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Bestow Beauty From Beneath is a plant-based, dietary supplement for skin health.  

It is important to use supplements just as their name suggests: to supplement a healthy diet. Bestow Beauty From Beneath daily capsules supply organic, plant-based nutrients that can be low in our modern diet. 

When it came time to decide exactly which minerals and vitamins to include in the formulation, I had to think carefully. There is a limit to what you can physically fit in one capsule. I had to choose wisely how I would spend that space. 

How did I go about that decision? 

  1. I listed all the nutrients that our skin requires for optimum health and beauty.
  2. I prioritised the nutrients that are hard to get enough of from our diet. 

For example, zinc is an important skin nutrient that most people are low in. Why? Because New Zealand soils are deficient in this mineral. To address this, I have put two different variants of zinc into Bestow Beauty from Beneath capsules.Boron is another mineral that is low in a wide range of New Zealand soils. Surprisingly, it is not often included in dietary supplements. This was an important one to include.

A Selection of Nutrients Included in Bestow Beauty From Beneath

Boron helps to accelerate and improve wound healing. It also activates fibroblasts, which produce collagen and help to form strong, supple skin.

Copper helps with the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the skin.

Carotenoids promote wound healing and stimulate the production of collagen, our anti-wrinkle fibre.

Vitamin C is vital for the production of collagen. It is an important anti-oxidant and assists with wound healing.

Vitamin E helps to keep your skin looking younger by inhibiting cellular ageing caused by oxidation.

Vitamin B2 works together with B6 to promote healthy skin. It treats cracks at the corners of the mouth and helps to improve eczema. 

Vitamin B3 improves blood circulation to nourish skin. Deficiencies in B3 can lead to dermatitis.

Vitamin B5 assists in the building of healthy skin cells and helps to prevent dryness.

Vitamin B6 works in conjunction with vitamin B2. It helps prevent various skin disorders.

Selenium is a vital antioxidant that is essential for skin elasticity.

Zinc aids in skin healing and strengthening and helps to prevent acne-scarring. It is vital for the production of collagen.

Q.  Can’t I just take any dietary supplement for my skin?  

What does it mean that Bestow Beauty From Beneath is skin-specific?

A. One of the reasons we developed Bestow skin nutrition products is because most dietary supplements don’t contain nutrients in the right proportions for skin health

In particular, B-vitamins are often supplied in the wrong ratios for skin. For example, B2 is often provided at far too low levels to support skin health. When other B vitamins are out of balance with B2, you can experience B2 deficiency symptoms, such as fine cracks developing at the corner of your mouth. 

Bestow Beauty From Beneath not only contains the perfect balance of B-vitamins for skin health. It also contains a blend of the nutrients that are required for beautiful skin and healthy collagen production. 

With daily use many people find that their skin looks better, heals faster and ages slower. As a bonus, this dietary supplement can also improve energy levels and promote a greater feeling of wellbeing.

Team It Up

Bestow Beauty From Beneath and Bestow Beauty Oil are companion products.  

To fulfil your skin’s daily key nutrient needs, you also need a daily intake Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).  Bestow Beauty Oils provide a skin-friendly blend of this important skin nutrient. One tablespoon per day helps to moisturise your skin from within and promotes soft, clear, glowing skin.  The B-vitamins in Bestow Beauty from Beneath help to optimise EFA absorption.  If you add these two Bestow products to a healthy diet, you will be providing your body with everything it needs to produce healthy, glowing skin from within.

  • April 29, 2020

Bestow Beauty From Beneath – our skin-specific dietary supplement – has been a popular product for five years. And we’ve just made it even better.

In 2018, I came across an innovative company in the United States. They supply nutrients made from 100% certified organic food sources. I was immediately interested in sourcing these for Bestow Beauty from Beneath capsules.

Why We Changed Bestow Beauty From Beneath | Bestow Beauty | NZ

I was very excited by three discoveries I made about this company.  

  1. They supply all-natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from 100% certified organic food sources. These are readily absorbed by the body, unlike the synthetic nutrients found in most dietary supplements.  
  2. They use water to extract the plant-based nutrients. No solvents! This ensures a pure product and removes chemicals from the process altogether. 
  3. Natural co-factors and co-nutrients are preserved in the formulation. These are trace elements found in plants. They accompany vitamins and minerals in their natural form and enhance their absorption and effectiveness in the body.

These three things make this plant-based source of vitamins and minerals stand out from the crowd. 

Why We Changed Bestow Beauty From Beneath | Bestow Beauty | NZ

Not only were these nutrients extracted from organically grown fruits and vegetables using a pure, safe method, but co-nutrients were also present to help with stability and absorption. Win-win-win!

The organic food sources for Bestow Beauty From Beneath include:

Guava, lemon, amla, curry, holy basil and annatto.

Bestow Beauty From Beneath still contains the specific balance of nutrients for skin health that it always has, but now the nutrients are sourced from this organic plant-based blend.  We hope you enjoy this new and improved version.

Oh, and as an added bonus for plant-based beauties, Bestow Beauty From Beneath is provided in vegetarian capsules and is vegan friendly.

