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What’s New at Superdrug?

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At Superdrug, we've been super busy over the last few months working on launching new brands and developing the best services for our customers. Read on to find out all about the latest products available to buy and the new interactive tools ready for you to try.

Give Our Product Finders a Go

We’re so spoilt for choice in the health and beauty industry, it can sometimes be a little tricky to narrow down all the amazing options we have! So, to help you discover the product that is perfectly suited to your needs, we have created a series of interactive tools to help transform your shopping experience.

For example, are you trying to give up smoking? We can help you find the right product and also show you how much money you can save by quitting.

Are your allergies getting you down? Find a formulation with our allergy finder to ease your symptoms.

Or perhaps you just want to give your overall health a boost? Well, our vitamin finder has been created to help you find the correct product to suit your needs.

If skin and makeup are more your thing, no worries, we have something exciting for you too! Our skin analysis tool will determine which products, available at Superdrug, are best for your skin type. All you need to do is answer a few questions, upload a selfie (say cheese!) and we’ll suggest your very own personalised skincare routine!

And for the makeup lovers out there, give our 60 second get the look makeup quiz a go and discover a brand-new makeup routine.

There’s lots lot explore, click here to give them all a go!

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Superdrug vitamin C range on an orange background

New & Exclusive: King C Gillette

Styling your beard has just become a breeze with the new King C Gillette range. The premium collection of facial hair styling products is bought to you with over 100 years’ experience and features beard trimmers, razor blades and beard grooming products.

Work your facial hair up into a lather with their Beard & Facial Hair Wash, style it to perfection with their Soft Beard Balm or give it a precise trim with their Beard Trimmer Kit.

Read more about the luxurious new range in our article ‘How To Master Your Beard Style With King C Gillette’ or explore the full range here: King C Gillette.

King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Cordless Men's Beard Trimmer Kit £19.99 Buy Now

NEW: Natural Cycles

Ladies, do you want to learn about your body and discover when you are most fertile? Natural Cycles offers you an effective way to manage all of these with their 100% hormone-free contraception method.

Natural Cycles isn’t a pill or an injection, it is in fact an FDA approved birth control app that puts the power in the palm of your hand!

Now available at Superdrug, you will find their Contraception Starter Kit, which includes a 6-month subscription to the app, as well as at-home Pregnancy and Ovulation tests.

How does it work?

The contraceptive app works in 3 steps.

 

One: Take your temperate first thing in the morning using the Natural Cycles thermometer from your starter kit.

 

Two: Enter your temperature into the app and Natural Cycles will analyse your unique cycle and identify your fertility status.

 

Three: Instantly find out if that day is a fertile day for you or not.

Natural Cycles Natural Cycles Natural Contraceptive Starter Kit 1 Pcs £29.95 Buy Now

Charting body temperature is not a new birth control method, however Natural Cycles pairs this traditional method with their algorithm that learns the pattern of your unique cycle (you also have to input your period and sex data, as well information on mood changes) to predict your fertile window.

To find out more about Natural Cycles and whether it is the right method for you, or to take a look at the full range available at Superdrug, click here: Natural Cycles.

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How to Tan Faster & Safer!

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There’s plenty of reasons to love the sun! It helps us top up those all-important vitamin D levels, it boosts the serotonin in our bodies making us feel better and of course, it can leave our skin with a beautiful glow. If you’re all about that tanning life and want to know how to tan faster (but also safely) this summer, read on for top tips on how to enhance your tan without damaging your skin.

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Sunscreen is a Must

If you think that forgoing applying sunscreen is the fastest way to get a tan, think again! Never put a golden glow before sun protection even if you don’t burn easily as the suns UV rays can still cause your skin to age prematurely and put you at risk of skin cancer.

Instead, opt for a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen with a 5*UVA rating to ensure you are protected from all angles!

 

Stock up your sun protection this summer: Sun Care

Solait Solait SPF30 Moisturising Sun Cream Spray 200ml £4.99 Buy Now

Know Your Tanning Times

Choosing the time you tan could be the difference between achieving a gorgeous glow or a sore sunburn! The sun is usually at its strongest between 10am and 3pm, so if you are exposed at this time ensure your skin is fully protected and you take regular breaks in the shade. Shade may seem counter productive in the quest for a tan but reducing the UV intensity you’re sitting in from time to time means you’ll be healthier, and your tan will be longer lasting.

