If you want that inner glow, it’s all about boosting your skin from the inside out, which is exactly where these supplements and drinks come into play
Fountain have just added to their brilliant beauty drinks with The Happy Molecule, £19.99 . Packed with the anti-stress complex, coined GABA Curcumin complex, it’s designed it says to “counteract the effects of chronic and short-term stress.” Tastes of pineapple, and makes us feel much better.
Unlike other ‘collagen’ boosting drinks Skinade doesn’t claim to have collagen with in, but with a mix of EU approved ingredients promises to boost our own from the inside out with this bio-available complex. All we can say is four weeks in our skin looks more plump and hydrated – it’s just the sweet cordial taste that takes some getting used to. £90 for a 30 day supply, www.skinade.co
Back due to popular demand Imedeen Tan , packed full of vitamin C and E and carotenoids, prepares your skin for the sun by protecting our skin with anti-oxidants and powering up your melanin, so you get a better, more even tan – so if you’re not relying on getting your summer tan out of a bottle, start here. Take them on the run up to a holiday four weeks before. £40.80 for two months supply.
Perricone MD Omega 3 , these supplements are weighty, but the alternative according to Dr Perricone is to eat copious amounts of salmon if you want younger looking, juicy skin. So we’re going with this version of his skin prescription, and our testers are happy with their skin boosting results. Incidentally omega 3 is also good for boosting your mood, regulating weight loss and helping heart health. £32 for a 30 day supply.
PK4 Hair Dietary Supplements (£24 for 120 tablets) by world renowned trichologist Philip Kingsley are packed full of amino acids, the building block of keratin, which makes up our hair. These capsules are taken up by the hair during the growth, ‘anagen’, phase to boost hair growth.
If you want better skin, start taking vitamin A supplements, none better than Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Vit A Capsules, £ for 80 . Chances are you’re not getting enough vitamin A through your diet – 90 per cent of women in the UK aren’t – and once you start stocking up on these you’ll see a dramatic difference in your skin, just as our testers did.
Functionalab Hair, Skin and Nails, £26 come with a skin healthy, and anti-inflammatory, dose of zinc, as well as biotin to strengthen our nails and hair. A good reliable all rounder from an anti-ageing brand we trust.
The Organic Pharmacy Super anti-oxidant capsules , £45 for 60, undo the damage done by stress, smoking, pollution and sun on the skin, and with a powerful blend including the classics vitamin A, C, CoQ10, betacarotene, zinc and gingko – the blend, says the brand, also goes some way to improving mental clarity, energy and immunity.
Viviscal is the UK’s number one go to for hair growth boosting products. Its Maximum Strength Woman , £39.96 for 30 days supply, comes with over 20 years of scientific research and a blend of zinc, marine extracts and biotin to nourish the scalp and feed hair from the inside for extremely good results; 80 per cent of its testers would recommend it to a friend.
Our tester reported a significant change after taking Wild Nutrition Bespoke Woman – Food-State Skin Hair & Nails, £60 for a month. No wonder, these wonder supplements contain natural probiotics and antioxidants to support skin, as well as zinc and biotin. Brightening vitamin C, healing vitamin E and copper also work to repair oxidative damage and pigmentation, while protecting the skin from further stress.