Some people eat their feelings. Other people eat because they’re bored. And some people don’t eat anything at all! But one of the latest fads is to eat your way to beauty. Fill in wrinkles, turn back the clock and hydrate your skin by drowning your aging sorrows with a case of Nestle’s Glowelle. At least that’s what the chocolaty drink claimed it could do; when it was on store shelves. Let’s suspend our skepticism on whether Glowelle and other “functional foods” are actually effective and just window shop for nutricosmetics.
Nutricosmetics, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals, oh my! Here’s what you need to know about this gang of health (pharmaceutical) and beauty (cosmetic) do-gooders. Nutricosmetics are products that promote beauty from the inside out, like Glowelle. Nutraceuticals are health foods, beverages or supplements that have beauty benefit undertones, like green tea. Cosmeceuticals are topical beauty treatments with added clinical benefits, like an anti-aging cream that also moonlights as a sunscreen (ha ha, get it?). Each type has a signature purpose, yet every branch relates back to beauty and wellness. Nutricosmetics are even often packaged in cosmetic containers as a counterpart to a commonplace external cosmetic.
These products and many others are known as “functional foods”, functioning for a specific purpose. Different shapes, sizes and flavors reveal different cosmetic and pharmaceutical functions. Whether you’re after a pill that will make your hair grow or a snack that promises it will give you a face lift, these are the goods you should look out for. Foods that make you look and feel good, inside and out
Fortified chocolate bars and pro-biotic yogurts aren’t typically packaged in cosmetic containers, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t beneficial to beauty. These and many other food based nutricosmetics, like marshmallows seeping with collagen can have both beauty and overall health benefits.
Whether it’s green tea, one of hundreds of vitamin-infused waters (like Vitamin Water, Borba Skin Balancing Water, Neuro Drinks) or an all natural energy drink, these liquid goodies serve as more than a quick refreshment, but as a beauty rejuvenator as well. Next time you’re in the mood for a little liquid overindulgence give in to the temptation, it will make you feel and look good.
We’re taught from a young age that we need vitamins and nutrients to live well. We’ve all heard, “Eat your spinach! You’re not leaving this table until that broccoli is gone!” Vitamin D and calcium help strengthen bones, but I bet you didn’t know vitamin C keeps your skin looking pretty. Beauty-in-a-bottle products may not be sold in cosmetic containers but Nutricosmetics account for a large number of supplements. Ranging from hair and nail growth to weight loss, it’s as if there’s a pill for nearly every cosmetic desire. Our dream comes true!
So, do these health/beauty miracle products really work? Who knows? The good news is, whether or not you buy into the hype of nutricosmetics, we’re prepared to help you with your packaging needs. We stock cosmetic containers in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. If pharmaceuticals are more up your alley, we’ve got you covered there too.
Who knows, maybe packaging exfoliation-inducing candy bars with cosmetic containers full of body wash will become commonplace. Who wouldn’t love a little pre-bath snack? Remember to always eat the chocolate, for the sake of your beauty.