The idea that good skin comes from within is nothing new. There’s a reason salmon, avocado, spinach, yoghurt, green tea and many, many more are called ‘beauty foods’. But if you feel your diet could use a little extra boost, there’s a new wave of supplements taking over. Promising glowing skin, luscious locks and healthy nails with a punchy injection of concentrated ingredients, they’re designed to elevate your beauty routine from the inside out – you just have to know which one provides which benefits. Read on for our top three picks on the market now.
Best for skin: My Beauty Luv Face Blossom
My Beauty Luv is the crème de la crème when it comes to perfecting skincare formulations. Formulated to work alongside your skincare, but from within, the Face Blossom is like a natural, glow-boosting cocktail for your skin. It celebrates the brand’s hero ingredient, organic sakura flower extract (Japanese cherry blossom), which helps to amp up your skin’s glow. The results? A radiant complexion, increased firmness and a reduction in fine lines. This daily supplement will help anyone who feels like their skin is looking a bit lacklustre of late. Plus, these beauty supplements are all-round do-gooders – they contain no sugar, dairy, gluten, fillers, additives, flavours or preservatives. They’re also Ecocert, halaal and kosher certified as well as vegan-friendly if the capsule is opened and sprinkled over food. A daily must-have if you ask us.
R710 for 160 capsules (four per day) from www.mybeautyluv.com
Best for hair: VitaminMe Hair Growth + Strength
You can use all the right shampoos and products, but when it comes to improving your overall hair health, sometimes a little help from within is required. Experiencing breakage or excessive shedding? In a sea of powders, pills, gummies and shots promising thicker and fuller hair, VitaminMe’s Hair Growth + Strength is one of the few hair growth products that actually delivers results. Zinc, biotin and kelp speed up growth, add oomph from the inside out and create an optimal environment for hair to thrive. Just one capsule a day and you’ll be well on your way to the thick, lustrous hair of your dreams. We noticed a difference after finishing one bottle – five out of five stars! And, since you can subscribe to delivery every 30 days, you’ll never find yourself going, “Oh no, I’m out of my hair vitamins and have to wait for them to ship.”
R269 for one month’s supply or R228.65 per month when you subscribe to delivery every 30 days from www.vitaminme.co.za
Best overall: KIKO Vitals Hormone Balance
In need of a reboot? These coveted, multifaceted supplements from KIKO Vitals are created for total regeneration. From your sleep pattern to your concentration at work, hormones affect your everyday life – they’re our most sensitive chemical messengers. Hormonal imbalance could also be the reason behind your acne, sensitive skin, sensitive scalp or premature hair loss. For those looking to regain control over their hormones, these hard-working vegan capsules provide an entire menu of benefits – eased premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, clearer skin, less bloating, improved mood, more energy and better sleep. They’re a bathroom cabinet essential for women with endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or menopause. Gluten and GMO-free, you can rest assured only good ingredients will make their way into your body.
R490 for 60 capsules (two per day) from www.kikovitals.com