There are beauty supplements and then there are BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTS.
These beautifully bottled jars of goodness are the latter – spoonfuls that you take that do all sorts of good health things to your body, skin and boost your inner glow.
Taking powders, pills or liquid concentrates for general health isn’t anything new. In fact, most men will tell you they’ve been taking powders (protein, we mean) to aid with muscle repair at the gym. Recently however, there’s been an influx of beauty-specific supplements designed especially for women.
Unlike vitamin “chewies” or ingestible pills, beauty supplements are meant to be mixed and stirred into your daily cup of water, milk, juice, smoothie or cereal.
Packed with nutritional benefits that exceed your average vitamin supplements, they claim to do everything from balance your digestive health to clear up acne and help hair growth.
“It is an investment but it’s cheaper than a good face cream,” says supermodel Elle Macpherson of The Super Elixir’s greens-based supplement powder (who has a point when her supplement is priced at $135). Macpherson attributes her skin’s vibrancy, high energy levels and controlled weight to the product. Formulated in conjunction with leading nutrition expert Dr. Simone Laubscher, the combination of vitamins, Chinese herbs, enzymes and pre- and probiotics helps support optimal functionality of the body’s systems. With 30 servings in the black glass jar (that’s $4.50 a serve!), we recommend mixing two teaspoons into a green smoothie every morning.
Powders aren’t your thing? Try liquid concentrates.
Specifically formulated to address skin firmness, fine lines, free-radical damage and aid skin maintenance, The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost harnesses the power of fermentation and contains a blend of certified organic maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji-berry and pomegranate powders with grape-seed extract, zinc and vitamin C. The potent formula is also mega rich in antioxidants to help support healthy skin, hair and nail growth. Oh, and did we mention it tastes damn delicious? Seriously. With no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives and diary-, sugar- and gluten-free, each bottle contains 33 x 15ml serves to be mixed with 200ml of filtered water and taken daily.
Tell us, do you take beauty supplements?
Which one do you recommend?