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Test for STIs at Home with Superdrug Online Doctor

Shot of a couple’s feet poking out from under the sheets

If you have had unprotected sex with someone or you think you may have come into contact with an STI - then it’s time to get yourself tested.

Sexual health checks are available for free at your local GP or sexual health clinic; however, if you aren’t able to visit in opening hours, you live in a remote location or you just don’t want to talk to someone face to face about it then an at-home STI kit can help.

Superdrug’s Online Doctor offers a completely confidential service where you can order a range of at-home kits for a range of sexually infected diseases, including HIV, and have the results sent back to you within a matter of days.

Shot of a couple’s feet poking out from under the sheets

Which STD’s Can I Test Myself For?

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the UK and many people who have it don’t experience any symptoms at all. Which is why if you have unprotected sex it’s always best to get checked out.

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that can be passed from person to person through unprotected sex and sharing sex toys. Unlike chlamydia, gonorrhoea does have symptoms including discharge, pain when you wee and for women, bleeding when you’re not on your period.

This combined test is simple to complete at home as all it requires is a urine sample from men and a swab from women. Your samples will then need to be sent back to our lab for analysis and your results will be back with you in 2-3 working days.

HPV

HPV (human papilloma virus) is a sexually transmitted virus. Some strains can cause genital warts, whereas other strains of the virus can increase your risk of cervical cancer. There are around 100 different types of HPV, 40 that effect just the genital area. HPV generally doesn’t come with any symptoms, so you may not know you are affected unless you get tested.

The at-home kit available from our service looks at the strain of the virus that is associated with cervical cancer and requires you to supply a vaginal swab. Results will be sent back to you within 7 working days of the lab receiving your sample.

HIV

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight against everyday infections. If you think you may have been exposed to the HIV virus through unprotected sex, you should seek medical advice immediately, but you can also order an at-home kit.  To complete the test, you will need to send our lab a small sample of blood, which will be analysed, and the results will be with you in 3-5 working days.

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Genital Herpes

Symptoms of genital herpes are a little more obvious than other STIs. It could include small blisters that eventually burst, tingling, itching or stinging around your genitals or pain when you pee. Symptoms can take months, sometimes years, to appear so getting yourself the all clear is the best way to be sure you’re not infected. If you have been diagnosed with genital herpes, the sad fact is they could come back at a later date once they clear up.

If you have been tested positive for genital herpes, you can order antivirus treatment from Superdrug’s Online Doctor.

Syphilis

Syphilis comes with some rather noticeable symptoms, including small painless sores or ulcers around your genitals, a blotchy red rash on the palm of your hands or soles of your feet, small skin growths or white patches in the mouth.

To place an order for a syphilis self-test kit, you will need to complete a short questionnaire which will be reviewed by a Superdrug Online Doctor who will check your eligibility and prescribe you suitable treatment.

Combined and Extended Tests

Along with our singular STI and combined chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests, you will also find a variety of combined at home test via Superdrug’s Online Doctor.

The Extended STI Test Kit tests for a range of common infections in one go and still only needs one sample to be sent back to complete the test.  We also have STI kits specifically designed for woman and one for men who have sex with men.

How Do I Order a Kit?

To order your test kits from Superdrug Online Doctor, you will need to submit a brief questionnaire to ensure our registered doctors can help treat you safely. Once this has been submitted, our doctor will review your medical assessment to determine if you are suitable for the test kit. If you are medically unsuitable, we will issue you a full refund. Please be aware, our test kits are suitable for those who are 18 years old or older only.

If our doctors give your submission the go-ahead, we will send your test kit out to you, in discreet packaging for your peace of mind, either to an address of your choice or you can collect it from your local Superdrug store.

When your test arrives, it will include full and complete instructions, a return label and a self-addressed envelope so you can post your sample back to the lab with ease.

For more information about the convenient and discreet services offered by Superdrug’s Online Doctor, click the button below to head to their website. Here you can find out more about the team, more services on offer and an abundance of articles and advice.

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How Can Turmeric Benefit My Health?

Turmeric powder and supplements

Long before everyone was drinking and sharing photos of their turmeric lattes, the vivid coloured spice was being used in Ayurveda traditions as a medicinal herb. Today, research shows that the spice is just as useful as it was thousands of years ago! Here’s why….

