Celebrity Beauty News by Mary Zavaglia in LA
We’ve all heard the saying ‘true beauty comes from within’ and it seems this concept is being embraced now more than ever. This doesn’t mean neglecting the outer self. It means achieving a more optimal level of outer beauty with what you think, what you put in your body and how you feel.
Radiating beauty from within
There’s no doubt that we value physical beauty, (a fact that is borne out of the $445 billion USD spent on beauty this last year) but there has been a gradual shift in the beauty industry that tends to focus on more than just one’s appearance. It has become more about radiating a glow from within. There are many doctors, beauty consultants and nutritionists who stand strongly behind this idea.
Dr. Lisa Masterson is one of them. Dr. Masterson is known for being the Emmy nominated co-host of the Award-winning show The Doctors. She specialises in obstetrics, gynecology, hormone therapy and anti-ageing treatments, but she is not your conventional MD. She has a holistic approach to beauty and emphasises the connection of the body, mind and spirit. Her medical spa, the Ocean Oasis in Santa Monica, provides beauty and health care services aimed towards total wellness with the goal to help you feel, look and be your best. “As a physician, I believe there are many forms of healing, and I want to offer my patients multiple options. We provide a healing energy oasis where personal treatments lead towards the healthiest, happiest, and most beautiful you”, says Dr. Lisa Masterson.
I received a Reiki session (a form of ancient energy healing), that left me totally relaxed and rejuvenated. The serenity I felt within, reflected on the outside, as throughout the day I received compliments on how fresh, well-rested and beaming I looked. Another service she provides is the Oxygen Bar; a breathing device that increases your oxygen intake. It has been scientifically proven that increasing oxygen levels promotes healthy cell composition, mental alertness, increased physical stamina and boosts the immune system.
The next stop on my inner beauty quest was the Detox Market for all things natural in health and beauty. Here we find a vast array of products ranging from supplements, to inner cleanses (not to be mistaken with cleansers) and wellness, to makeup and skincare. The products offered are free of parabens, synthetic fragrances and formaldehydes. They ensure that each of their products are cruelty free and derived from the cleanest and purest ingredients. Detox Market CEO, Romain Gaillard is passionate about promoting ‘green’ beauty. He believes that you don’t need to choose between safety and efficacy. “Clients trust that we never compromise efficacy and purity”, says Gaillard. The Detox Market is one of the first companies to promote green beauty products in a retail environment. “Since we started in 2010, we have created close to a dozen pop-up stores with the idea of educating and creating a meaningful experience”, says Gaillard.
One of my very favourite brands, which is a big promoter of the inner beauty movement, is an Australian brand, The Beauty Chef. Its creator, Carla Oates, is extremely passionate about nature and our connection to it. She believes that true beauty is attained from organic skin care and organic food which is exactly what her products promote. As a young girl, she suffered from skin allergies and eczema so she started creating her own products using natural ingredients. This ultimately led her to formulate her living skincare line which uses ‘good’ bacteria to help us attain a healthy gut. “When I created The Beauty Chef, it was with the intention of educating women that glowing skin comes from within, which means feeding your skin from the inside out. And more specifically that ‘beauty begins in the belly’ – good gut health is vital for healthy, robust, radiant skin”, says Carla.
Discovering this power of inner beauty has inspired me to live a much cleaner and healthier lifestyle and by practicing what I’m preaching in this article, I must admit, that I have never felt or looked better.
My Top 3 Skin Saviours
- MV Rose Soothing Protective Moisturiser
- PAI Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
- Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser