Glow From Within
By: Lainey Gaura, Product Expert
‘Tis the season for a little more indulging than usual, am I right? The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has started to take a toll on our skin… all the holiday parties, late-nights, overindulging, and travel can quickly take our complexion from glowy and radiant to dull and dehydrated. The good news is, you’re not alone – and we’re here to support your glow from within!
We’re definitely well-aware by now that what we eat has a direct effect on our skin – and eating a healthy diet full of superfoods can make the world of a difference between a fresh, glowing complexion and a tired, puffy one. We’ve rounded up our top 7 supplements to supercharge your skin – creating consistency, vibrancy, energy and timeless beauty. Not only will your skin undeniably look better (despite the stressful but festive time of year), you’ll feel better too. Just in time for the holiday weekend!
1. ALOE VERA
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This fleshy gel filled leaf that Ancient Egyptian healers used for its soothing properties is an excellent way to cultivate your glow from within. Why? Aloe Vera is rich in calcium‚ sodium‚ iron‚ manganese‚ zinc and vitamins A‚ B1‚ B2‚ B6‚ C and E – a.k.a it’s reached serious superfood status. Aloe contains contains polysaccharides‚ with have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, thereby boosting immunity and skin hydration! All you need is 4-8 ounces daily… it will help support blood sugar levels, cleanse the digestive tract of toxins and facilitate the absorption of nutrients. Get sipping, get glowing!
2. GLOW ADVANCED INNER BEAUTY POWDER – The Beauty Chef
This one is one of our faves… and for GOOD reason. The Beauty Chef’s award-winning ‘GLOW’ is a bio-fermented formula designed to support gut health, collagen synthesis and beautiful skin, hair and nails from the inside out. Loaded with 24 fermented superfoods, GLOW is created through a unique fermentation process.. meaning it’s really powerful stuff! The probiotic-rich formula (with has a delicious berry flavor might we add) is packed with easily digested, super-charged nutrients that are absorbed quickly and effectively by your cells to promote collagen synthesis and support skin radiance. It’s safe to call this magical powder your essential daily beauty tool for good gut health and healthy, glowing skin. It’s also easy to throw into your favorite green smoothie recipe, or simply drink with purified water in the AM before the rest of your fam wakes up!
3. CHLORELLA TABLETS – Sunfood
You’ve likely seen these tablets on our wellness shelves before. But what actually are they? Chlorella is an incredible, multi-faceted superfood. Made up of 66% plant protein, it boasts an array of nutrients – including vitamin A and iron. A microscopic single-celled plant that grows in freshwater, chlorella’s abundance of chlorophyll gives it a deep, emerald-green color. It really is the perfect supplement to help detoxify and alkalize the bod for a little more sparkle in your eye and radiance in your skin!
The newest addition to our wellness shelves (and also one of the newest supplements we can’t stop reaching for). Drink your way to glowing skin with a mega-dose of skin-supporting ingredients: grape-seed proanthocyanidins, vitamins C and E, and CoQ10, and powerful carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. GoopGlow is designed to reduce the free radical effects of the sun, pollution and stress (which there’s been a lot of lately) – meaning more youthful, even, and plump skin. The single-dose packets make it so very easy to bring on all your holiday travels, and the high vitamin C content is perfect for boosting immune health + warding off sickness!
5. COLD BREW MATCHA – House of Matcha
Trouble getting quality sleep? We’re with you. You’re either on the pull out sofa with your sister or up early because all the nieces and nephews are already awake. Reaching for that extra cup of coffee might seem harmless, but in reality, it can be extremely dehydrating to your complexion.. So… give your body and skin some lovin’ by ditching the coffee and turning to matcha instead! Why? Matcha is loaded with 60% catechin, which is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps keep your glow as vibrant as ever, but also helps protect the skin from premature aging and harmful rays as well!
6. CLOUD POWDER – MoodBeli
Cloud Powder is a great addition for anyone who loves adaptogenic tonics and healthy glowing skin. A deeply indulgent dairy-free creamer loaded with tocos (rice bran solubles) and organic coconut, Cloud Powder is rich in essential vitamins and minerals that strengthen, tone and nourish tissue from the inside out. It pairs perfectly with all lattes – matcha, coffee, and even turmeric (if you’re craving a little anti-inflammatory boost).
7. CBD CHOCOLATES – Go Basic
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These sweet little chocolate treats satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you a dose of chillllll. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid known for helping reduce anxiety, pain relief and inflammation – meaning you get all the medical benefits of cannabis without that high or ‘stoned’ feeling. Stress can wreak havoc on our complexion and can speed up cellular aging, which means reducing or keeping that stress at bay is the best way to keep on glowing. So don’t worry, just chill… These delicious chocolates are made with high quality CBD oil, raw cacao (which can also help with mood regulation), cacao butter, date paste, Himalayan sea salt—and that’s it (ummm YUM). The holidays can bring on stress in many different forms, and these guilt-free treats are the perfect wellness tool to keep you, your skin, and your glow totally under control. Plus, they’re so perfect for gifting too!
While the holidays can be more indulgent than usual and throw us off our usual routines, we’re here to remind you that it’s so incredibly important to stay present and ENJOY your time with your friends, family, and loved ones. In true Shop Good fashion… you CAN have both.