According to this article in the NYTimes, there are products in the supermarkets which are classified as nutricosmetics and functional foods. I’ve never seen them. Have you? This thing is huge! The article says it is a growing business, expected to reach $8.5 billion in 2015. It’s drinks and foods with names such as Age Defying Water, Slimming Chocolate Chews, Clear Skin Capsules… Who buys this stuff?
Of course, doctors say that no, good skin does not come from “slickly marketed drinks and food”, but from vegetables, whole foods, plain water. The designer Norma Kamali (picture left), interviewed in the article, is among the critics of all this madness and is a strong supporter of olive oil, which she has been been using all her life… she ingests and applies olive oil to reap various benefits. She says olive oil is ideal for massage and stress relief. You can brush your teeth with oil and cinnamon to clean and remove bacteria. Use olive oil liniments for rashes and burns. Take a tablespoon or more a day to stay regular. This is all she said. Well, look at the results in the picture! She is in her 60s, doesn’t she look wonderful? Forget all that nutri beauty garbage, buy good food and you will become beautiful and healthy, also!