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a vivid yellow-orange spice that is commonly found in Indian, East Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. In fact, in India turmeric is known as the ‘Golden Goddess’, so next time you’re making a curry you may want to add an extra heap!

The main healing compound found in turmeric is called curcumin and it is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in plentiful amounts!

Turmeric latte

Health Benefits of Turmeric

We still have a lot to learn about this fantastic spice, but what we do know is the potential health benefits of turmeric are vast.  Many health and clinical trials are still going on to draw definitive conclusions on some claims, however there are still plenty of reasons to spice up your life with turmeric, including:

1. It Contains A Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound

Your liver performs many functions in your body including filtering your blood coming from your digestive track, detoxifying chemicals and creating bile to send back to your intestines. Turmeric is said to contain a compound which helps prevent the liver from becoming damaged and to help improve its detoxifying abilities.

2. It Could Help Protect Your Liver

Your liver performs many functions in your body including filtering your blood coming from your digestive track, detoxifying chemicals and creating bile to send back to your intestines. See, a very important organ! Turmeric is said to contain a compound which helps prevent the liver from becoming damaged and to help improve its detoxifying abilities.

3. It Increases the Antioxidant Level in Your Body

Turmeric is well known for its powerful antioxidant properties, which can help our bodies fight against free radical attacks. Free radicals are unstable atoms which can cause havoc on the cells in our bodies. The good news is antioxidants don’t just help protect us, they can also aid in the repair of cells which have already been damaged.

Turmeric powder and root

How Can I Up My Turmeric Consumption?

There’s lots of different ways in which you can get your daily intake of turmeric. From turmeric lattes and adding it to smoothies, to grating it directly into a recipe or adding a spoonful of the spice into a curry – there’s lots of edible ways to enjoy the super bright spice.

However, if you’re not fond of the taste in food, why not give turmeric tea or a daily supplement a go?

Superdrug Superdrug Turmeric 1000mg 30 Tablets £4.99 Buy Now
Pukka Pukka Wholistic Turmeric Capsules x30 £16.95 Buy Now
Seven Seas Jointcare Supplex & Turmeric £18.99 Buy Now
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Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

Mother's Day gifting ideas at Superdrug

On the hunt for a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift, but not sure where to even begin? One the best places to start your search is by working out how much in an ideal world you’d like to spend. Whether you choose to spoil her with a new scent or skincare saviour or need to look for ideas to accommodate a ‘I’ve-saved-up-my-pocket-money’ budget, we’ve got treats for every price tag.

Under £10

A tenner can be a lot to play around with if you opt for these star buys. When it comes to makeup for your mum, always stick to ‘safe’ areas – so choose classic over trend-led. And keep an eye out for two-in-one products to get the best value, such as sets or makeup items which can be used time and time again. Find more best beauty buys mum will adore for under £10 right here.

Superdrug Mother's Day skincare under £10

Our Top Picks...

Naturally Radiant Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Face Cleanser 150ml £3.48 Buy Now
Bloom Superdrug Bloom Pink Peony & Cashmere Duo Set £10.00 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Shine Lipstick MLBB 642 £8.99 Buy Now

Up to £20

From skincare to the latest makeup must-haves, up to £20 will get you quite far. Think serums that will have your mums skin glowing in no time or maybe she is in the market for a new perfume that's perfect for everyday wear? This is the category for you, and we know mum will be super-pleased with your choices! Check our our picks below, or explore more in the price bracket here.

Superdrug Mother's Day up to £20 gifts

We Think Mum Will Love...

Real Techniques Real Techniques Everyday Essentials Set £19.99 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Ampoules Glycolic Acid £16.59 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L’Oreal Castor Oil-Enriched Paradise Volumising Mascara £11.99 Buy Now

If you’ve got a bit more budget to play around with then why not go for a new perfume? From ultra-feminine floral numbers to scents that show mum how much she means to you, like Idole and Lady Million (let's hope she picks up on the hidden message!),  there's a suitable spritz for every kind of mum at Superdrug this Mother's Day!

 

Thanks Mum, You're The Best!

Elie Saab Elie Saab Girl of Now Shine Eau de Parfum 50ml £63.00 Buy Now
Lancome Lancome Idole Eau de Parfum 50ml £75.00 Buy Now
Paco Rabanne Paco Rabanne Lady Million Empire Eau de Parfum 50ml £64.50 Buy Now
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Perfume Not For Mum? Check These Out...

