I had Hailey Bieber's $17 TikTok famous 'glowy skin' smoothie for a week, my face looked great but I couldn't keep it up | The Sun

I had Hailey Bieber's $17 TikTok famous 'glowy skin' smoothie for a week, my face looked great but I couldn't keep it up | The Sun

September 15, 2022

HAILEY Bieber stole the summer heat as the young icon made headlines with her $17 skin smoothie.

After one week of slurping down a tall glass of this icy pink drink, my skin has never been so glowy – but I've also never felt so disturbingly full.


Leading up to the launch of Hailey Bieber's first-ever skincare brand, Rhode, on June 15th, the 25-year-old posted plenty of content about achieving the ultimate glazed look.

Her Rhode products include three peptide lip treatments, a glazing fluid, and a barrier restore cream, all of which continue to sell out in a matter of minutes.

The idea is if you combine these three products, your skin will feel hydrated and look shiny.

With the release of her brand came a unique collaboration with a Los Angeles-based grocery store – a very pricey drink that also promised to help with that glazed look.

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Hailey teamed up with popular health hub Erewhon to create her very own skin smoothie.

Filled to the brim with strawberries, dates, hyaluronic acid, collagen peptides, and sea moss gel, this smoothie is actually meant to show skin results.

By blending the elements of skincare essentials into a fruit smoothie, you're supposed to be left with skin that is clear and glowy.

But for $17, is it worth it?

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I can't say I wasn't curious after seeing countless reviews all over TikTok.

However, I was more curious about the actual benefits and results the smoothie promised than the taste.

So I gathered all the ingredients with the intention to make and drink the famed frozen concoction for seven days straight to see how my skin was affected.

And let me tell you – this wasn't any cheaper.

In fact, making the smoothie at home ended up being more expensive than just buying it from Erewhon.


The smoothie includes three ingredients that aren't readily available at the local grocery store: sea moss gel, collagen peptides, and hyaluronic acid.

I wanted to be accurate, so I got the $25 Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides and the $23.47 NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Hydration.

The collagen peptides were the biggest ripoff, as two scoops of the powder almost finished half of the jar.

I had to start using less in my smoothie to preserve it as the week came to an end.

Erewhon uses its own brand of sea moss, so I opted for the $32.99 Organics Nature Sea Moss Gel.

For three out of the 11 ingredients, my receipt was $81.46.

In total, I spent around $133 for a whole week of smoothies, making each smoothie about $19 per day.

Now, I'm no professional, but I'd say I'm a skilled smoothie maker.

HAILEY BIEBER STRAWBERRY GLAZE SMOOTHIE

Recipe:

1 cup of almond milk

1 cup of frozen strawberries

2 dates

1/4 avocado

2 scoops of Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides

1 tablespoon of NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Hydration

1 teaspoon of maple syrup

1 1/2 tablespoons of Organics Nature Sea Moss Gel

1 spoonful of coconut cream

1/2 banana

4 drops of liquid stevia

Strawberry glaze on top (optional)

Yet this one was a bit tougher to make as the recipe was more precise.

But I'm still confused as to whether or not you're supposed to blend the coconut cream in with everything or put it in the glass before the smoothie.

I'm not a huge fan of coconut, so I decided to blend everything together and not get stuck with clumps at the end that I didn't want to finish.

Despite the drastic difference in the textures of all the ingredients, the finish is smooth.

The taste isn't as bad as I thought it would be – it's like a strawberry milkshake or yogurt parfait.

It was the feeling I got after I drank three-quarters of my glass that really put me off.

Every time I'd drink most of the serving –I never actually could get through all of it – I felt as if the smoothie was at a standstill at the bottom of my stomach.

The overwhelming power of strawberries mixed with the sweet stevia, heaviness of the avocado, collagen powder, and sea moss gelseemed to stay inside me for hours.

For the whole week, that smoothie was my breakfast that lasted from seven in the morning to twelve in the afternoon, and not in a good way.

Regardless, I powered through the week.

And I've got to say, the skin results were worth it.

After five days, I started freaking out because I noticed my skin was shinier than it's ever been.

I was skeptical at first because my skin felt more oily than dewy, but I realized the glow was strong.

I didn't have to put on any highlighter and still, my face lit up in the light like I was wearing illuminating makeup.

Drinking this smoothie was like getting accustomed to a new skincare product; it took me a couple of days to get used to, but once I did, I could see the improvement.

With that being said, I won't be drinking this every day because of how uncomfortably filling it is.

Not to mention I'd have to sacrifice a month of electricity just for one week's worth of utility out of this smoothie.



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