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.