Jul 22, 2020
Carla Oates created The Beauty Chef in 2009 after healing her family’s skin issues and discovering that beautiful, glowing skin begins with a healthy gut. After 10 years of working as a fashion stylist, Carla became a beauty writer, during which time she quickly realized the products she was writing about were full of synthetic substances and toxins. So, she began writing about healthier, natural alternatives made from plants and organic foods, which eventually lead to her first book, Feeding Your Skin. Years later, when her daughter began to experience eczema and allergies, she put her family on a gut-healing protocol that included probiotic-rich, lacto-fermented wholefoods. The difference in her daughter’s allergies was incredible, and her whole family quickly experienced improved wellbeing along with vibrant, glowing skin. She began experimenting with lacto-fermenting skin-loving superfoods in her Bondi kitchen and that’s how GLOW—The Beauty Chef’s first inner beauty powder—was created. The pioneer of the inner beauty category, The Beauty Chef now has a large range of bio-fermented, probiotic-rich wholefood supplements and topical skincare products, as well as two cookbooks – all of which I absolutely die for. We talk about the gut skin and brain connection, and how she now works on her unique formulas with a team of leading microbiologists, naturopaths and nutritionists, employing cutting-edge research to develop products that support gut health and glowing skin. We also have a special guest this week, my momma, so stay tuned to the end of the episode, where we answer your relationship questions. And don’t forget to check out @thebeautychef on Instagram.
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