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. 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 (our new favorite is the turmeric-infused Sleep Powder, which you mix with nut milk to create a delicious, creamy golden milk to drink before bed), plus skincare essentials, work in tandem to help smooth the feel of skin. Made with ingredients like organic coconut water and aloe juice, unpasteurized lactic-acid-producing probiotic cultures, and antioxidants 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 Sleep Inner Beauty Powdergoop, $60
A delicious blend of herbs and spices, created to aid deep, restful sleep and help manage the stress of sleeplessness. A tired body needs rejuvenating for the skin to appear less fatigued. This formula supports the body’s natural antioxidant activities, which are increased during the sleep cycle. This sleep-boosting formula also contains lemon balm, bio-fermented papaya, and turmeric, along with probiotics to encourage digestive health.
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, including antioxidants and pre- and probiotics. 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 potion.
The Beauty Chef Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boostgoop, $50
Mix a shot of this super-powered probiotic elixir—made with organic papaya leaf, pomegranate, green tea, and vitamin E—into drinks, yogurt, or smoothies.
The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boostgoop, $50
Take a shot of this super-powered probiotic elixir to support gut well-being. The 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, rosehip oil, and camellia seed oil. It’s generally amazing as a daily skin treatment.
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. This helps support healthy skin, and is designed to improve its appearance with daily use over time.