Faux That Glow

If you’re a premier member of the pale skin club and find it difficult to develop a tan, don’t worry - there’s nothing wrong with giving your skin a helping hand by applying fake tan. But remember, fake tan offers no sun protection whatsoever so always apply your SPF when you’re out in the sunshine.

 

Get that instant golden glow: Shop Fake Tan & Bronzing

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Female with a beautiful tan in a garden

Eat Sun Friendly Foods

There are lots of fresh foods out there that can help you enjoy a tan for longer. The most commonly talked about one is carrots, as they are said to assist the production of melanin in your skin, while tomatoes and strawberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to help protect your skin and fight against dehydration.  We’re also fond of polyphenols, a group of antioxidants that can help protect against damage caused by the sun, which can be found in dark chocolate and a broad range of berries. Fruit salad, anyone?

Go for Gummies

Do you want a luminous look with zero tan lines and no fake tan faff? Well, welcome the utan Tan Gummies into your beauty routine! These cute little bear shaped chewable-skin capsules  are packed with the vitamins your skin needs to look fabulous in the sun, including beta-carotene, vitamin C and zinc. When you pop a gummy in your mouth, it is quickly absorbed through the membrane in the inside walls of your cheeks, working to protect the skin, helping with the formation of collagen and the maintenance of normal skin pigmentation. Plus, they also act as a tan accelerator by stimulating and enhancing the skin’s melanin production. We know what’s going on our summer wish-list!

utan utan Super-Strength Vaycay Gummies 60 Vegan £11.98 Buy Now

Do you want to spend less time in the sun but still achieve a deep, dark, golden tan? Sounds fab, right? Well that's exactly what Aussie brand The Fox Tan allows you to do! Their range of tan accelerating products have been formulated with active and exclusive ingredients to increase the melanin levels in your skin. The results? The realest tan ever! Their products help to get your skin prepped for time in the sun, so it's best to start using the range in the run up to your sun sesh and remember, they're not to be used in place of an SPF (they contain no protection at all) so always apply sun cream when you're settling into tan!

 

Be sure to check out the full range here: The Fox Tan

The Fox Tan The Fox Tan Rapid Tanning Elixir 300ml £15.98 Buy Now

Post-Sun Skin Protection

Lastly, before we let you glow-getters get your tan on, remember that maintaining a gorgeous glow doesn’t just happen when you’re poolside. At the end of your tanning sesh, hop in the shower to increase the longevity of your golden glow and then slather your skin with a nourishing after sun to prevent peeling and to keep you skin looking and feeling healthy, smooth and vibrant.

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Master Your Beard Style with King C Gillette

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Keep your beard groomed to perfection with the help of King C Gillette - a premium collection of male grooming and facial hair styling products and the latest brand to arrive New & Exclusive at Superdrug.  Let’s get to know the brand and their products with a step by step guide on how to master your own style and keep your beard looking its very best!

Step 1

Wash your face with King C Gillette face & beard wash

You can’t achieve the beard of dreams without looking after the face it grows on! So, lather up the King C Gillette face and beard wash, which is infused with argan oil, avocado and coconut water, and massage into your skin and beard to reveal clean, soft and ready to groom hair.

King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Men's Beard And Face Wash, 350 ml £6.66 Buy Now

Step 2

Trim your beard with the King C Gillette trimmer

Now your facial hair is clean, it’s time to start tidying it up. The King C Gillette trimmer contains sharp blades, that last a lifetime, and 3 combs with varying lengths so you can trim your hair to a precise, consistent length.

King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Cordless Men's Beard Trimmer Kit £19.99 Buy Now

Step 3

Once happy with your beard length, it is now ready to be styled and shaped!

Shaving your beard with a regular shaving gel often means you can’t see exactly where you’re shaving, so we’ve eliminated this problem with the King C Gillette Transparent Gel. Apply directly to your skin and beard for the most precise shave ever!

Next, use the King C Gillette Shave & Edging Razor to sculpt and define the edges around your beard line - a single edging blade at the back of the cartridge allow you to create accurate edges.

King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Men's Beard Oil, 30 ml £6.66 Buy Now

Step 4

Finish with applying a post shave product

Use the King C Gillette Beard Oil to condition the hair and to make it feel soft and smooth; the lightweight and non-greasy formula will also leave your hair with a healthy shine.

Alternatively, try the King C Gillette Beard Balm, which contains softening cocoa and shea butter to smooth any rough areas and leave the beard feeling soft, light and touchable.

King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Men's Soft Beard Balm, 100 ml £6.66 Buy Now
King C. Gillette King C. Gillette Men's Beard Oil, 30 ml £6.66 Buy Now
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Pamper Yourself at Home… You Deserve It!

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We don’t know about you, but one of the activities we spend our days dreaming about is a spa trip with the besties! Wrapping ourselves up in fluffy robes and sliding our feet into slippers before making our way down to the pool for a day of relaxation and treatments.

As dreamy as that can be, a spa trip may not always be possible but that doesn’t mean you need to miss out! Create an at-home spa experience with Superdrug and our range of cruelty-free products from setting the scene with candles to treating every part of your body. Here’s what you need to help you find that zen moment without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Set the Scene

When you step into a spa you are immediately greeted with a sense of calm, so recreate that atmosphere at home by dedicating a space to relax, this could be in your bedroom on freshly changed sheets or in a hot bubble bath. Once you have your space, light some beautifully scented candles and hit play on your most calming playlist.

Superdrug Home & Lifestyle Superdrug Good Vibes Only Scented Candle £4.99 Buy Now

Mask Moments

Face masks and facials have to be one of the most popular choices when it comes to treatments you can indulge in at the spa.  There is a face mask out there for every kind of skin concern, from super hydrating to antioxidant packed formulas to give your skin exactly what it is craving.

Superdrug Superdrug Skin Rescue Manuka Honey Peel Off Face Mask 15ml £0.99 Buy Now

Best Foot Forward

We keep our feet hidden in closed toe shoes and socks most of the year, but when it comes to unleashing them to the world when the sun does make an appearance, they may need a little TLC to get them looking their best! To tackle dry skin and cracked heels, slip on our Nourishing Foot Mask to each of your feet and let them work their magic for the duration of your at-home spa session. The deeply moisturising ingredients will ensure your feet are looking just as pretty as the gorgeous open-toed sandals you want to show them off in!

Superdrug Superdrug Tea Tree and Peppermint Nourishing Foot Mask £1.99 Buy Now

Happiness is…Freshly Painted Nails

Okay, so you’re delighting your complexion with a face mask and your feet are chilling in their nourishing socks it’s time to tackle your talons!

  • Start my removing any old nail polish with a cotton pad to reveal fresh, clean nails.
  • Apply a cuticle oil to the edge of your nails to soften the skin and gently push them back with a cuticle stick. If you need to trim the skin around the nail, this is the best time to do it.
  • Apply a base coat to strengthen your nails and leave to dry.
  • Next, apply two coats of your favourite Orly nail polish.
  • Once your second coat is dry, apply a topcoat to lock the colour in.
Orly Orly Bonder Base Coat 18ml £9.59 Buy Now
Orly Orly Breathable Morning Mantra 18ml £9.59 Buy Now
Orly Orly 3In1 Ultimate Top Coat Nail Polish 18ml £9.59 Buy Now

If you’re a regular at the nail salon and are unsure on where to start with looking after your nails, take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Nails.

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How to Celebrate ‘Pride Inside’ This Year

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Every June, all over the world, Pride is celebrated by millions of people from the LGBT+ community with their friends and family.  This summer, along with so many other annual events, Pride has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

However, just because the celebrations can’t continue outside, it doesn’t mean the show can’t go on! This year, we’re fully embracing #PrideInside, so grab your rainbow flags and give some of our stay at home Pride ideas a go, including our utterly fabulous new Pride Instagram filter.

Female with a rainbow flag

1. Attend a Virtual Pride Event

Would it even be a 2020 event if a virtual equivalent hadn’t been organised? We may not be able to drape our rainbow flags over one another in the street, but we say bring on the ‘self-isolation’ party!

