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Our Study Well bundle for exam season

05 Apr 2022 • 8 min read


Most parents are heavily involved in keeping their kids healthy while they’re little, but as they start to grow up and become more independent, and act like they don’t need you, it can be harder to stay on top of their needs.

Thankfully, there are lots of easy ways you can support the health of your teen to keep them in tip top condition – especially during stressful exam seasons.

And with 96% of teenagers feeling more worried about exams returning to normal, we understand the importance of supporting them through it.

Not sure what to look out for? We’ve curated a bundle of the best new vits and wellness products to help get you started.

The Study Well bundle contains a selection of wellness products to help your teen cope with the demands of the exam season, starting with a healthy breakfast, natural skincare and products for a better night’s rest – but more on this below!

And for extra help, find out the top tips from our expert Child Nutritionist Sarah Bushell to help your teen get through exams in one piece.

In this article, you’ll discover

Top vitamins and minerals for teenagers

Let’s start off with vitamins and minerals – which ones are best for our teens? We’ve picked out the top two vitamin products to give them in the run-up to exams and beyond.

  1. Holland & Barrett Teen Fizz 20 Effervescent Tablets

Not everyone is a fan of taking tablets. The alternative? Effervescent tablets! And these ones come with a healthy dose of vitamins to help support the immune system during exams, with vitamin B6, B12, C, Zinc, Folic Acid and Gingko Biloba Extract. Plus, what teenagers don’t like a fruity cherry drink?

Key features

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Cherry flavour
  • Suitable for ages 13 and up
  • 20 servings in a tube

How to use

Pop one tablet into a glass of water, preferably with a meal. Don’t use more than once a day.

  1. Holland & Barrett Teen Brain Health With Omega 60 Softgel Capsule

Spending the majority of their time in school using their brains, it’s key to look after their brain health.

And one of the easiest ways to do this is to take these Omega 3 Brain Health supplements from the H&B Teen range.

With Omega 3, Iodine, Vitamins A, C and D in one serving, your teenager will be getting all the nutrients they need to support their brain health and cognitive function.

Key features

  • Not suitable for vegetarians
  • Softgel capsule format
  • Suitable for ages 13 and up
  • 60 capsules per bottle
  • Designed to support your teen’s brain health

How to use

Take two capsules per day with a glass of water – and preferably with a meal.

Top skincare products for teenagers

So we’ve covered supplements, but what about skincare?

A tricky subject for a lot of teens, skin issues can have a big impact on their confidence – discover these products to help support their skin issues.

  1. Holland & Barrett Aloe and Cucumber Face Wash

A simple staple in your teen’s skincare routine, this H&B Aloe and Cucumber face wash is perfect for both their morning and evening cleanse.

Dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin, this face wash contains soothing Aloe Vera and cooling Cucumber Extract.

Key features

  • Suitable for vegans
  • Cruelty free
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Bottle made from recycled materials

How to use

Squeeze a small amount into your palm then work into a lather. Massage into skin then rinse with warm water.

  1. Vitaskin Vitamin B Spot Target Gel

Last up in our list of the best skincare products for teenagers, is the Vitamin B Spot Target Gel from Vitaskin.

Formulated especially to work on individual spots, helping them to reduce in size and redness – so this may be a skin saviour when a big pimple pops up!

Key features

  • Suitable for vegans
  • Made from 97% natural ingredients
  • Contains vitamin B
  • Designed to reduce spot size and redness

How to use

Ensure the skin is cleansed before use. Apply a thin layer to the affected area in the evening.

What our customers think

Fam_ - 5/5 stars - probably the best spot gel i've ever used

“It feels good, smells good and if applied appropriately and generously - it flipping works. yeah it does kinda peel after, like elasticky peel as the gel drys (particularly if you use loads in one area). but yeah just apply at night, or after treating your face, washing your face - on the affected areas - and it does wonders. before or after you put on moisturising cream.”

Top foods for teenagers

Diet is a vital component of general wellness – and it’s the same for teenagers.

So we’d recommend trying to get some of these nutritious (and tasty) foods to help keep them feeling good.

  1. Holland & Barrett Vitamin E Snack Pack 67g

Looking for quick, simple and healthy snacks to give to your teenager? The H&B Vitamin E Snack Pack is a great place to start.

