Pop a pill for clear skin. As bizarre as that sentence sounds, nutricosmetics is the most-innovative beauty theory yet, that we can’t get enough off. Backed by science this model takes inside-out beauty to new limits with a stellar line-up of powders, pills, and potions to eat.
Here is our list of the best, ingestible beauty supplements you need for glowing skin and shiny hair:
Contemplating Collagen? Beauty supplements, natural collagen supplements
If not, you should be. This holy-grail protein gained cult-status in a matter of months. Tons of beauty enthusiasts swear by the essential acid christening it the ‘skin savior’. Since our bodies produce much less Collagen as we age, consuming Collagen Peptides is a far superior method to delay the aging process. Unlike topical Collagen potions that don’t do much (other than moisturizing the epidermis), studies show supplementing the natural Collagen in our body is key to a multitude of beauty benefits; increase in dermal elasticity, glossy hair, stronger nails, preventing cellulite, and improving overall health.
Move aside Spinach, Kale and Matcha Green Tea, there’s a new super-green in town – Seaweed. Heck yes, we’ve diving deep to retrieve blue-green algae that’s superior to any superfood you’ve seen thus far. Bursting with nutrients, protein, complex carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins A, E K, Beta-Carotene, B-complex, minerals and free fatty acids, such as Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and Gamma-Linolenic Acid, it’s easy to see why this green is so spectacular. Top this all with high concentration of Chlorophyll and transforming damaged skin is easy-peasy.
Vitamin B7, Biotin or Vitamin H, is a water-soluble vitamin is part of the B-Complex family. Fun Fact: Did you know the term Biotin was coined from German words haar und haut that literally translate to hair and skin? Of course, it’s beneficial for your skin and hair but goes even further in the beauty-books to strengthen nails and manage weight. Research shows that people who suffer from hair fall reduce mane shedding in as little as 90 days! Also, if you’re lusting after a youthful glow, Biotin can help. Forget pricey-lotions because this star ingredient plays a key role in attainting a clearer complexion.
Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid
Commonly called Collagen’s best friend, don’t be fooled by the term acid – this one doesn’t burn. Quite the contrary, this mega-moisture powerhouse holds up to 1000 times its water in weight meaning just one thing – soft, supple skin. Hyaluronic Acid is the humectant that lubricates skin, fills in fine lines, diminishes visible wrinkles (we’re on to you, gravity) and prevents sagging. Chockfull of benefits this naturally-occurring elixir clocks in an increase in skin-smoothness. Plus, directly complementing Collagen it locks in moisture for your plumpest epidermis yet.
You’re lying if you say you haven’t stopped scrolling only to watch those oddly satisfying black peel-off masks in action - pulling out blackheads, dirt and grime. It’s true, this Insta-star got millions of views and was undoubtedly the most-loved ingredient last year. But the oh-so popular detoxifying ingredient got a serious makeover as it made it’s debut in your diet as the little black pill. Calling it the ‘drug-sponge’ Activated Charcoal soaks up all the toxins from your body only to flush them out in your stool. Simply stated, the black-stuff traps pollutants, filtering out toxins and harmful chemicals.