Nutrition Trends 2019: Edible Beauty Products
Foods enriched with ingredients that promote beauty promise us beautiful skin, voluminous hair and significantly reduced wrinkles in 2019. Admittedly, this beauty trend is not really that new. Edible beauty products have been around for a while now and allow us to promote our health through proper nutrition and thus counteract premature skin ageing. But never before has the market for beauty supplements boomed so much as it did in 2018. And 2019 will surely bring us new powders, drinks and snacks that promise firm skin, healthy, full hair and much more.
But what, exactly, can these edible beauty products do?
What they definitely can't do is compensate for an unhealthy diet. Anyone who eats healthily, i.e. a lot of fruit, vegetables, omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. through nuts or fish) and protein, gets all the ingredients they need to prevent premature wrinkling, dietary hair loss, brittle nails, etc.. If you also do enough exercise and protect your skin with sun cream, you are truly doing the best for your body.
However, edible beauty products can improve or balance our nutrition in some ways which aren’t normally achieved through a normal diet. For example, if you have a vitamin C deficiency, you can add a supplemental powder from the pharmacy to your diet. Synthetically produced hyaluronic acid, an anti-wrinkle miracle cure in creams, can also be taken in capsule form. Because it not only helps against wrinkles but also lubricates joints and therefore counteracts and reduces joint pain.
Ultimately, these beauty products are for testing out and having fun. So if you feel like trying beauty butter, chocolates and the like, then these products are perfect for you!
Butter that makes us beautiful? Sounds like a clever lie. In fact, Pearl Butter's products are often sold out, because the company manufactures a variety of spreads made from vegetable ingredients to boost the skin's collagen production (beauty butter), improve concentration (brain butter) or lift the spirits (glow butter).
This beauty butter is a favourite made from coconut oil, pearl extract, horsetail (also known as puzzlegrass) and pitaya, a pink-coloured fruit.
Packed full of biotin, folic acid, hair vitamins and minerals, these vegetarian gummy bears are more than just a tasty snack. Let's be honest: whether we’ll really get a luscious mane from a couple of candies is doubtful. Remember: eating a balanced diet is the only proper way to care for your body. Additionally, you should only eat two a day, and only 60 of these cute blue bears come in a bottle. Nevertheless, we think the concept is clever and worth a try!
Vegan and with no additives, manufactured in Germany and with a dosage of 350 mg, these hyaluronic acid capsules promise a better supply of moisture to the skin and therefore fewer wrinkles. It is well known that synthetically produced hyaluronic acid can alleviate joint problems. The joints become more lubricated and thus have more flexibility. So even if you're not seeing any results on your skin, your joints will still be thanking you.
A piece of chocolate a day to make our skin smoother? If you're wondering how that's going to work: Phytoceramides are the secret ingredient. Sakara makes gluten-free, vegan chocolate to hydrate skin, smooth out its texture and promote elasticity through a vegetable-based collagen boost. With 70 mg phytoceramides per piece, you should enjoy a maximum of 2 chocolate pieces per day. The manufacturer says that the best results should be seen after 1 to 3 months of use. One order contains enough chocolate for one month. What we think: for the price, we hope it’s worth it. But even if it doesn't make our skin smoother, it's still a good excuse to enjoy a daily piece of chocolate.
The best thing about Forever Wild Organics: these tasty teas help you look and feel great. Drink the tea to get you energised for the day, or rinse your hair with it after shampooing to promote hair growth. In both cases, the antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D, & B ensure beautiful, healthy hair.
There's a slight difference: drinking this caffeinated tea not only wakes you up but also tickles your hair roots and stimulates hair growth. When used as a conditioner, your hair becomes softer and curls jump more beautifully.
And what does it taste like? The main ingredients are green tea, puzzlegrass, peppermint, rosemary, basil, nettle, oat straw and sage. Yum!