Good looking drinks and supplements
According to the SIRC we are all more obsessed with our appearance than we like to admit. But this is not an indication of ‘vanity’. Vanity means conceit, excessive pride in one’s appearance. Concern about appearance is quite normal and understandable. Attractive people have distinct advantages in our society. A review of current media would support this view. We have advanced from magazine racks crammed with manipulated images of often unattainable perfection, to new purely visual or visual driven social media networks such as Instagram and Tumblr which celebrate the modern beauty aesthetic and the status this entails.
It comes as no surprise then that the ever resilient global cosmetic market continues to grow and is set to reach $265 billion in 2017. This market represents an attractive opportunity for companies pioneering the relatively new ‘beauty from within’ product category. The message from such companies is often the same; applying beauty products externally to the epidermis via a topical application such as a cream can help to delay signs of ageing, but these nutrients would be absorbed more effectively into the structure of the skin when consumed internally.
Beautydrink from the Brazilian Beauty’in is an enhanced water product using an applicator cap which keeps the powdered functional ingredients separate from the water in the bottle until the moment of consumption, thereby maintaining potency. The mixture of vitamins and minerals contained within Beauty drink is designed to help supplement a diet that may be deficient. The eight varieties also contain extracts of organic fruit which include superfruits and teas. The brand has also launched new variations including the whey protein smoothie beautyworkout as well as a number of collagen products.
Glow by Empress’ Secret is all-natural, 100% preservative-free, Gluten-free, non-GMO beverage. Glow captures the exotic flavors and nutrients of ancient Chinese ingredients to renew and replenish the body with essential age-renewing vitamins and minerals. Founder and CEO Lola Wei resorted to the ancient Chinese formulas in a battle with hyperthyroidism rediscovered the traditional formulation using nutrient-dense Jujube Dates, Goji Berries, Dragon Eye Fruit, Lotus Seeds and Ginseng, which help to boost the immune system, reduce oxidative stress, and are a rich source of antioxidants, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, amino acids, and Vitamin C, E, and A. To produce the Empress’ Secret’s Glow beverage, Lola uses the highest quality ingredients and ISO- and FDA-certified organic brewing facilities. Lola explains:
Pure Gold Collagen is a liquid nutritional supplement that directly targets the maintenance of youthful skin from within. Pure Gold Collagen contains hydrolysed collagen (5000mg), borage oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamins B6, C, E, biotin, zinc and copper. Taken in liquid format, these ingredients are easily absorbed and distributed via the bloodstream to the dermis (deepest layer of the skin) quickly and effectively, unlike tablets and topical creams. This combination of ingredients give the skins collagen producing cells (fibroblasts) exactly what they need to produce their own natural collagen, essential for youthful, glowing skin.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body needed for the structure and density of the skin. After the age of 30 our natural levels of collagen drop approximately 1.5% per annum, resulting in the loss of firmness and the formation of wrinkles. With Pure Gold Collagen, collagen levels are replenished through stimulating the natural production of this protein.
A recent UK clinical study on 108 volunteers taking Pure Gold Collagen daily, demonstrated a 12% increase in skin hydration after three weeks, 15% fewer fine lines and 27% reduction in deeper wrinkles after six weeks, plus a 20% increase in skin elasticity after nine weeks.
For noticeably younger skin, a daily recommended dosage of one 50ml bottle should be taken for at least 30 days. Each bottle contains only 21 calories and has a peach flavour. HealthGauge spoke to Tony Sanguinetti, Founder and MD of Minvera Labs, at London’s 2013 Vitality Show:
Not all beauty in a bottle is a drink. BioCare is a brand of high quality dietary supplements. Included within the range is a number of supplements formulated to directly target aspects of beauty. Hair and Nail Complex is a multivitamin and mineral complex with lysine and horsetail extract. It includes biotin and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails and copper which contributes to the normal hair pigmentation. DermaGuard complex is a skin health formula containing vitamin A, zinc with botanical extracts such as burdock and Dandelion. Vitamin A and Zinc are required for the maintenance of healthy skin. Burdock may also contribute to normal skin health. Colleginase is a collagen supporting nutrient complex containing vitamin C with flavonoids and vitamins A and D. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones and cartilage.