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Zest (magazine)

Zest magazine
Zest April 2012
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(June 2013)
First issue 1994
Final issue January 2014
Company Nat Mags
Country United Kingdom

Zest magazine was a monthly magazine for women looking for health, beauty and fitness advice published in the United Kingdom by Hearst Magazines UK, formerly Nat Mags. It was published between 1994 and January 2014.


Zest started life as banded-on supplement with Cosmopolitan in autumn 1994 and launched as a monthly magazine in April 1996. Previous editors include Vanessa Raphaely and Eve Cameron and the current editor is Mandie Gower. Zest was guest edited by celebrity figure Elizabeth Hurley in June 2010.[2] Hurley then went on to appear on the cover of Zest magazine in January 2012.

Zest had the highest circulation within its competitor set.[3] It was also included twice a year by the National Readership Survey and had a readership of 160,000.[4]

Zest also published a digital edition via the Apple Newsstand and issues were downloadable via a Zest app. The magazine has also produced a book called Running Made Easy.[5]

The magazine ceased publication with the January 2014 issue.[6]


  1. ^ "Mag ABCs: Full circulation round-up for the first half of 2013".  
  2. ^ Barros, David (21 May 2010). "Elizabeth Hurley guest edits Zest". MediaWeek. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Zest Magazine". Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "NRS Readership Estimates - Women's Magazines January - December 2011" (PDF). National Readership Survey. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Zest: Running Made Easy". Amazon. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hearst closes Zest magazine". MediaWeek. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
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