Here are the supplements you can take for every single skin concern
With more and more well-known beauty brands diving into the world of supplements, there’s plenty on the market to get you started. We’ve spoken to the best skincare experts and beauty brands out there to curate a definitive guide to choosing the ideal supplement for every skin concern.
Vitamin A, B, B-12, C, D, E, K – the list goes on, and it can be very difficult to navigate what vitamins do what for your body, and help to target the specific beauty concerns you may have.
Much of the anti-ageing market right now consists of creams, serums and the hot new ingredient on the block – retinol. But we can actually ingest all of the youth-inducing ingredients we need in capsule form, including Omega 3s and Amino Acids.
111SKIN RADIANT SKIN BEAUTY DOSE, £85
This antioxidant supplement is based on the original supplements given to astronauts going to extreme space environments to protect them from rapid ageing. The vitamins work to boost levels of the body’s antioxidants and support the body’s natural defence mechanisms. If it’s good enough for astronauts…
LUMITY DAY & NIGHT NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS, £76.50
These capsules are twice daily ensuring that your body is working to beat signs of ageing 24/7, and they’re packed with vitamins C and E, Selenium and Zinc, as well as Amino Acids to keep the skin elastic, radiant and supple.
Parched skin can usually be resolved by upping your water intake and packing on hydrating serums and moisturisers, but we could all do with that extra little boost, especially during summer and winter…
The Beauty Chief Hydration Inner Beauty Boost, £29
This to-be-drank formula combines coconut water, aloe vera and lemon myrtle to combat dry skin as a daily shot of extra nutritional support, with each serving being packed with six billion digestive-balancing probiotics – a staple in keeping skin hydrated.
Taking dull skin to glowing
Having dull skin or glowing skin can be the deal breaker between having a good day and a bad day. While there are plenty of physical products on the market, it can be very difficult to navigate your way through which one is right for you – whereas ingested glow-boosters are a one-size-fits-all.
Equi London Beauty Formula, £19
A pre-breakfast supplement, Equi London’s Beauty Formula contains lots of glow-boosting ingredients such as Marine Collagen, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid, as well as antioxidants that we try to include in our diets anyway such as green tea extract and pomegranate.
Perricone MD Super Skin Supplements, £45
Packed with wholefood nutrients such as Sicilian Blood Orange and Grape Skin, Perricone MD’s Super Skin capsules aid collagen production keeping skin bright and balanced.
Been traveling? You’ll already know the feeling of stepping off a plane with dehydrated, dull skin – but rejoice! There’s a supplement for that. And it has a tonne of five-star reviews.
15th Degree JetFuel Travel Fatigue Set, £40
JetFuel requires you to drink 3 times – once before, once during and once after your flight. Packed with vitamins, minerals, botanicals and bacterial cultures, not only does it leave your skin radiant and hydrated, it also stops the ‘slump’ feeling of landing in a different time zone.
You know the one. No matter how much serum you put through it, it just isn’t going to do what you want. It has a mind of its own and split ends are ruining anything you do manage to salvage from your nest. These could just be a game-changer…
Ouai Haircare Dry Hair Supplement, £26
While not technically skin, oils and serums step aside, because silky hair now starts from within. Ouai’s Dry Hair supplement contains lots of Vitamin E and Amino Acids to ramp up Keratin production (preventing breakage), as well as Biotin and Omegas 3 & 6 to give you the glossiest shine of your life.
While not an acne-curer, taking supplements specifically for breakout-prone skin is the best chance of keeping all of the toxins beneath at bay without the irritation of creams or peels.
Dermoi! Skin Accumax, £31.95
Ok, just to clarify this will NOT cure acne. But, this supplement is the perfect pick-me-up if you have a tendency to get pesky little spots before a social event or after trying a new cleanser. Vitamins A, C and E will eliminate toxins under the skin as well as help to repair any current damaged skins, and the phyto-nutrient in the capsules are anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, preventing any further redness or spots to appear. Winner, winner.