Drinkable skincare remedies have long been used in traditional medicine, but in recent years they’ve gained momentum among beauty brands and bloggers. The popular beauty tonics or elixirs of the day are herb or spice-based, vitamin and antioxidant-rich and aim to clear your complexion from the inside out. The added bonus is that they’ll also clear your brain fog. Here are a few sipable skincare brands to check out this spring.
Fountain Beauty co-CEO Nicola Kilner says “active ingredients in most supplements are difficult to dissolve in water and, therefore, they’re possibly more difficult for the body to break down.” Hence, Fountain’s ready-to-drink formulas that come in clinically chic apothecary-style bottles. Choose from 10 targeted blends (Look Good, Feel Good and Be Good categories), all of which contain highly concentrated antioxidants and vitamins that are good for your insides and outsides. Supplements range from $26-$60.
Australian-based naturalist Carla Oates is responsible for creating “the world’s first living skincare line.” Choose one of her three 500-ml growlers for a drinkable solution for what ails you: Hydration Inner Beauty Boost works to support gut health and enhance skin glow, Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost acts as a nutritional support that helps to protect your skin and body from free-radical damage and Collagen Inner Beauty Boost aims to increase the skin’s production of collagen. Each Beauty Boost is $55.
This Toronto-based vegan juice services sells a juice called Clarity, a carrot-lemon-ginger mix that’s high in vitamin A and C and, according to the bottle, contains “nutrients to nourish the skin, prevent blemishes and slow down the negative effects associated with aging.” A 250 mL bottle is $7.75.
This BC-based tea brand has a “Beau-TEA-ful Skincare Tea” that combines ingredients known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties like white and green tea leaves, calendula, lemon balm, peppermint, citrus peel, lemongrass, lavender and more. Drink three to four cups daily to hydrate and replenish your bod’s largest organ with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A 4-cup tin of this stuff will run you $13.
Beauty Water doesn’t propose to be an organic remedy, but it’s a vitamin-rich one. Each 16-oz bottle of contains two glasses of water, eight skin-supporting vitamins, including vitamins A, C, D and E, and nutrients like selenium, green tea extract and magnesium, plus minerals and electrolytes. It promises to improve elasticity, replenish skin cells and fight signs of aging. Only $3 per bottle.
Like the idea of a drinkable skin cure? Get real serious about glowing skin from the inside out this spring and take on a 21-day skin detox.