Bye-Bye to BOTOX? Beauty Foods Serve Up Anti-Aging Solutions

While superfoods and antioxidant-rich diets have plenty of skin rejuvenation benefits, some companies are launching a lineup of 'beauty foods' that might really give your diet a boost.

Collagen marshmallows, 'functional' water and anti-aging yogurt are just a few new food trends in the growing 'nutraceuticals' industry.

Borba Skin Balance Water

Borba's Skin Balance Water line continues to enjoy success in the U.S. market after a summer 2007 launch with Anheuser-Busch. A sampler pack of bottled water and 'Aqua-less Crystalline' packets that can be mixed with water and juice costs $20, and each flavor has a specific purpose; age defying, firming, clarifying or replenishing. Skin Balance Water contains exotic fruit extracts, vitamins and minerals to keep the skin well-hydrated and improve tone and texture.

Probiotics fans are enjoying a spoonful of enzyme-rich yogurt fortified with Omega-6 and other antioxidants that can give the skin a boost of nutrition. Danone has launched several unique flavors in Europe, South America and Asia with the 'Essence' line, but is currently battling court charges regarding its 'Activia' brand in the U.S. Probiotics are essential for healthy digestion and high-performing metabolism; without them, the skin and hair can become dry and dull.

And collagen marshmallows?

Collagen Marshmallows (photo courtesy of

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Eiwa Confectionary of Japan is the company that insists 'There is a marshmallow for your life', and presented these beauty sweets at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco in 2007. The marshmallows are made with 3000 mg of collagen to promote healthy skin from the inside out. Collagen is the necessary compound needed for firm and resilient skin, and many skin rejuvenation procedures are designed to increase the rate of collagen production.

Is it really time to skip the BOTOX and facial treatments? With the number of nutraceuticals on the rise, we may have more options for getting rid of wrinkles and enhancing the skin without surgery.

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

  • Women who want to squeeze into their favorite pair of high heels but can’t find the perfect fit do have the option of undergoing cosmetic foot surgery. This procedure is designed to sculpt and shape the foot by lengthening or trimming the toes, and may also help to remove painful bunions and other growths that are causing pain around the feet and ankles.