SELF: 10 Wellness Products That Made Our Lives Better This Month


All the stuff we’re legit gushing about.
Images courtesy of the brands

Here at SELF, we’re always testing wellness products—whether it’s cult-favorite makeup, skin-care products (ahem, SPF!), fitness gear, or food, we’re always trying out something. We’re so lucky that this is part of our job—getting to play with free stuff is a pretty awesome perk. But not everything lives up to the hype, so when something stands out from the pack, we’re excited to share it with our readers. Here, SELF staffers gush about 10 products they tried and legitimately loved this month.

(Note: This list includes a mix of stuff sent to us for free for testing and stuff we purchased recently, but everything is here just because we actually really like it.)

All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.


Lululemon Align Crop 21", $88

“Anyone under 5’3 knows how hard it is to find a pair of cropped leggings that are actually 'cropped,' but lately I’ve been swearing by these Lululemon ones from their Align collection. Petite sizes rejoice: They have a 21” inseam, are high-waisted, and made from the softest, most buttery fabric you’ll find. Trust me, they’re so worth it.” —Talia Abbas, editorial assistant

Available in 14 colors and in sizes 0 to 14.

Buy it: $88,


Yellow Willow Yoga Classic Yoga Mat, $98

“I recently replaced my old yoga mat with this one from Yellow Willow Yoga, and I’m so happy I did. Not only are the prints super fun, all their yoga mats are made from recycled and natural materials—the underlay is made from an eco-rubber—and the non-slip surface allows me to stay firmly planted in my poses. Best of all, it’s biodegradable and machine washable. A solid choice for anyone looking to invest in their yoga practice. ” —Talia Abbas, editorial assistant

Buy it: $98,


Runderwear Low-Rise Hipsters, $65

“Athletic underwear is sort of the best thing ever. It's usually made of really comfortable anti-chafe material and built to not ride up, and these hipsters from Runderwear are no exception. The seamless, stretchy, and soft material is also moisture-wicking, which is key not only during a sweaty workout but on a regular ol' steamy hot summer day. I've been wearing these a lot this summer, and not just on runs. The material is seriously so buttery soft and comfortable it's kind of unbelievable.” —Amy Marturana, senior fitness editor

Available in five colors and in sizes S to XL.

Buy it: $65 for a pack of three (originally $75),

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sunscreen SPF 50, $12

“I recently spent 10 days in Colombia, where, depending on which city you're in, the weather can be 100 degrees and incredibly muggy or 75 and sunny with a cool breeze. But in either scenario, you were bound to get scorched by the sun—even with cooler temps, we were up in the mountains with high UV exposure. I brought a singular bottle of Neutrogena's Hydro Boost sunscreen with me and I was incredibly pleased. I use their Hydro Boost body lotion for my legs, which get super dry, so I thought I'd give the sunscreen version a go when I stumbled across it in Duane Reade. It was not-greasy, rubbed in flawlessly, and nailed the consistency as neither a thick, zinc-y lotion nor a gel, but a sweet spot in between. It felt hydrating, smelled pleasant, and wasn't totally ruined by sweat and water. Overall, it made sunscreen application a much more pleasant experience.” —Hannah Pasternak, senior editor, emerging platforms

Buy it: $12,


ProCIV Reusable Makeup Remover Pads, $13

“I’ve found that my skin loves micellar water as a gentle cleanser/makeup remover, but I was getting a little uncomfortable with the amount of cotton rounds I was going through using it twice a day. So, I made the switch to these reusable makeup remover pads and have so far been really into them! They’re soft enough that they don’t bother my sensitive skin. And they’re big enough that I really only need to use one a day (I use one side in the morning and the other side to take off my makeup at night). Plus, I love that they come with their own bag for washing.” —Sarah Jacoby, senior beauty editor

Buy it: $13,


Hydroflask Soft Cooler Pack, $270

“Summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach and the Hydroflask Soft Cooler Pack is my new favorite beach companion. This soft cooler can hold up to 22 liters (without ice) and keeps my drinks cold for up to 48 hours. The easy- access top makes it perfect for loading in the drinks and the backpack straps have padded shoulders for extra carrying comfort.” —Cheryl Carlin, senior analytics manager

Buy it: $270, amazon.comalite-designs-chair

Alite Stonefly Armchair, $98

“Whether you are camping, backpacking or watching a concert, these armchairs will be your new favorite companion. The stonefly armchair is lightweight and packs into a small bag for easy travel. These chairs also have dual cup holders and armrests so you can lounge wherever you are.” —Cheryl Carlin, senior analytics manager

Buy it: $98 (originally $135),


Spi Belt Cool Blue Pineapple, $23

“I've used my fair share of running belts, and the Spi Belt is one of my all-time favorites. It's small but expands to fit way more than you'd expect (phone, key, lip balm, mid-running snack), and it lays tight against your body so it doesn't bounce at all. I've been using this cute limited edition summer print lately and really love it.” —Amy Marturana, senior fitness editor

Buy it: $23,, or $20,


La Perla Pyjama Set, $398

“Admittedly these silk PJs are super fancy, but they make me feel that way, too. I specifically feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's at her most glamorous whenever I slip them on, plus, they help me stay cool at night in the summer heat, which definitely makes their price worth it.” —Tiffany Dodson, associate market editor

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Buy it: $398, bloomingdales.comintimissimi

Intimissimi Lace and Silk Top, $69

“One of my daily indulgences in the name of self-care (and better sleep) is slipping into a silk sleep set, like this one from Intimissimi with its matching shorts, $49. The camisole and is perfect for hot summer days because of how light it is, and I promise you it’s just as comfortable as that five-year old T-shirt you love.” —Talia Abbas, editorial assistant

Available in 13 colors and in sizes XS to XL.

Buy it: $69,

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