We love working with brands and helping them to collaborate with our bloggers – so much so that we are always on the lookout for exciting people to talk about and share with them. During our extensive research to find the hottest trends and coolest products, we come across up-and-coming brands that we just have to introduce you to! Some of the brands below you’ll find in our opportunity board, others are simply companies our detectives found online. Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Edit this week.

Organic Acai Berry powder from Of the Earth Superfoodsacai-small-

Everyone knows that the acai berry is the hottest superfood of the moment; it’s bursting with antioxidants, radiance-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and immune-stimulating ingredients. Indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, this berry has ten times the amount of antioxidants as grapes and twice the amount of blueberries – meaning that both your skin and heart health are going to benefit massively from adding this to your diet. But how do you get your hands on the berry if you don’t live next to the sprawling Amazonian jungle? Well, the answer lies in freeze dried powders. Of the Earth Superfoods provide organic, Soil Association approved, acai berry powder that will power you through the day, without breaking the bank.

Pick it up at: Available in Wholefoods, Planet Organic and As Nature Intended,  as well as online across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Perfect for… Making a classic acai bowl using frozen bananas, frozen berries, a tablespoon of OTE acai berry powder and a splash of milk.

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You may have heard of Slendertone’s ab belts, but have you heard of their bottom belts yet? It may sound strange, but this innovative piece of equipment harnesses the same EMS power as the ab belts, to give your booty an added lift and sculpt. The perfect partner to your regular squats routine, just half an hour with Slendertone Bottom is as effective as doing 60 reverse leg lifts!

Pick it up at: Available from various retailers such as Argos, Tesco and John Lewis, as well as online in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and more.

Perfect for… Working on that power booty without having to lift a muscle

Oil Pulling Mouthwash by Georganicshome-slider-slide-3

Oil pulling has been a favourite activity of many health bloggers for a while now, but realistically, swishing coconut oil around your teeth for twenty minutes doesn’t leave the best flavour in your mouth. Introducing Georganics: the creators of naturally antibacterial oil pulling blends, flavoured with natural, food-grade flavourings and essential oils. For activated whitening, there’s the charcoal infused blend; for an added ‘zing’ factor, there’s ginger, and for a fresh tasting mouth, choose the peppermint variety.

Pick it up at: Available online worldwide

Perfect for… Reducing the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth, naturally.

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Any vegan who says they don’t miss cheese is lying (well, probably). Revolutionising the dairy-free alternatives to cheese, this decadent cream cheese is made from cashew nuts. After launching in September 2015 , Casheese is free from gluten, soya and additives, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. All flavouring ingredients are naturally fermented, and include omega oils and probiotics. Gozo Casheese is available in four flavours including Basil Pesto, French Herb, Smoked Paprika and Chive.

Pick it up at: Available in various stores across the UK; in London at Planet Organic, Harrods, Selfridges and Partridges; and online  int he UK at Gozo Deli.

Perfect for… Best enjoyed spread on crackers or stirred into pasta.