The Beauty Chef’s Drinkable Skincare

You may have thought you’d seen it all. From suction cups to enlarge your lips and tattooed on eyebrows, people’s quest for perfection seems never-ending. Well, brace yourselves because we’re about to introduce you to the latest beauty trend. And we think you’re going to love it.

Ingestible skincare by The Beauty Chef

That’s right, you read it right. The first of its kind is The Beauty Chef, launched by Carla Oates in 2012. This product is made with prebiotics, probiotics, berries and marine collagen – and promises to give your skin a new lease of life, without slathering gunk all over your face morning, noon and night.

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The rise of holistic healthcare has become unprecedented over the last few years, and now its skin care’s turn to jump on the wagon. And it makes sense. Your skin is an organ, just like your kidneys, liver, bladder – the only difference is we can see it. And if you wanted to look after any of your other organs you would ingest something wouldn’t you? I doubt many people would try rubbing cream onto damaged lungs.

Creator of The Beauty Chef, Carla Oates believes that beauty begins in the belly and that our digestive system plays a large part of the way we look and feel. The stomach contains 70% of our immune system and includes detoxifying enzymes and nutrients. These are the things that can help leave us with blemish free skin. If you’re lucky, you won’t have ever experienced a breakout after living off junk food for a week, but for a lot of people this happens whenever they look at a plate of greasy food. The same goes for drinking – there is a reason why people say water is the best drink for you. It flushes out your system of any toxins, including the ones in your skin.

This doesn’t mean you should or have to stop putting your cream on, if you want to. The Beauty Chef is simply a beauty booster. Think of it as a protein shake for your skin. You can still do all your normal skin care routines, but drinking this blend of natural ingredients will help your skin from the inside out. And you may find that after drinking it for a while, you won’t need to use such strong formulas in your moisturiser or foundation.

Unfortunately, little research has been done into the effectiveness of this product – but experts say that the best way to look after your skin is to have a balanced and healthy diet. Regardless of the small amount of science to back this up – people are loving this product. Ingestible beauty boosters have grown by 177% in the last quarter, and people don’t buy things that don’t work.

Whatever your thoughts on The Beauty Chef are, if you’re looking to change up your tired old routine, this is definitely a good option to consider when it comes to organic skin care products.

The Trend and Future of Natural Beauty

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You’ve definitely heard of it and are probably using a product which claims to contain non-natural ingredients right now. This market has expanded so much over the last few years, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees when you’re looking for your next natural skin care product. Like any trend – there will be peaks and troughs, so here’s what to look out for in the future.

A lot of natural, organic products are developed by smaller companies. The reason? Big companies make more products and non-natural products are a lot easier to make en masse. So smaller companies tend to be the ones who are producing the best quality natural products. However, these companies don’t make nearly as much money as the big name brands, and often can’t afford to stock mainstream shops. You’ll likely find more natural ingredients in smaller, non-chain shops which is good for them, not so good for us. These shops are more uncommon and people are more likely to buy something nearer and more convenient for them.

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However, because there is now a fair bit of money to be made in natural beauty, more people are jumping on the bandwagon. You may think of this as good at first, until you realise that these companies are passing off their products as natural but they actually have more synthetic ingredients in than they did before! Natural beauty experts recommend that you get to know what are good ingredients and what are bad ingredients. That way you can check the label on anything before you buy it, and you know what to look out for.

While the natural beauty trend has inspired a lot of businesses, this exposure is proving great for the companies that actually promote natural beauty, examples of the trendy ones like May Lindstrom, Karen Murrell or Indie Lee you might have heard of. When it was first introduced, natural beauty was not ‘on trend’ and so no one was buying it. Nowadays everyone wants to experience organic ingredients, and this is helping the little guy. But remember to make sure that what you’re buying is the real deal.

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The natural beauty industry looks set to grow even further as people become more and more aware of what they’re putting in and on their bodies. With the rise in popularity of social media, it is easier than ever to find information out from your favourite brands, and to discover new ones. It also makes people more aware of life around them and how natural beauty isn’t only beneficial to us, but to the environment we live in. Synthetic ingredients often harm the planet while they’re being made. Because manufacturers have to use power to process them and they can damage the atmosphere as some ingredients can be toxic in their raw form. Natural beauty will hopefully become not just the way forward, but they only way as more people realise that they need to start looking after themselves, and our planet, better.

Exfoliate and condition your skin all at once with Hunter Lab’s brand new Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub.

Our skin suffers through a lot, right? Especially men who tend not to look after their skin as much as women. It is incredibly important for men to look after their skin just as much as any woman these days, which motivated Hunter Lab to create the Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub in the mens skin care range.

