As devoted as you may be to your specialty serums and creams, there’s no denying the fact that skincare products can only do so much to clear and brighten your complexion. It may sound cliché but the phrase “beautiful skin starts from within” exists for a reason; what you put into your body can have a much greater impact on the look and feel of your skin than what you slather on it.
Enter ingestible beauty: supplements and powders chock full of pre- and probiotics, collagen, and adaptogens (herbs and roots that reduce the effects of stress on our bodies) that support radiant skin from the inside out. “When your body comes up short on nutrients or your digestion is off, your skin is one of the very first places where you’ll see issues crop up,” says Jolene Hart, a Philadelphia-based integrative nutrition health coach and author of the Eat Pretty book series. “Ingestible beauty powders do a great job of closing that gap and boosting your glow.” When taken consistently, these powders can also improve skin hydration, lessen breakouts, and blur fine lines.
Ready to give them a go? Add any of the below superfood powders to your morning smoothie and you’ll be well on your way to flawless skin by your wedding day.
Hum Nutrition Raw Beauty Green Superfood Powder
This raw powder is quite the multitasker: It aims to up energy levels, kick start your metabolism, and breathe new life into your skin. And with 39 superfoods, including alkalizing greens, probiotics, and antioxidant-rich matcha and moringa, we’re convinced it’ll live up to its claims. We’re also obsessed with the brand’s yummy Glow Sweet Glow gummies with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $39
Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides
It’s no secret that collagen production slows as we age, and the stress that comes with planning the biggest party of your life only makes matters worse. Give your complexion an added boost with this vanilla-flavored powder; it’s brimming with 20 grams of collagen peptides, plus hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated. Bonus: With 18 grams of protein, one scoop in your morning green smoothie will keep you full until lunch.
SHOP NOW: Vital Proteins, $48
Navitas Organics Daily Superfood Beauty Boost
With a short list of organic plant-based ingredients, there’s nothing but glow-getting goodness in this little pink tub. Here, it’s all about the antioxidants: Acai, maqui, maca and turmeric powders, among others, offset free radical damage (the cause of a slew of skin aliments, such as dehydration and collagen loss). The best part: The mild flavor blends seamlessly into any fruit smoothie recipe.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $25.49
The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder
Carla Oates, also known as the Beauty Chef, launched her skin-nourishing beauty powder back in 2009, but it wasn’t until recently that it gained cult-favorite status. Bursting with 24 superfood ingredients (think queen garnet plum and turmeric) and 12 strains of beneficial bacteria (hello, probiotics!), this berry-flavored blend works to hydrate, brighten and smooth your skin while improving your gut health, too.
SHOP NOW: Olivela, $70
Moon Juice Beauty Dust
Between its pastel packaging and playful product names, it’s no surprise that Moon Juice’s line of cosmic powders—which are inspired by traditional Chinese medicine—have been a major hit with millennials. We’re fans of Beauty Dust, which vows to hydrate and strengthen skin, hair, and nails from the inside out with goji berry powder, pearl extract, Ashwagandha, and other adaptogenic ingredients.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $38