Skincare and wellbeing specialist, Jennifer Young, has launched MPlus (The Menopause Plus) – a brand providing holistic, results-driven skincare products as well as information to help women feel their best during menopause and empower them to approach it in a way that feels right for them.
The luxurious skincare collection is 100% natural and has been formulated to target a wide variety of the unwanted consequences of menopause from skin changes to hot flushes, sleep disruption to anxiety, and low moods. The products are plant-based, superpowered by phytohormones (naturally occurring plant hormones) and essential oils selected for their therapeutic benefits. MPlus is a forum providing practical support and positive advice on everything from advocating for yourself at work to handling the impact of hormonal change on home life and relationships.
In addition to her skincare expertise, Jennifer Young is a highly respected specialist in spa therapist training. She made her name in oncology skincare and spa treatments, creating dedicated treatment protocols that enable therapists to treat cancer patients at all stages following diagnosis. Through her work with cancer patients, Jennifer has a long history of working with women who are going through menopause – both naturally and brought on by cancer treatment. It was this background that galvanized her conviction that women in menopause deserve better when it comes to handling hormonal change.
Now turning her attention to the challenges faced by women in menopause, in addition to her dedicated MPlus skincare collection, she has also created dedicated therapist training in hormone-balancing touch therapies as well as a Diploma in Hormonal Wellness Mentoring and Coaching.
“Women going through menopause have survived all that earlier life has thrown our way, giving us the skills to deal with everything that’s coming. We have found ourselves, we lead corporations, we are comfortable in our own skin, we are wise, we are forthright, we build businesses, and we employ people.
It’s insulting to present us as helpless at a time of life that, while not without challenges, is the start of a new phase. We are equipped to deal with menopause, we sometimes just need a little help along the way.
MPlus is about celebrating women and providing tools to embrace a new stage of life with the strength and power that we have been harnessing our whole lives.”
The MPlus range is a 100% plant-based collection superpowered by phytohormones and the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy, available at TheMenopausePlus.com.
About Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young is well known for her pioneering work in making touch treatments available to those being treated for, living with, and recovering from cancer. She has a BSc (Hons) in biology and is an experienced microbiologist, a nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a qualified aromatherapist, a beauty therapist, and a product formulator. She has two post-graduate qualifications in health-related fields, has been accepted by the courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases, has taught internationally, and has been active in medical research.
Jennifer began her work in cancer touch treatments when her local NHS hospital asked her to work with them and create specialist skincare and cosmetics for those going through treatment. As a result, she launched her skincare line, Beauty Despite Cancer, in 2013, and has since developed over 300 specialist products to treat the effects of cancer treatment on the body.
Knowing the vital impact of touch therapies on cancer patients, she also sought to break down barriers to entry when it came to treatments, creating protocols that were not just appropriate for the hospital and hospice environment but at spas and beauty salons as well, whilst also being acceptable to insurers as well.
Today Jennifer Young’s protocols are a globally accepted standard of specialist oncology touch therapy training, with therapies offered at 70+ UK spas and many more globally. They are also available in NHS and private hospitals, hospices, and charities.
Jennifer was named Tutor of the Year by the Federation of Holistic Therapists at the 2020 FHT Excellence Awards in recognition of a free accredited infection control course she developed to support professional therapists returning to work after the first lockdown.
Christopher Byrne, President of the FHT, said:
“The FHT Excellence Awards are designed to recognise individuals who are excelling in therapy practice and education and are an inspiration to others. Jennifer’s generosity has allowed literally thousands of therapists to access in-depth, reliable information and expert advice about infection control online, to help them return to providing much-needed treatments to their clients with confidence. I hope she is very proud to have been selected from a pool of high-caliber peers in awards that are recognised across the industry. Many congratulations, Jennifer, and thank you for supporting so many FHT members and other therapists at this difficult time.”
The MPlus Skincare Collection
Relaxing Night Body Routine – £90.00
Using the power of plants, our Relaxing Night Body Routine contains essential oils and nourishing, natural ingredients to nurture the skin and help you unwind. Formulated to help with the emotional and physical consequences of menopause, these soothing products place an emphasis on easing tension and helping prepare you for rest.
Includes three products for a complete menopausal skincare routine:
This cooling body spritz is lightly fragranced with rose and contains natural plant oestrogens which can help to combat the effects of menopause on your mind and body. It hydrates and tones the skin, and cools during hot flushes, while the gentle rose water fragrance helps to balance the mind and prepare you for rest at the end of the day.
The indulgent, lightly fragranced Comforting Night Body Oil is calming and soothing, helping to nourish the skin, ease away tension and prepare the mind and body for sleep at the end of the day. Using 100% natural ingredients, it contains naturally occurring plant oestrogens, which can help to balance hormones as part of your regular menopausal skincare routine. It supports skin health and combats the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause using nurturing grapeseed, coconut oil, and vitamin E. Meanwhile, essential oils including lavender, bergamot, red mandarin, and benzoin help to soothe skin, ease tension and prepare the mind and body for sleep during and after menopause.
