Celebrity couples get monikers (remember “TomKat” and “Bennifer”?…and, how do you like our own creation “Beyonc-Z”?); beauty fusion products are getting the same treatment. Enter “nutricosmetics.”
Nutricosmetics (er, nutrition and cosmetics) are ingestible beauty aids pumped with skin-benefiting antioxidants like proteins, vitamins, botanical actives and enzymes. A term coined in 1989 by Dr. Stephen DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovative Medicine (FIM), nutricosmetics have only recently gained widespread popularity.
Hungry? Put down the potato chips and snack on these skin goodies instead.
BORBA Gummi Bear Boosters taste like acai berry and are rich in polyphenols, a compound that is high in antioxidants. $25 for a bag of 136 pieces. (beauty.com)
Zelens Skin Science Shiso Tea is blended from a distinct (and yummy) Japanese mint leaf that is said to gently cleanse and detoxify the body, resulting in clearer skin. $50 for 20 servings (zelens.com)
Intelligent Nutrients Anatomy Whole Food Mixative contains antioxidants and protective phytochemicals. Just sprinkle it over salads, oatmeal or stir into yogurt. $30 (intelligentnutrients.com)
â€”Anabel and Ayren.