There are a number of Pride events happening online, so be sure to mark them down in your diaries! Virtual Pride will be taking over our homes on Saturday 23rd May and will be hosted by TOWIE’s Bobby Norris with a variety of acts, speeches, and free performances on the day.

Global Pride will be taking place on 27th June and will include 14 hours of FREE online performances from people’s homes, plus you can listen to speeches from leading LGBT+ ambassadors and find free information on LGBT+ awareness.

2. Show us your Pride face

Let your creativity flow throughout the month of Pride with colourful, rainbow and glitter inspired makeup looks.  Tag us in your beautiful creations on social using the hashtag #PrideInside so we can see your work!

Revolution Revolution Reloaded Monster Matte Neon Eyeshadow Palette £14.99 Buy Now
Barry M Barry M Circus Sparkle Face Jewel £4.99 Buy Now

3. Bake a Rainbow Cake

Who knew lockdown would turn so many of us into novice bakers? From baking banana bread to piles of flapjacks, isolation has had so many of us giving Mary Berry a run for her money! Create your own showstopping, multi-coloured layer cake to celebrate the day.

4. Raise a Rainbow Coloured Glass

Wash your rainbow cake down with a vividly coloured cocktail or mocktail. Whether you opt for a fruit filled punch or a specially layered drink for one - what would a celebration with loved ones be without a drink to cheers!

Rainbow cake and drinks

5. Transform Your Home with Colour

When it comes to Pride, there is no such thing as ‘too much’ - so go nuts! Turn your home into a rainbow inspired, colourful, totally fabulous abode! We’re talking rainbow balloons and arches, Pride banners and bunting and flags flying from your windows. The more vibrant the better! If you can’t physically go to Pride, then bring Pride to you!

6. Pride? We Have a Filter For That!

Get into the spirit of Pride this June with our brand-new Pride Instagram filter coming in June. Watch this space for more info!

7. Hold an LGBT+ Movie Night

If glitter and chasing rainbows isn’t quite for you, then why not mark the occasion by arranging an LGBT movie night with your house mates or watch simultaneously with a loved one on video chat? Movies such as ‘Jenny’s Wedding’, ‘Weekend’ and ‘Love, Simon’ are all up there on our watch lists!

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Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Vision

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We all know that eating the right foods and exercising regularly is good for our overall health, but did you know it can also contribute to healthier vision too? From ensuring your plate is full of nutritious food to cutting down on your screen time, take a look at our lifestyle tips you can try to make the health of your eyes a top priority.

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Diet

Eating a balanced diet could help you achieve better eye health, so keep on reading to find out what to add to your next weekly shop.

Veggies

Green vegetables are full of something called carotenoids including lutein & zeaxanthin. These may help protect your eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts and you can find them in foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, avocadoes and romaine lettuce.

Fruit

In order to function properly, our need relatively high levels of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. You will find this beneficial vitamin in fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and berries as well as tasty peaches, red peppers and tomatoes.

You may have noticed the fruits and veg we have mentioned are all bright in colour, this is no coincidence!  They are all excellent sources of vitamin A and C and their pigments include carotenoids.

Grains

Healthy whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, whole-wheat breads and pasta contain vitamin E, zinc and niacin to promote overall eye health.

Fish

Oily fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which might reduce the risk of developing eye disease later in life. Fun fact: Oily fish can also help with symptoms of dry eye!

If you don’t like or eat fish how about trying omega-3 supplements or you can try other omega-3 rich foods such as flaxseeds, rapeseed oils, eggs, walnuts or soya foods such as tofu.

Minimise Computer Use

If you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, whether that be for work or personal use, it is really important to take lots of screen breaks. Staring at the screen for a long time can lead to dry eyes, so make sure you follow the 20-20-20 rule. To do this you need to look away from your computer every 20 minutes and gaze at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

Exercise Regularly

Finally, we’ve all heard a million times that regular exercise is good for both our physical and mental wellbeing, but it can help preserve your vision too! So, dust off your trainers and go for a walk or a run, or if you prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home there are many virtual classes and Instagram live sessions available right now for you to try. Remember, every movement counts!

