Nutribuddy - vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, preservative-free and sugar-free.
Nutribuddy’s low fat, low calorie vegan meal shakes are packed with wholefoods, proteins and slow release carbohydrates to help keep you fuller for longer. I tried them for the first time the other week and they are fab!
Eco-PlantMilk *New product*
This eco-friendly milk has a long shelf-life compared to standard vegan milks so there's less food waste. The compact powder means it is space saving for transport - another eco tick in the box. Oats are also more eco-friendly than almonds, soy and coconut, as they require less water and produce less carbon emissions. You can drink Eco-PlantMilk as a regular glass of milk or add it to Nutribuddy shakes and cereals. I loved it.
Nutribuddy’s best selling product, this is a blend of really-good-for-you gluten-free oats and superfoods. Ready in under 30 seconds, it is ideal for breakfast on the go. Stacked with vitamins and minerals including zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and thiamin, there are three flavours to choose from; vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. What's more, it is available in crunchy and smooth varieties. No excuse now to miss breakfast!
High-Protein Sculpting Shake
Rich in three major vegan proteins and major amino acids, this makes a great lunch or dinner replacement. This shake is kinder to the stomach than other protein shakes some of which contain allergens including whey and soy, so it's good for IBS sufferers and allergy sufferers. Ingredients include gluten-free oats, pea protein, rice protein, hemp protein and flaxseeds.
Nutribuddy founder, Ella McKendrick says: “Nutribuddy products are designed so they can fit into your lifestyle. The clean, natural formulas and nutritional profiles mean they can be used to help meet a number of goals; from weight loss and health and wellbeing to fitness or gaining weight. Or they can simply be used as a healthy, quick meal on the go to power you through the day, the perfect solution to our fast-paced society.”
What’s more, Nutribuddy is passionate about keeping its carbon-footprint as low as possible and about supporting ethical farming practises. The products contain organic ingredients where possible - and if they’re not organic they will have been grown naturally with minimal pesticide use. Gluten-free oats come from farms in the UK and Europe, meaning they don't have to travel vast distances to get to the brands small factory. You can find out more about lifestyle goals Nutribuddy can help you achieve here: https://nutribuddy.com/goals/
Breakfast Shake £11.99, Eco PlantMilk £8.99, High Protein Sculpting Shake £14.99.
These make several shakes/smoothies, so they're not really expensive because you pay for lots of smoothies in one go. Available from Nutribuddy website: https://nutribuddy.com/
Nutribuddy sent me samples of their products for review. I tend to make lots of smoothies and shakes, normally with the addition of a protein powder, so Nutribuddy is the kind of thing I like to keep in my store cupboard. Nutribuddy produce healthy, delicious products with minimal environmental impact. No single-use plastics, no palm-oil and no animal products are involved. Sounds top notch to me!
I have to admit it. In my quest for really good skincare products that don't cost the earth, I hadn't happened upon Hada Labo products. The Japanese brand isn't so widely known across here, but that may well change soon.
All Hada Labo products are fragrance free so are suitable for most skin types. Fragrance is the main cause of adverse skin reactions.
I was sent two of their products to test, a pot of the Repair Night Cream, which contains four different kinds of Hyaluronic Acid and the Eye and Mouth Area Cream. They are both super light and a pleasure to use. All of their products are formulated specifically to replenish dry skin by promoting moisture retention and are suitable for every age group.
Hada Labo isn't Japan's number one skincare brand for nothing. Oh and in case you're interested, the brand’s name is inspired by its roots in creating original formulas: in Japanese, Hada means skin and Labo stands for laboratory. I understand that the company were not allowed to sell the original formula here in the UK because of EU regulations, however now that we are no longer part of the EU, that may change. Some users felt that these 'amended' versions are not up to the original Japanese equivalents. You can order the Japanese products here but it's worth mentioning that the packaging is in Japanese.
Available at Superdrug and Amazon.
Research shows that a large percentage of us suffer from dry eyes, often due to staring at computer screens for hours on end, a situation made worse by lockdown.
Over half (55%) of adults questioned in a Rohto survey look at a screen for between 5 and 7 hours a day, with 36% saying they do this for 8 to 12 hours every day. Only 6 in 100 took the recommended amount of screen breaks.
Dry eye can lead to long term damage
Optometrist Francesca Marchetti says ,"Dry eye is caused by lack of lubrication, either due to staring at a screen for hours without a break and a lack of blinking or because the tear glands are not working effectively. It's vital to tackle this problem early with regular use of dry eye relief drops which address as many aspects of the condition as possible. Rohto has launched the latest science backed innovation to treat dry eye - new Rohto Dry Aid. "
New Rohto Dry Aid Treats 8 Symptoms of Dry Eye
Providing relief for up to 12 hours, Rohto is non blurry and helps tackle: dryness - soreness - itching - irritation - grittiness - stinging - burning - tired eyes
In a trial of males and females aged between 20 and 68 including contact lens wearers, 94% of those who tested Rohto Dry Aid reported it soothed and hydrated their eyes, while 93% said they would be likely to recommend the product to others.
Francesca Marchetti concluded, "Dry eye is now a major issue thanks to our growing screen use but most of us have no idea we suffer from it. As well as people checking with an optician, taking regular screen breaks and drinking plenty of fluids, a key step to more comfortable eyes is the regular use of clinically-proven dry eye relief drops. New Rohto Dry Aid offers the latest in eye health innovation and technology, providing up to 12 hours relief."
More information at https://rohtoeyedrops.com
I'm Gilly, award winning journalist and author of 12 books. Published credits: Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, CNN, Daily Express, Country & Town House, The Scotsman, The Sun, Woman's Own, National Geographic, etc