of water, freeze it into popsicle form for a nice hydrated fueled snack, toss it into a smoothie for some added electrolyte action, or combine it in an adult beverage after you’ve tackled the day in stride.

While it’s vital that we are consuming the right nutrients to remain healthy throughout this pandemic, we have to ensure that our pets are a part of that journey as well. Dr. Marty Pets is the premium choice for all-natural pet food that is always grain-free, with multiple protein sources and essential vitamins and minerals to keep your best friend healthy and happy. The ingredients in these products are specifically chosen for optimal health. Every bite is packed with powerful nutritional content, providing owners’ pets with much-needed nourishment, to help each dog or cat live its longest, healthiest life. 

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Nancy Trent is a writer and speaker, a lifelong health advocate, a globe-trotting trend watcher and the founder and president of Trent & Company, a New York-based marketing communications firm with an office in Los Angeles. Trent & Company, which launched many fitness brands, grew out of Nancy’s personal commitment to helping people live longer and healthier lives. A former journalist for New York magazine, Nancy has written seven books on healthy lifestyles, serves on the editorial boards of several magazines and travels around the world speaking at conferences and trade shows on trends in the marketplace. She is a recognized expert in PR with more than 30 years of experience creating and managing highly successful campaigns. Nancy can be reached at (212) 966-0024 or through e-mail at nancy@trentandcompany.com. You may also visit www.trentandcompany.com.