Victoria Beckham swears by this detox drink for glowing skin
Before vampire facials, cryo-freezing and peels became our go-to solutions for youthful skin, we turned to Victoria Beckham for our #beautyinspo because she was (and still is) the OG Queen of flawless skin.
So, whenever the former Spice Girl comes out with new info on how she achieves her radiant glow, we are all eyes and ears – and this week the 45-year old took to Instagram to share the “gentle detox” she swears by for good skin… tocos.
Beckham filmed herself mixing up her powerful potion, and captioned it: “This actually tastes quite nice! Good for… radiant skin, gentle detox and muscle tone.”
She added a muscle emoji just to show how amazing tocos is.
But what in the world is tocos?
Sun Potion, the brand that VB uses, has hailed tocos as the next “ultimate skin food”, with its results promising to go beyond your regular face mask and retinol routine.
Tocos, short for tocotrienols, is a fat-soluble relative of vitamin E commonly found in oils, rice, wheat, barley, rye and oats. It’s made from brown rice-bran solubles, however it’s just the fat and water soluble portions (so no carbohydrates and fibre parts) of the hard shell that encompasses the grain of rice.
What are the supposed health benefits?
The primary health benefit is the high amount of vitamin E, which works wonders for skin and hair, and is also a powerful antioxidant. It also supports healthy muscle function, which Beckham notes in her IG story.
The Sun Potion site lists an array of other health benefits vitamin E has:
“Research studies suggest that Vitamin E has numerous health benefits. Vitamin E is thought to play a role in preventing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke) due to its effects on a number of steps in the development of atherosclerosis (e.g. inhibition of LDL oxidation, inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation, inhibition of platelet adhesion, aggregation and platelet release reaction).
“Recent studies suggest that vitamin E enhances immunity in the elderly and that supplementation with vitamin E lowers the risk of respiratory tract infections, particularly the common cold.
“There is a great deal of research underway investigating the role of Vitamin E in protecting against outside pollution and lowering the risk of cancer.”
How do you take tocos?
Tocos can be eaten straight by the spoonful (but tbh, this isn’t recommended because of taste and texture) or mixed into plain water or your favourite drinks, where it will dissolve and leave you with a creamy taste/texture.
Is it safe?
Like all supplements, it’s recommended you speak with your GP before incorporating it into your diet. It’s also advised that those who tend to eat bad fats from processed foods or those who are on a low-fat diet, won’t be able to entirely reap the benefits of tocos.
And besides, you can reach your daily vitamin E intake from natural sources such as almonds, avocado, broccoli, spinach, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds.
But I mean, if this is the answer to Beckham’s famous skin, we’re kind of on board.