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What are beauty drinks and how to make a delicious glassful?

Beauty drinks have certainly been gaining traction in terms of popularity in the beauty industry. 

Did you know that beauty drinks have been around since forever? You probably did not know them as ‘beauty drinks’ though. Like our grandmothers made us take a tablespoon of disgusting tasting cod liver oil. That was their version of a beauty drink actually. 

Thank goodness things taste much better now! 

However, these drinks are now all the rage, promising everything from glowing skin to wrinkle reduction. 

How do we know whether these beauty beverages deliver or not? 

Read on! 

This article will explain all you need to know about beauty drinks!

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What is a beauty drink? 

Beauty drinks are based on the quote, ‘You are what you eat’. Food, drinks and supplements that provide beauty benefits from within makes up most of beauty beverages. All these provide benefits that go above and beyond those that you would normally derive just from eating normal food. 

Specific combinations of different, ‘super power’ ingredients (or super-food) is meant to improve the condition of your skin. That’s why it is called a beauty drink


One does wonder whether consuming a beauty beverage would really work or if it is just a gimmick. There are, in fact, benefits to consuming natural drinks but it highly depends on what ingredients are inside. 

Popular ingredients in beauty drinks

What exactly is inside beauty drinks? Beauty drinks such as the Recherche Skin Brightening Plus actually contain many ingredients that are beneficial to your skin. The best you can do is to look out for the following ingredients as they contain multiple benefits to your skin as well. 


First up we have collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in our bodies. It provides structural support for tissues and muscles and it gives elasticity to the skin. This means that your skin will look more supple and tight with balanced quantities of collagen. 

As we grow older, our natural collagen levels deplete, which will lead to wrinkles and lack of firmness. 

How do collagen drinks work? 

Well, no one likes sagging skin and wrinkles. So taking collagen in your beauty drinks helps your body trigger its natural collagen production levels. 

Benefits of collagen

Among the benefits of increased collagen in your body are:

1. Improving skin health and elasticity

Collagen peptides slow down the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness. 

2. Relieves joint pain

The cartilage that makes up your joints, is held up by collagen. Joint disorders such as osteoarthritis is a risk everyone faces as they grow older. So taking collagen helps to avoid painful diseases such as arthritis by maintaining the integrity of your cartilages. 

3. Prevent bone loss 

Your bones also rely on collagen to give it structure and keep it strong, avoiding conditions like osteoporosis. 

4. Boost muscle mass

Collagen amino acids are essential in keeping your muscles strong and functioning at its best capacity. Loss of muscle mass happens with age and taking collagen supplements via beauty drinks can help avoid that. 

Collagen amino acids for healthy skin will certainly benefit you. Therefore, we suggest you ensure that collagen is present in your beauty drinks! 


Human bodies need vitamins to boost immune system function as well as for skin health. The best vitamins for your skin are vitamin D, C, E and K. Ensuring you get enough vitamins will keep your skin looking healthy. And remember, healthy skin always looks good. 

Although most of the vitamins your body needs can usually be derived from your normal diet, there are times that you need to supplement that diet in order to get the said vitamins. Beauty drinks do contain extra vitamins. 

However, when it comes to vitamins in beauty drinks, be cautious about added sugar, which is unhealthy when unnecessarily consumed. 

Benefits of Vitamin D for skin

Vitamin D plays an important role in balancing out your skin tone.

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Usually, vitamin D is made when sunlight is absorbed by your skin. You can also increase your vitamin D intake through your diet and via supplements. As an ingredient in beauty drinks, you will definitely be getting sufficient vitamin D into your body.

Benefits of Vitamin C for skin

Vitamin C plays a key role in collagen production that helps keep your skin healthy. It has antioxidant properties. 

Vitamin C also helps to repair and prevent dry skin, decreases damage from harmful UV rays, and in some cases, reduces the appearance of wrinkles

This vitamin is easily available and you can even make your own beauty drink from it in the form of orange juice. If your beauty drink has this vitamin listed as an ingredient, it will definitely be a plus! 

Benefits of Vitamin E for skin

Vitamin E is also an antioxidant. The main function of vitamin E is to protect your skin against sun damage. As a topical cream, it does this by absorbing harmful UV light, thereby preventing dark spots and wrinkles. This vitamin also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation, preventing breakouts on your skin.

You also have to get enough vitamin E through your diet and not just apply it topically. Taking vitamin E supplements via beauty drinks can be quite effective and topping up on your dietary intake of the vitamin. 

Benefits of Vitamin K for skin

Vitamin K helps your body recover and heal from wounds and bruises. This vitamin also helps in reducing stretch marks and reducing dark spots or stubborn circles under your eyes. 

You can increase your intake of vitamin K by eating leafy greens such as kale, spinach, lettuce and cabbage. 

Therefore, if your beauty drink contains the above greens, it is definitely okay. Having vitamin K itself as an ingredient in your beverage is also okay. 

Goji Berry

Goji berries have powerful medicinal properties. These tiny red fruits are packed full of antioxidants. Usually, when added to beauty beverages, they are often in the form of powder or are dried. 

Goji berries have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. It is considered a superfood because of its many benefits to the skin. A beauty drink with the goji berry listed as an ingredient will therefore be very beneficial for your skin. 

Benefits of goji berry

Besides being very nutritious, goji berries contain a lot of antioxidants which means that they are immune boosters for your skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which is great for skin that is prone to acne. 

Goji berries are also barrier boosting. It helps to hydrate skin and have a high ORAC value. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity. It has been determined that foods with high ORAC value slow down the aging process and protect your skin cells from free radicals

Stem Cells 

Human stem cells are very special because of their ability to multiply. In some organs, some cells are turned into special cells that help to repair and replace damaged tissues. COnsidered The stem cells are found in both plants and humans and containtain proteins and amino acids. When taken in supplements such as in beauty drinks, your body’s cells are signalled to rejuvenate and will result in many benefits! 

Benefits of stem cells in skin care

Stem cells have the potential to repair skin cells whilst protecting the skin from external factors such as free radicals. Overall benefits for the skin include giving a person a more youthful appearance

Stem cells also help you with collagen production and as stated above, there are several benefits to collagen for your skin. Other benefits include fewer lines and wrinkles on skin and an improved skin texture and tone

Pomegranate Skin Extract

Also known as pomegranate peel extracts, it is used in the beauty industry for skin care. Pomegranate skin extracts are rich in conjugated fatty acids and antioxidants. 

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Benefits of pomegranate peel extracts 

Among the benefits of this the pomegranate peel extract are: 

  • Skin hydration

The extract contains punicic acid (main fatty acid) and small amounts of oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) which create a slow-drying oil. This means that your skin is able to properly absorb the moisture it provides due to the extra time. 

  • Smoothen skin

With huge amounts of Vitamin C, the pomegranate skin extract will definitely smoothen your skin’s surface. Thanks to the Vitamin C available, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema are also decreased. 

  • Glowing skin

Pomegranate peel extracts stimulate the cells found in the outer layer of your skin called keratinocytes. For glowing skin, these cells have to be regenerated. 

  • Improves skin elasticity

With a combination of pomegranate skin extracts, phytonutrients, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins, collagen production is promoted as they work together. 

How to make a beauty drink? 

Making a beauty enhancing drink is perfect for your skin. You get all the benefits from each of the ingredients available in the drink. 

To make the ultimate beauty drink, it is best to combine and mix together a beauty drink supplement with beauty enhancing ingredients. 

You can try a mixture of the following ingredients so that your skin reaps maximum benefits. Be assured that in no time you will get healthy and glowing skin.

  • Cucumber juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Papaya juice
  • Aloe vera 
  • Carrot and beetroot juice 
  • Spinach juice 
  • Ginger lemon juice 

For more interesting recipes for creating a delicious glassful of beauty enhancing drinks, take a look at our suggestions at skin brightening plus signature drinks recipes

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Your skin will love you if you take a glass of a beauty drink like the Recherche Skin Brightening Plus every day. Not only do beauty beverages contain beauty benefits, there are several health benefits involved as well. 

Remember that you are what you eat so it is best to make sure that what you eat is good so that your body is healthy and beautiful!


Coreenna Ong

Head of Research

Coreenna Ong has more than 20 years of extensive experiences in research and development, conceptualization, formulation, production process development and bring to market skincare products in the beauty industry. Ms Ong is currently the Director, Research and Development at Recherché skincare.

Recherché is a Singapore cosmeceutical skincare brand, with its products clean, green, plant-based and specially catered for Asian skin. It is also the pioneer in developing edible skincare actives to specifically address skin concerns.

Within just 2 years, Ms Ong’s research has led Recherché to win several awards and accolades for its products.

Ms Ong’s research focuses on harnessing the latest formulation technologies, knowledge and techniques to distil and extract nature's essence, and then apply them synergistically for maximum results.

She has authored 2 best-selling Beauty and Wellness books with Marshall Cavendish. The books had multiple runs and remained popular and in print circulation for several years. They are currently available in the Singapore National Library collection.

Ms Ong was also a Beauty columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore's largest Chinese-language newspaper publication, with huge regional presence. As its weekly expert contributor, she shared the latest research and technologies from the Beauty industry, and addressed the many skincare issues and concerns of the newspaper's readers regionally, including offering beauty tips, quick fixes and insider knowledge.

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