As much as we can’t live without our make-up bags, any expert will tell you that beauty starts from within.
While exchanging Friday night wine and nachos for a green tea and a gym sesh (yawn) is ideal, it’s not always practical. That’s why we love these beauty supplements that don’t just help you cheat your way to a healthy glow, but actually target skin and hair where creams and conditioners can’t reach – from within. And it seems that celebs love them too… Take a look at the supplements that these beauty icons swear by.
1. Imedeen Time Perfection, £41.50 for 60 tablets, Boots
Leading the way in anti-ageing supplements, just two of these little pills a day have been proven to help stimulate cell renewal and reduce the signs of ageing, straight from the source. Crediting them as one of her beauty secrets, Christy Turlington was so impressed with the result that she’s recently become the face of the brand. ‘I started taking Imedeen Time Perfection last June, and by September I could already see a big difference. My fine lines and wrinkles seemed less of a worry, and my skin feels much more supple.’
2. Viviscal Maximum Strength Woman, £49.95 for 60, Boots
Over bleached hair? Don’t resort to the chop just yet, because these vitamin and protein enriched supplements promise to promote hair growth for thicker, longer Rapunzel-esque hair within months. Our July cover star Abbey Clancy is a fan, saying ‘after all those years of bleaching it, [my hair] needed a break. I’m taking those Viviscal tablets… they are unbelievable. Your hair grows like wildfire.’ Perfect for restoring heat and highlight damaged hair as well as hair loss.
3. Sun Chlorella, £21.95 for 300 tablets, Holland & Barrett
We’re yet to see a picture of Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr where her skin doesn’t look flawless, and she claims Chlorella supplements are to thank: ‘To keep my skin in check I always eat lots of greens and take Chlorella supplements and drink lots of water.’ As well as being packed with nutrients to boost your complexion, this natural green algae is also comprised of Chlorella Growth Factor, a unique component that works to grow and repair cells. If is works for Miranda…
4. Fountain The Beauty Molecule, £24.99 for 240ml, Boots
This beauty drink made its mark on the beauty industry in August last year, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Key ingredient Resveratrol, which extends the life of cells to delay skin ageing, has never previously been available in liquid form. Made In Chelsea’s Louise Thompson has caught onto the craze, saying in a recent interview that she takes it everyday. Just add a teaspoon to a glass of water for a daily age-defying drink and voilà – a healthy glow.
5. The Super Elixir by WelleCo, £39 for 150g, Selfridges
Elle Macpherson turned 50 this year, and we can only dream of looking that good when the time comes. To celebrate her seeming eternal youth, she has teamed up with Dr Simone Laubshcerthe to create The Super Elixir. Containing 45 key ingredients, this unique blend works to support all 11 systems of the body – skin hair and nails included. Elle explains: ‘The Super Elixir balances and strengthens me, to enable me to be the woman and mother I want to be.’ Just sprinkle over your salads and into your smoothies – simple.