Beauty Supplements 101

I’ve taken a multi-vitamin and other supplement essentials years (read what I use here), but I’ll admit I’ve been skeptical about all of the the recently trending beauty supplements on the market.

The most popular beauty supplements (#1 selling at Sephora) are HUM Nutrition and although I just wasn’t sure I could count on the supplement’s claims to their ability to improve my hair, skin, nails, etc. after much debate, I decided to give them a try.

I love the HUM mantra “Beauty Starts From Within.”

And one thing I really like about HUM and its philosophy is this: Their products are supplements, not cure-alls, and their dietitians and nutritionists don’t pretend they are.

When you visit HUM’s website, you’ll take a quick quiz to answer questions about your current beauty routine, health, and the problem areas you’d like to work on.

You’re paired with a registered dietician or nutritionist who recommends a few supplements that tailor to your needs.

You can always email your nutritionist with questions regarding the products you’re taking, your regimen, or if your needs change. It’s helpful to have a guide to show you what supplements will benefit you most, so I love that they offer these personalized product recommendations.

As far as why we should take beauty supplements when we can get nutrients from the foods we eat and benefits from the skin care we use, the dietitians agree that that you should be eating a diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants and all the good-for-you stuff, but since we don’t do that 100 percent of the time, they like to think of “supplements as complements.”

In order for HUM products to work best for you, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking care of yourself are all necessary.

Taking beauty supplements is like that gym membership you pay for every month—in order to see results, you need to hold up your end of the bargain and actually work out. For HUM, that’s taking your supplements regularly and according to the instructions, and generally trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

No matter how balanced your diet is, the right high-quality supplements can be a critical aid in helping you feel – and look – your very best.

While there is no one miracle pill that solves every beauty woe, there are absolutely supplements that can help give you a boost.

I tried four separate products, which arrived in an adorable box and are all clinically-proven, non-GMO and free of soy, gluten, artificial colors, and preservatives.

If you’re not sure what you should try you can determine exactly what you need based on your diet, lifestyle, and what you’re already taking take this quick quiz from HUM.

Here are the beauty supplements I tried…

KILLER NAILS |Strengthen your nails with HUM’s high potency, vegan Biotin formula.  Tired of weak nails and split ends? Let Killer Nails come to your defense, with 5000 mcg of Biotin to be exact. Biotin is widely used for strong nails and hair, and specially formulated for HUM in a high potency vegan formula. Nourish your cells and fortify your nails, hair and cuticles, while flashing some Killer Nails.  Check Out

COLLAGEN LOVE | These pills support the skin’s elasticity and firmness. The power ingredients are collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid and resveratrol – three of the hottest ingredients in skincare right now. Check Out

ARCTIC REPAIR | Arctic Repair is an effective seasonal rejuvenation to your anti-aging regime. (Limited Supply.) Arctic Repair provides your plant-based, anti-aging boost for the colder months. Made from rare Lingonberry seed oil harvested in the Finnish Wild, lingonberry seed oil has been clinically shown to reduce wrinkles and increase skin hydration and elasticity. Due to the rare ingredients found in the Arctic Circle, Arctic Repair is a limited edition and will be offered until supply lasts. The softgels are bursting with 1500mg of the rare lingonberry seed oil to naturally provide pure and potent omegas in vegetarian form. You don’t have to trek to the Arctic for a rejuvenating skin repair, they’ve done that for you.  Check Out

TURN BACK TIME | Turn back Time contains PLE that helps get UV damage under control, and advanced age-defying antioxidants to fight off the free radicals that damage skin.  Turn back Time is a powerful combination of antioxidants and phytonutrients such as Turmeric and Green Tea Polyphenols that help protect cells from aging and pollution. A healthy outward appearance starts at the cellular level, with the top layer of skin naturally shedding every six weeks as new skin forms underneath. The health of this new layer is reflective of your everyday eating, drinking, and exercise habits, plus environmental pollution and toxins. In other words, our cells are constantly under attack! In Turn back Time, 200mg of the powerful antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) helps protect your cells from oxidative damage, banning free radicals and turning the clock back on your skin (but not your wisdom, thankfully!)  Check Out

Other popular beauty supplements include:

DAILY CLEANSE | This unique formula helps clear toxins from our skin and body. A blend that includes spirulina, ALA, chlorella, red clover, beetroot and grape root works to improve skin clarity and minimizes breakouts. Taking two capsules of this powerful blend a great place to start for those new to beauty supplements! Check Out

UBER ENERGY | This is our adrenal’s dream come true, formulated to support natural energy and reduce fatigue, increase productivity, and help maintain a state of calm in stressful situations. The blend includes adaptogens, L-Tyrosine, and vitmains B5 + B6. If you suspect stress to be at the root of looking and feeling blah, start with this daily pill. Check Out

RED CARPET | This best-selling beauty supplement helps hydrate from the inside out to combat dry, dull skin, cuticles and hair. The vegan formula offers omegas from black currant and sunflower seed oils. Looking to counter bad habits that dehydrate like coffee and wine? This supplement is a perfect addition to your beauty routine. Check Out

GLOW SWEET GLOW | These vegan gummies are made for getting you that gorgeous glowy skin you crave thanks to low molecular hyaluronic acid, amla fruit, and plenty of antioxidants. If it’s tough for you to stick to a supplement routine, stash these in your desk or day bag and just try to resist taking them daily! Check Out

FLATTER ME | This anti-bloating digestive enzyme and herb blend naturally relieves indigestion and uncomfortable bloating for a flatter stomach and better feels all over. No one looks or feels great when struggling with daily digestion issues. Check Out

HAIR SWEET HAIR GROWTH GUMMIES | These vegan gummies featuring Fo-Ti, PABA, and biotin help boost hair’s health, fullness and shine. Focused on getting luscious locks? This gummy is for you. Check Out

RAW BEAUTY SUPERFOOD POWDERS | Scoop this tasty powder into your morning smoothie to help boost energy and metabolism, and bring a bit of extra radiance to your skin. It contains a potent blend of, count ’em, 39 superfoods, adaptogens, enzymes, pre and probiotics, fiber and antioxidants. A daily beauty smoothie just become your best new resolution for 2019! Check Out