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Notes on Ingestible Beauty

Ingestible beauty is having a moment in the beauty industry. And while there isn’t a quick fix supplement that will deliver miracle results simply by taking it, when used correctly in conjunction with a healthy diet supplements can yield great results.

Which ingredients should I look for?

Ingestible beauty goes beyond the skin’s surface to create change at a cellular level. Collagen is one of the most proven to work supplements, especially because as we age we naturally lose collagen — so boosting our supply with a supplement can see tangible results. When you take a collagen supplement, the collagen enters your digestive system and is then distributed throughout your whole body. It will eventually reach your dermis — the layer of skin below the epidermis — where it can remain for up to 14 days and help boost your natural reserves to plump and firm the skin.

As a growing amount of research comes to light about the links between gut health and beauty, many ingestible beauty products now present themselves as all-rounders by using pre or probiotics to support the gut-skin microbiome balance. Your beauty supplement may very well come with a stress-busting side of ashwagandha or magnesium to lower your cortisol levels which can help aide other functions of the body — beyond the skin. 

Antioxidants are also incredibly beneficial for boosting collagen synthesis, reducing inflammation and shielding against free radical damage – look for immune-boosting Vitamin C and energising Vitamin B when selecting your ingestible.

How do I incorporate ingestible beauty formulas into my regime?

Ingestible beauty, for all its benefits, should be considered a complement to your existing skincare and wellness routine – part of a holistic approach to overall skin, hair, nail and body wellness. 

No capsule or multivitamin on its own can substitute a nutritious diet when it comes to radiant skin and overall health, but they can be incredibly useful – and delicious – tools to boost your results when integrated into a healthy daily ritual.

It’s important to ensure you are eating a healthy balanced diet full of anti-inflammatory ingredients, and incorporating supplements when you feel your body is lacking something — not to replace. You should always consult your doctor to first understand what your body is missing, and to confirm any deficiencies to ensure you are taking the right supplement and not wasting your money.