Glamour has a great new piece about liquid chlorophyll in its latest issue. Following is a excerpt from the article and a link to the complete story on Glamour:
A couple of years ago, I was reading one of those beauty sites on which some of the world's coolest women talk at length about their lives in terms of health and beauty—the products they've grown up using, the ones they've recently discovered, the routines they've come to rely on. One particular woman—successful, informed, pretty—said something that stuck with me: "If you don’t juice, or if you don’t have time to juice, you can use liquid chlorophyll!"
As someone who buys into the "green is good" idea but most certainly does not have her shit together enough to regularly treat drinking juice as a verb, I took to Google and found thousands of results about this so-called miracle potion—made from the molecule inside green plants and vegetables that give them their color—and the ways in which it might improve your immune system, energy levels, weight, digestion, even your natural body odor, all of which you can read about here and here.
But—as both a willing beauty guinea pig and an admittedly vain human being—the real selling point was the hundreds of articles I found about it's supposed ability to not only perfect skin, but also to prevent future damage. #Sold.
I picked up a bottle at Whole Foods for around $10 and the directions said to take a tablespoon daily, either on its own or poured into water or juice (full disclosure: this stuff looks like food coloring, and will not only turn your water dark green but it'll tint your teeth and tongue if you don't suck it down fast enough, preferably with a straw.) The taste was definitely not familiar—earthy, plant-y, a little metallic—but certainly one that, over time, can be acquired much like standard green juice.