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8 Edible beauty products

Anna De Souza


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Anna De Souza is a digital and broadcast journalist covering fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle. 

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While we don't recommend sitting down for a meal of powders and lotions, the line between a topical fix and internal satiation is getting blurrier as beauty brands begin to create products pure enough for full consumption. From the silly to the serious, here's a list of beauty products that not only feed the surface of your skin but also your belly!

1IO Beauty Booster

Work your beauty inside and out with IO Beauty Booster, a fresh-to-the-market serum specifically created to be applied topically and ingested for the best beauty boosting results. This proprietary blend was engineered to hold an extremely high ORAC factor (a scientific measurement of antioxidants) which combats free radicals and protects your skin's collagen reserves. Eighty three percent of women who applied two droplets of the liquid mixed with two pumps of the accompanying serum and ingested two droppers full of liquid twice a day, saw less lines in 28 days. Mom always said you are what you eat!

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2Emulsion Lip Exfoliant

Smashbox's sugar-based lip exfoliator boasts natural poppy seeds and sugar granules that gently remove dry, flaky patches. The best part is that it's perfectly edible! Antioxidants, shea butter and jojoba condition lips and cooling peppermint freshens your breath to boot.

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3Sparkling Edible Body Powder

Sprinkle some yum on your décolletage with Urban Decay's Sparkling Edible Body Powder. Available in Cocoa (sparkling bronze), Honey (sparkling gold) and Marshmallow (sparkling white), these glimmer powders offer a subtle glow and a sexy scent – not to mention they're tasty, too!

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4Kissable Body Topping

While this product is intended for the over 18 clientele, we love that Booty Parlor's Skin Honey Kissable Body Topping is jam packed with ingredients natural enough to consume! This delicious, kissable and non-sticky body topping is infused with a blend of aphrodisiac ingredients, nourishing honey extract and energizing ginseng.

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5Swallowable parfum

While our pulse points have always had all the fun, Harvard University biologist Sheref Mansy and renowned Australian artist Lucy McRae have designed cosmetic capsules that enable human skin to emit a genetically unique scent – yes, an ingestible perfume. Once absorbed, the skin becomes an atomizer and fragrance molecules are excreted through the skin's surface during perspiration. The strength of the scent is determined by varying factors including an individual's ability to acclimatize to temperatures, reaction to stress, exercise and sexual arousal. Coming soon!

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6Toothy Tabs

Perfect for on-the-go, Lush's new Toothy Tabs offer you a brand new way to polish your pearly whites. Just place a tab in between your back molars, nibble down and work into teeth with a wet toothbrush. Then, just rinse and spit. The tabs are available in six edible and 100 percent natural flavors (which are vegan-approved) and are packaged in a 100 percent recycled box, so you'll green up your entire oral routine by using them. With flavors like Atomic (fairly-traded coffee clove and ginger) and Ultrablast (triple mint, wasabi and lavender), you'll get your kick before even turning on the Keurig!

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7Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss

Did you know that women ingest an average of six pounds of lip products in their lifetime? Now, that's a stomach-churning fact! Intelligent Nutrients has brought to market the first USDA certified organic gluten-free lip gloss combining powerful antioxidants with nutritious food-grade ingredients. Available in Purple Maize and Clear Frosting, Lip Delivery Antioxidant Gloss is free from toxic mined pigments, heavy metals and synthetic colorants – and it's juicy enough to cop a midday taste.

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8Frutels acne care

Frutels' acne fighting vitamins and minerals are blended into premium dark chocolate and have reportedly been shown to strengthen the body against stress, hormones and a so-so diet. Sound too delicious to be true? A full sweep of B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, choline, inositol and biotin envelop these bitter dark chocolate balls. In addition, the 24-calorie treats are sugar-free since sugar, not chocolate, has in fact been shown to incite blemishes.

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Bonus item:

Tan Optimizer

An SPF and self-tanner in a pill? Clinically shown to increase your natural UV protection by up to 40 percent, Imedeen Tan Optimizer also increases melanin production, your skin's own tanning mechanism. This means you can frolic free from sticky sunscreens and the telltale "orange-y palm." While there's no substitute for the serious shielding of rays with a handful of the white goop, it's a decent substitute for on-the-run days.

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