 

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The Latest Must-Have Makeup Launches

Revolution Molten Body Shimmer range

If you want to know about the latest makeup launches to arrive at Superdrug, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up the best of the best to land on our shelves that any makeup enthusiast will want to get their hands on!

L’Oreal Paris Bambi Eye False Lash Waterproof Mascara

For dramatic, eye-opening lashes you need the new Bambi False Lash Waterproof Mascara from the experts at L’Oreal Paris. If there is something to know about creating an awesome lash formula, L’Oreal knows all about it! Expect long-lasting, curly, stand out lashes every single day with their latest launch.

L'Oreal Paris L'Oreal Paris Bambi Eye False Lash Waterproof Mascara £10.99 Buy Now

Revolution Soap Styler

Have you heard of the Hollywood trick of using a bar of soap to keep your brows in place? Well, this does just that but without you having to root around in your bathroom cupboards for a good ol’ bar of soap! The compact kit is perfect for on-the-go brow taming and achieving laminated looking brows. Revolution, you never disappoint!

Revolution Revolution Soap Styler £6.00 Buy Now
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NYX Professional Makeup NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Foundation Medium Olive £10.00 Buy Now

NYX Born to Glow Foundation

Blends effortlessly? Check! Covers redness? Check! Long-lasting? Check! When it comes to finding a foundation that ticks the boxes, NYX Born to Glow Foundation has got it going on! Available in an abundance of shades, with medium coverage, this foundation is out to impress. Oh, and the glow? The GLOW is what dreams are made of. You’ve just got to try it, trust us!

Flower Beauty Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush Wildrose £11.99 Buy Now

Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush in Wildrose

Enhance the natural tone of your skin with the new Powder Blush from Flower Beauty. Available in three pretty floral shades, your complexion will appear happy and healthy with just one swirl in the pan!

Flower beauty blusher pan and swatches

Revolution Glow Collection

Dream Beam Illuminating Primer

Do you love to sparkle? If so, you're going to be dazzled by the Revolution Glow range. The face and body collection includes everything you need to reach shimmery new heights!

If you live by the mantra 'bring on the glow' then the new Dream Beam Illuminator should be high on your wish list! The light pink, iridescent primer can be used alone to give you radiant looking skin or mix with your foundation for a subtle dewy finish.

Revolution Revoltion Beam Dream Illuminating Primer £5.00 Buy Now

Revolution Molten Body Pink Glow

Give your entire body the all over glow treatment with Revolution’s Molten Body Pink Glow. The lava like liquid (in appearance, not heat – obvs) blends effortlessly into the skin to create a dazzling, high-bronze effect.

 

Revolution haven't stopped there, why not check out the Glow Bronzers too?

Revolution Revolution Molten Body Glow Pink £15.00 Buy Now
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Revolution molton body shimmers
e.l.f. Cosmetics e.l.f. SRSLY Satin Lipstick Persimmon 3.5g £3.00 Buy Now

e.l.f. SRSLY Satin Lipstick in Persimmon

Looking for a lip colour that reminds you of chasing sunsets in summer? Well, this beauty is for you! The gorgeous orange hue is super-flattering on all skin tones and the silky-smooth formula will glide on like a dream. SRSLY, where has this lippie been all our lives?

The Quick Flick The Quick Flick Eyeliner Stamp – Grand in Intense Black £19.99 Buy Now

The Quick Flick Eyeliner Stamp

Is there anything more frustrating when it comes to applying makeup then trying to draw the perfect eyeliner flick? We hear ya and so do The Quick Flick! Their Eyeliner Stamp is here to save the day and ensure your cat eye is on point every single time!

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Say Hello to The New B. Filter Finish Foundation

All 24 shades of Superdrug's new B. foundation range

Today, we expect a lot from our makeup - especially our foundation.  It needs to keep up with our busy lifestyles and stay looking flawless from morning ‘til night. Not to mention it should be kind to our skin, our purses, and the planet too!

No longer should we have to compromise on one benefit so we can make the most of another and with the new foundation range from B. Cosmetics by Superdrug you don’t have to!

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All About B. Cosmetics

If you’ve never heard of B., you’re in for a treat! B. is Superdrug’s very own makeup and skincare range, created for beauty lovers by our very own skincare and makeup enthusiasts!

