The role of the gut in overall health is well established; one of the benefits 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 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 pre- and probiotic powders and liquids, plus skincare essentials, work in tandem to help smooth the feel of skin and reduce the appearance of 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, moisturizers, and probiotics, for a skin health system that leaves you glowing—truly, from the inside out.
The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powdergoop, $70
Taking Glow Inner Beauty Powder to the next level is Glow Advanced, a new and improved bio-fermented superfood beauty blend. Glow Advanced contains 24 carefully selected skin-loving ingredients, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and pre- and probiotics, making it a powerhouse of nutrients in every 5g spoonful. Add a generous scoop of this powder to water, juice, yogurt, or your morning smoothie. Mix it with any one of The Beauty Chef’s Inner Beauty Boost concentrates for an extra-potent, skin-energizing potion.
The Beauty Chef Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boostgoop, $50
Mix a shot of this super-powered probiotic concentrate—made with organic papaya leaf, pomegranate, green tea, and vitamin E—into drinks, yogurt, or smoothies, for a daily dose of probiotic, bio-fermented, high-enzyme nutritional support. Specially created to help give the look of firm, youthful 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
Take a shot of this super-powered probiotic concentrate to support gut well-being and to make skin more radiant, inside and out. Especially potent thanks to The Beauty Chef’s exclusively developed, five-stage Flora Culture™ Plus fermentation process—this bioactive, beauty-boosting formula is infused with coconut water, aloe vera, and lemon myrtle.
The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balmgoop, $30
This soothing balm hydrates and resurfaces the skin with fermented young coconut (chock-full of organic amino acid peptides, vitamins, and minerals), rosehip oil, and antioxidant-rich camellia seed oil (which contains fine-line-smoothing, healthy-glow-inducing vitamin E). Fermented coconut can be a hero ingredient for problematic skin prone to imperfections, but this balm is generally amazing as a daily skin treatment.
The Beauty Chef Dream Repair Serumgoop, $75
This powerful overnight serum supercharges the skin with The Beauty Chef’s 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. The omega-rich formula works to deeply rejuvenate the look and feel of skin.
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refinergoop, $75
A supreme bio-fermented toner that refines the skin by exfoliating and hydrating—all in one clean tonic. Rich in probiotics and lactic acid (one of those great AHAs we’re always raving about), this helps support healthy skin, and can greatly improve its appearance with daily use over time.