These days, pre-wedding complexion prep is more than skin deep. Beyond the requisite serums and sheet masks, the solution to your skin woes could be your diet. You’ve heard it before: “Beauty starts within.” But thanks to the latest crop of beauty supplements—from antioxidant elixirs to collagen capsules to glow-enhancing powders—it’s never been more true. Nutricosmetics (industry speak for inner-beauty boosters) are big business; the market is on track to hit $7.2 billion by 2020.
Alex Caspero, head dietitian for HUM Nutrition, credits this rise to an increase in consumer awareness and scientific research. “Many people are noticing that their diet changes not only how they feel but also how they look. There’s also more research being done on various ingredients and what role the may play in beauty. A decade ago, we weren't seeing much of a connection between gut health and beauty—and now, it's a primary focus.” As consumers become more attuned with the positive impact of specific nutrients and research continues to evolve, Caspero predicts the market is going to grow even more.
Ready to take your complexion to the next level? These are the pills, powders, and drinks to start incorporating into your daily routine stat.