Packed with flame raisins, cranberries, hazelnuts and peanuts, this snack contains a balanced amount of healthy fats, protein and fibre – and the perfect combo of sweet and crunchy!

Key features

  • Suitable for vegans
  • Nothing artificial
  • On-the-go snacking
  • Source of Vitamin E and Biotin
  1. Holland & Barrett Porridge Oats 

Set your teenager up for a day of exams with porridge oats in the morning. If they aren’t a fan of porridge, why not try turning these into overnight oats, baked oats or even flapjacks to give your teen the support they need!

Key features

  • Plant based
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • High in fibre

Top sleep and relaxation products for teenagers

And last, but by no means least, we have sleep and relaxation products.

In the age of social media and ever-expanding technology, it can be difficult for teenagers to cut off – so trial some of these top products to help them drift off.

  1. Nelsons Rescue Remedy Night Spray 20ml

Designed to help your teens achieve a quality night sleep, naturally.

The Rescue Night Spray from Bach contains flower essences including Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum with White Chestnut.

The Bach essence White Chestnut has been used to help switch off the mind from unwanted repetitive thoughts – making it ideal for exam season.

Key features

  • Alcohol free
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Contains natural ingredients
  • Designed to help the mind switch off

How to use

Activate the spray pump before use, bring the spray nozzle up to the mouth & apply 2 sprays on the tongue. Do not spray into the throat or eyes.

What our customers think

Rach80 – 5/5 stars – Exam stress

“Bought to help my son with his exam stress! Absolutely brilliant!! So pleased I tried this as he has slept much better since starting to use this!”

  1. So Eco Calming Sleep Eye Mask

If your teenager doesn’t have blackout blinds in their room, or if they share with a sibling, they may struggle to get the shut eye they need.

The solution to this is to use an eye mask like this one from So Eco, so they won’t be disturbed by streetlights outside or screens in their room.

Key features

  • Made with natural cotton
  • Adjustable strap
  • Ideal for travelling
  • Cruelty free and vegan friendly
  • Low impact on the environment

How to use

Simply place over eyes, once tucked up in bed!

Top expert tips from our Child Nutritionist

As well as using our Study Well bundle, what else can you do as a parent to support the health of your teen during exam season? Our very own Child Nutritionist Sarah Bushell recommends the following:

  1. Set your teen up for success with a regular schedule for meals and in-between meal snacks and try to stick to time as much as possible. Aim for something to eat every 3-4 hours.
  2. Make sure that meals contain all five food groups and snacks contain at least three. Think of them as mini-meals!
  3. When your teen is revising, make sure they drink plenty of fluid. Aim for 2.5 litres per day.
  4. Encourage your teen to move their bodies or exercise. Doing this first thing at the start of their day will increase the blood flow to the brain which helps clarity of thought.
  5. Take regular breaks. Teens need to stop revising every 45-60 minutes, stand up and walk around and do something different for 15 minutes.
  6. If your teen revises better with music on or with a group of friends, let them. Some will find this a distraction, others will find it helps. Some young people need silence and others find silence is the worst thing. We’re all different.
  7. Meditation, quiet time and visualisation are very powerful tools that can help silence the mind if your teen is starting to feel stressed. Sitting in silence for 10 minutes a day can be a very powerful exercise to realign and bring calm.
  8. Go to bed at a reasonable time every night. They should avoid looking at their phone in the hour before and avoid late nights till after the exam season is over.
  9. Start the revision timetable earlier than you think. It’ll help your teen feel less pressured – you want to avoid any last-minute cramming sessions!

The final say

Feeling a little more confident about supporting the health of your teen during their exams? From vitamins and minerals to skincare, check out our Ultimate Guide To Teen Health for more information. 

Ultimate guide to teen health

Teenagers are at an awkward age. Luckily, you as their parent or guardian can help. From knowing which vitamins are best for them to helping them with their skin health, we cover all bases in this guide.

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 5 April 2022


Author: Doaa Al MosawiInternational Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Mar 2019

BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science

After completing her BSc in Biomedical Science, Doaa worked in Research and laboratory for 3 years. Doaa was also a member of a product development team in a manufacturing company specialising in sun care and personal care products, researching and providing regulatory advice regarding international regulations.

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