Moisturise by adding a good body scrub to your mens body care

Scrubbing or exfoliating our skin is such an essential part of a good skincare routine. Exfoliating gets rid of any dead skin cells, leaving you with fresh glowing skin underneath. Scrubbing the skin also encourages the body to produce more collagen – essential for keeping skin looking young and healthy. A build-up of dead skin cells will stop any moisturiser reaching below the dermis – which is where you need it. So if you’re moisturising a lot but still suffer from dry or flaky skin, it may be time for you to start using a body scrub in your mens body care routine.

Always go for the most natural mens exfoliator

Hunter Lab’s Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub is a natural mens exfoliator containing all natural ingredients. It’s made from grape skins which are highly rich in antioxidants, wattle seeds which also have antioxidant properties. Brown sugar which helps act as a natural exfoliator and get rid of dead skin cells also helps smooth the skin and leave it radiant and glowing. Having natural ingredients is far better for your skin than manufactured ingredients as each product is made with only the best things found in nature. This means that you’re not putting any chemicals or products that you’re unsure of into or onto your body, and you’re actually being incredibly green! Using all natural products is much better for the environment as you’re reducing the amount of toxic waste being produced by man-made products.

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Not only is it an excellent exfoliator and skin care for men, the Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub also acts as a conditioner and moisturiser. It contains grapeseed, coconut and avocado oils which hydrate the skin, putting back in all the moisture that you may lose during the exfoliation process. These ingredients are known for their hydrating properties and they are all extremely rich in minerals and vitamins. Vitamins and minerals are really good for the skin as it replaces natural vitamins and minerals that you lose in day to day activities. Replacing these ingredients will help keep your skin looking fresh, clean and glowing and can actually help promote the body to product more of its own minerals and vitamins, leaving you with healthy skin for a lot longer.

Not only do Hunter Lab sell this amazing body scrub, but they also offer it in a mens skin care gifts sets – perfect for any man in your life who could use a fresh start in the skincare department. The Pinot Grape Skin Body Scrub has a wonderful scent of grapes, rosemary and grapefruit, leaving you smelling fruity and fresh but not too overpowering.

What natural ingredients make up the best skincare for men when it comes to men’s anti-aging skin care?

Unfortunately, there is no magic potion to stop aging. We all wish we could turn back the clock even just a few years, before the grey hairs and wrinkles started to creep in. However, a magic potion like this doesn’t exist, and men and women all have to accept the fact that they are aging. You can, however, do certain things to prolong the inevitable and help reduce the effects of getting older.

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What to look for in mens anti ageing skin care?

A lot of aging problems come down to lifestyle; how much sleep you get, the exercise you do, your diet etc. But there are thousands of man-made mens skin care products on the market to also help you reclaim your youth. In fact, there are so many that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. All of these products claim to stop the clock or turn back time on aging, but which ones should you trust? Well, there are a few ingredients which men especially should look out for when buying mens facial products or mens anti-aging serum.

Creams which are rich in vitamins are a great start. Vitamins are found naturally in a lot of plants, so creams that have natural extracted vitamins from plants in order to get the most out of it are usually really good. The best vitamins to look out for are vitamin A which can lessen the depth of wrinkles by slightly puffing out the skin. And vitamin C which has a brightening effect, boosting collagen production and circulation helping to fight wrinkles.

CoQ10 is another great ingredient. It is found naturally in our bodies until roughly the age of 30 – which is what helps us stay young until that point! A lot of men’s anti-aging products contain CoQ10 as it fights off the free radicals which are the things that do damage to our skin. Free radicals break open cells in our body, and are caused by our genes, the environment and our lifestyle such as diet, smoking and drinking.

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Salicylic acid can be manufactured in labs but is also found in leaves of certain plants like wintergreen and willow bark. A lot of experts agree that it is as beneficial as natural ingredients without being irritating, which can often highlight the aging process rather than covering it up. Nutri Ceramide is found in the outer layers of skin and help keep the skin firm and blemish free. This disappears as we age, leaving us with more marks and blemishes on the skin and why you may hear a lot of the older generation talk about how their skin has lost its elasticity. Well, this is true and it’s thanks to Nutri Ceramide that keep our skin firm and tight – reducing the effect of aging. Men’s anti-aging creams with these kinds of ingredients are perfect anti ageing elixir for fighting the good fight against aging and can absolutely step up your mens skincare routine, as are creams which are high in vitamin contents.

It’s safe to say natural and organic skin care ingredients are almost always better than manufactured ingredients, as they come from nature and aren’t played around with in labs when preservatives are added.