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 on our Collaborate board, others are simply products our team can’t live without. Let’s take a look at what’s trending in the HBC Recommended Edit this week.

Alflorex Precision Biotics

Alflorex is an award winning natural food supplement developed by Alimentary Health: a globally recognised leader in developing precision probiotics. Alflorex is the only product in Europe to contain the unique PrecisionBiotic 35624 culture, part of the B. infantis strain family, which has been specifically selected to work where it is needed in the human gut. Backed by over 15 years of clinical research, with the findings appearing in over 50 scientific journals, the unique 35624™culture is the number one gastroenterologist recommended strain in the U.S. Alflorex contains an elite and natural ‘smart targeting’ PrecisionBiotic strain which delivers benefit exactly where it’s needed. RRP: £29.95

Perfect for… Showing your gut some love.
Pick it up at: Alflorex is now available from Boots, Rowlands and Day Lewis pharmacies nationwide in the UK and online at Alflorexbiotics.com

MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion

Not only is the design of the bottle reminiscent of a whimsical enchanted forest, but the scent also transports you to a magical world of relaxation. If you’re feeling tense, stressed or anxious, adding 2-3 drops of this potion to your bath will help to calm your mind and relax your muscles. The potion is a mixture of refreshing peppermint, detoxifying fennel, calming fir needle and sweet birch which combine to offer the ultimate relaxation. What’s more, the product is not tested on animals and is vegan-friendly.
Perfect for… Spending some me-time in the best possible way.
Pick it up at: Available online at MOA.London

Cinnamon & Clove Soy Wax Candle

The cinnamon and clove soy wax candle from PHB Ethical Beauty is . a treat for the senses as well as the earth: it is made using 100% natural and ethically sourced ingredients. There area a variety of scents to choose from, including Peppermint & Rosemary, Lemongrass & Lavender, and Ylang Ylang & Patchouli, but the Cinnamon & Clove combination is a winner for us. Each candles is carefully blended and poured by hand, and all candles are scented using only pure essential oils, so the relaxing aromas linger long after the candle has been extinguished.

Perfect for… Adding some ying to your yang by creating a relaxing mood
Pick it up at: Available online from LoveLula and PHB Ethical Beauty.

Pack’d Energy Smoothie Kits

Like any health blogger, we love a good smoothie bowl every now and then, and these handy ready-made smoothie packs from Pack’d make morning smoothie bowls so much easier. The Energy pack comes with all the fruit and superfoods you need to get a rocket boost of energy, combat tiredness and fatigue, and fire up your metabolism. We particularly love the handy superfood sachets that have a variety of ready-portioned healthy extras in them, including flax seed, maca, cacao and guarana. These superfoods, combined with the fruit and veg provide a great source of vitamin C, K, fibre, Magnese and Potassium without any purées, additives, preservatives, or concentrates.

Perfect for… Starting your day feeling energised and focused.
Pick it up at: Available at Sainsbury’s, Tesco Express, As Nature Intended and more.