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Jenna Owens Says You Are What You Eat

Beauty starts from within, seriously.

You are what you eat. No really, it’s true. Many skincare fanatics have begun to adopt a more holistic approach to getting the glow. Rather than just treating a symptom showing itself on the skin's surface, the goal is to get to the root of the problem through nutrition. Thus began the rise of ingestible beauty. These treatments contain various superfoods, vitamins, minerals and plant-based botanical extracts that address the skin's needs at the root.

From acne to thinning hair to aging skin, nutraceutical creations are purveying every skin need. Ingestible beauty touts the ability to boost skin vitality and overall body function. Adding ingestibles to your beauty routine comes in many forms.

HUM's Collagen Pop supports glowing skin and healthy hair and nails. Collagen Pop makes drinking water fun again and provides the added benefit of improving skin health. Marine collagen and Vitamin C combine to give your skin a healthy look sans makeup.

Food brands like Health Ade have released products like Health Ade Plus Beauty, infused with silica and biotin to support healthy skin, hair and nails.

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Addressing fundamental gut health is regarded as the end all be all of ingestible beauty. Sakara Life Complete Probiotic Formula is a professional grade, daily probiotic that claims to promote "healthy digestion, immunity, energy levels, weight management, skin, hormone balance and stress response." Or if any pill is hard for you to swallow, Sakara also offers probiotics in the form of chocolate, the healthy Willy Wonka of my dreams.

Of course, if a supplement disguised as a treat has piqued your interest, you're in luck. Vitamins and nutrients have taken the form of gummies all over the board. Olly has an entire dedicated beauty line that doesn't break the bank. Their products range from a beauty sleep supplement with ingredients like Melatonin and L-Theanine to aid in the body's most powerful process, sleep. Tried and tested many a night, these work. It also has plant-based ceramides that promote your skin's natural barrier and hydrate from within. Olly's "Skin Bright" is a supplement that contains lutein and zeaxanthin, potent plant-derived extracts that may help brighten the skin as well as fight photo-aging and preserve even skin tone.

It’s been proven that stress can affect your physical appearance. From skin tone to hair vitality, an increasing feeling of imbalance can take its toll on your body. To address the stress, CBD and adaptogens can do the trick. Ashwagandha, a popular adaptogen, has been found to reduce the impact of stress on accelerated aging and skin health. Moon Juice’s Beauty Dust targets stress to improve skin clarity and helps protect from free radicals. Fitish has tinctures with Vitamin C or elderberry to help achieve an overall balance with CBD with the added benefit of immune support. CBD has also been shown to inhibit inflammation internally and externally.


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