From probiotic-filled protein balls to collagen capsules: The new ways to get radiant skin revealed
Once upon a time, looking after your skin was as simple as cleansing, toning and moisturising in the morning – and adding a serum and night cream to your regime at night.
But Gen Y and Z are nothing if not entrepreneurial – and now there are all sorts of ways to feed your skin and glow from within.
From probiotic-filled protein balls to collagen-containing capsules and a oxygen-infused treatment which helps serum to penetrate even deeper than were you to just apply a product at home, here, FEMAIL takes a look at the new ways to get radiant skin.
From collagen-containing capsules (pictured) to probiotic-filled protein balls, here FEMAIL takes a look at the new ways by which you can get radiant skin
Melbourne-based businesswoman, Jess Thomas (pictured), who runs multi-million-dollar healthy snack business, Health Lab, formulated the first edible beauty, probiotic snack range
‘At Health Lab, we are firm believers that true beauty starts from within, and whatever you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it,’ Jess told FEMAIL (pictured: her snacks)
‘If you want radiant, glowing skin you need to start with a healthy, balanced gut. That’s why we have created vegan probiotic beauty balls,’ Jess (pictured) explained
PROBIOTIC-FILLED PROTEIN BALLS
When it comes to diet, a lot of the time unless what you’re putting into your mouth is practically 100 per cent green, then the depressing truth is that it will not do much good for your skin.
But that might soon change.
Melbourne-based businesswoman, Jess Thomas, who runs multi-million-dollar healthy snack business, Health Lab, has recently formulated the first edible beauty, probiotic snack range:
‘At Health Lab, we are firm believers that true beauty starts from within, and whatever you put into your body is just as important as what you put on it,’ Jess told FEMAIL.
‘Especially when it comes to skin health. If you want radiant, glowing skin you need to start with a healthy, balanced gut. That’s why we have created vegan probiotic beauty balls. Filled to the brim with skin-loving, complexion-boosting ingredients, to help you glow from the inside out.’
Jess’s new probiotic beauty balls are enriched with one billion vegan probiotics per ball, and they come in two different flavours, Glow Choc Matcha and Gutsy Mixed Berry (both pictured)
Jess’s new probiotic beauty balls are enriched with one billion vegan probiotics per ball, and they come in two different flavours, Glow Choc Matcha and Gutsy Mixed Berry.
‘Providing a convenient and uncomplicated way to restore gut health and encourage health, happy skin from within, in our biased opinions, these are one of the smartest (not to mention cheapest) beauty products you could invest in,’ she explained.
‘Ladies, it’s time to shake up your beauty routine and snack your way to glowing skin.’
The new vegan snack range will hit shelves on February 12 – and be available from Health Lab’s online store for AUD $38 for a box of 12 balls.
New Australian nutricosmetic kid on the block, Beauty Boosters, boast that their capsule range will deliver healthy skin from within (pictured)
Beauty Boosters aren’t the only Australian nutricosmetic on the market – Carla Oates’s (pictured) The Beauty Chef collection is hugely popular
If snacking isn’t so much your thing, why not try something from the new Australian nutricosmetic kid on the block, Beauty Boosters, whose debut capsule range boasts that it will deliver healthy skin from within?
The rise of ingestibles
* Advances in science have contributed to the shift in attitudes towards ingestible beauty. Nicole Prasad, of ProPlenish, explained that in the case of collagen, science now proves that collagen cannot be absorbed effectively through the skin via a cream or a serum. So, in order for it to work effectively, it must be ingested.
* Consumers have become more savvy with regards to the fact that diet has a huge part to play in skincare.
* Scientific research backs up the idea that the gut is a second brain.
Beauty Boosters are not the first to cash in on the ever-growing nutricosmetics market that’s predicted to hit $8.5 billion by 2020 – The Beauty Chef, Welleco and ProPlenish are all already big household wellness names.
But it’s certain to prove popular, thanks to the range’s three carefully-created products – named Glow Getter, Collagen-C and Complexion Perfection.