  • March 18, 2020

Well, I’ve had to eat my words! For years I’ve dismissed claims that collagen powders help the skin produce collagen. The basis for my distain came from the fact that any food or supplement once consumed will be broken down into its smallest nutritional units and then remade into whatever the body chooses. The idea that a fibre of collagen from a cow or pig could make its way into your body and then deposit itself in the skin was preposterous to me!

Then along came my health crisis and my opinion changed. What I discovered while healing my gut was that collagen powder, while good for the cells lining the gut were also great for our skin!

What was it that changed my mind? I learnt that collagen can be absorbed across the intestinal barrier and into the blood in short chains of three amino acids. These little peptides, while a long way from being full collagen fibres, give the skin a head start in the collagen making process. 

However, that isn’t even the most important thing about collagen powder! Learning more about the two main amino acids that make up collagen completely swayed me. These amino acids are proline and glycine. They are both considered to be non-essential because technically our bodies can make them from other amino acids. However, in reality your body can’t make enough proline and glycine to meet its own demands. This means we DO need to get them from our diet and unfortunately, they are both very hard to source in any meaningful quantity. The only known sources providing good amounts of proline and glycine are bone broth and you guessed it, collagen powder!

So the upshot of this is yes, collagen powders do work!

The team and I have been concocting a world class formulation. So keep your eyes on the Facebook page for an exciting announcement coming soon!

  • March 9, 2020

One of the most common nutritional deficiencies to affect your skin is a lack of essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Unfortunately our modern diet provides too little of these precious fats and because our skin is the last organ to receive nutrients from the blood, this makes it highly likely your skin is deficient. EFA deficiency impacts directly on the health and beauty of your skin as well as weakening it protective ability, increasing your rate of environmental ageing.

Luckily, a lack of EFA’s is also one of the easiest deficiencies to correct!

What exactly are these fats and why are they essential?

Most of the fatty acids your body requires for health can be made from the other healthy fats you eat. But this is not true of Essential Fatty Acids, or EFA’s as they are commonly known. There are two families of fats that cannot be made by your body, the omega 3 family and omega 6 family. These are called ESSENTIAL fatty acids because it is essential you get them from your diet.

One of the most common ways of supplementing your diet with EFA’s is to take fish oil capsules. Although the omega 3 fats in fish oil offer us many health benefits, they are not known for their ability to protect your skin. Unfortunately fish oil doesn’t provide the main fatty acid required by your skin.

So what oil should you be taking?

Bestow Beauty Plus Oil has been formulated with both your health and your skin in mind. It contains not only the omega 3 fats but the other important fat your skin requires for health and beauty. This fat nourishes and protects your skin from the inside, making it more resilient and less susceptible to environmental ageing. This fat is also great for both oily and dry skin. It helps balance your oil flow making it less likely to block your pores but nourishing enough to keep your skin feeling supple.

How to take your oil:

Although capsules are a very common way to take your EFA’s, they are also very hard to digest. This is especially true with our modern lives and the amount of stress we are under. Liquid oils, like the Bestow Beauty Oils, can be mixed into food making it much easier to digest.

It can be added to a smoothie, mixed into yoghurt or even used to make a salad dressing. By mixing it into foods you pre-emulsify these wonderful fats and make it so much easier for your body to absorb their goodness.

So keep eating oily fish for the key EFA’s they provide but also make sure you have your Bestow Beauty Plus Oil to keep your skin protected, free of blemishes and looking fabulous!

Our favourite good fat filled meal is this salmon based mega omega salad. Check it out here!

  • July 25, 2019

Bestow founder, Janine Tait shares with us 4 awesome benefits of drinking Green Tea, the extra benefits of Bestow Green Tea and why she created an organic range of fair trade Teas.

FOUR AWESOME BENEFITS OF DRINKING GREEN TEA:

  1. It’s anti-carcinogenic
  2. Is scientifically proven to increase the hydration of the upper layers of your skin
  3. It enhances the action of protective enzymes in your skin
  4. Improves the protective barrier of your skin

TWO EXTRA BENEFITS OF DRINKING BESTOW LUMINOSITEA (Green & White Tea):

  1. It’s very high in Catechins a type of disease-fighting flavonoid and antioxidant. Here’s a tip: the longer you steep the tea, the more flavonoids you’ll get in your brew.
  2. White tea is even more powerful than green tea as it does all of this and more! And helps prevent the loss of your anti-wrinkle fibres. Bestow Luminositea is a Green and White Tea Blend.
Janine Tait, Bestow Founder
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You get enough of these powerful phytonutrients in one cup of Luminositea to reap all these benefits. Drink at least one cup a day!

BESTOW ORGANIC HERBAL TEA GIVES BACK

I think you’ll pleased to know that Bestow Organic Teas are not only delicious and good for your skin, they are also helping to transform a community in Sri Lanka.

When we decided to develop a range of skin-beautifying teas, it was very important to me that they were not only organic but were sourced from a fair trade supplier.

I know that many of the workers in tea plantations in third-world countries are poorly paid and treated like second-class citizens.

For me, socially conscious business it is not about beating the supplier down to get the bottom dollar but paying a fair price for a quality product that is fair to all the people who are involved in producing it.

  • May 14, 2018