Try as we may to be conscious of the fact that when it comes to skin, you are what you eat—our diet often falls short. The reason can be summed up in five letters: P-I-Z-Z-A.
Because of said glorious Italian delicacy, and other delicious foods like it, we're always on the hunt for skin-saving supplements that will make up for our sins. So, imagine our delight when we learned that a self-professed beauty powder had officially hit the market. Concocted by Carla Oates, AKA The Beauty Chef, the Glow Inner Beauty Powder ($59.95) is made up of naturally-fermented super foods, prebiotics, and probiotics.
This organic cocktail of ingredients—including chick peas, quinoa, chia, ginger, turmeric, and green tea—seeks to, you guessed it, make you *glow* from the inside out, as it's chock full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. If that sounds enticing, just wait till the science behind it is decoded.
"The beauty of nutrient dense powders is that they are bio-fermented, which means the nutrients become more bio-available to the body to absorb," explains Oates. "We digest between 12-25% of what we consume, but when it is lacto-fermented, like all of our products are, we absorb up to 85% of what we consume."
As far how to consume the powder, it can be ingested anyway you like as long as it's not heated. You can add it to water, yogurt, coconut water, almond milk, or sprinkled over your cereal among other things, says Oates. Or, you know, sprinkled on cold pizza, if you fancy.
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder 150G (lasts for up to 30 servings), $59.95; thebeautychef.com.
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Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.
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