2016 survival kit
These small root vegetables are a powerhouse of nutrition for skin and body. High in collagen boosting Vitamin C, beets help combat free radical damage that can lead to premature skin ageing. As a rich source of phytochemical glycine betaine, beetroots help ‘cleanse’ the blood of harmful toxins – a great dietary addition to ‘detox January’.
2. Piggy bank
Replenish savings for a rainy day after the mandatory Jimmy Choo party heels, Chloe shoulder bag, Christmas shopping and all manner of cavorting over the festive season.
3. Emergency Hammer
To make available aforementioned piggy bank funds for undeniably essential January sales shopping.
4. Goji berries
Native to North-central and western China, this easily damaged berry is carefully dried after picking to preserve it. Rich in Vitamin A and potent antioxidants, Goji is the go-to berry to protect skin against damage and nourish you from the inside out.
Salmon is a well-known skin hero, naturally rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidant carotenoids, protein, vitamin D, selenium and minerals. Regular consumption in the winter months combats the lack of sun-derived Vitamin D, reduces inflammation in the skin and fights free radical damage to keep skin smooth and line free.
6. Black Carrot
The flavonoids responsible for making these carrots purple-black are anthocyanins. These water-soluble pigments have high antioxidant properties that help the skin and body by reducing inflammation, protecting against oxidative damage that can lead to premature ageing and have been shown to offer anti-viral benefits too.
7. Rose tinted glasses
For when London’s January weather is a bit too grey and wet, pop on your tinted glasses to bathe the city in a pinky glow.
8. Vitness Rhubarb and Rose
With 3.3g of hydrolysed marine collagen, resveratrol and retinol in every bottle, Beauty Vitamin feeds your post-party season skin with the nutrients it needs to replenish and glow. Vitamins C & E and antioxidants from green tea, goji and noni berries heal, hydrate and protect your skin from within.
9. Rooibos tea:
Bursting with antioxidants and caffeine free, Rooibos tea comes from the leaf of the Aspalathus Linearis bush found in South Africa. Rooibos, green and white teas all contain polyphenols, which possess antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities making them great for keeping skin and body young and healthy.
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