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 products to share. 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.

Cool Down Primer + Recovery Gel, SportFXRecommended edit

If you work out in the morning, this multi-tasking gel will be a game-changer. The infusion of Aloe Vera, a clever vitamin E, C and F complex and the cooling agent instantly soothes and calms redness, whilst the non-greasy finish creates the perfect base for your BB cream. It’s a beauty essential if you need your make-up to stay in place for the entire day, whilst correcting and nourishing the skin at the same time. Remember to avoid the eyes & mouth!

Perfect for… The cooling gel is paraben free, dermatologically tested and designed for high endurance, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin!

Pick it up at… Available on www.sportfx.com, RRP: £9.99

Vanilla Chai Qnolaqnola2

This limited edition Qnola is a comforting blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, flaked almonds and toasted coconut. It’s the perfect granola for warding off winter illnesses and giving your immune system the boost it needs. Thanks to all the warming spices and hints of sweetness from the coconut, this Vanilla Chai Qnola is a loving breakfast for a deeply nourishing and delicious start to the day.

Perfect for… serving with coconut yoghurt and a drizzle of honey
Pick it up at… Available online and in store in Wholefoods, Selfridges and Waitrose. Check map for stockists nearby.

Raw Reserve, Amazing GrassRRGBE030BTUK_V02__48746.1424952960.1280.1280

If you’re looking for a product that has every nutrient your body could possibly need in one, then look no further than the Raw Reserve blend from Amazing Grass. It’s a mixture of algaes, cereal grasses, sea vegetables & other functional foods, and packs a whopping 25 billion live probiotics per serving. We’re not going to lie to you here, the taste is not for the faint-hearted. The experienced raw foodie who doesn’t need stevia to sweeten things up will probably enjoy it, but everyone else may need to work their way up gradually. Raw Reserve is completely raw, vegan and of the highest quality.

Perfect for… Getting your greens, probiotics and complete dose of daily nutrients in one go.
Pick it up at… Available online in the UK & USA, and in store at Planet Organic, Whole Foods and other independent health shops.

Watermelon Water, What a Melon 13239079_1608797592781903_7257407612693854065_n

Launched in May this year, What a Melon watermelon water is a tasty alternative to coconut water, made from  100% natural watermelon with just a squeeze of lemon juice added. It’s packed full of re-hydrating electrolytes, and includes the added benefit of the anti-oxidant lycopene and the muscle-loving amino acid citruline – so it’s even better for letting you get your sweat on. Now all you need to do is close your eyes, sip your juice and imagine you’re on an exotic beach in the Bahamas. Sigh.

Perfect for… Getting your juice fix whilst rehydrating post-workout

Pick it up at… You can find it in store at Whole Foods and Planet Organic, or online