I have friends and readers who often ask me about my breakfast routine. While it changes week to week depending on my schedule, I always try to keep one thing consistent: my beauty elixirs. Beauty elixirs are ingestible boosters you can add to a smoothie that impact your hair, skin, nails and overall health. For example, right now I am on the 21-day clean program cleanse. Every morning I have a clean shake, but I am adding Raw Complexions Skintox and Skin Balance for added glowiness. Because why not?
You see, today’s modern woman is active and cares about her well-being above all else—meaning the definition of beauty has shifted to be more intertwined with inner health than ever before. Looking good is about feeling great from the inside out, which is why drinkable beauty has become so popular.
Yes, you can now plump and luminize your skin without ever having to go under a needle.
Aging, along with lifestyle and environmental factors, causes us to lose collagen, or the natural plumpness in A lack of collages creates skin sagging, fine lines, and overall sallowness. But thankfully the beauty industry has come up with drinkable boosters specifically targeted to improve the look and feel of your skin. Combine that with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and you could be well on your way to feeling fabulous. Ready to try a few? Meet my 4 favorite elixirs:
For Instant Hydration
The insanely delicious Collagen Inner Beauty Boost (seriously, it tastes like coconut heaven) with organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate is specifically designed to increase the skin’s production of collagen. Adding just one dollop a day to a glass of water can help promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion thanks to its ability to address skin firmness, fine lines, free-radical damage and skin maintenance. Amazing.
One of the Most Popular (Gwyneth is a Fan)
Moon Juice offers an array of different types of dusts, each targeting a different mood (so, yes, if you’re feeling grumpy, you reach for Action Dust, but grab Sex Dust if you’re feeling, you know, excited). Once you have yours, simply add to water or your morning smoothie for an extra jolt of organic, plant-based nutrition. The Beauty Dust (my fav) is formulated with ingredients to improve hair, nails, skin, and—you guessed it—build collagen.
For a Collagen Boost
Getting 2 teaspoons a day of the Fountain the Phyto-Collagen Molecule can help replenish your system with hydrolyzed collagen (amino acids that help form new collagen in the body), as well as essential amino acids, essential fats, vitamins, and key minerals. The dose of antioxidant L-glutathione also helps keep external aggressors like pollution and sun at bay, so you feel pretty and protected as soon as you sip.
This Aussie Hit
A scoop of each from Raw Complexions The Beauty Food Pack is meant to provide optimal skin health, treating and nourishing the skin internally with a combination of powerful and high quality ingredients. It takes the guess work out of supplements because it combines everything you need for better skin. It’s complete with omega 3, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, zinc and antioxidants that carefully work together to restore the overall health of the skin. BOOM!
Part of this story originally appeared on MindBodyGreen.