Well and Good just released the top 18 wellness trends they foresee for 2018. They’re so on point with these every year so I could not be more excited! Here’s what they predicted:
No. 1. “If you like turmeric, you’re going to love moringa.” It’s supposedly an even more powerful inflammation fighter and actually has a likable, slightly sweet taste.
No. 2. “Skin care that protects you from the tech world and pollution. UV rays, pollution, blue light from laptops, and harsh ingredients do a number on our skin—which is why the next wave of skin-care products is working to support it in the modern world.”
No. 3. “Self-Care is essential, not an indulgence. Busy women (so, all of us) are realizing that me-time isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.” Amen to this. Say ‘no’ more often.
No. 4. “Women are using technology to disrupt birth control access. Female founded start-ups are side stepping politicians with birth control delivery services and at-home STI testing to get women care they need.” This should be available to everyone seriously so YGG on this one.
No. 5. “Bringing the fitness studio home. Marquee-name fitness gurus and mega brands that capture the magic of an IRL sweat sesh want to get into your living room.” I’ve been seriously considering investing in a Peloton though…
No. 6. “Pet food that’s as healthy as yours. You and you’re four legged friend will have more similar eating habits than ever before.” Stop buying your dog food that’s mostly fake crap.
No. 7. “Brain-Boosting supplements are the new medicine cabinet MVP. Nootropics are about to give a little dose of “Limitless” to the nation.” Focusing on l-theanine and the stimulant and “happiness-hormone booster” phenylethylamine, nootropics such as Nootrobox and Trubrain are next on my list to try now that I’ve mastered BulletProof Coffee.
No. 8. “Home decor goes woo woo. If 2017 was the year of staying in, 2018 is when you’re home style will get a whole lot healthier (and palo santo-scented).” Home Depot now carries an array of Himalayan salt lamps. And Lulu Lemon tested a collaboration with Pottery Barn this year…
No. 9. “Longevity is the new ‘anti-aging.’ Don’t know your telomeres from your mitochondria? You will soon enough.” Explained in depth in the article but basically in 2018, we’re going to see a growing obsession with the most microscopic elements of the process of aging
No. 10. “Activewear shows its softer side. The hottest looks next year will be the ones that make you look great and feel cool…calm, and collected.” I’m going to a post on cozy activewear because who doesn’t lounge in their activewear already?!
No. 11. “Biohacking is the next wave of women’s wellness. Women are taking the Silicon Valley boys’ club craze and adapting it for their own biology.” Think Bulletproof coffee, Moon Juice’s adaptogens, ketogenic and Paleo diets, the science behind menstrual cycles and the skin’s microbiome
No. 12. “Welcome to the era of lunar everything…awareness of Mercury in retrograde and zodiac seasons are about to be as mainstream as horoscopes.” This is so exciting because I’ve been trying to explain about mercury in retrograde actually affects us and no one gets it…yet.
No. 13. “High-tech sleep science arrives in the bedroom. This is the year technology is welcomes into the bedroom to actually improve the quality of your zzz’s.” Download the Sleep Cycle app.
No. 14. “Nut-milk yogurt, now colonizing a dairy case near you. Change is coming to yogurt culture.” If you haven’t cut out dairy yet…
No. 15. “Clean makeup finally nails bold color and full coverage. Every seriously pigmented shade you could ask for, minus the questionable ingredients.” This is everything – who doesn’t want a full coverage foundation that doesn’t make you question what the hell could possibly make it so thick? This used to be a rarity but now Target even carries Honest Beauty’s makeup.
No. 16. “Kombucha goes big —and craftier. Here’s a fizzy paradox for you: 2018 may be the year the gut-health-friendly beverage becomes more mass and more niche than ever.” Let’s also hope cheaper because I love kombucha and the benefits and probiotics but $$$
No. 17. “Women’s coworking clubs: chic covens for connection. Smart, driven women are plotting world domination over matcha…in feminist-first (and Instagram-worth) spots.” This is so exciting and I hope something like this comes to Charlotte. (We already have Industrious and Hygge and I’m sure a few more I don’t know about).
No. 18. “Analog destinations to unplug are the new *it* spots. Where disconnecting is the entire point…not the sign of a bad WIFI connection.” I recently went to the mountains with the intention of being out of cell service and disconnecting but ended up going 3 gig’s over my data.