Babyliss BaByliss Smooth Radiance 230 Straightener £49.99 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler Serum Hyaluronic Acid 30ml £16.59 Buy Now
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Superdrug Makeup Goals: Colour Therapy

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There’s a lot to be said about the colours we choose to surround ourselves with. From the colour we decorate our homes with to the cute outfits we choose each morning.

Certain colours can lift our moods (oh hello yellow), calm us down (blue, we’re looking at you) and even give us a helping hand from moving from one season to the next (oh, green grass we miss you in the winter!)

Colour can be used in so many areas of our lives to give us a boost, including in our beauty routine. If you’re more likely to reach for your neutral toned palette but want to add a touch of vibrancy to your everyday makeup, then you’re in the right place! Welcome to Colour Therapy with Superdrug!

All Eyes Are On...

Superdrug colour therapy eye shadow

It’s very easy to slip into a makeup rut, always reaching for those browns and beige eyeshadows or your trusty everyday lipstick.  However, colourful eyeshadows really can suit everyone - you just need to find one that flatters your skin tone.

For example, green eyeshadows really pop on those with fair skin; purple and blues work beautifully with green eyes and yellow looks rather spectacular on pretty much everyone!

Pair your dazzling eye look with a slick of mascara and keep the rest of your makeup subtle to let your eyes be the star of the show.

B Perfect Cosmetics BPerfect x Stacey Marie Carnival XL Pro Palette £42.00 Buy Now
NYX Professional Makeup NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Neon Eyeshadow Palette £16.00 Buy Now

Nailed it.

Superdrug colour therapy nails

Expressing your creativity (or your newfound energy for life) through colour doesn’t have to be confined to the makeup you wear on your face.  Distinctive nails stand out from the crowd no matter the season we are in, so you can be as experimental as you like.

Instead of opting for one colour all over your nails, try just painting the tips or half at an angle and keeping the rest of your nails sheer for a manicure that’s mature, yet cute.

Essie essie 27 Watermelon Bright Pink Nail Polish £7.99 Buy Now
Revolution Revolution Neon Nail Polish Boom Boom £4.00 Buy Now
Barry M Barry M Gelly Nail Paint - Blueberry Muffin £3.99 Buy Now

Colourful Hair, Don't Care...

Superdrug colour therapy hair

Hair colour plays a huge part in our self-confidence and the smallest change can make a big difference! There are colours out there to suit everyone and if you’re not ready for an all-over change, then temporary colour dyes or extensions you can plait or clip in are a great way to go.

Keep your hairstyle looking modern by picking a new hue or adding a touch of colour that complements your skin tone.  Don’t immediately reject ideas you originally thought may not work, give something new and go most importantly have fun!

Colorista L'Oreal Colorista Bright Red Permanent Gel Hair Dye £5.99 Buy Now
LIVE LIVE Ultra Brights 095 Electric Blue Hair Dye £4.79 Buy Now
Pick & Mix Superdrug Pick & Mix Hair Colour Neon Pink 125ml £4.99 Buy Now

Bright colours are exciting, they can help you tap into your creative side and allow you to experiment. So, whether it’s hair, makeup or nails make a colour switch this season and see how it makes you feel!

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5 Beauty Bosses We’re Lovin’ This International Women’s Day

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Although we like to think it’s International Women’s Day every day (‘cos it basically is, right?) there is in fact a special day every year to mark the occasion.

What’s International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day goes back just over 100 years, where in 1909 women were campaigning for the right to vote. Today, we continue to mark the day and the work being done towards gender equality and this year’s campaign is focusing exactly on that. The #EachforEqual campaign aims to highlight what needs to be done to forge a gender equal world (‘cos yep… 100 years later, we’re still fighting for that!).

However, International Women’s Day is also about celebrating the achievement of amazing women all over the world. So, this year we’re putting a spotlight on some of the brilliant boss ladies who have founded and created beauty brands we can’t get enough of!

1. Lottie Tomlinson creator of Tanologist

Imagine being a celebrity makeup artist, having over 3.4 million Instagram followers, being in demand by some of the biggest brands in the world and launching your own successful tanning brand… all by the age of 21. Well, Lottie Tomlinson doesn’t have to imagine this, as the glam girl boss has already done all the above!

