BEAUTIFUL SKIN COMES FROM WITHIN
Beauty begins in the belly. Edible Beauty, or ‘ingestible beauty’ is the new kid on the wellness block. What might have appeared as just another beauty fad, is now a whole new category of skincare and set to become a multi-billion dollar industry over the coming decade. When The Beauty Chef started out, in the infancy of gut health research, the ‘benefits of bacteria’ was a hard sell, and the idea of internal beauty was met with more than a few raised eyebrows. But The Beauty Chef founder, Carla Oates, knew she was onto something and pioneered the way forward with her range of bio-fermented wellness supplements, revolutionised the beauty industry and built an edible beauty empire.
Why should we approach skin health from the inside? 70% of our immune system lives in the gut, where hormones are metabolised and enzymes made, so it comes as no surprise that when our gut is out of balance, so is our skin.
Carla was working as a beauty editor for a mainstream newspaper when she became concerned with the amount of toxic chemicals in mass market cosmetics. Like so many, she suffered with eczema as a child and understood the relationship between poor diet and harsh chemicals, on the skin. After reliving the same battle with her daughter’s eczema, Carla came across new research about the link between gut and skin. Armed with a basic understanding and first hand experience of digestive health and its impact on skin, Carla set about researching natural healthier alternatives for skincare from the inside out. The Beauty Chef was born.
The hero product of The Beauty Chef range is GLOW Advanced Inner Beauty Powder. With plenty of players on the Edible Beauty scene, and just as many ‘superfood’ powders on the market, what differentiates GLOW from its competitors? Based on the premise that fermented foods are more nutrient available (sometimes up to 200 more than non-fermented), GLOW contains a unique bio-fermented formulation, created alongside a team of microbiologists and made using a unique process called Bio Flora, backed with 20 years of research.
In addition to delivering a super boost of nutrition from the inside, fermented foods naturally create a full spectrum of Pre and Probiotics, aka, the good bacteria that are essential to a balanced and healthy digestive system.
GLOW is designed to support gut health and cell-to-skin collagen synthesis with delicious berry flavour that can be added to water, smoothies, cereal and anything else you can think of. We love that it comes in sachet size options for those wanting to try it out before committing to the full size product. Warning: taking your daily GLOW will result in happy insides, strong nails, shiny hair and healthy glowing skin.
Included in the range of core essentials is the CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder. CLEANSE is for anyone suffering congested skin (often a sign that the liver is struggling with detoxification) and delivers a powerful super-greens formula containing 45 Certified Organic and bio-fermented fruits, vegetables, seeds, roots, algae, grasses, purifying herbs and digestive enzymes to help alkalise and purify your body from the inside out. CLEANSE comes into its own when your body needs an overhaul, especially following times of excess or the start of a new season, like Spring!
To compliment The Beauty Chef essentials, the Inner Beauty Boost range work to ‘amplify’ results and target specific skin concerns and are formulated to be used in conjunction with GLOW. You can enjoy the benefits of the Inner Beauty Boosts by adding 15 ml or approx. 3 teaspoons, to water (or sparkling water), smoothies and recipes. Hint: Hydration tastes like you’re on holidays!
If you’re suffering from dehydrated skin at the end of winter, Hydration Inner Beauty Boost naturally rehydrates skin cells with an organic coconut-infused, bio-fermented, probiotic concentrate.
Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost works to recharge dull, stressed or sun damaged skin and is designed to protect skin from cellular aging and combat free radical damage with a unique blend rich in bio-fermented papaya.
Collagen Inner Beauty Boost is for anyone concerned about skin texture, fine lines and firmness and ‘plumps’ skin from the inside out. It stimulates natural collagen production with a supercharged blend of Certified Organic maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji berry and pomegranate powders with grape seed extract, zinc and vitamin C.
In addition, The Beauty Chef offers a range of ‘support’ products, created to compliment your lifestyle:
Feeling sluggish at the start of Spring? The BODY Inner Beauty Powder, recalibrates the body, kick starts metabolism and curbs cravings with a nutrient-dense protein rich formula packed with four different types of bio-available organic plant proteins, making it suitable for those living a plant-based or vegan lifestyle.
Since we all need our beauty sleep, the SLEEP Inner Beauty Powder, is designed to assist those wanting to enjoy more peaceful slumber, reduce stress and ease mild anxiety symptoms while naturally boosting antioxidant activity over night.
One of our favourites around the conscious.kin office, The Beauty Chef Cookbook is a beautiful compendium of gut-loving, skin-boosting gluten and dairy free recipes designed to inspire and support you and your kin on your wellness journey.
words | Sophie Parslow
Photography | The Beauty Chef