We all know that city life takes a toll on your skin, whether it’s the pollution, the weather or throwing make-up around your bag and then putting on your face. And the same goes for your hair and nails – the elements can really play havoc with your barnet, as can excessive styling, and anyone who gets regular gel manis knows how much they wreck your nails underneath. Taking care of your skin, hair and nails from the outside is key but you should be taking care of them from the inside too. And boosting your immune system, looking after your gut health and tackling inflammation all starts from within too and these supplements can help you do that.
New brand, Indi, are a range of plant-based supplements that help fill the nutrition gaps typically found in Western diets. They are made using real food ingredients, which are then freeze-dried and dehydrated into a powder so not only do they retain their nutritional value but they are easier for the body to absorb too. There’s four different supplements to choose from (Body, Mind, Build and Tone) which help support things like gut health, immunity and muscle repair. These are the kind of supplements we actually look forward to taking.
As well as taking care of your body with its range of protein products, Innermost is also looking after your mind with these Focus Capsules. The supplements contain five nootropic ingredients including ginseng and taurine to help support brain function so you can feel more productive and less fatigued – every little helps when wfh!
Wellness brand Potion London has a range of natural supplements designed to target a range of beauty concerns as well as boost your immune system and support good gut health. There’s the Hyaluronic Complex supplements, which help moisturise from within and keep your skin and joints in tip-top condition, and the Eat Your Greens supplements, packed with organic superfoods like spirulina, wheat grass and kale, are an easy way to top up your five a day.
DR. VEGAN supplements promise to help build a better you and a better planet with their naturally sourced and plant-based products. The Vegan Nights supplement is expertly formulated with all the important nutrients for a good night’s kip, whilst the Daily Multi-Vitamin is an all-rounder of comprehensive support for your skin, hair and bones, immune health, mental performance and mood. Plus all packaging is biodegradable or recyclable – you’ll also receive a swanky refillable pill tin with your first order for even less waste.
The Nue Co.
These supplements combine science with natural innovation in a range of food-based capsules, herbal tinctures and fragrant sprays. Their new Forest Lungs fragrance supplement brings the outside in and is 96% effective in lowering stress levels, whilst the best-selling Debloat pills include ayurvedic extracts and gut-boosting digestive enzymes. They also offer tailored plans and online consultations, making it even easier to prioritise your health.
Deborah Mitchell, founder of Heaven Skincare, has launched seven new supplements designed to target ageing and improve wellbeing from the inside out. Each one focuses on different concerns (like tackling acne or improving fine lines) or different ingredients (like collagen or vitamin C) and is matched with a skincare product so you can double up by treating your face, hair and hands from the outside at the same time. Inner Shine, packed with vitamin D, which helps to rejuvenate the skin, is one to stock up now whilst we’re locked in and the sun isn’t out.
Youth & Earth
Rather than targeting specific skin or hair concerns, Youth & Earth supplements are designed to tackle aging as a whole by increasing your energy and vitality. The Liposomal Glutathione Capsules detoxify the body and work to brighten skin (Glutathione is naturally present in your body but your levels of it deplete as you age, so this is a way to top them up) whilst the Preservage capsules (their own combo of nutrients) tackle inflammation and boost your immune system. Youth & Earth also does powder supplements that go on under your tongue – the taste isn’t for everyone but its a good way to get them absorbed quickly!
Simone Thomas Wellness
Hair loss consultant and nutritionist Simone Thomas has launched her own supplements brand, with two plans specifically designed to maintain healthy hair. Both plans contains her Everyday Wellness (a blend of six beneficial bacteria) and Super Greens (organic seaweed and botanicals) supplements, with either Biotin Brilliance if you want your hair to feel stronger or Gingko Bilboa to promote healthy hair growth. They come in monthly supplies and you can get them on subscription so you don’t have to worry about running out.
Evolution_18 Beauty Glow
She’s already created one of the world’s most iconic make-up brands and now Bobbi Brown has moved into the world of wellness with Evolution_18. The supplements range is designed to tackle beauty concerns from the inside out. These Beauty Glow capsules, packed with collagen, vitamin C, vitamin E, grape seed extract and hyaluronic acid, fight signs of aging from within by hydrating the skin and repairing its elasticity.
Cosmic Molecule Collagen Peptides
Collagen is key for keeping your skin, hair, nails and joints strong, and with this Collagen Peptides powder from Cosmic, you can get a high strength serving that’s also easily absorbed by the body, as well as 18g of protein and 18 amino acids. You can blend the power into hot and cold bevs or sprinkle over your porridge and yoghurt, so it couldn’t be easier to work into your daily routine.
As well as containing nutrients like vitamin B12, vitamin D, folic acid and iron, chlorella (a type of green algae) also has the ability to help prevent the breakdown of elastin in the skin, which in turn helps slow down the appearance of wrinkles. You can sprinkle this powder over food, blend it in smoothies or even just stir it into water – it tastes a bit grassy, just like matcha tea.