The range is vegan friendly, completely cruelty-free and won’t break the bank!

It’s as dreamy as it sounds, and the foundations have had a makeover! Here’s everything you need to know about selecting your perfect B. foundation…

B. Filter Finish Foundation

Shade Range

Gone are the days where 5 shades of foundation were considered enough! The new B. Filter Foundation comes in 24 gorgeous shades. So, whether you have fair skin, yellow undertones, an olive complexion, are naturally tanned or are looking for a foundation to perfectly match your dark skin - we’ve got you!

B. Cosmetics B. Filter Finish Liquid Foundation Shade 1 £9.99 Buy Now
B. Cosmetics B. Filter Finish Foundation Shade 17 £9.99 Buy Now
B. Cosmetics B. Filter Finish Foundation Shade 24 £9.99 Buy Now

Coverage

We wanted our Filter Finish Foundation to be accessible to as many people as possible, so we’ve created it to give you medium coverage. You can either allow your skin’s natural radiance to shine through by blending in a light layer or build it up for extra coverage.

B. Foundation arm swatches
B. foundation model shot

Finish

Do you remember the days where Instagram filters weren’t a thing to hide the signs of a late night, bad skin day or breakout in a photo? Nope – nor do we! Unfortunately for us, Insta filters can’t be applied IRL, but thankfully we have foundation! The B. Filter Finish Foundation has a pore-blurring, skin smoothing formula with a super-silky finish.

For Best Results

To get the most out of your foundation, why not pair it with one of B.’s fabulous primers? Create the perfect canvas for a smooth, flawless finish.

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Weaning Tips From Cow & Gate Foods

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Cow & Gate Foods is here to support you and your baby on your weaning, from first spoons to sharing family meals

Weaning is another exciting milestone for you and your baby. The Department of Health recommend weaning at around 6 months. Every baby is different, so you will be able to tell your baby is ready to move on to solids when you observe the following signs:

  • Your baby is able to swallow food - getting more in, than around, their mouth
  • Your baby is sitting up and holding their head steady
  • Your baby is directing objects towards their mouth and putting them in their mouth

“Breastfeeding is recommended for the first 6 months of life. Please speak with a healthcare professional before introducing solid foods.”

Baby weaving tips from Cow and Gate

5 Steps to Weaning

We know that weaning can be a confusing and overwhelming time for parents. As experts in weaning, Cow & Gate Foods have created a 5 Step Weaning Plan with simple, practical advice to help you and your little one as you embark on the weaning journey. We are passionately committed to producing quality food for your baby. That’s why our yummy baby food is full of responsible grown ingredients, tailored in texture and taste for your little one.

Our guide helps to ensure that your baby’s first tastes in food are varied and delicious and to encourage positive eating habits from their first spoon onwards.

1. Start with single vegetables and add thickness & texture

To encourage your little one to become a veg lover, help shape their taste preferences by giving them veggies early on in the weaning journey. Research has shown that by offering single veg for the first two weeks of weaning, you can help increase their vegetable acceptance later on. But all babies are different, so allow them to progress at their own pace.

The introduction of texture is also an important part of weaning. While single veg purees are a great way to start the introduction of veggies tastes, baby rice can be a nice way to introduce your little one to their first thicker textures! Unlike adult rice which must be cooked, baby rice is a fine milled grain that can be prepared with your baby’s usual milk for a familiar taste and exciting texture.

2. Mix it up with new fruit and vegetables flavours

Introduce a range of veg and fruit flavours now and they’ll be more likely to be adventurous eaters later on.

As well as new tastes, it’s time to vary the textures. At 6 to 7 months, you can start to offer your little one thicker purees and very soft lumps. You can also try different types of soft finger food.

Remember: it can take 8 to 10 tries before your little one will accept a new food – keep trying!

3. Keep going with veggies and introduce meat, fish, other proteins, dairy and carbohydrates

Have fun with yummy new combinations and exciting new ingredients.

Now you can start to be adventurous, adding new food groups to make sure your little one is getting a balanced diet.

4. Introduce mealtimes, starting with brekkie

Breakfast is a great time to try new things, because your little one is raring to go in the morning.

Creamy baby porridge with small, soft lumps makes a good first breakfast. You can add different fruits or a touch of cinnamon (but avoid adding sugar and honey!) for a yummy twist.

