Drinkable skincare for a glowing complexion
Words: Leila Petersen | Images: Supplied
We all know the old adage “you are what you eat”. But the latest developments in beauty, with companies increasingly making supplements, beauty powders, drinks and pills commonly known as nutricosmetics – “you are what you drink”, too.
SKOON. is the latest beauty brand to go beyond the skin, harnessing the power of ingestible beauty. While topical skincare is still important, it’s the new SKOON. SK!NSIDE OUT beauty smoothies that will feed your skin from within – complementing and fully optimising your current beauty routine. To help you better understand the benefits of these drinkable beauty elixirs, we break down the basics of nutricosmetics, what they do and which smoothie you should sip on for smooth, superstar skin.
Nutricosmetics are the intersection between nutrition, pharmaceuticals and personal skincare. They are dietary supplements, powders and functional foods that need to be taken orally. Designed to nourish from within, these beauty potions are usually bursting with Mother Nature’s finest active ingredients, minerals and nutrients that fuel the body with plenty of goodness, resulting in gorgeous skin, hair and nails.
Nutricosmetics absorb active ingredients, minerals and nutrients orally – rather than topically – with the aim of improving skin nutrition. The logic is that by feeding the skin from the inside – with ingredients absorbed in the gut and delivered via the blood to the dermis – there should be a more obvious and longer-lasting effect showing on the outside… more so than what can be achieved by only applying creams and lotions. They are, however, not meant to replace your usual topical treatments, but rather complement your go-to skincare routine.
We all want glowing skin, healthy hair and strong nails, but eating a healthy diet and splurging on facial serums sometimes aren’t enough. Nutricosmetics are able to bridge the gap between nutritional deficiencies in the diet, provide the nutrients required to maintain a healthy rate of skin renewal and protect skin from environmental stressors that cause premature signs of ageing.
Clean, kind and local, the SKOON. approach to beauty has always been simple yet effective. From its glow drops to the purifying cleanser, you can be assured that what you’re applying to your skin is full of goodness. Now, SKOON. is also helping us clean and feed our skin from the inside with smoothies. Designed not only to combat external concerns (acne, ageing and depleting collagen levels, to name just a few), these daily beauty elixirs also promote overall wellness. How? By regulating your gut health and boosting your current skincare with potent vitamins, minerals, collagen as well as antioxidants, thus promoting a more holistic approach to skincare.
CHOOSE YOUR SMOOTHIE
If plump, glowing skin is what you’re after, then incorporating this skin-firming smoothie into your daily routine (together with your favourite SKOON. topicals) is a must. Featuring a delicious blend of marine collagen, antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins and minerals, ingesting this daily drink not only boosts collagen, but also supports the skin’s elasticity resulting in a more radiant complexion.
Sip your way to a clearer complexion with this green all-in-one skin-clearing smoothie. If you experience the drying and burning side effects of pimple potions, you’ll be pleased to discover that addressing the situation internally is less stressful on your skin. Enlisting the power of zinc, vitamin B5 and marine collagen, this formula nourishes your gut and assists in fighting ongoing breakouts.
Allow the anti-inflammatory power of the Sunshine Citrus Glow Up smoothie to soothe and calm your skin. Rich in potent antioxidants such as curcumin and astaxanthin, this powerhouse blend not only helps to control inflammation, but also nourishes your microbiome, thanks to the gut-friendly digestive enzymes and pre- and probiotics.