Are you giving your skin exactly what it needs to stay looking radiant and keep the wrinkles at bay?
No doubt your cleansing perfectly, have an array of amazing products to apply afterwards and know the importance of a great SPF and regular facials. But there could be a key area you are missing out on – supplements or ‘ingestiables’ to give them their latest title, designed to directly benefit the face.
On top of a great diet and a decent night’s sleep, these additions to your daily routine could give your skin that extra boost when it comes to slowing down the aging process.
The latest brands are backed up with new technology and research into how to target skin needs as we age by increasing and balancing the amount of specific skin enhancing vitamins and minerals. Some even include collagen to help plump out the complexion.
Here are five we think are worth adding to our smoothies.
The brainchild of super model Elle MacPherson and her nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher, the Super Elixir has become a favourite of clean eating devotees everywhere. The mix of organic, potent alkalising greens is dedicated to dealing with the issue of acidity in the body, something Dr Simone believes to be a major issue when addressing health complaints.
It is formulated to be absorbed by the body at a cellular level, optimising the function of all 11 of the body’s systems; including hair, skin & nails. According to Well Co, if you have the correct alkaline balance your cells hold water better which leads to greater skin radiance.
It certainly seems to be working for Elle.
The Beauty Chef
Carla Oates, known as ‘The Beauty Chef’, is a Sydney based naturalist who has been writing and teaching about organic beauty and health for the last fifteen years.
Her products include the ‘Collagen Inner Beauty Boost’, a probiotic concentrate that contains maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji-berry and pomegranate powders with grape-seed extract, zinc and vitamin C and the ‘Inner Beauty Powder’, packed with 23 super food ingredients, vitamins and minerals.
All are designed to boost the skin’s production of collagen and help fight against pollution and are lacto-fermented to increase absorption levels to 85%, ensuring all the good stuff actually gets a chance to work it’s magic.
At Correxiko they are firm believers that what you put on your skin will never have the same impact as what you put in. Despite being backed by science (the co founder is a gastroenrerologist) their aim is to cut though the jargon to give simple, easy to use products that clearly explain what they contain and how they will be of benefit.
Their flagship product is ‘The Close Up’ skin supplement. Each easy to use sachet Contains 5 capsules, each targeting a distinct skin care concern, there’s the ‘anti age’, the ‘skin smooth and soft’, the ‘suncorrex’, the ‘pro-absorb’ and the ‘energy plus’. They are packed with 60 active ingredients but crucially no artificial additives or preservative that you will find in so many vitamins.
Correxiko has a huge selection of supplements to chose from and all are available on their extremely easy to use website in which you’ll find honest advice about how to use their products. They state that to see real results you have to commit to long-term use but this is definitely a brand we think is worth sticking with.
This Californian brand might sound a bit hippy dippy but their selection of ‘dusts’ have developed a cult following Stateside – fans include Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachel McAdams.
Founded by Amanda Chantal Bacon in 2012, all products are derived from vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts and seaweeds. There are six different types of Moon Dust designed to target all your body’s needs.
The Beauty Dust contains Organic Goji, Rehmannia, Organic Schisandra, Pearl, Organic Stevia to promote glowing skin, eyes, and hair, stimulating cellular restoration, preservation, and longevity.
Simply add a dose of the powder to nut milk, water or your favourite smoothie.
The Organic Pharmacy Beauty Drops
There are two ways you can use this clever new product from cult wellness brand The Organic Pharmacy. Firstly you can pop a few drops in water and drink it or you have the option to add it to your serum or moisturiser.
Containing skin-boosting ginseng, Gotu Kola and bilberry it’s a potent little pick me up.