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Nestle selling high-end beauty drink

September 12, 2008 | 10:24 am

Glowelle1The same company that brought you Butterfingers and chocolate morsels is now selling a fancy-shmancy, nutritional beauty drink. Nestle, the world's largest food and beverage company, has begun selling the product, Glowelle, at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

The drink, which comes in two flavors, can be found in the cosmetics departments of the stores. According to Nestle, Glowelle is a nutritional supplement that protects and hydrates the inner and outer layers of the skin. The product contains antioxidants, vitamins, phytonutrients and botanical and fruit extracts. All the ingredients are meant to nourish the skin. Nestle is not the first company to market nutritional supplements for skin care. Cosmetics giants such as Murad and Perricone sell dietary supplements for skin health. But it will be interesting to see if this product catches on.

There are a couple of downsides.  It costs a whopping $7 per bottle or $40 for a week's supply. The blogger noted: "I'm all for drinkable anti-aging, but at $7.00/bottle, Glowelle would make that Starbucks habit seem pretty tame financially."

Moreover, is there any scientific proof that nutritional supplements, either in pill or liquid form, really make a difference in the skin's appearance? Show me one study, please, that this stuff works.

-- Shari Roan

Photo credit: Nestle USA