You are what you eat…we have all heard this millions of times before, usually when our parents were trying to get us to eat our veggies. Back then we just rolled our eyes and still wanted the ice cream, but as we age and become more aware of our bodies, we realise this is true – particularly when it comes to beauty.
What we put into our bodies is reflected in our skin. When you indulge in the whole block of chocolate, your skin repays you with an enormous breakout – usually right before a special occasion! Our inner health plays a huge factor in the health of our skin, but the good bacteria is constantly put out of balance by all of the toxins, antibiotics, preservatives and chemicals we ingest daily. This wreaks havoc on our health and also our complexion leading to breakouts, dullness, dehydration and steals that flawless glow we all want to achieve.
Enter Inner Beauty Food
The creators behind Raw Complexions, a skin specialist and a nutritionist, created Skintox and Skinbalance in response to the number of women they treated with skin conditions. These edible beauty powders aim to assist the body in detoxifying the liver, as this build-up of toxins leads to many skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, inflammation, dehydration and psoriasis. They also promote production of complexion boosting cells and proteins such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen, the key ingredient to the fountain of youth, reaches its peak in our bodies at around 20, then slowly declines as we age causing skin to weaken, sag and wrinkle. Anything that helps increase our collagen production naturally – we are on board!
The reason we love this so much is it is targeting the cause of the skin issue and correcting it internally, rather than just treating the symptom. Applying skincare that contains collagen and elastin is pointless as they are not able to be absorbed by our skin – it just sits on the surface of the skin which has zero benefit. Whereas these beauty powders are encouraging your body to produce collagen and elastin, improving your complexion so it actually glows, rather than faking it. The other reason we love these beauty powders is that they are jam packed with so many beneficial ingredients that you could not eat in one sitting if you tried – all in one teaspoon! Simply add it to your breakfast, smoothie or juice and you are good to go.
As there is a skin specialist and a nutritionist behind these formulations, they have carefully selected the ultimate combination of ingredients for inner beauty. Here are a few to give you an idea:
Astragalus; Promotes the production of hyaluronic acid within the body, which in turn induces growth of collagen-producing cells called fibroblast. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x times its own water weight therefore providing the skin with super hydration leaving your skin plump, dewy whilst decreasing fine lines and dehydration. We all want more of this!
Hemp Seed; Containing 20 amino acids and 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce, replenishing and stimulating skin tissues. Vitamin A to increase skin cell turnover, stimulating collagen and elastin proteins, the essential vitamin for anti-ageing and acne concerns.
Beetroot; Containing Beta-Carotene (vitamin A) and carotenoids that are essential for tissue growth and repair. Also providing antioxidant protection against oxidative damage and premature ageing, and brightening and lightening of the skin.
Tumeric; Treating congestion and breakouts fighting against acne causing bacteria with its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Flaxseed Meal; polyphenol antioxidants with the highest source of omega 3 fatty acids, increasing skin hydration and free radical protection.
Bee Pollen; Rich in over 12 essential vitamins, 8 amino acids, 30 unique minerals, enzymes that rejuvenates damaged skin, increasing cell turnover, stimulating collagen and elastin.
Schizandra; Detoxifies the liver, providing oxygen to skin cells and preserving moisture within the skin. Aids in the reduction of stress hormone, strengthening sex hormones in both women and men and improving sexual energy.
Pomegranate; Protection of the outer-most layer of the skin (the epidermis) and the middle layer (the dermis), aiding in skin cell regeneration. Increasing circulation and healing of wound tissues. Contains 3 x more antioxidants than green tea, protecting against free radicals and pigmentation.
This is just a portion of the beautifying ingredients contained in these powerful beauty powders – there are too many to mention them all here. But this gives you a snap shot of how many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants have been included to target the most common skin concerns to truly make your skin glow from the inside out. Try Raw Complexions Skin Balance and Skintox Beauty Food, $34.95 today.