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One of the most noticeable benefits of a full-body detox is the way our skin starts to look almost immediately clearer, smoother, glowier, and healthier. “Supporting your body’s ability to rid itself of substances that are toxic to it is essential to youthful skin,” says LA-based Nigma Talib, ND, who uses the analogy of a bathtub with a clogged drain to explain why skin feels better after a detox: “If the tub fills up and the drain is plugged, the water overflows. If you keep filling your body with harmful substances without unplugging the drain, your body will increase in toxicity.”
Indeed, we all know the toll that a night of too many cocktails, a fondue-and-ice-cream party (yes, someone we know went to one), a week’s worth of overwork, or just several hours of frustrated, blue-lit FOMO-ing through Instagram can take on our skin.
The fact that modern life rarely gives us much of a break, combined with the environmental toxins that we’re knowingly and unknowingly exposed to every day, makes detox a critical focus for us here at goop.
But nobody’s perfect, and nobody’s detoxing all the time. So our annual January reset notwithstanding, we wanted a supplement to help keep our skin in that glowy-healthy detox sweet spot—even when our diet and/or lifestyle veers into less-than-virtuous territory.
In the spirit of the classic wheatgrass shot, we’ve developed a daily shot specifically for everyday, maintenance-level detox. It’s made with herbs—milk thistle extract is the star—minerals, and nutrients that support the natural detoxification processes of the liver.
The liver is a detoxifying powerhouse within the body; it helps eliminate environmental toxins, break down alcohol, and support the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into substances the body can use. Formulated to support those natural processes with milk thistle extract, selenium, zinc, magnesium, glycine, and pantothenic acid, as well as fight free radical formation with powerful antioxidants like resveratrol and vitamin C, G.Tox Detoxifying Superpowder promotes clear, vibrant, healthy-looking skin.
Where a detoxifying ingredient like charcoal, for example, is effective but can’t be used every day (it binds with toxic substances so they can be flushed out of the body, but it also binds with nutrients we need and flushes them out, too), the G.Tox powder works to support the body’s natural detoxification processes and skin’s overall health. So it’s a healthy supplement that can be taken every day.
It’s best taken like a daily shot: Mix one packet with two ounces of water, stir well, and knock it back. (We also love it in a smoothie.) It doesn’t matter what time of day you drink it, and you can have it with or without food. The key—as with most skin care—is to make it a regular part of your routine. “The brilliant result of regular detoxification is that skin is more hydrated, plump, smooth-textured, and even-toned,” says Talib. Count us in.