Long before ‘inner beauty’ was a buzzword, Carla Oates knew the importance of fostering beauty from the inside out.


When her daughter began to experience similar skin issues to the allergies and eczema she herself had experienced as a child, Carla put her family of four on a gut-healing protocol that included probiotic-rich, lacto-fermented wholefoods. Very quickly she noticed a profound difference in her daughter’s skin as well as the improved wellbeing and overall health of the whole family.


After friends and family began asking why her skin looked so ‘glowy’, Carla realised the power of the gut-skin connection. She began experimenting with skin-loving superfoods in her Bondi kitchen and that’s how GLOW®—The Beauty Chef’s first inner beauty powder—was created in 2009.


GLOW Inner Beauty Essential was the world’s first living, bio-fermented, probiotic inner beauty product and kickstarted a whole new category of ingestible beauty products. The Beauty Chef was also the first beauty brand to focus on cultivating good gut health for healthy skin–pioneering the philosophy of ‘Beauty Begins in the Belly™’.

The Beauty Chef products are sold in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada and United Kingdom.