We were recently sent a lovely package of products from Bestow Beauty. For those of you who don't know, Bestow is an company with beautiful range of organic products which work to nourish your skin from within. If you're curious, click here to check out their website to find out more.
At Swank & Roche we are lovers of all things natural and organic, so receiving this package was very exciting.
It has always been said that "what you put on your skin is only half the story" and this motto from the Bestow's website really encapsulates their brand. What we consume on a daily basis plays such a big role our overall health and in developing a 'natural glow'.
What we love most about the Bestow Beauty products is that they integrate so well into everyday life. As an example, we have alway loved a bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit in the morning for Brekky and then Bestow Beauty Berry Beautiful Powder can just be sprinkled over the top. They make it so easy and best of all, it doesn't ruin the taste of you brekky! The taste is very subtle which we love. In fact this was probably our favourite of the products we tried.
The three products we received (Bestow beauty Oil, Berry Beautiful and Beauty Powder) from the Bestow Beauty range worked so well in integration with each other and we would definitely recommend checking out their range. If you are interested in purchasing some of your very own products from Bestow Beauty or for more information head to www.bestowbeauty.com.au
We had the opportunity to ask the expert behind the brand, Janine Tait (founder of Bestow Beauty) some questions. Check out our Q&A with her below!
Why did you start Bestow Beauty?
I walked away from the beauty industry when I was 30 - disillusioned and discouraged. Despite using all the tools of modern skincare at my disposal, all to often I just could not get the results for my clients that I hoped for. The beauty industry in the 1990’s was all about machines, needling, extreme peels and invasive quick fixes. Skin nutrition didn’t even get a look-in.
I did the 9-5 office thing for two years and hated it. It felt soul-less. I missed the positivity and connection that comes from caring for women as a beauty therapist. So I determined to return to beauty therapy, but this time to find answers.
My quest led me to Janice Sarre-Smith, of Janesce Skincare in Adelaide, who became my mentor. She was a naturopath and skin guru who taught me that to achieve true skin transformation you have to work from within with skin nutrition. I began to put her skin nutrition knowledge to work with my clients and began to get amazing results. My confidence went through the roof. At last!
I become so fascinated with the power of using nutrition to treat skin that I went on to study nutritional medicine. My specialty is dermo-nutrition, which is the study of how nutrition specifically impact on skin. I am now privileged to pass on my knowledge to skincare therapists all over New Zealand and Australia.
Bestow Beauty was born from my desire to make it simple, easy and delicious for my clients to care for their skin - from within. Because I have learnt what you put on your skin is only half the story.
Bestow’s nourishing super-food blends support skin on a cellular level and nurture beautiful, healthy, skin from the inside out. They complement topical skincare and are foundational to healthy skin for every woman whether you are dealing with acne, ageing or anything in between.
Can you tell us a bit about what you do/ your profession?
I am a holistic skin health coach, dermo-nutritionist (a nutritionist who focuses on skin), and a Slow Beauty movement leader who educates beauty therapists across Australasia about how to transform skin through nutrition. I am the founder of Bestow Beauty. www.bestowbeauty.com.au
Bestow offers a beautiful range of organic super-food blends, recipes and rituals to nourish skin from within.
What are your daily rituals?
I meditate morning and evening for 30 minutes, which helps me to maintain a deep sense of balance and connection in the middle of my busy life.
I have a nourishing breakfast which always includes Bestow Beauty Oil.
Most days I have a Bestow Anti-Ageing Smoothie which includes the following ingredients. The mint makes it taste amazing!
One fresh or frozen banana
A small handful of spinach
A sprig of mint
One cup of coconut water
One tablespoon of chia seeds
One tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Powder
One tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Oil
A squeeze of lemon
Optional - Decorate with toasted coconut, goji berries and chia seeds.
Your personal favourite product from the range?
Together the Bestow Beauty Oil and Bestow Beauty Powder provide the key nutritional blocks for beautiful healthy skin. I call them my Twin Skin Essentials and asking me to choose between them is like asking me which of my beloved nieces and nephews I love the most!
If pushed, I would say Bestow Beauty Oil is my favourite, simply because my skin just can’t cope without it. Bestow Beauty Oil offers a blend of cold-pressed organic flax seed and safflower oil, formulated to deliver the best balance of healthy fats for clear, glowing skin. It basically moisturises the skin from within. Whenever I have had to go for any length of time without taking Bestow Beauty Oil (which has only happened a couple of times) I start having all sorts of problems with eczema and other skin issues.
Bestow Berry Beautiful is also an amazing anti-oxidant booster which protects your skin from free radicals. And it makes smoothies look and taste amazing.
Bestow Be Cleansed purifies your skin from within by ensuring toxins and waste hormones are eliminated efficiently from the body. It contains fibre to promote proper elimination and ingredients like slippery elm and liquo ice to soothe and repair the gut wall.
Any other tips/ points you would like to make?
I’ve discovered that wellness rituals are just as important as wellness products. Unless you figure out how you are going to incorporate your Bestow skin food into your daily life, all that skin goodness will just sit on the shelf! A daily smoothie is a great way to nourish your skin with raw food, leafy greens and your Bestow skin boosters all at once.
Bestow’s nourishing super-food blends support skin on a cellular level and nurture beautiful, healthy, skin from the inside out. Bestow products are organically sourced from New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The designer super-food blends include bio-available phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.
Like all wellness journeys, learning to live the Bestow way requires patience and dedication in the beginning, but it is truly a beautiful and rewarding way to live.