Beauty Food

Choc Chic Cookies (14 pack)


Choc Chic Cookies (14 pack)
Choc Chic Cookies (14 pack) Choc Chic Cookies (14 pack) Choc Chic Cookies (14 pack)

Chocoholics beware!

We love Nutella but these little babies are a guilty pleasure with innocent ingredients... They may taste like a naughty, melt in your mouth, biscuity hazelnut treat, but they're completely guilt free and designed to be eaten daily to support healthy hair, skin and nails. Lots of good fats and very low in sugar so they guaranteed to cure 'hangriness'!

For best results for your hair, skin and nails we recommend a daily serve of collagen which can be achieved with a daily cookie. One box contains 2 weeks of cookies.

Cookies with benefits.

Cookies don't need to be naughty.
Collagen for anti-ageing properties and healthy hair, skin & nails.
Low sugar + vitamin C + no artificial sweeteners helps collagen absorb better.
Good fats to help keep you fuller for longer and avoid cravings.
Gluten, dairy, soy and vegetable oil free to avoid inflammation.

The Anti-ageing Power of Collagen.

Brace yourself for some sciencey stuff.

What's collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body.

Collagen is essentially a structure of amino acids that makes up a type of protein. It’s made up of primarily proline, hydroxyproline, and glycine. These are amino acids that make up 75% of our skin, 95% of the organic compounds of our bones, and over 90% of our gut lining, digestive tract, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and fascia.

Why do we need more of it?

As we age, our collagen production reduces, by 2% per year.

Think of your skin like a sponge, if it's holding water it's full and elastic. As we age, less collagen means that sponge holds less water which makes it less full and less elastic. Most people are getting next to no collagen in their diet because the biggest sources of collagen are things we no longer eat a lot of (e.g. bone broth and fish skin). Supplementing with collagen is easy because it comes as an odourless, tasteless, white powder.

How does eating collagen help?

Consuming collagen provides the building blocks our bodies need.

Collagen has been scientifically proven to replenish our bodies' own collagen which means firmer, more elastic and younger looking skin (less wrinkles and fine lines). While our hair and nails are made from keratin, not collagen, they grow from our hair follicles and nail beds which are made of skin which is why collagen also improves the strength and thickness of hair and nails.

What's the best way to boost collagen?

The best way to boost our collagen levels is by eating it.

There are lots of wonderful skin creams, oils and topical treatments but best way to improve our natural beauty is to boost our collagen by eating it. Hydrolysed collagen peptides are the most bio available form of collagen which means our bodies can use it.

Recommended by...

Lisa Sullivan Smith and Kaye Scott, Founders, The Clinic

Having been in the Anti-Ageing business for 20years we understand the importance of collagen supplements to make you feel younger on the inside and outside. Collagen boosts energy, it makes you look fresher and your skin is more vibrant. Love the fact that they are gluten free, dairy free, low in sugar and all natural.

Penny Benjamin, Nutritionist, MHumNut, BEng(Chem, Hons)

As a nutritionist, I'm always looking for super easy yet tasty and filling snack and meal options to recommend my clients that are based on real food. Beauty Food snacks are tasty, filling and easy. Plus they're packed with boatloads of micronutrients (bonus of real food).

Tatyana Gillam, International Model

These are my absolute favourite snack and I honestly have one almost everyday. I am always on the go with castings and my job so sometimes its hard to find nourishing snacks (I’m ALWAYS hungry) that you can take anywhere and taste incredible but these are so perfect!!!! There is so much goodness packed into them and I have noticed a difference in my skin which is glowing since I started eating them! I also love them for dessert at night if I’m feeling like a little something after dinner.

What's in them?

Nuts (cashews [53%], almonds [10%]), grass-fed collagen [17%], tapioca starch, dark chocolate, pure organic maple syrup, camu camu, Himalayan salt, monk fruit.

May contain: Other tree nuts from processing line.


How are Beauty Food cookies different?

Beauty Food cookies are a healthy, sweet snack made from nuts and collagen peptides. Other snacks typically use dried fruit such as dates as their binding agent which creates a product full of sugar (often 25% sugar or more!), or they're made using artificial fillers, thickeners and sweeteners which can play havoc with your hormones and destroy your health. The addition of collagen, which is completely tasteless, has the added benefit of improving your hair, skin and nails naturally.

What do Beauty Food cookies taste like?

The best way to describe the taste would be like a nut butter biscuit! Beauty Food cookies are sweet but they’re very low in sugar which is important to ensure you can absorb the collagen.

Why does sugar inhibit collagen absorption?

Sugar in the bloodstream attaches to collagen and elastin molecules via the glycation process, forming harmful new molecules called ‘advanced glycation end products’ (AGE’s). The more sugar you eat, the more AGE’s you develop, and the more collagen and elastin fibres get damaged. The glycation process also transforms the most stable and long-lasting collagen fibres to more fragile fibres. This is one of the main reasons sugar makes us age on both the inside and outside. Too many AGE’s causes the skin to wrinkle, negatively impacts the biomechanical properties of tendons and leads to gut issues (due to damage caused to the intestinal lining resulting in inflammation).

If that wasn’t bad enough, sugar competes with vitamin C for space in cells due the similarities in their chemical structure. Diets high in sugar leads to low levels of vitamin C, thus inhibiting formation of new collagen fibres. For this reason, watch out for supplements that are high in sugar and don’t contain vitamin C because the likelihood is, they probably won’t work!

Where does the collagen come from?

We source our hydrolysed bovine collagen from Brazil and Argentina because they're some of the only certified grass-fed sources we can get our hands on. We don't buy from Australia yet because there are currently no Australian made sources of bovine collagen! Crazy, we know. We are working with an Australian Organic Grass-fed and regeneratively farmed cattle co-op of farmers and an Australian manufacturer to create Australia's first bovine collagen (which will be organic and grass-fed). That'll probably be out by the end of 2020 and in our products shortly thereafter.

Where are Beauty Food cookies made?

They're made on the NSW Central Coast, Australia.

Are Beauty Food cookies safe for pregnancy?

You should always check with your doctor but there is nothing in Beauty Food that you would need to worry about. It's real food that is safe and healthy for pregnancy and breast feeding.

Is collagen vegan?

Collagen only comes from animal sources so no, it’s not vegan. There are plenty of vegan “collagen” products out there that don’t contain collagen and don’t have research supporting their efficacy for supporting your own collagen production.

Think of collagen as an odourless, tasteless white powdered form of bone broth. No animals are killed to produce collagen, if it’s not used as a health food product it goes to landfill which isn't a great outcome for anyone. We have many customers following a plant based diet who consume our products for this reason and as a way to get important nutrients they're not getting from animal sources.

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