As the health editor of mindbodygreen, it’s my job to be up to date on all the latest trends and technologies in wellness and integrative medicine. Lucky for me, learning and thinking about health is what I actually like to do in my spare time, too. Lately I’ve been spending my weekends perusing local pharmacies (I swear, I do have friends!) because I’ve noticed that they’ve started offering some more natural and wellness-friendly options. And I’m not just talking about trendy Brooklyn pharmacies like City Chemist or the Modern Chemist—which are chock full of high-end natural beauty products, healthy foods, and alternative remedies to go along with the typical over-the-counter options—but mainstream pharmacies as well, like Walgreens and CVS.
The change is pretty noticeable: Have you been in a CVS lately? Among other big moves like removing tobacco from their stores and adding a section of gut-health-friendly supplements, snacks (we see you, Farmhouse Culture Kraut Krisps), and drinks—they’ve really started dipping their toes in the world of natural health.
This got us thinking: What are the most progressive health and wellness products at CVS right now? I went on a little shopping spree to pick out the products I wouldn’t mind adding to my own medicine cabinet: