The New Year’s resolutions and running challenges in January make this one of the most popular times for all athletes to work out and get active outdoors.
But which one do you choose? Today I review running shoes, while our Beauty Editor ordered microbiome skin care To test.
HEALTH: with Jane Atkinson
PERFECTION – If you need a new trainer and can’t get to the store, Wiggle’s free new running shoe kit is a great idea.
My Run Shoe Finder is the first of its kind.
You go to the website and answer questions about arches, running style, and whether you want to run trails or trails.
It is very quick and simple to use and gives me several choices of machines from different brands that work for me.
I was sent several Mizuno trainers that fit like a glove and run very well.
I will definitely use this again.
ATTENTION – Brooks’ new Run Visible collection is perfect for this time of year.
It includes a running device that allows you to be recognized as a runner by someone in a moving vehicle 180 meters away.
It uses high-contrast, high-visibility colors like nightlife yellow – one of the easiest to see in low light – to ensure you’re detected sooner.
The sustainable range is aimed at men and women.
I tried on the £120 Ghost 14 shoes with fluorescent accents.
Cushion is really great. Ideal for winter runs.
HIGH SPEED – Cloudflow by On are the prettiest trainers I’ve ever tried, so make me want to run.
I love these – and people have commented on them.
They’re lightweight, with full road protection padding, a secure fit, 70% recycled polyester, developed with elite athletes in mind and engineered for high speed and ultimate comfort.
The company’s award-winning CloudTec technology – designed for a gentle landing followed by an explosive takeoff – has made it the fastest-growing running shoe brand on the planet.
So smart that you can wear them all day. £130.
BEAUTY: with Tara Ledden
BUDGET – The Inkey List Multi-Biotic Moisturizer, £12.99 for 30ml, lookfantastic.com
Packed with pre-, pro, and post-biotics, this smart cream helps feed good bacteria, reduce irritation, and promote healthy, even-toned skin.
A lightweight water-based moisturizer that absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy film, yet feels hydrated thanks to its skin-identical squalane ingredient.
It really helped rebalance my oily/combination skin and heal the dry patches around my mouth and nose.
The only downside is the burning smell.
MID – Skingredient Prebiotic Cleanser, £26 for 100ml, Cultbeauty.co.uk
I had high hopes for this creamy cleanser, created by skincare and facials expert Jennifer Rock.
It’s fragrance free, which is great for sensitive skin like mine, and best of all it leaves my skin feeling clean but not tight or dry after washing.
That said, it works best as part of a double cleansing routine or morning cleanser, as I find it doesn’t remove mascara very well, so I used the micellar first around my eyes.
It should also be noted that the packaging is refillable (yay for the planet) and the refill price is a bit lower at £23 for 100ml.
Favorite: LUXURY – Biome One Culture Mask, £48 for 60ml, Cultbeauty.co.uk
Packed full of skin-loving ingredients like lactic, succinic and azelaic acids, along with barrier-fortifying pre- and post-biotics, this nifty figure really does it all.
Gentle acids help resurface skin, even skin tone (goodbye rosy cheeks) and balance oil production, all without causing irritation.
And moisturizing glycerine provides the necessary amount of moisture to leave skin plump and fresh.
The quartz mask is like a reset button for your face.
I can’t understand enough.
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