Hip trend Skincare you can slurp
Maybe it’s time to chuck all those pots and jars on your dressing table. There’s a new trend in town; skincare you can drink up! No, it’s not vitamins and health drinks but ingestibles that contains skin loving heroes such as Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and super powered Antioxidants.
As we hit our 30s collagen production starts declining leading to visible signs of aging; think wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. Sure there are pricey laser treatments, the famed stem cell infused Vampire face lift and retinoid-peptide skin creams to tighten and rejuvenate skin but the latest fad is drinking up Collagen supplements, soft chews and even Collagen-infused beer. Drinkable and edible Collagen supplements say advocates have the same effect; they boost collagen production to tighten and plump skin. Are you ready?
Like Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body but production starts declining as we age. While HA is a popular ingredient in skin creams and fillers, the newest entrants are HA pills. Advocates insist that since HA is a moisturizing ingredient that naturally attracts water, consuming it in pill form will give you plump, firm and supple skin by filling in moisture-lacking gaps between skin cells.
Super food serums with names like The Super Elixir, Inner Beauty Powder and Beauty Dust are loaded with antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics and other skin pampering ingredients. The only difference is that instead of applying them on your face, you ingest them! These herbal tonics are designed to keep your body (and skin) in balance to give you a glowing complexion and balance your metabolism.
Who said chocolate and candy was bad for your complexion? They obviously haven’t heard of Balance Bar’s chocolate flavored Nimble bars designed to improve your skin’s elasticity and moisture. Apparently the yogurt orange swirl and peanut butter flavors are already flying off the shelves. Meanwhile, Frutels has launched an acne fighter bonbon based on, what else, the Numero Uno alleged skin enemy chocolate! Prefer to drink up? Try Votre Vu’s SnapDragon Beauty Beverage, Crystal Light’s Skin Essentials or Herbasway’s Beauty Drink. And now spraying on your fave scent will seem passé compared to sucking on Deo Perfume Candy from Bulgaria, designed to emit a rose fragrance through your skin’s pores. Meanwhile, Hollywood’s most famous nutricosmetics pioneer Vincent Borba, the go-to guy for Demi Moore, Mila Kunis and Paris Hilton, has launched a new edible range that includes Slimming Chocolate Chews, Clear Skin Capsules and Aqua-less Crystallines Antioxidant Drink Mix.
So what do the professionals have to say?
We checked in with one of Nykaa’s experts to ask whether these supplements make an actual difference. This is what Dr. Dhimant Goleria had to say, “I don’t think skin supplements are without benefits, especially if they target hyperpigmentation and sun damage. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip your usual routine including sunscreen. There may not be a downside as such but ask to look at clinical studies proving the product actually works. Otherwise you’re better off giving the product a miss!”
Have you tried an ingestible skincare product yet? Comment below and let us know.