5. Get your little one into a routine by establishing three meals a day

You’re nearly there! Soon you’ll be enjoying healthy, happy mealtimes as a family.

With your little one almost ready to join the family for three meals a day (albeit a little smaller and mushier), it’s time for them to try some new textures. Between 6 and 8 months, it’s important that you gradually start to progress the texture to a thicker, mashed consistency and soft lumps, so that your little one continues to develop new feeding skills. At this stage, try mashing food where possible, rather than pureeing, to get your baby used to lumpier consistencies.

Cow & Gate Cow & Gate Chicken & Tomato Risotto Jar from 10m+ 250g £1.05 Buy Now
Cow & Gate Cow & Gate Fruit Mix Pouches from 4-6m+ 4x100g £3.15 Buy Now
Cow & Gate Cow & Gate Creamy Porridge from 4-6m+ 125g £2.05 Buy Now

By completing these steps, your little one will have the opportunity to gain familiarity with increasingly textured meals and interesting food flavours, establishing good eating habits from their first spoon.

Are you and your little one finding weaning stressful? It’s common to feel a little anxious but help is at hand.

Your Cow&Gate Foods team.

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Get Up to Half as Much Hair* on Your Brush with L’Oréal Elvive’s NEW Hair Workout Routine

L#Oreal Elvive Full Resist range

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt our hair grow weaker and more fragile. How? Seasonal changes, pollution, daily brushing and excessive styling. Hair is strong, but it’s definitely not invincible. If your hair has a tendency to break and fall, then just like your body, you need to give it a workout. But, what exactly is a #hairworkout?

L'Oreal Elvie Full Resist hair range
Actress Eva Longoria for L'Oreal Elvive's Full Resist hair care range

Haircare is The New Skincare

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed the rise of multi-step skincare routines and trends. One prominent example is the viral 10-step Korean skincare routine. However, there's a reason as to why 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' is such a popular phrase amongst skincare lovers. They are more aware than ever that maintaining healthy looking skin only requires a few steps.

 

With the start 2020, as well as a new decade, we are beginning to see a shift in our haircare regimes. We are no longer just using shampoo. We are now looking into multi-step routines, the same way we did with skincare. L’Oréal Elvive’s new range – Full Resist – provides just the right number and combination of products to help you with your hair workout.

Your New Hair Workout

The “Full Resist” hair workout routine is designed to build strength and resist damage. With Biotin, Arganine and Provitam B5, it leaves your scalp feeling healthy and your hair up to twice as strong for half the breakage. The best part? You may not need to worry about excessive fall out from breakage again*. We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide:

 

Step 1. Reinforce: Reinforce your lengths and nourish your scalp with Elvive Full Resist Reinforcing Shampoo. Apply on wet hair, massage scalp and lengths, then rinse.

 

Step 2. Protect and Detangle: Apply Elvive Full Resist Anti-Breakage Conditioner on wet hair, focusing on lengths. Leave for one minute then rinse. This anti-breakage conditioner helps protect and softly detangles your hair.

 

L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full Resist Shampoo 400ml £2.47 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full Resist Conditioner 400ml £2.47 Buy Now

Step 3. Resist: Apply Elvive Full Resist Brush Resist Cream onto dry or wet hair before brushing or styling. This leave-in cream helps protects your hair from friction, tension and breakage, with heat protection of up to 230°C. Brush it, twist it, style it - It resists!

 

Power Up: Supercharge your routine with the Elvive Full Resist Power Mask. Use on the scalp, lengths, as a rinse off or leave in hair. This multi-use hair strengthening mask has a lightweight and silicone free formula for a natural touch. On scalp, massage on roots for a stimulating feeling. On lengths, works in affinity with hair fibre from root to tip to instantly boost hairs resistance to brushing. As a rinse off, leave for 5 minutes on wet hair, then rise to leave hair feeling reinforced. As a leave in, apply on dry or wet hair and style as usual.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full Resist Brush Proof Cream 200ml £3.96 Buy Now
L'Oreal Paris Elvive L'Oreal Paris Elvive Full Resist Mask 680ml £6.43 Buy Now
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