There are a number of things you can do to your keep your skin healthy. Wearing sunscreen every day, washing your face morning and night, performing self-exams for skin cancer, and quitting smoking are a few general tips that the American Academy of Dermatology suggests. And it's important to keep in mind that everyone has a different skin type and different needs, so the skincare products and routines that work for one person might not work for another person. That's where it's helpful to be more in the know about your specific skin type and needs so you can cater to them.
Your diet can be a factor, too—more research is needed on the connection between certain foods and skin health, but making sure you're eating a balanced diet can help your body as a whole, and that includes your skin. Some of the best vitamins and nutrients for the skin include omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, prebiotics and probiotics, zinc, and vitamin D.
While you can get a lot of those nutrients and vitamins through food, some people might find they could use a boost and turn to supplements to improve their skin health. Supplements shouldn't be the only solution, but they might help, and there are so many options available out there. Before you add any to your cart, though, you'll want to chat with your doctor or a healthcare professional who can give you some recommendations based on your own personal health history.
If you're looking for skincare supplement options, take a look at some editor-favorite and highly rated ones below.
1. Hum Nutrition Daily Cleanse
Hum Nutrition Daily Cleanse ($26)
This supplement targets breakouts, detoxifies the body, and improves digestion. It has ingredients like chlorella, spirulina, zinc, and matcha powder. A study found that 82% of users reported fewer breakouts after six to eight weeks of taking the capsules.
2. Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc ($10)
Zinc targets inflammation, which can cause and worsen acne, scarring, and skin discoloration. This formula contains plant-based zinc and vitamin C.
3. Sports Research Biotin
Sports Research Biotin ($15)
Biotin supports skin, hair, and nail health. This vegan, non-GMO biotin is made with organic coconut oil.
4. Moon Juice SuperBeauty
Moon Juice SuperBeauty ($60)
Moon Juice's SuperBeauty is packed with antioxidants and works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, promote collagen production and elasticity, and protects the skin from free radicals. Ingredients include vitamins C, D3, and E.
5. Sakara Life Beauty Water Drops
Sakara Life Beauty Water Drops ($39)
These drops are so easy to incorporate into your daily routine—just add a full dropper to 16 ounces of water. They're made with 72 naturally occuring ionic trace minerals to provide hydration, collagen, and keratin support and reduce inflammation.
6. The Nue Co. Skin Filter
The Nue Co. Skin Filter ($60)
With a name like Skin Filter, you kind of know what you're getting with this product. It targets discoloration, dark spots, and blemishes for clearer, more glowing skin. The formula has plant-based ingredients like Indian gooseberry (for metabolism), camu camu (for antioxidants), and pine bark extract (for hydration).
7. Sports Research Collagen Peptides Powder
Sports Research Collagen Peptides Powder ($28)
Collagen can benefit so many parts of the body: skin, hair, bones, and joints. Add a scoop of this powder to cold or hot beverages such as smoothies, coffees, and even soups. One serving contains 11 grams of collagen peptides and 18 amino acids.
8. Olly Flawless Complexion Gummies
Olly Flawless Complexion Gummies ($11)
If you don't love taking capsules or pills, a gummy could be your solution. These berry-flavored gummies support skin health thanks to vitamins E and A, zinc, and botanicals.
9. Hum Nutrition Mighty Night
Hum Nutrition Mighty Night ($40)
I've taken these before, and let me tell you after a couple of days of use, my skin felt and looked so much softer and smoother. The formula contains nourishing ingredients that are normally found in skincare products like ceramides, CoQ10, and ferulic acid. Plus, did I mention it's also a sleep aid because it contains valerian root? Consider it a two-for-one.
10. Algenist Chlorella Microalgae
Algenist Chlorella Microalgae ($65)
This supplement blend is like your daily green juice. The powder contains superfoods like chlorella microalgae, chlorophyll, and a pro-collagen blend. Just add two teaspoons to your favorite beverage, and you're all set.
11. Love Wellness Good to Glow
Love Wellness Good to Glow ($25)
These capsules have everything that's good for the skin: vitamin E, collagen, biotin, and organic ashwagandha. They're also dairy- and gluten-free.
12. Hum Nutrition Collagen Love
Hum Nutrition Collagen Love ($40)
Hum Nutrition's Collagen Love is formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve firmness and elasticity, and protect the skin from the signs of aging. Ingredients include collagen peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid.
13. Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen
Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen ($21)
For ultra hydration and a nice glow, this collagen powder might be worth trying. The gluten- and dairy-free formula contains 15 grams of collagen per serving and 120 millgrams of hyaluronic acid. Plus, the strawberry-lemon flavor is pretty tasty.
14. The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential
The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential ($65)
The Beauty Chef's Glow daily powder is packed with good-for-the-skin ingredients like vitamin C, provitamin A, prebiotics, and probiotics. So not only does it support skin health, but it also balances the gut.
15. Moon Juice Beauty Dust
Moon Juice Beauty Dust ($38)
This adaptogenic blend is supposed to help with stress, target the signs of aging, and clear and protect the skin. The berry-flavored formula contains Schisandra, amla, ashwagandha, Rehmannia, goji, and pearl.
16. The Nue Co. Skin Hydrator
The Nue Co. Skin Hydrator ($45)
If you're dealing with dry skin, listen up. These capsules from The Nue Co. are formulated especially for parched, irritable skin because they have hydrating and soothing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and collagen. Smooth and dewy skin is within reach.
17. Hum Nutrition Skin Squad
Hum Nutrition Skin Squad Pre+Probiotic ($40)
Your gut health is also connected to your skin health. This supplement contains nine strains of probiotics to balance the gut microbiome and decrease breakouts. It also has the prebiotic konjac root, which feeds that good gut bacteria.
18. Sakara Life Beauty Chocolates
Sakara Life Beauty Chocolates ($45)
Chocolates for a skincare boost? Sign us up. Each chocolate contains plant-based, gluten-free ceramides to improve moisture, elasticity, and texture. And don't write it off because you think candy equals bad for you—it's made of raw dark cacao and coconut sugar.
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