‘The Beauty Boosters supplement range brings a carefully considered line-up of complexion boosting nutrients designed to optimise skin health by approaching beauty care holistically,’ the Beauty Boosters website reads.
‘Collagen-C contains Vitamin C which supports the production of collagen and connective tissues within the body essential to maintaining healthy skin.
In the case of collagen, science now proves that collagen cannot be absorbed effectively through the skin via a cream or a serum – so it should be ingested (pictured: The Beauty Chef)
‘Complexion Perfection provides a balanced blend of oils to deliver natural 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids.
‘The Beauty Boosters range brings a carefully considered line-up of complexion boosting nutrients designed to optimise skin health’
‘Meanwhile, being rich in Riboflavin, Glow Getter has been created to promote healthy growth of skin, hair and nails.’
The products range from between $52.95 and $59.95 and are recommended that they are taken during meals, all together if you wish.
Elsewhere in nutricosmetics, of course, you can try out The Beauty Chef’s Glow Powder or Welleco’s Super Elixir – beloved by supermodel, Elle Macpherson.
All help to promote good skin from within the gut, helping beauty from the inside out.
Do ingestible beauty products work?
FEMAIL tested out several ingestible beauty products, to find out which ones made an impact…
The Beauty Chef’s GLOW powder
THE BEAUTY CHEF GLOW POWDER, $59.95
They say: ‘This formula combines 24 carefully selected certified organic and naturally fermented ingredients (rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and pre and probiotics), to nourish and enhance skin from the inside-out.’
We say: ‘I’m slightly biased with this one, as I’ve been using GLOW powder for around a year now, and swear I feel healthier. When mixed with water or into cereal, this powder is sweet tasting and great for the skin. Use sparingly and slowly at first, to get your gut used to taking probiotics. Worth the hype.’
ProPlenish’s marine collagen
PROPLENISH MARINE COLLAGEN POWDER, $59.95
They say: ‘Fight the effects of ageing faster and more comprehensively with this advanced beauty formulation containing pure marine collagen, vitamins, minerals and botanicals.’
We say: ‘This was easy to take as it hardly tasted of anything, and quick to yield results. If you’re after an all-round health boost, look no further. Within a week, my nails were less split and my hair less dry.’
WELLECO SUPER ELIXIR ALKALISING FORMULA, $45
Welleco’s super elixir alkalising formula
They say: ‘A combination of 45 nutrients to maintain good nutrition & help restore your body’s healthy pH balance’.
We say: ‘Made with the help of Elle Macpherson, I had high hopes for this one – and it didn’t disappoint. My skin felt brighter and clearer, I was high in energy and felt all together healthier. If it’s good enough for The Body…’.
Lastly, if conventional skin treatments are more your thing, but you still fancy branching out, then why not try an oxygen-infused facial, available from Leah’s Waxworks studio (pictured)
‘The oxygen infusion facial delivers 95 per cent pure oxygen to the skin with our one of a kind nebuliser from the US,’ Leah (pictured) told FEMAIL
OXYGEN-INFUSED FACIAL TREATMENTS
Lastly, if conventional skin treatments are more your thing, but you still fancy branching out a little, then why not try an oxygen-infused facial, available from Leah’s Waxworks studio in Sydney and beloved by the likes of leading PR, Roxy Jacenko?
‘The oxygen infusion facial delivers 95 per cent pure oxygen to the skin with our one of a kind nebuliser from the US,’ Leah told FEMAIL.
‘Our therapist chooses a serum to suit your personal skin type – Hydrating (dull, dry or aging skin), Lightening (pigmented skin) or Blemish (acne or rosacea skin).
‘Then, our nebuliser spins the serum in a tornado type effect called the venture effect.
‘The Venture effect mixes the oxygen into the serum which is then micronized into five micron size particles.’
Leah added that the nebuliser is placed close to the skin and ‘moved in circular movements, which allows serum to penetrate the skin easier and be absorbed quicker’.
The result is red-carpet-worthy skin and an instant glow worthy of a celebrity.