Trends and opinions

More than half of health conscious people suffer from digestive health problems

Professor-Leon-DicksMore than half (54 percent) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health conscious individuals. Respondents indicated that 77 percent suffer from bloating, 76 percent said they have constipation and 28 percent experience regular diarrhoea.

Is your probiotic gluten-free

Professor-Leon-Dicks-probioticsAs more information about the benefits of probiotic use is becoming increasingly available, Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, stresses the importance of choosing a probiotic that is gluten-free.

Survey finds young women perceive healthy hair more important than sex

Dr Klenk in the research laboratory A healthy head of hair is more important to young, upmarket South African women than an active sex life, attractive body or owning a car. This is according to a new survey of 1 001 women aged between 18 and 39, who are based in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Johnson’s tops cosmetics and personal care brand ranking

The cover of the PDF of the Brand Finance Cosmetics 50 reportBrand Finance – a leading valuation and strategy consultancy – values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies every year. The 50 most valuable cosmetic brands are featured in the Brand Finance Cosmetics 50.

Google reveals what’s trending in skin care

Think-with-Google-Beauty-Trends-ReportIf you’re interested in skin care trends and consumer preferences in Japan, the US and France, Google has compiled a unique beauty trends report using search engine data. 

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