SKIN 

Our skin acts as a barrier between the body and the environment, protecting us against external damage. But our skin is also exposed to toxic molecules inside of us. As a result, 2 main changes occur in our skin - chronological ageing (our biological age) and photoageing (chronic sun exposure), but smaller changes such as signs of temporary, general ill-health also take place. The skin is the most visible organ so it makes it difficult to escape these noticeable changes!

Our body ensures there’s a perfect balance between pro-oxidants and anti-oxidants – because too much of one can be detrimental. Anti-oxidants, our natural defence against a surplus of pro-oxidants, are found in the skin at various levels depending on the area. But oftentimes our internal supplies are not enough - this is why diet is a crucial tool to help maintain the right balance.

What's in the  drink

Rich in vitamin C, neutralises toxic molecules in your skin produced by UV rays (and acts best with vitamin E from the sunflower and pumpkin seeds we've added) to reduce skin dryness & wrinkles.

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Vitamin C is one of the most well-known anti-oxidants. But this vitamin is not able to protect us efficiently from damaging UV rays unless it is combined with Vitamin E. Why? Vitamin C is needed to synthesise an important protein called collagen that maintains the structure of our skin, and Vitamin E ensures the connections between all the collagen fibres are upheld. In addition to this, Vitamin E has the ability to also act as an anti-oxidant but needs to be regenerated after some time - it is Vitamin C which can do this.

R   spberry

Filled with antioxidants that help prevent skin damage by improving levels of the 2 most important skin proteins: collagen and elastin.

Skin ageing (wrinkles) occurs when the fluid that surrounds your cells breaks down. Enzymes normally only break down this fluid when your cells need to grow or die, but these enzymes can go into overdrive when the levels of pro-oxidants reach detrimental levels. This results in the breakdown of both collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in loss of skin resiliency and strength.

Sunflower     pumpkin seeds

The healthy fats in these seeds help reduce skin inflammation and help your body to absorb this drink's fat-soluble vitamins (E & A).

Carotenoids are best absorbed with fat in a meal. Chopping, puréeing, and cooking carotenoid-containing vegetables in oil or simply eating them alongside fats in a meal generally increases the bioavailability of the carotenoids (breaks down plant cell walls so carotenoids can be fully released).

Carro

Your body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A which helps reduce skin reddening caused by damaging UV sun rays. Beta-carotene gives carrots their orange.

Carotenoids are highly coloured (yellow-red) antioxidants and accumulate in skin upon ingestion (their levels have been directly correlated with the degree of fruit and vegetable intake – excess intake can lead to your palms and corners of your mouth adopting a slight orange tinge!).

Gin   er

What gives this root its spicy kick? Gingerol! This reduces the inflammation that can contribute to skin condition like acne and eczema.

Not only does gingerol directly reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory signals but it is also a potent anti-microbial. This is why gingerol is often used to control acne – acne is caused by the overgrowth of bacteria in blocked skin pores which essentially cause the pores to rupture and form the lesions we associate with acne. Anti-microbials are therefore a great tool to help clear the skin of patients with acne!

Pine   pple

Packed with not only vitamin C but also manganese. This mineral is crucial for the production of collagen, maintaining the firmness of your skin.

Skin ageing (wrinkles) occurs when the fluid that surrounds your cells breaks down. Enzymes normally only break down this fluid when your cells need to grow or die, but these enzymes can go into overdrive when the levels of pro-oxidants reach detrimental levels. This results in the breakdown of both collagen and elastin in the skin, resulting in loss of skin resiliency and strength.

Tur    eric

Contains ‘Curcumin’ - this active ingredient helps nourish and strengthen skin. Together with antioxidants, this spice contributes to a healthy natural glow for your skin.

Having a healthier gut has been linked to more successful acne treatment. Unlike some harsh treatments, curcumin reduces detrimental bacteria but preserves beneficial bacteria, from the inside out!

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