The Beauty Chef’s founder Carla Oates learned first hand that beauty begins in the belly when she was a teenager with troubled skin. Carla spent the first 10 years of her working life as a writer and fashion stylist before turning her attention to beauty writing. But the allure quickly wore off and she became alarmed by the questionable synthetic substances found in many commercial beauty products. Concerned about the beauty industry’s lack of transparency, Carla began writing about healthier alternatives. She also began making her own natural skincare from plants and organic foods and wrote her first best-selling book, Feeding Your Skin, published by Penguin books. Carla began lacto-fermenting foods in her Bondi kitchen and this eventually led to the creation of GLOW, The Beauty Chef’s first inner beauty product which contains 24 bio-fermented, skin-loving superfoods. The Beauty Chef range now includes eight inner beauty products and two outer beauty skincare products. Every product in the range is a blend of Certified Organic, nutrient-dense whole food ingredients, prebiotics and probiotics, all scientifically-formulated to fortify skin on the inside and outside.