The Beauty Chef Founder Carla Oates Shares Her Inner Beauty Routine

Want to wake up with a lit-from-within glow? The founder of Australia’s first inner beauty brand, The Beauty Chef, explains why the most important skincare is the one you drink.

Established in 2009 by Carla Oates, The Beauty Chef is Australia’s first inner beauty brand—and has been shining a light on how the gut affects our skin health and wellbeing ever since.

Carla has long suffered from eczema and allergies, and when her daughter began experiencing the same thing, she embarked on a gut-healing journey to remedy her family’s skin from the inside out. This led her to experiment with fermentation, creating the first iteration of GLOW Inner Beauty Essential in her kitchen.

Since then, The Beauty Chef has helped over one million people improve their gut health, leading to better digestion, radiant skin and increased vitality. Are you ready to start your ingestible beauty journey? Here, Carla shares her three-step inner beauty routine using The Beauty Chef’s hard-working, glow-inducing products.

1. Choose Your Inner Beauty Moisturiser

“Think of our Essentials range as your inner beauty moisturiser and non-negotiable beauty powder to take once per day, every day,” Carla says.

“I take my GLOW every single morning without fail—it’s so great for keeping your skin lovely and glowing and radiant. GLOW also helps support gut health as well as your energy levels throughout the day.”

“We also have GLOW AGELESS —a daily beauty essential specifically formulated for people aged 50 plus. It’s the perfect progression for those of you who have loved GLOW with additional ingredients to support bone and thyroid hormone health.”

 2. Target Your Specific Skin Concerns

“While our Essentials provide overall gut health, immunity, energy and skin benefits, our Boosts range consists of inner beauty serums that target specific skin concerns,” Carla explains.

“Each morning, after I’ve added one teaspoon of GLOW, I’ll pour COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost into the same glass,” she adds. “COLLAGEN is basically an inner beauty serum to turbo-charge your routine.”

“I love COLLAGEN because it combines our unique GUT5Y probiotic strain (for gut health) with vitamin C (to support collagen production) and zinc (for healthy hair and nails).”


3. Select Your Support Products

The final step in your inner beauty routine should come from our Support range, which targets your specific lifestyle concerns—so you can look, feel and be at your best.

“Here at The Beauty Chef, we recently launched SUPERGENES™ a range of targeted capsules designed to help manage some of the most prevalent lifestyle concerns,” Carla shares. “This might be one of our most exciting launches yet.”

SUPERGENES™ is a collection of five products: SLEEP SUPPORT, MENOPAUSAL BALANCE, PMS SUPPORT, STRESS & ANXIETY RELIEF and HEALTHY HAIR & NAILS. “During the product development process, we settled on these five products as they are some of the most common lifestyle concerns.”

Each SUPERGENES™ capsule contains a combination of medicinal herbs, nutrients and an exclusive evidence-based GUT5Y™ probiotic strain chosen specifically for that formula.

“Once I have my glass of GLOW and COLLAGEN ready, I’ll take PMS SUPPORT at the same time. Because I’ve always suffered from PMS —including painful periods and breast tenderness — PMS SUPPORT has helped provide a lot of relief, thanks to the traditional Western herbs that help manage these symptoms.”

“One hour before bed, I take two SLEEP SUPPORT capsules to help me drift off to sleep. This product helps relieve restlessness and nervous energy, as well as promote a restorative sleep. I always sleep better when I take it and never wake up feeling groggy.”

“Some days, I also take STRESS & ANXIETY RELIEF when I can feel my stress levels rising!”

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