Feel fuller for longer and prevent muscle damage with top protein products

PROTEIN helps you feel fuller for longer, preventing workout-related muscle damage and slowing the rate at which you absorb sugar.

Today I look at some of the new protein-related products on the market, while our Beauty Editor puts SPFs for your face to the test.


with Jane Atkinson


  • Bodyhero plant-based bars, £2.50 per bar or £2.19 if you subscribe from bodyhero.com – buy now

Bodyhero makes plant-based bars designed to aid recovery from exercise and boost muscle growth.

Contains 20g vegan protein from Canadian yellow split peas, high in fibre, low in sugar and includes antioxidant green-tea extract.

Satisfying and I loved the taste. 267 cals, 19.6g protein per bar, 21.5 per cent fat.


  • ShakeSphere, £55 for 700ml capacity from shakesphereuk.com – buy now

The ShakeSphere is a clever three-in-one reusable shaker, thermos and water bottle that was a Dragons’ Den success story.

Use it to break down powders and even puree soft fruits without blades.

Drinks are hot for up to eight hours or cold for an impressive 12.

Easy to clean and BPA-free, with a finger carry clip. Brilliant.


  • Rejuvenated protein smoothie powder, £21.50 for 420g/14 servings from rejuvenated.com – buy now

Rejuvenated’s protein smoothie was developed for dieters and keep-fit fans.

One scoop gives 21g of pea protein with muscle-firming amino acids.

Contains green tea to stimulate fat oxidation.

The choc option is great. I will buy again.


with Gabriella Stein


  • Eucerin Sun Oil Control Gel-Cream SPF50+, £15.99 for 50ml from superdrug.com – buy now

A facial SPF formulated for oily skin.

The gel absorbed instantly, leaving no greasy residue, which made make-up application fuss free.


  • Green People scent-free facial sun cream SPF30, £20 for 50ml from greenpeople.co.uk – buy now

A natural facial sunscreen, the scent-free formula is made with over 70% certified organically-grown ingredients, sustainably sourced plants and is marine-safe meaning it is free of any aquatic toxins.

Contains antioxidants edelweiss and rosemary to protect skin as well as anti-ageing green tea to protect and maintain collagen and elastin in the skin.

Aloe vera is added to soothe and hydrate.

The perfect option for sensitive skin types or those who are looking to move towards more natural skincare products!


  • Supergoop Glowscreen SPF30, £32.00 for 50ml from cultbeauty.co.uk – buy now

Primes and protects as well as shielding from UVA & UVB rays.

Absorbed completely leaving the skin with a radiant glow and smooth surface.

The primer blurred minor blemishes – fab for make-up free days or as a base for make-up application. My favourite.

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