You’ve heard it before and we’ll tell you again—you are what you eat.
With so many sunny spring afternoons spent with our best pals and the silly season just around the corner (eek!), we’re well on our way to literally turning into a bucket of truffle fries. Whilst we’d love to be channelling a green-smoothie loving kale salad advocate who glows from the inside out… burgers and one too many late nights tend to get in the way of that.
So with balance in mind, we scoured the Instagrams of supermodels and chatted to the most radiant yogis to find that the secret of many is (not-so-secret) supplements, from green powders to smoothie garnishes to pills and potions—promising everything from longer hair to increased collagen, clearer skin and a healthier gut. If your moisturiser just isn’t cutting it, check out some of our favourite supplements to eat yourself pretty.
Magic Green Powder | The Super Elixir
This little guy is filled with an abundance of alkalising super-greens, vitamins, minerals and Chinese herbs. We’re talking everything from aloe vera and kelp to dandelion, turmeric and wheatgrass. This magic green powder tastes a bit like a swamp (sorry team). But promises to balance the acidity in your skin and the alkalinity in your blood, which means glowing skin, less breakouts and less inflammation.
The Lit-From-Within-Glow Booster | The Beauty Chef GLOW Inner Beauty Powder
This super-food beauty blend combines 24 ingredients made up of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, all designed to improve gut and skin health from the inside out. Mix this in with your morning smoothie or acai bowls and expect your skin to look fresher, more hydrated and clearer in about 2 weeks.
The Edible Bouquet Of Pink Roses | CILK Rose Water
The CILK Rose Water is like a bouquet of fresh roses, but for your skin. Add a few drops of this elixir to your morning juice or glass of sparkling water (OR glass of prosecco—no judgement) and expect improved skin health in just a couple of days. This liquid skincare staple supports the digestive system (tick!) whilst boosting skin radiance. It’s made from organic roses, pure vanilla and cold-pressed hibiscus, and if that doesn’t sound pretty enough, these liquid pink magic drops smell like a dreamy bouquet of sugar-coated rose petals.
The Secret To Thick Hair | Apotecari MANE EVENT
Locks feeling a bit thin and lack-lustre? There’s a pill for that. Apotecari’s MANE EVENT tablets are packed with herbs, amino acids and minerals to support healthy hair from the inside out. Whilst you only need to pop two tablets a day (easy peasy), you do need to take these bad boys for 6 to 12 weeks to rebuild hair health.
A Tablet To Keep Wrinkles At Bay | DMK EFA+ Ultra
These capsules are no BS. After a couple of weeks of taking DMK EFA Ultra tablets, your skin will feel bouncier, more hydrated and will recover quicker (we’re talking about how your skin deals after you pop that pimple on your chin). They’re a powerful concoction of essential fatty acids, coconut oil and seaweed—all good things, trust us.
Collagen Boosting Smoothie Sprinkles | Vida Glow
These single-serve marine collagen powder sachets aim to boost collagen production (which decreases by 2% every year once we hit our mid-twenties FYI). Sprinkle a sachet in your morning smoothie, coffee or bowl of porridge to reduce fine lines, boost skin hydration from the inside out and thicken hair and nails.
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