Like HRT in a jar, our Comforting Night Moisturising Mousse is designed to help ease away tension caused by menopause and calm your mood, whilst also nourishing the skin, including skin affected by psoriasis, eczema and other forms of dermatitis. You only need to apply a small amount to the body before massaging it in. Use circular motions to moisturise and uplift. It’s a joyful addition to your daily skincare routine for menopausal skin.
Relaxing Night Face Routine – £95.00
Imbued with soothing rosewood, lavender, and bergamot, nourishing plant-based ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E, as well as phytohormones, each product in our Relaxing Night Face Routine is designed to treat the skin as well as ease tension, relax the mind and combat the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause.
The Comforting Night Facial Cleansing Oil is a nourishing and restorative cleansing oil designed to nurture the skin as well as prepare the mind and body for a good night’s sleep. Using 100% natural ingredients, it contains naturally occurring plant oestrogens, which can help to balance hormones as part of your regular menopausal skincare routine. It supports skin health and combats the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause using nurturing sunflower oil, castor oil, and vitamin E. Meanwhile, essential oils including lavender, geranium, clary sage, and rosewood help to soothe skin, ease tension and prepare the mind and body for sleep during and after menopause.
Containing 100% natural ingredients, this cooling face mist is lightly fragranced and contains natural plant oestrogens which can help to combat the effects of menopause on your skin. It hydrates and tones the skin and cools during hot flushes, while gentle orange blossom helps to balance the mind and prepare you for sleep.
Using 100% natural ingredients, our Comforting Night Facial Serum is a luxurious, moisturising serum containing plant oestrogens (including soy) which can help to balance hormones as part of your regular menopausal skincare routine. It supports skin health and combats the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause, containing nurturing grapeseed, jojoba, vitamin E, and evening primrose. Meanwhile, essential oils including lavender, geranium, clary sage, and rosewood help to ease tension and prepare the mind and body for sleep during and after menopause.
Our Comforting Night Facial Moisturiser is a nourishing moisturiser designed for daily use as part of your daily skincare routine for menopausal skin. It contains protective shea butter as well as nurturing sunflower oil and jojoba to support skin, while essential oils including lavender, geranium, clary sage and rosewood help prepare the mind and body for sleep during and after menopause. Part of our skincare with superpowers collection, it contains 100% organic plant-based ingredients including naturally occurring oestrogen to help balance hormones and ease the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause.
Revitalising Motivating Morning Routine – £210.00
A complete morning face and body skincare and wellness routine providing the best skincare for menopause, our Revitalising Motivating Morning Routine contains eight beautiful products that set you up for the day.
Formulated to help with the emotional and physical consequences of menopause, these zesty products place an emphasis on boosting your mood, nourishing your skin and soothing the mind.
From our cooling facial spritz (which is also great for hot flashes) to our canto-aging cleansing oil, fluffy body moisturiser and uplifting diffuser, each product in our Revitalising Motivating Morning Routine use the power of plants to energise you at the start of the day in a complete daily menopausal skincare routine.
Containing refreshing rosemary, our Motivating Morning Body Spritz helps to relieve hot flushes any time. Meanwhile, the uplifting fragrance adds to its therapeutic benefits, calming the mind and preparing you for the day ahead.
A light, fluffy body cream, rich in Vitamin E and therapeutic essential oils, the Motivating Morning Moisturising Mousse is energising and uplifting. Part of our skincare with superpowers collection, it contains 100% organic plant-based ingredients including naturally occurring oestrogen to help ease the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause.
This indulgent body oil is energising and uplifting, helping to nourish the skin, ease away tension and boost your mood at the start of the day. Natural ingredients like coconut oil and vitamin E, hydrate the skin and combine with plant oestrogens to help relieve the unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause. Meanwhile, essential oils including lavender, lemon, and rosemary lift the spirits and boost your mood.
Containing 100% natural ingredients, this fragrant cleansing oil has anti-aging properties and helps to improve skin elasticity. It cleanses, removes make-up, and rehydrates tired-looking skin, whilst energising fragrances offer therapeutic benefits for the mind as well as the body.
Our Motivating Morning Facial Spritz is a cooling face mist that’s lightly fragranced with geranium to energise and revive the mind and body. It’s super-powered with natural plant oestrogens which can help combat unwelcome emotional and physical consequences of menopause on your skin.
Using 100% natural ingredients, our Motivating Morning Facial Serum is a luxurious, moisturising serum that contains natural plant oestrogens that can help balance hormones during and after menopause.
A nourishing daily moisturiser designed to be used as part of your daily skincare routine for menopausal skin, our Motivating Morning Facial Moisturiser contains natural plant estrogens which can help balance hormones during and after menopause. Formulated with uplifting essential oils, it also helps to energise you at the start of the day.
Wrapping you up in the well-being powers of aromatherapy at home or in the working environment, the Motivating Morning Diffuser is imbued with essential oils including lavender, lemon, and rosemary, selected to improve energy levels and beat feelings of tiredness.
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