THE BEST BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTS
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 these supplements can help you do that.
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.
The Aeterna Gold range from Higher Nature, which includes astaxanthin, hyaluronic acid and collagen supplements, help reduce the signs of ageing from within by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing the skin’s luminosity and firmness. There’s also a powdered collagen if you prefer to drink your supplements and even a collagen creme serum that you can use externally for optimum results.
Vitamin Injections London
If you don’t want to get your vitamins via IV infusion and you don’t want to take oral supplements, Vitamin Injections London has a range of skin patches you can whack on instead. The patches use transdermal delivery, where the vitamins get absorbed into the skin at a rate of 90%, which is higher rate than many oral supplements. There are a range of patches, including B12, B Complex, D3 and Glutathione, that can help boost energy, improve focus and strenghten your hair and nails – perfect if you need a lift after lockdown.
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.
Vivienne Talsmat Rejuva | Radiance
If you don’t want to pop a pill in the morning to take your supplements, blend them into your smoothie instead. This Rejuva|Radiance blend from Vivienne Talsmat is a mix of high-grade marine collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, maca root, ashwagandha and baobab to tackle wrinkles and get your skin glowing from the inside out. The fact that it also contains chickpea protein, with the tryptophan amino acid, ensures that it’s fully absorbed by the body, so you’re getting real bang for your buck.
Cha Vohtz Age Defy+ Green Beauty with Astaxanthin
This vegan and organic supplement from Cha Vohtz fights the signs of ageing, like wrinkles and skin elasticity, from within. Packed with six nutrient-rich superfoods including astaxanthin, seaweed, wheatgrass and spirulina, it detoxifies, helps cell rejuvenation and boosts your immune system – any help in that department is greatly appreciated!
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.
LQ Collagen Skin Hair Nails
If you prefer to take your supplements in liquid form, then this shot from LQ Collagen is the one for you. Formulated to support your skin, hair and nails, each 25ml shot contains 5000mg of marine collagen as well as vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and biotin. Not only is it easier to take but it gets absorbed into the body far more effectively because it’s a liquid.