Could the secret to younger-looking, glowing skin and glossy, strong hair be as simple as popping beauty supplements with your morning cuppa, or sipping a nutrient drink with your lunch?
Beauty supplements are packed with nourishing ingredients, said to work from the inside out.
Many beauty experts say food supplements are key to giving you that added extra care. However, it’s important to note that they shouldn’t be used to replace a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
We look at eight of the best beauty supplements out there.
ORGANIC PHARMACY SKIN RADIANCE CAPSULES
With antioxidant rosehip, goji berry and quercetin, plus hyaluronic acid, vitamins D and E, these capsules help hydrate skin tissue and fight free radicals, which can cause skin to age prematurely. Vitamin C helps promote the formation of collagen and there’s also bamboo extract in the mix, said to help strengthen skin and nail resilience.
ANCIENT + BRAVE CACAO + COLLAGEN
Sit back and relax – and do your skin (and stress levels!) a good deed – with this chocolate blend of organic Peruvian raw cacao blended with hydrolysed collagen peptides. In addition to helping to support your skin collagen renewal, the drink contains adaptogenic ashwagandha, an ayurvedic herb which helps build resilience to stress. Add to water, milk or plant milk.
PERFECTIL HAIR CRUSH GUMMIES
£19.95 available from Boots, supermarkets, pharmacies and health stores
These natural mixed-berry flavoured chewies are a good option for those of us who struggle to swallow pills whole. Packed with 21 nutrients to boost the strength of your hair (and skin) including Biotin, Selenium and Zinc, they taste good too.
LQ COLLAGEN SKIN HAIR NAILS
£34.99, Boots, Holland & Barret and lqcollagen.com
This passion-fruit flavoured powder is perfect when added to your morning smoothie. It contains 10,000mg of Marine Collagen per serving, and is designed to deliver noticeable results. Smoother skin, stronger hair and nails – in as little as 30 days.
GREEN PEOPLE CHA VOHTZ AGE DEFY GREEN BEAUTY WITH ASTAXANTHIN
Immune-boosting superfoods, including organic chlorella, wheatgrass plus astaxanthin from algae help protect your skin from the harmful effects of everyday pollution and UV light.
THE BEAUTY CHEF ADAPTOGEN INNER BEAUTY BOOST
Stressed, flushed winter skin? This bio-fermented probiotic elixir (hello, healthy gut) contains B vitamins, papaya and adaptogenic herbs ashwagandha and holy basil all of which help calm the appearance of a ruddy complexion, and refresh a tired face. Add this kola-nut flavoured tonic to any drink or smoothie.
TOGETHER HEALTH BEAUTIFUL HAIR, SKIN & NAIL DAILY WHOLE FOOD SUPPLEMENT
These additive-free food supplements contain 10 wholefood nutrients. They’re all known for their beauty-boosting benefits including betacarotene, Vitamin E, C, zinc and iodine. All Together Health’s food-based vitamins and minerals come in a complete whole food complex. This means the body recognises them as genuine food. Therefore they’re more easily absorbed than isolated vitamins.
VIVISCAL MAXIMUM STRENGTH HAIR GROWTH SUPPLEMENT
£29.99, Boots, Holland & Barrett
There are plenty of reasons behind hair loss including the menopause, stress and thyroid problems. This supplement contains an unique marine protein complex called AminoMar C, developed by a Scandinavian Professor of Dermatology who was studying the Greenlander Inuit population. He linked their thick, healthy hair to their fish protein rich diet. Viviscal clinical trials have shown that the supplements improve hair growth.
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