It turns out that beauty really does come from within…surprisingly, the gut-skin connection is still relatively unknown. Studies show that where there is gut inflammation, there will be skin inflammation, and that people who have a healthier gut microbiota often have a healthier fatty acid profile in their skin - meaning their skin is more moisturised, hydrated and protected from within.
Carla Oates created the world’s first living, bio-fermented, probiotic inner beauty product, GLOW, when she launched The Beauty Chef in 2009. Thirteen years on, kiwis are getting direct access to the innovative and highly coveted brand with local business Two Hundred Doors now distributing their products across New Zealand.
“My inner beauty journey began with my own skin and health issues,” explains Carla. “I have seen that what I put into my mouth has a profound effect on my health.”
When, as a mother of two small children (now teenagers), her daughter experienced similar skin issues to her own, Carla put her family on a gut-healing protocol that included probiotic-rich, lacto-fermented wholefoods. The rest is history, as she healed her family’s skin issues through focusing on their gut health.
Carla began lacto-fermenting foods in her Sydney Kitchen and this eventually led to the creation of GLOW, The Beauty Chef’s first inner beauty product which contains 24 bio-fermented, skin-loving superfoods. GLOW created a whole new category of ingestible beauty products as was the first of its kind.
The visionary recognition of the link between a balance microbiome (good gut health) and beautiful skin led to Carla being named a “Skincare Innovator” by Net-a-Porters The Edit magazine, amongst many other accolades.
The pioneer of the inner beauty category, The Beauty Chef now has an extensive range of bio-fermented, probiotic-rich wholefood supplements and organic topical skincare products.
The Beauty Chef was the first beauty brand to focus on cultivating good gut health for healthy skin–pioneering the philosophy of “Beauty From The Inside Out” and “Beauty Begins in the Belly”.
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