The role of the gut in overall health is well established; one of the changes we’ve noticed as we’ve changed up our diets to include more probiotics—in fermented food like kefir or sauerkraut, or in supplements—is improvements in our skin. Australian entrepreneur Carla Oates, founder of the bestselling organic, pre- and probiotic-infused beauty ingestible line (which also makes amazing topical skincare) The Beauty Chef, has built her business on this phenomenon: She’d suffered from eczema and allergies as a child, and diet changes when she was twelve healed both conditions. After a career as a beauty editor, she began making organic fermented foods at the same time that she started experimenting with creating skincare formulas.
The resulting ingestible pro- and pre-biotic powders and liquids, plus skincare essentials, work in tandem to treat everything from wrinkles to dryness. Made with ingredients like organic coconut water and aloe juice, unpasteurized lactic-acid-producing probiotic cultures, antioxidants and enzymes from plants, the ingestible formulas are a great addition to a clean-eating program; they easily mix into smoothies, water, or juices.
The balm, serum, and toner are all super-powered with natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, moisturizers, and probiotics, for a skin health system that leaves you glowing—truly, from the inside out.
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powdergoop, $70
Add a generous scoop of this powder to anything from water or juice to yogurt to your morning smoothie—packed with 23 powerhouse ingredients including naturally fermented prebiotics and probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, it’s a potent potion for inner- and outer-beauty. Add it to any one of The Beauty Chef’s Inner Beauty Boost concentrates for an extra-potent beautifying potion.
The Beauty Chef Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boostgoop, $50
Add a shot of this superpowered probiotic concentrate—made with organic papaya leaf, pomegranate, green tea, and vitamin E—to anything from drinks, to yogurt, to smoothies, for a daily dose of probiotic, organic, bio-fermented, high-enzyme nutritional support. Specially created to fight free radicals and slow down cellular aging for rejuvenated, firm, radiant skin. The inner/outer beauty geniuses at The Beauty Chef developed their own, exclusive, five-stage Flora Culture™ Plus fermentation process for this potent, bioactive, beauty-boosting formula.
The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boostgoop, $50
Add a shot of this super-powered probiotic concentrate to improve gut health and to make skin more radiant, inside and out. Infused with coconut water, aloe vera, and lemon myrtle to help fight free-radical damage—especially potent thanks to The Beauty Chef’s exclusively developed, five-stage Flora Culture™ Plus fermentation process—this bioactive, beauty-boosting formula is a potent anti-ager, too, as it helps improve circulation and oxygenation of the blood.
The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balmgoop, $30
This soothing, healing, anti-inflammatory balm hydrates and resurfaces the skin with fermented young coconut (chock-full of organic amino acid peptides, vitamins, and minerals), reparative rosehip oil, and antioxidant-rich camellia seed oil with fine-line-smoothing, healthy-glow-inducing vitamin E. The fermented coconut is also antibacterial, meaning this is a good call for problematic skin prone to imperfections. Whether for preventative care or an anti-aging treatment, this daily skin treatment is absolutely amazing.
The Beauty Chef Dream Repair Serumgoop, $75
This powerful overnight serum supercharges skin’s collagen production with their signature Bio-synergistic Blend of camellia seed oil (loaded with vitamin E), tomato fruit, sea buckthorn berry (packed with provitamin A), and synergistic, highly antioxidant microalgae. With microalgae shown to deliver a significant increase in collagen production in just 72 hours, this anti-inflammatory, omega-rich formula works to repair, enhance, and rejuvenate the skin on a cellular level.
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refinergoop, $75
This supreme bio-fermented toner refines the skin by exfoliating, hydrating, and boosting collagen production—all in one clean, organic tonic. Rich in probiotics and lactic acid (one of those great AHAs we’re always raving about), this increases your skin’s cellular turnover, which greatly improves the texture of your skin with daily use over time.