In case you haven’t noticed, supplements are having a major moment right now—and we’re not just talking about multivitamins that ensure you’re getting all the basic nutrients your body needs to function properly. The demand for hyper-specific supplements that come along with promises to help you achieve your beauty and wellness goals has yielded a seemingly endless array of options, and gummy-based formulas are taking center stage. It’s actually no surprise considering the candy-averse world we’re living in, and these chewy supplements work double-duty as an indulgence for your sweet tooth in addition to being a potential way to improve your skin, hair and overall state of mind.
“Supplements are meant to do exactly what they say; they work to supplement your diet. Regardless of how healthy you eat, it is difficult for most people to get the amount of nutrients needed to look and feel their best,” says world-renowned skincare expert, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD. He adds, “topical skincare products are essential for the 20% of your skin on the surface, the other 80% of your skin can benefit greatly by what you eat and drink, including your dietary supplements.”
If you could have healthier skin, look more beautiful, feel more energized and even drop a few pounds simply by sipping a drink or swallowing a pill, why wouldn’t you? The latest nutraceuticals vow to do
Lotions and creams are all very well. But increasingly it’s being proven that you can step up how your skin looks and behaves not only by targeting what you eat and drink, but also by supplementing the skin through liquids and pills.
Nicky Kinnaird, founder of Space NK is convinced this is the future. “Internal beauty is the way forward,” she says. “The external can only go so far.” Hence, her enthusiasm for a new beauty supplement that is taken orally, Ascenta Skin ($80). In days of yore, mothers made their children drink cod liver oil for its health benefits. Ascenta Skin is a much more palatable version specifically for skin health and backed by plenty of research, plus you o