Beauty review: The Beauty Chef’s GLOW F.A.C.E Intensive Rejuvenating Oil

13 years ago, the inimitable Carla Oates, The Beauty Chef Founder and CEO, launched GLOW, a daily beauty powder for radiant skin and gut health. Definitely a pioneer in the edible beauty arena, the powder – which is still as a bestseller now – came jam-packed with no less than eighteen certified organic wholefoods in the formula, including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract, vitamin C to help boost collagen production and zinc to support healthy hair and nails. Along with the help of provitamin A, broad-spectrum B vitamins and probiotics and postbiotics thanks to the iconic brand’s potent fermentation process, the berry-flavoured beauty blend was an instant hit, promoting luminous skin—from the inside out.
The first of her kind to link a balanced microbiome with glowing skin, it was this visionary outlook that saw Carla named a ‘Skincare Innovator’ by Net-a-Porter, amongst other accolades. And now, 13 years after launching the highly coveted GLOW powder, the world’s first ingestible beauty product focusing on the microbiome of the gut, Carla and her team have reimagined this into a skin-nourishing, intensive face oil. Was I excited to receive a bottle to play with several weeks ago? You bet! And did I love it? All that and more.

Holding true to The Beauty Chef’s expertise in fermentation and focus on the health of the microbiome, the luxe oil features a unique fermented prebiotic and postbiotic extract as well as skin loving Vitamins A, C and E. In fact, GLOW F.A.C.E Intensive Rejuvenating Oil is billed as the “ultimate multitasker” by its creator, addressing a broad range of skin concerns including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and firming and toning the skin. It’s not often a meet a facial oil I don’t like, and in the case of GLOW F.A.C.E, it was much more than that – it was love.
The ingredient deck comes with a raft of natural beauty boosters, like vegan squalene from fatty acid-rich olives, Bakuchiol, vitamin C powerhouse Kakadu Plum and Vitamin E. I especially appreciate that thanks to the unique pre- and postbiotic extract in GLOW F.A.C.E, the super moisturising oil will also help support the skin’s barrier system and protect your microbiome against the harsh effects of the environment. This makes it perfect for autumn and winter use in particular, when the inclement weather can deliver redness, TEWL and much more.
GLOW F.A.C.E is naturally suitable for all skin types, and you can use it morning and/or night depending on your needs. Just 3-4 drops warmed in your fingertips and pressed into your skin is the ideal application process, then you can assess whether or not you need any extra (or a moisturiser as well). You can use GLOW F.A.C.E on its own, or layer it with your existing serums and oils, and it is the dream for use with a gua sha or T bar for a little extra boost when you’re in the mood for massage.
Highly recommended and an absolute joy to use, I will happily declare myself an unabashed GLOW F.A.C.E fan. And hey, I’m already wedded to using its powder-based predecessor daily, so why not add to the family?
The Beauty Chef GLOW F.A.C.E Intensive Rejuvenating Oil is available now.


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