Kudos to this beautiful lady, not just for bringing Tanologist into our lives but for proving that age is nothing but a number when it comes to smashing your goals!

Lottin Tomlinson founder of Tanologist
Tanologist Tanologist Self-Tan Water Medium 200ml £9.32 Buy Now

2. Farah Naz founder of EX1 Cosmetics

When Farah Naz constantly struggled to find a foundation to match her skin tone, instead of just waiting for someone else to do something about it, she decided to take matters into her own hands.

As a trained biochemist, Farah started to rethink the pigments used in the beauty industry. The end result of her hard work? EX1 Cosmetics! A ground-breaking range of foundations that recognise olive skin with a range of undertones which has been worn on the red carpet by the likes of Kim Kardashian-West, Kylie Jenner, Adele, Chrissie Tiegan and so many more!

Farah is an impeccable example that if you want something badly enough, then hard work and dedication will get you there!

Ex1 Cosmetics Ex1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation 8 £12.50 Buy Now

3. Lucie Anderson CEO of Woo Woo

A few years ago, Lucie found herself standing in the women’s hygiene aisle staring in disbelief at the products on offer to her. Why was ‘care down there’ and women’s sexuality still such a taboo; still so hush hush and lacklustre?

This lightbulb moment kickstarted her 2-year journey to launch Woo Woo - a range of female hygiene and safe sex products created by women, for women.

But don’t be fooled, Woo Woo is more than just a fun product range. Lucie and her team want to help women feel more confident when discussing sexual health, less worried about their sexual history and more focused on pleasure.  And quite frankly, we think there need to be more Lucie’s in the world! From women everywhere, Lucie we thank you!

Woo Woo Woo Woo Gentle Micellar Wash For Intimate Use 150ml £5.65 Buy Now

4. Sam & Nic Chapman founders of Real Techniques

Before Sam and Nic Chapman became known as YouTuber’s PixiWoo, they were well-established makeup artists working for globally recognised brands such as Chanel and MAC. However, in 2008 they uploaded their first YouTube video, and everything was about to change.

After just a few years, PixiWoo’s channel had grown to tens of thousands of followers and the ladies played a huge part in the rise of how we consumed beauty content online. However, the ladies didn’t stop there!

Their Real Techniques brush collection was launched in 2011 and today, we’re still in love with the amazing quality of the ladies’ products and their content (which is now uploaded to their channel with over 2 million subscribers!)

Real Techniques Real Techniques Flawless Base Makeup Brush Set £19.99 Buy Now

5. Ariana Grande creator of Ariana Grande Perfumes

How could we have a list of the ultimate boss ladies without mentioning Ariana Grande?! As if being a pop superstar and all round qween wasn’t enough, Ariana turned her attention to perfumes back in 2015 with the release of her signature scent Ari.

Ariana has gone on to release 6 more fragrances since Ari and has completely blown ‘celebrity fragrances’ out of the water! Her latest ‘Thank you, Next’ is the ultimate female empowerment scent of being optimistic, looking up and being your best damn brave self!

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Cloud Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml £33.00 Buy Now
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Why Should I Be Tracking My Period?

Young women holding a period tracker callendar

Time of the month… Code Red… Chum… whatever you call it, females everywhere will be very accustomed to dealing with their period from their teenage years. Many of you may already keep track of its arrival so you’re not caught unaware (oh gawdd… the horror!) but there are several other reasons why keeping track of your menstrual cycle is a good… no, a great idea! Ladies be prepared to be so in tune with your body!

Young women holding a period tracker callendar

First, Understand Your Cycle

One of the most obvious reason ladies track their period is so they can understand their average cycle length. The average woman’s cycle lasts for 28 days; however, this is just the national average. Yours maybe longer or it maybe shorter! The only way to find out is to start tracking it.

Either using a calendar or a period tracking app, start by making a note on the first day of your period and keep a note until you stop. Do the same the next time you come on. The length of your cycle can be calculated by counting from day 1 of your 1st recorded period until day 1 of your 2nd recorded period.

What Else Can Tracking My Period Tell Me?

You can work out when you’re most fertile

For many, a missed period instantly means pregnancy - which in itself is a great reason to know when you are supposed to be coming on. However, women who are trying to get pregnant can use their period tracking to work out when they are most fertile.

It is possible to get pregnant in the days leading up to and after ovulation; this is known as your ‘fertility window’. The average fertility window lasts around 6 days (the 5 days before ovulation and the 24 hours afterwards) with the 2 days before, being the time when you are most likely to conceive.

You can better understand your moods

When your period is due, you may not feel like yourself. The smallest of situations can send you into an unexplained frenzy of tantrums!  I mean, is it really too much too not breath so loudly or to not put the toilet seat down?! We jest, of course, but a change in your mood can be a clear indication you’re about to get your monthly visitor. When you’re tracking you periods, don’t just write down that you were on, make a note of your mood as well so you can be well equipped in the future for upcoming adjustments in how you're feeling (or you know, so you can forewarn your partner or housemates!)

Superdrug tampons

It can increase your awareness of your health

Your period is your body’s way of telling you that everything is in working order. There are several reasons as to why your periods may become irregular such as adopting a new exercise regime, losing or gaining lots of weight and experiencing overwhelming stress. However, it may also be down to an underlying health issue. By tracking changes in your period, you will have all the information you need if you need to visit your GP.

Manage your body’s other reactions

If you’ve spent days wanting to eat absolutely everything in sight, girl don’t worry! You’re really not alone! Our menstrual cycle can dictate several factors of our everyday lives to the food we crave to how tired we feel. So, as well as writing notes on your mood, include a little something on how tired you are, if you’re in any pain or if you’re feeling particularly hungry or different that day. If you know you’re going to be really snacky on day one of your period, you can ensure you have (somewhat healthy) snacks available!

See ladies, there are far more reasons than just not getting a surprise to keep track of your periods! Give it a go and see how it changes how you feel about your menstrual cycle. In the meantime, don’t forget to stock up at Superdrug on all things feminine hygiene so you never get caught short again!

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Video Series: Makeup Through the Decades with Letitia Sophia

Makeup through the decades Letitia Sophia

Makeup trends come and go.  Some we're more than happy to never see again (ahem... the Bratz doll challenge) whereas some, we love revisiting over and over again! To jog our memory of makeup trends once loved but perhaps forgotten, we invited celebrity makeup artist Letitia Sophia, whose clients include Maya Jama and Winnie Harlow, to take a trip down makeup memory lane with us.

Watch our 4-part series below to see what Letitia was loving in the year 2000, 2010, 2015 and what she’s loving right now in the year 2020!

Makeup Trends from the Year 2000

We’re going way back to the year 2000, where it was all about smokey eyes and frosted lips!

Makeup Trends from the Year 2010

Fast forward ten years and makeup trends have shifted towards more colour, peachy tones and lashings of lip gloss!

Makeup Trends from the Year 2015

In 2015 there was one word on every makeup lovers’ lips… contour. Need we say more!

Makeup Trends from the Year 2020

We hope you enjoyed our blast from the pass makeup tips and tricks with Letitia! We’re finishing of the series in the present, the year 2020, where makeup has no rules!

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Oscar Winner Joaquin Phoenix Glows With EX1 Cosmetics

EX1 cosmetics at the Oscars

Joaquin Phoenix owned the red carpet at the 92nd Academy Awards, ahead of picking up his first Oscar win for his epic performance in the critically-acclaimed “Joker” movie.  And it wasn’t just his acceptance speech that got everyone talking!

Rocking his own brand of sartorial style, the American actor’s skin radiated golden warmth courtesy of make-up brand-of-the-moment, EX1 Cosmetics. And here we can exclusively reveal exactly how this Oscar-winner got his skin looking so naturally luminous.

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The Oscar-Winning Look

Groomer to the stars David Cox describes for the very first time how he helped Joaquin achieve his Oscar-winning look – and it’s all down to lightweight, natural looking formulas and a perfect colour match.

“For the Oscars Joaquin likes his skin to look very natural with as little fuss as possible.

He naturally has very good skin so he does not need a foundation but only a moisturizer and a good smooth textured concealer to cover any blemishes and dark areas.

