The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder

 

The Beauty Chef
Glow Inner
— Beauty Powder

Price:  $65.00

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The Gut-Skin connection has been a topic of conversation for health practitioners for years, and recently has carved its way into the beauty industry to educate consumers on getting to the bottom of inflammatory skin conditions that cleansers, toners and moisturises simply can’t fix. Chances are, if there is inflammation on the skin, there’s inflammation in the body. And so, the birth of edible skincare such as inner beauty powders and elixirs were born.

With 24 certified organic, bio-fermented and probiotic superfoods, the powder aims to support digestive health and support skin function. The vitamin and mineral level found in Glow Inner Beauty Powder are food-based and therefore lower than a synthetic multivitamin, however more readily absorbed into the body. The fermentation process increases the nutrient value by up to 200 times than otherwise found in food. As many of us lack adequate daily fibre intake, you may notice the immediate effects of Glow on your digestive health.

An important note on internal products: these products are designed for healthy skin. They do not take into consideration your specific health requirements or needs. We urge anybody taking supplements, in the form of tablet or powders, to be doing so with the guidance of a health professional, as no product should be used to treat, cure or prevent medical conditions.

 
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Brand integrity

Glow Inner Beauty Powder by The Beauty Chef was the world’s first living, bio-fermented, probiotic inner beauty product, and is now a must-have product as far as skincare routines go. Working alongside microbiologists, nutritionists and naturopaths, founder Carla Oates is deep into research and development of innovating products to heal the gut and eliminate toxins from the body. With 24 certified organic, bio-fermented and probiotic superfoods, the powder aims to support digestive health and support skin function.

The brand’s aim is to rejuvenate skin from the inside, out. The powders are made by using a natural bio-fermentation process called Flora Culture™, creating supercharged ingredients and the nutrients become bio-available, meaning that your cells can absorb them easier. The Beauty Chef access their nutrients from Certified Organic or Biodynamic wholefoods, guaranteeing no harsh synthetic chemicals such as pesticides or herbicides. There are not artificial flavours, colours or fillers. Glow is vegetarian, sugar-free, lactose-free and not tested on animals.

 
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First impressions

Fragrance
Glow lacks any fragrance in its powder form. As this powder is ideally taken in a smoothie, it’s difficult to identify its scent exactly, however there’s a distinct, yet subtle berry taste when blended. With water, it’s a much stronger flavour however when blended with other ingredients it’s less potent.

Texture
Glow Inner Beauty Powder is a fine powder.

Efficacy
This powder is designed to be blended into a smoothie or shake, which tastes a lot better than having it blended with just water. After a few weeks, there are noticeable signs of decreased congestion in skin as well as a calmer, less irritated complexion. Digestive health also improves with the increase of fibre.

An important note is that although this product can be extremely beneficial for some, it also can adversely affect your gut once you stop taking it. This could be problematic for the body if it begins to rely on products rather than proper treatment of underlying issues. It’s best to consult with your healthcare professional if this is the case. 

Negative effects can be found in cases where there are undiagnosed gut conditions such as SIBO or IBS.

 
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Ingredient watch

read our full Formulation Analysis

The Good

Maqui Berry contains high antioxidant activity.

Dunaliella Salina is believed to be the highest dietary source of pro-Vitamin A.

L. Acidophilus is a commonly used probiotic to help lower cholesterol, boosts natural and acquired immunity and combat fatigue by reversing immune defects following stresses.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in The Beauty Chef’s Glow powder.

 
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Packaging review

This product uses 3 types of plastic in its packaging and a plastic label.

Bottle: HDPE - See more about HDPE and its impact
Label: OTHER - See more about Plastic Film and its impact

The Beauty Chef’s Glow is packaged in a High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) as symbolised on the bottom of the tub as #2.

 

Formulation full analysis

The Good

Maqui Berry is an exotic deep-purple coloured fruit that grows wildly in South America. Its purple pigment contains high antioxidant activity; rich in anthocyanins called “delphinidins” – more than that of the acai berry or blueberry. Basically, the Maqui Berry is a potent anti-inflammatory, reducing the risk of degenerative inflammatory diseases; the highest level of skin protective antioxidants of all fruits. The berry boosts metabolism by kick starting the digestion process, leading to a proper release of energy.

Dunaliella Salina is believed to be the highest dietary source of pro-Vitamin A. It’s a natural form of beta-carotene derived from the ocean; a natural microalgae. To survive in the salty environment, it produces high concentrations of beta-carotene to protect against UV light, similarly, if consumed daily can provide mild sun protection for human skin.

Turmeric – it’s been around long before it found its way into your latte. Traditionally, this spice has been used as a healing food in Ayurveda (the ancient Indian medicine system), to treat inflammatory conditions from respiratory illnesses to topical applications. Curcumin, the key component of Turmeric, is what contains the powerful anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce cholesterol, increased cognitive function, and boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

L. Casei is a common yet superstar probiotic strain. It’s known to manage bowel movements and some studies even suggest the significant anti-tumour capabilities of this particular strain. L. Casei studies show significant improvements in immunity, allergies, cholesterol levels and digestion, as well as counteracting pro-inflammatory effects of E. coli in gastrointestinal disorders such as Chron’s disease.  

L. Acidophilus is a commonly used probiotic to help lower cholesterol, boosts natural and acquired immunity and combat fatigue by reversing immune defects following stresses. Another quality of this probiotic strain is the ability to alleviate inflammation in intestinal cells, in turn lowering inflammation on skin’s surface.

The Questionable

There are no questionable ingredients in The Beauty Chef’s Glow powder. We would advise you to take this powder alongside the guidance of a health care professional, particularly if you are suffering from any chronic autoimmune diseases or struggling with gut health.

 

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