New wellness products and services launch all the time, each promising to improve your health and wellbeing in one way or another, often with sleek and science-y sounding marketing language and effusive celebrity spokespeople.
Some of these products and services actually deliver on those promises. The best wellness products can make a huge difference in your life, whether by helping you manage a chronic health condition, improving your overall wellbeing, or providing the extra support you need to reach your fitness goals. But others are just a waste of your money. And some are so misleading or problematic that they may even be more harmful than helpful. The problem is that it can be really tough to tell the difference. That’s where we come in.
SELF magazine is a health and wellness brand, and our mission is to help you take good care of yourself, your loved ones, and your communities. Our editors have all worked in the health and wellness space for years and are intimately familiar with the wellness market. And as service journalists, we’re also skilled at interviewing experts, combing through research papers, and differentiating marketing nonsense from the real deal.
We’re uniquely qualified to recommend products that will actually help you achieve your health and wellness goals. And that’s exactly why we’re launching The Best Products in Wellness, our new wellness product review vertical.
As part of our new foray into wellness product reviews, we’re also launching two new SELF-branded seals today.
Here are the details:
SELF Certified is the new seal that we’re giving to any product that earns a score of 7 or higher out of 10 in our newly launched product reviews. Before we even test a product for review, we first compile a set of testing guidelines and criteria, based on research, reporting, and interviews with subject matter experts about what our testers should be looking for while testing, and how they should evaluate the products during the testing process. This guarantees that we’re looking for the important stuff—think safety, accuracy, efficacy, and useability—and that every time we test a new product within that category, it gets the exact same treatment. Because of this rigorous pre-testing criteria process, you know for sure that any product that gets a SELF Certified seal is the best of the best.
We’re also launching another new seal—SELF Fave—dedicated to the products that our editors know and love and can’t live without. As health and wellness editors, we’ve tested and used countless wellness products over the years; SELF Faves are the ones that we keep coming back to, again and again, and enthusiastically rave about to anyone who will listen.
See all the SELF Certified winners here.
See all the SELF Fave winners here.
See all the product review criteria and testing guidelines here.
See all products that we reviewed—including the ones that didn’t get seals—here.
And see The Best Products in Wellness to find all of it in one place.
We’ll continue to review new products and highlight our faves on an ongoing basis going forward. If there’s anything you want us to review in the future, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, happy shopping—and be well!