I like the concealer to have a nice smooth finish and great cover up without taking all his natural blemishes away, rather I like to soften them…

I use 3.0 and a small amount of 4.0 EX1 Delete Fluide Concealer as it gives my application a perfect color match and a nice smooth moisturized finish. To finish the look I use this great powder, EX1 Invisiwear in 4.0 which perfectly complements the concealer and leaves the skin with a perfect sheen. The look is very natural and healthy.”

EX1 Cosmetics behind the scenes at the Oscars

He Who Wears It, Wins It – The EX1 Superstar Glow

It’s not the first time an Oscar winner has chosen EX1 to give them that flawless finish.

Back in February 2019, it was Rami Malek who stepped into the Awards spotlight, nabbing the Best Actor Oscar for his stellar turn as Freddie Mercury in the plaudits-a-plenty biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody.

And he also nailed his radiant red carpet look with the help of EX1 Cosmetics Concealer and Compact Powder.

So just what is it about this magic make-up that gets these award-winning celebs and their stylists so excited?

EX1 founder and biochemist Farah Naz explains, “EX1 Cosmetics was built on the ethos of delivering the perfect skin colour match for olive undertoned skin (all of our make-up products are created with a focus on golden/yellow pigments to match these undertones).

I spent 2 years personally developing our unique formulas with the world’s leading labs, making sure that not only were the colours and pigments on point, but that the consistency and applications of each product delivered the best performance and comfortable wear.

Ex1 Cosmetics Ex1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation 3 £12.50 Buy Now
Ex1 Cosmetics EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Compact Powder 2.0 £11.50 Buy Now
Ex1 Cosmetics Ex1 Cosmetics Delete Fluide Concealer 3.0 £10.50 Buy Now

As we’ve grown, more and more celeb makeup artists have reached out to us to use our products on their clients because not only do they perfectly match, they wear so well under the spotlight and add that natural glow that is so sought after. Even if you don’t have olive undertones, our foundations, concealers and powders will add subtle golden warmth to your look. So, if you find your base makeup is always a little too orange or too pink, give EX1 a try!”

And there you have it. Perfect colour match. Check. Great coverage & natural glow. Check. Loved by the stars. Check.

If it’s good enough for Joaquin and Rami (and Adele, Margot Robbie, Hayley Bieber and a zillion others), it’s good enough for us!

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Meet SIMO: Superdrug Mobile to The Rescue!

Superdrug Mobile SIMO

Do you have a love hate relationship with your current phone contract? You love the handset you got with it, but you hate that you run out of data, or it’s costing you too much or maybe the coverage is a bit rubbish? With Superdrug Mobile's SIM only plans you will never have these worries again!

Say hello to SIMO, the super-sim who’s here to solve all your phone-related problems! Let’s see how SIMO may be able to help you…

Superdrug Mobile Super SIMO

Problem: I never have enough data

SIMO Solution: Get Superdrug Mobile’s Unlimited Package

Superdrug Mobile offer a variety of SIM only, contract free plans so you can find the right package for you. If the name of your game is to get your hands on as much data as you can, then SIMO has just the thing for you! Superdrug Mobile offers an ‘all you need’ unlimited package for just £20 a month. Yes… UNLIMITED. DATA. FOR. £20. A. MONTH. Plus, unlimited calls and texts too, obvs!

So, you can scroll, swipe, watch and like until your hearts content! Plus, when we say unlimited, we mean it! There are no sneaky hidden caps on our data plans!

Problem: I want to keep my old number

SIMO Solution: Bring your old number with you

If you’re attached to your old phone number or can't be bothered with faffing around with letting all your contacts know about your new number, that’s fine! You can switch to your old number with just a text! Find out more about text to switch right here.

Superdrug Mobile keep your old number icon

Problem: I’m the kinda person who likes some treats thrown in

SIMO Solution: Get double points when you shop & your 1st month cost back

We get it, who doesn’t like a treat or two?! Well, lucky for you we have plenty to give out when you activate your Superdrug Mobile SIM.

Firstly, we will give you back your first months cost back in points on your Health & Beautycard to spend at Superdrug.  Then, as if all those extra points to spend weren’t good enough, you will get DOUBLE points every time you shop both online and in-store. Forever and ever! Imagine all the extra goodies you could buy?!

