Beauty From Within: The Latest in Beauty Supplements
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Pills, drinks, powders and a lot of promises. The “beauty from within” wave came booming through the industry in a big way a few years back—beckoning enthusiasts with the guarantee of looking more beautiful by way of a bottle. But this is one trend that hasn’t gone bunk. “With advancing manufacturing and technologies around nutraceuticals, the products launched today are more efficacious, palatable and convenient,” says celebrity nutritionist Paula Simspon. Not sure where to start? Here’s a sampling of some second-generation offerings that stand out.
It’s no secret that stress is bad for your skin—it can show up in a lot of different ways and none of them are good. But this pesky side effect of life can also make it hard to concentrate during the day. Just a few soothing sips of blisslabs nutricosmetics total bliss zen at work leaves you ready to deal, thanks to a tea-like concentrate that’s loaded with vitamin B6, relaxing magnolia bark and stomach-soothing chamomile. $49
Detoxing, cleansing, juicing; getting rid of toxins is tempting, but not always an easy task. Enter David Kirsch Wellness A.M. Daily Detox, a potent grape-flavored powder (you add it to a glass of water in the morning) that contains a flurry of free radical-fighting berries, including a hefty dose of health-promoting resveratrol that, when used in tandem, flush out toxins and nourish the body. $45
Packed with skin-hydrating cucumber and e3 live, a blue green algae containing 65 minerals and skin-benefiting vitamins, Juice Press Anti-Aging green juice racks in only 50 calories for the full bottle and offers a bevy of beauty-from-within benefits. Bonus: Even non-devotees of green juice will find this one tasty. $11
Working as an internal-external duo, the superpretty (yet superpotent) Miyu Hydrate Mi Pairing fuses a facial spray rich in sodium hyaluronate with a vitamin C–packed tea to deliver a dose of hydration to parched complexions. Not convinced? When used together, the company claims the pair will help the moisture-craved complexions of anyone who doesn’t drink enough water or overdoes the coffee throughout the day. $34
Promising to be better absorbed by the body when compared to traditional vitamins, Nutrilux GLOW chewable liquid vitamins burst when you bite into them—a feature the company says helps absorb the collagen-promoting, free radical-protecting nutrients more effectively. $5
Is there such a thing as drinkable sun protection? Osmosis seems to think so. The brand’s UV Neutralized Harmonized Water works from within to help cancel out the sun’s rays when taken one hour before sun exposure, according to the company.
Claiming to contain twice as much omega-3 as typical fish oil supplements, but in a vegan form, Zelens Omega-Shiso supplements provide a powerful dose of antioxidants, while helping to control skin inflammation. $45
Superfruit devotees clamor for the tiny red antioxidant wonder of coffee fruit (otherwise known as the coffee berry, it's the outside protector of the actual coffee bean) and now it's available in an easy-to-drink bottle that packs just as much free radical-fighting punch. Clocking in at only five calories per serving, Bai's 10 exotic flavors feature the fruit, which the company claims helps you hydrate, get a boost of energy and benefits your body with some anti-aging power.