Supplements are the beauty go-to for women everywhere in search of healthy hair, radiant skin and strong nails. You've seen them, heard all about their their benefits, and maybe even ventured to try some on your own. With so many options ranging from powders and liquids to capsules and beyond and it can seem almost impossible to know which products are best and ultimately worth your money. Fear not - we have rounded up the best supplements that you can grab right now and add to your daily beauty regime to boost your big-day glow!
Collagen is the primary protein within our bodies that is found in our muscles, skin and other fibrous tissues, connecting our joints and tendons while also strengthening our skin and elasticity. The production of collagen decreases by around 1.5% each year after age 25, with the majority depleted by age 60. Enter collagen supplements, which allow us to support healthy aging by improving the elasticity of blood vessels, improving circulation throughout the body (and fighting wrinkles!) Just one serving a day will help you achieve your ultimate glow for your wedding day and beyond. We recommend The Phyto-Collagen Molecule by FOUNTAIN ($40 for 8fl)* or Beauty Chocolates by SAKARA LIFE for cocoa-lovers ($45 for 30 pieces).
Biotin, also known as Vitamin H, is well-known for its ability to promote natural hair and nail growth, and has been used for hundreds of years given its proven benefits. Deficiencies in this vitamin are rare, as safe quantities of biotin exist in generally healthy individuals as well as in common foods including cauliflower, eggs, bananas and nuts. Nutritionists, however, recommend taking just a bit more each day to support normal body function as well as the growth and overall strengthening of hair and nails. This supplement is widely available and can be taken in many forms (including delicious gummy varieties) so you can enjoy a fruit-flavored treat while getting your daily dose, which we think that's a win-win. We recommend the Undeniable Beauty Vitamins by OLLY, available at TARGET ($13.99 for 60 capsules).
Perhaps one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs, ashwaghanda has long been known for its stress-relieving and hormone-balancing properties. In addition, ashwaghanda enhances vitality and delays signs of aging by assisting in rapid cell regeneration. With this particular supplement it is important to buy the highest quality herbs for maximum results, and California-based brand Sun Potion offers a pure blend that is the perfect addition to your morning matcha or a pre-bedtime cup of a tea. Check out the *Organic Ashwagandha Powder by SUN POTION, available at CAP BEAUTY ($37 for 111g).
Long heralded for its heart-healthy benefits in terms of preventing high blood pressure and cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acids are also known for their skin-glowing properties - these nutrients are high in fatty acid and protein, omega-3s promote the production of healthy, glowing skin. You can get your fix through a diet high in leafy green vegetables, nuts and oily fish (hello, salmon lovers!) but also in odor-free capsules that are easy to take with water or your go-to post-workout green juice. We recommend UnoCardio 1000 + Vitamin D Capsules by WHC, available at LABDOOR ($45 for 1000 capsules).
You have probably heard that daily use of probiotics are great for gut health, but did you know that a healthy gut also means clearer and better skin? While around 90% of the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract is considered "good bacteria", studies have shown that increasing the level of probiotics with supplements can mean an even healthier gut, and subsequently healthier skin through increased detoxification. Probiotics can be found in miso, tempeh, kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt . Don't want to incorporate these into your diet? You're in luck, as there are numerous ways to get your daily dose. We recommend Inner Beauty Powder from THE BEAUTY CHEF ($60 for 150g) and Probiotic Supplement from SILVER FERN. ($50 for 60 capsules)
Supplements are a fantastic way to support your overall health while boosting your beauty benefits ahead of your wedding day. Please be sure to check with your doctor prior to starting a supplement regime. For more tips on beauty-boosting supplements, click here.