“Everyone wants to look better faster.”
(JENNA RENNERT, VOGUE) A new wave of nutritional beauty supplements is taking the market by storm, targeting skin health, hair sheen, and even eye strength. And although they may rely on science-backed ingredients and high-quality extracts, they look nothing like their clinical predecessors.
Instead, they arrive in sleek glossy packs that are more likely to be stocked at a discerning beauty boutique—where you can shop them alongside your favorite lipsticks or lash-volumizing mascaras—than the local health food store.
“Everyone wants to look better faster,” says New York City nutritionist Robin Barrie Kaiden, M.S., R.D. of the desire to pop a single pill that can fast-track results. And while she cautions that “there is no quick fix”—supplements should be part of a 360-degree approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle, and taken under the supervision of a doctor—there are research-tested ingredients that may contribute to the big picture. Here, five of our favorite supplement blends for the months ahead.
THE AGE-DEFYING SKIN FIX
German molecular scientist and celebrity dermatologist Barbara Sturm’s Skin Food is designed specifically to combat the visible signs of skin aging, thanks to one hero ingredient. Purslane, a superfood compound developed in collaboration with doctors at the University of Miami, helps fight inflammation while activating the body’s own “youth enzymes.” Additional ingredients like glucosamine (which boosts hyaluronic acid production), Japanese Knotweed Root Extract (which is packed with anti-aging Resveratrol), and high-quality antioxidants round out the complex, which promotes the skin’s ability to maintain its best elasticity, texture and tone.
THE STRESS-BUSTING BLEND
Gwyneth Paltrow’s buzzy line of Goop vitamins, formulated in conjunction with Clean Program founder Dr. Alejandro Junger, have cheeky names. But the ingredients in the wellness brand’s “Why Am I So Effing Tired?” formula are no joke … GET THE WHOLE STORY AT VOGUE.COM