Surprise Beauty Booster: Chai!
Sip this beauty beverage
This intoxicating blend of spices is having a moment. Here's how chai tea can give you glowing skin and shiny hair—whether you sip it or smooth it on.
Chai tea—a tea made with ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, and black pepper—helps stimulate circulation, celebrity nutritionist Paula Simpson says: "This boosts blood flow to the skin, which gives you that healthy glow." Many of these spices also contain antioxidants; they fight free radicals and reduce signs of aging on your skin. Tea time!
A drink for skin
Infused with real tea, Jason Bengal Spice Antioxidant-Rich Hand & Body Lotion ($10; jason-natural.com) contains a mix of cinnamon and pepper that helps protect skin.
Lather Clove Soap ($8; lather.com) harnesses the antibacterial properties of its namesake spice to help rid hands of germs. Perfect for cold-and-flu season!
Rene Furterer Fioravanti No Rinse Detangling Spray ($26; beauty.com) features clove and nutmeg oils to help seal the outer layer of your hair and prevent frizz.
Rev up before your a.m. caffeine fix with Philip B Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash ($35; philipb.com). The cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper help stimulate circulation so you feel naturally energized.
Fight breakouts with Korres Cinnamon & Natural Clay Deeply Cleansing and Oil-Absorbing Mask ($27; korresusa.com), which taps into the oil-regulating power of cinnamon.
Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Lip Balm ($12; pangeaorganics.com) protects your lips from free-radical damage thanks to antioxidant-rich cardamom.
The clove extract in Desert Essence Organics Vanilla Chai Hand Wash ($9; desertessence.com) has antiseptic properties to keep hands clean along with jojoba oil for softer skin.
Ginger-root powder makes Origins Incredible Spreadable Scrub Ginger Body Smoother ($26; origins.com) perfect for a postworkout shower; the spice helps soothe achy muscles.