If you’re thinking, “2018 is the year I get good,” consider jumpstarting your foray into wellness with these 10 trends. Eventually, we all find the road that leads to our best self—maybe yours begins here!
1. NEW SUPERFOODS
While chia seeds, turmeric, and cacao have earned themselves a prime spot in our cupboards, we’re open to making room for superfood newbies. Among them: the humble moringa, known to many Pinoys as malunggay. With twice the protein of spinach and three times as much iron, this tasty, ultra nourishing herbal plant is set to pop up on every dining table in 2018. Equally buzzy are functional mushrooms, which have been a major player in dietary supplements forever. This year, they’ll be in everything else, too!
TRY: Philippine Pure Malunggay (200g), P300, Healthy Tropics Juice with Moringa, P200, Blessed Mushrooms Oyster Mushroom Crunchies, P150
2. SELF-CARE AS DAILY RITUAL
Gone are the days when skincare routines and DIY home spas were thought of as luxuries. Now, we’re beginning to take care of ourselves without feeling guilty about it! Me-time is essential to staying healthy and balanced—and this applies to everyone, even the busiest of bees. So in 2018, don’t forget to give your mind (and body!) a break from the constant stress and stimulation. You deserve some TLC!
TRY: Bulgarian Rose Aromatherapy Bath Salts (440g), P745, Sasha 2-in-1 Foot File & Scraper, P199, Human Nature Rejuvenating Massage Oil (195ml), P375
3. SLEEP SOLUTIONS
Experts have never stuttered when it came to sleep talk, maintaining that it’s the key to good health. This year, all efforts to optimize sleep are set to continue. That means looking into its science, building more tools, and creating more products that will give the sleep deprived deeper, more restorative zzz’s.
TRY: V&M Naturals Himalayan Salt Lamp (7-9kg/15-20lbs), P3,500, Black Rose Botanicals Pillow Spray, P610, Happy Island Candle Co. Lavender Candle (8oz/240ml), P499
4. GREEN BEAUTY
For years, the beauty industry has been doing its level-best to go cruelty-free, all-natural, and organic. So what can we expect from sustainable beauty in 2018? For one, clean cosmetics will start ushering in bolder, more pigmented makeup—an exciting departure from their ties to all things “sheer.” There will also be a rise in green hygiene, so get ready to get even cleaner!
TRY: Human Nature Perfect Flush Cream Tint, P395, Be Organic Bath & Body Bestselling Argan Oil Shampoo, P350, Pili Elemie Crystal Deodorant (45g), P190
5. LOW-TO-NO SUGAR
In 2017, we learned that our sneaky sweet tooth could be to blame for a lot of health woes we weren’t even thinking about. Beyond diabetes and obesity, consuming too much sugar can also lead to fatigue, fatty organs, and stress. Luckily, more and more alternatives have been cropping up, and 2018 is slated to have even more. This includes sugar substitutes, healthier (but no less tasty!) juices, and low-sugar sweet treats.
TRY: Spiced Mango Cacao Nib Granola (Low-Glycemic), P225, Nyogi Pure Coconut Water (1L), P76, Milea Pure, Raw, Multi Flora, Wild Honey (285g), P390
6. GUT HEALTH FOCUS
Thanks to its high probiotic content, kombucha was a major health food staple in 2017. For those new to the term: probiotics help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in our digestive track. This year, we’re looking to make our guts even happier with the continued rise of good microbe-friendly options—from apple cider vinegar to fermented foods.
TRY: Leptin Teatox Morning Boost (14-Day Teatox), P800, GNC Superfoods Apple Cider Vinegar (120 Tablets), P1,029
7. SMARTER SNACK OPTIONS
We’ve talked a lot about snacking smart—and for good reason. Mindless munching is the downfall of many an aspiring health nut. But fret not! Thanks to the mad geniuses at food labs, healthy snacks are becoming as commonplace as their high fat counterparts. In 2018, you can look forward to more riffs on the addictive potato chip. Kale chips and fruit crisps were just the start!
TRY: Oh So Healthy Purple Yam Banana Coconut Fruit Crisps, P95, The Superfood Grocer Raw Cacao Nibs Coated in Coco Sugar 1/2 lb. (227g), P225, Take Root Kale Chips Sour Kream & Chive Flavor, P220
8. INTERMITTENT FASTING
We’ve never been shy about changing up our diets. From going keto to bulletproofing breakfast, we go through all sorts of food phases to find the right diet for us. We’ve been hearing a lot of whispers about intermittent fasting, which is supposed to be highly beneficial to your health in the short- and long-term. A daily detox of sorts, fasting helps to declutter your brain and give your tummy more time to properly recover between meals. In 2018, we might just try this buzz-worthy diet out ourselves!
TRY: Bioessence Metabo Coffee, P1,500, Go Black AC Pure (50g), P200, True Lemon (12 Packets), P150
9. ANTI-POLLUTION SKINCARE
On top of its terrible impact on our overall health, daily exposure to harsh environmental factors really puts our skin through the ringer. So what can we do? Well, committing to skincare that targets pollution’s effects is a start! As luck would have it, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of anti-pollution skincare. This means products that aim to strengthen our skin barriers will be everywhere, so stock up and arm your skin!
TRY: Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick, P900, Beach Born Healing Toner, P280, Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, P560
10. MULTIPURPOSE SUPPLEMENTS
If you’ve been popping supplements like candy, you’ll love what the new year has planned for these little doses of vitality. Brain-boosters from Silicon Valley biohackers, vitamin C serum for brighter skin, and collagen supplements will keep coming through in 2018!
TRY: Neocell Collagen Beauty Builder (150 Tablets), P2,599, Good ’N Natural Vitamin C 1000mg (30 Tablets), P550
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