Welcome, beauties! If you're wondering what to include in your supplement stack for lush skin, hair and nails, you're in the right place. Though there's many potential products I could include in this list, I wanted to mention the ones that regularly feature in my routine, and that our customers love too.
Here's to your inner glow-up!
Marine Collagen + by Genetix Nutrition Wellness Series
I keep one of these bad boys stashed away in my drawer at work, ready for a mid-morning pick-me-up. Not only will you find 5g of hydrolysed marine collagen peptides in every scoop, but a full spectrum of Vitamin A - E. Plus, support from boron, magnesium and calcium. The best part about it though is that it tastes just like Chocolate milk (the Chocolate Delight flavour, obviously!). I haven't tried the Orange Mango flavour but that's because I'm (happily) hooked on this one. It comes in unflavoured too if you want to skip the sweeteners!
Golden Oil by ATP Science
This used to be called 'Aurum Oil'. Vegans, you'll love this one. For a healthy glow, omegas are your friend. Golden Oil contains omegas 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, GLA (Gamma-linoleic acid), CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid), and CLnA (conjugated linolenic acid), all in a beautiful plant-based blend.
Ps - you can use it on your skin too! I recommend for night-time only. I was in touch with ATP last year and they told me a few of their customers had been using it on their face, so I decided to give it a go, and it does indeed help nourish the skin! Considering most facial oil formulas are quite pricey, this is definitely a good little go-to for inner and outer beauty.
Vitality Switch by Switch Nutrition
Hands down, my fave greens ever! I've tried every flavour and so far, Matcha Mint wins it out for me every time. The reason I love this greens is because it is super comprehensive and contains an open-label formula, so you know exactly what and how much you're getting in each scoop! If you want to feel and look beautiful, then don't skip your greens. You'll find smooth energy support and nourishing goodness for your insides: beautifying super greens, collagen, probiotics, organic mushrooms, minerals + digestive enzymes.
Glow - Collagen Coffee by Before You Speak
Are you one of those 'don't talk to me before coffee' types? Me too! Get your caffeine fix with a boost of collagen, with the Glow coffee from Before You Speak! The mocha flavour is delish and I love that it contains MCT plus beautifying co-factors such as camu camu, silica, biotin and proline. When you have an extra pep in your step, you feel great and ready to take on the day with a smile - and a smile is the best beauty enhancer, naturally.
If you're someone who wakes up to drink coffee, you're not alone. Try this Glow coffee for a yummy kickstart. If you're not a fan of stevia, they have an unflavoured in the 'One' version too!
ZMA by Genetix Nutrition Active Series
Get your beauty sleep and you'll need less makeup! An unlikely hero in my sleep supp stack, I find I have a deeper rest when I include ZMA in my routine.
If you struggle with sleep, and you've done all the regular sleep hygeine stuff, here are my best suggestions that you won't find in most generic articles (coming from a recovering insomniac!):
- Carb-up at night for that feel-good sleepy factor. If you're struggling for time, oats are an easy and amazing-tasting option! I personally love oats with cinnamon, a touch of himalayan salt and manuka honey.
- If you do wake up in the middle of the night - practise breathing exercises or, even better, Yoga Nidra (you can find apps that guide you). Yoga Nidra is the seconed best option to actual sleep, helping to rejuvenate your mind and body.
- Write out all the benefits of your lack of sleep - maybe you get to experience more of the day, you have more time to get things done, or perhaps you give yourself more 'me' time because you need it. This can help ease the anxiety of 'needing' to sleep. More on this soon!
Powdered Almond Butter by Macro Mike
Ok, not a beauty supplement per-se, but getting snack-hangry isn't pretty. Macro Mike have tons of delicious goodies, but this one is top of my list at the moment - the Powdered Almond Butter mixed with almond milk makes a creamy paste that satisfies the sweet snack urge!
Of course, you'll want to fill your day with nutritious wholefoods that help you feel and look amazing - adding macro-friendly snacks to the mix is a nice way to treat yourself, and helps minimise the desire for sweets that can play havoc with your blood-sugar levels and skin.