Let’s talk about beauty supplements. If you’re anything like us, just the idea of a beauty supplement elicits both an eye roll and a reluctant *click to purchase*. While its important to have a healthy level of skepticism around beauty marketing in general, there are a ton of nutrients that play a beneficial role for skin health, hair health and beyond.
In some sense, all supplements are beauty supplements if they’re designed to optimize our health in any way. Glowing skin and and strong hair are deeply connected with our gut health, immunity, sleep cycles and nutrient absorption. Here are a few that stand out from the rest…
9 Beauty Supplements Our Editors Swear By
Ritual HyaCera | We know you know: the glow-up is all about hydration! We’re huge fans of Ritual already and their latest launch is all about getting your skin as hydrated as possible—from the inside out. There are two star players in this supplement sourced from two countries famous for their approaches to beauty: a bio-fermented, lower molecular weight hyaluronic acid from Japan and a sustainably-harvested plant oil extract containing glycolipids and ceramides from France.
Agent Nateur x Dr. Will Cole Holi(mane) | We love Dr. Will Cole’s approach to mind-body functional medicine, so it’s no surprise that we also love the supplement he’s collaborated on. Agent Nateur’s holi(mane) features pearl powder (an oceanic adaptogen, the richest source of calcium on the planet, and an ancient wellness remedy) and marine collagen. This nutrient-dense formula reduces the signs of oxidative stress and boosts collagen production. Add it to your morning coffee for an instant skincare boost.
The Nue Co. Growth Phase | With nutrients like Vitamins C, E, K, B6, B12, Folate, Biotin, iodine and horsetail, this supplement from The Nue Co. is focused on balancing common nutritional deficiencies and regulating hormones to support healthy hair growth. Clinically proven to increase hair growth in 90 days (and works to decrease breakage at the same time), you can expect to see longer, thicker and fuller hair as a result.
BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin | Are you taking astaxanthin? We were one of the first to call out this skinare superstar years ago and now the astaxanthin business is booming! As one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, this Hawaiian superfood supports collagen production and protects your skin from oxidative stressors—we’re looking at you summer sun. We never go on vacation (or even long walks) without popping this potent antioxidant for support.
Paya Health Superior Skin Gummies | Paya, launched be a few ladies we love, gives you all the benefits of a retinol serum in an ingestible gummy. Essentially an amped-up multi, Paya’s skin gummies harness the power of ingestible retinol (read: a form of Vitamin A) plus biotin (also known as Vitamin B7) to target your skin on a cellular level to improve tone and texture, and increase elasticity.
ARMRA Colostrum | The appearance of your skin and hair are inextricably linked to your overall health, so incorporating supplements that help optimal function from head to toe is key. This physician-developed form of bovine colostrum supports immune pathways, digestive function, brain health, mood, sleep, metabolism… you name it. The direct impact on your complexion? Colostrum has antimicrobial properties that can help reduce the appearance of skin redness and irritation and help with that overall radiant glow we’re after. Obsessed with this stuff.
Cymbiotika Lyposomal Vitamin C | Vitamin C is the ultimate beauty supplement. Supporting natural collagen production is one of the most important ways to get your skin soft and supple — fine lines and sun spots minimized. Vitamin C plays a key role in collagen production this liposomal format is highly absorbable. With the added bonus of Biotin and bamboo silica, Liposomal C also supports the production of proteins and enzymes that are needed for great skin, hair, and nails.
NOW bamboo silica beauty | Yes, bamboo can be ingestible. In face, bamboo is one of the most abundant natural sources of silica on earth. Silica is a key component in healthy skin, hair and nails. If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to non-vegan supplements like collagen, this is a great place to start.
Embody Sun Gummy | A comprehensive ingestible for sun care from the inside out. We’re pretty sure that Embody’s skincare gummy is the only one available that supports a healthy sun care routine.
Arey | With all the new research on longevity, it’s becoming more and more clear that the visible signs of aging we’ve all come to accept don’t necessarily have to be our reality. Slowing, and even maybe reversing, going gray? Sign us up! This cult-fave formula has a proprietary formula that promotes the slowing of gray hair growth and possible re-pigmentation in the early stages of graying, while also stimulating thicker, fuller, healthier hair growth. It’s always hard to say when trying these things, but for all intents and purposes, it appears that Arey is making a difference!
Anima Mundi Collagen Booster | We really can’t get enough of the superfood powders from Anima Mundi and this has been a long-standing essential in our beauty cupboard. Supplementing with collagen every day can give your natural production a needed boost. This plant-based collagen is easy to add to smoothies or other beverages and is full of bonus bioavailable antioxidants like camu camu, dragon fruit and goji berries.