Superdrug Mobile double points

Problem: Only the best coverage will work for me

SIMO Solution: Superdrug Mobile runs on Three’s network

We get it, what’s the point in even having a phone if you have to wave your handset around to pick up a signal. Superdrug Mobile runs on Three’s network, which has been voted the best network for data at the Tech Radar Mobile Choice Consumer Awards 2019. Fancy, we know! If you want to check out the coverage for yourself, you can do so here.

Problem: I don’t want to spend a lot of money

SIMO Solution: Superdrug’s SIM only plans start at £10 a month

 

You really do get more bang for your buck at Superdrug Mobile.

We have already mentioned our utterly fabulous £20 unlimited everything plan, but we have more for you to choose from.

On every plan you can get the same amazing perks (double points, great coverage, keep your number etc) but the amount of data you get will vary. Here’s what we’ve got for you:

£10 a month - 5GB of data

£15 a month - 15GB of data

£18 a month – 20GB of data

And of course, £20 for absolutely all the data you could ever possibly want.

Wait... the good news keeps on coming! If you choose one of our £10-£18 a month deals and you don't use all your data up, it'll roll over into the next month!

Superdrug Mobile roll over chart

Problem: I must have SIMO in my life, what do I do now?

SIMO Solution: Get your Superdrug SIM in-store or online

Switching to Superdrug Mobile is super SIMple. If you’re coming to the end of your current contract and are looking for a contract free, SIM only plan you can order your SIM online here or pop into your local store to get your hands on one.

To find out more about the benefits of a SIM only plan and to discover even more about Superdrug Mobile, click the link below.

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Introducing CircleDNA: The Most Advanced DNA Test

Circle DNA testing banner

You’ve probably heard about DNA tests, but what might be news is the amount of information you can get from today’s market-leading tests. (Spoiler alert: It’s a lot.)

At Superdrug, we’re super proud to have gotten our hands on the world’s most comprehensive DNA test - CircleDNA! It covers 500 reports in 20 categories, including Diet, Nutrition, Fitness, Disease Risk, Cancer Risk, Family Planning, Drug Response, and of course, Ancestry.

500 reports is a big number – four times what most of the competition offers in fact. So, what makes Circle so good? And more importantly, can you trust it?

Circle DNA testing

How Does a CircleDNA Test Work?

The premise of a DNA test is that everyone walking around this planet is an individual (besides twins!), and those differences are accounted for by our DNA. It concerns how we look and behave, and how our inner workings function. DNA can explain why some people can stay lean eating burgers, while others have to be more careful. It can also explain why some smokers live to 100 years old, while others catch cancer.

Your DNA will explain your predisposition to certain things, preferences, etc., but also consider this: your DNA is the starting point, but your lifestyle determines a lot of the outcome. This is where the power of a DNA test comes in. It will shine light on areas of your lifestyle that you might need to work on, so you can avoid diseases and illnesses as best as possible.

The process of doing a DNA test is really simple. A few cheek swabs and you send your DNA off in the post. 18 days later, you get your results.

Circle DNA process

What Makes CircleDNA The Most Advanced DNA Test?

In a strand of DNA, the exome is where the action happens. If you have a risk of a certain disease, you will most likely find it in the exome.

CircleDNA looks at the whole exome, hence why it’s very accurate in identifying health risks. Many of Circle’s competitors analyse way less DNA – 50 times less in fact! This makes those tests less accurate.

Another part of the CircleDNA service is the Health and Genetic Consultations. Once you have your results, these consultations are in place to help you understand what lifestyle change you can make, especially when it comes to diet and exercise.

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Inside The App

All your CircleDNA results live in the app...and it’s super easy to use! Simply scroll to the area of interest, and click for more details and explanations of how to action change in your life. For example, what fish is best to eat if you have a raised need for omega-3? Do you need a moisturiser with higher SPF if you have a high risk of skin photoaging?

Cicle DNA testing

We also provide our customers with user-friendly access to all scientific sources used to develop each test. This includes primary literature, ensuring full transparency to customers. Furthermore, a confidence score, ranging from 1 to 5, provides customers with our evaluation of the scientific weight for each test. This enables you to weigh the impact of each test result against its scientific evidence.

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A Word on Privacy

Your genetic data is anonymised and securely stored using gold-standard security protocols and ISO27001 management systems. Samples are destroyed after analysis, and users may always request that their genetic data – which is used only to provide access to their reports – can be deleted from our servers at any time.

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