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“I’m passionate about raising awareness of the link between beauty and gut health and hope that my products will not only make your skin glow, but help you feel better, too.”

It turns out 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.


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.

As New Zealand suppliers of The Beauty Chef, we go above and beyond to ensure that our skin care professionals and partners feel the benefits of stocking the products.

We work with skincare experts and skin centres across the country to deliver Clear Start training and product education so that you can give unrivalled service to your clients.

If you’d like to learn more about stocking skincare solutions for younger complexion in your skin care centre, contact us at

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