Want to know the secret behind a flawless complexion, glossy hair and stronger nails? Ingestible skincare seems to be an ever-growing beauty trend, with increasing evidence showing that it’s what we put inside that truly counts.

Market trends predict that ingestible beauty products will be the next big thing, so here’s the super ingredients to look out for and try when putting this trend to the test:

VITAMIN C

Perhaps best known for its immune boosting properties, Vitamin C should not be overlooked when it comes to your beauty regime. This is because Vitamin C plays an incredibly important role in the synthesis of collagen, the protein in our bodies responsible for the skin’s suppleness and elasticity that can help you to maintain a youthful, plumped up and healthy glow. There are also noticeable effects of Vitamin C deficiency on the skin which can be seen when it becomes dry and dull and begins to lose its firmness and tone. To up your Vitamin C intake and ensure a real beauty boost, try Altrient C, the world’s first liposomal Vitamin C supplement which offers a 98% absorption rate. In recent research this supplement increased skin elasticity and firmness by 61% in just 12 weeks.

MILK THISTLE

Revitalise tired-looking winter skin with milk thistle which offers excellent detoxifying properties to cleanse and support the liver, which, if not working to its best advantage, can be responsible for a variety of skin complaints, including eczema, dermatitis and those dreaded dark circles.

HYALORONIC ACID

Perhaps one of the most well-known anti-aging beauty ingredients, hyaluronic acid can be found in a wide range of topical beauty products. To see the true benefits of hyaluronic acid on your skin, look for supplements and products which contain pure hyaluronic acid. These don’t come cheap, but one affordable option is O’HISA. This new supplement includes Hyabest, 100% pure hyaluronic acid which offers advanced anti-ageing benefits, eliminating skin imperfections such as wrinkles and fine lines. O’HISA also includes omega 7 and 9, alongside B vitamins and zinc to help to keep your hair and nails in a healthy condition.

RESERVATROL
Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant compound called a phytoalexin, which is produced by plants when they’re subjected to stress. As an antioxidant, resveratrol offers great anti-aging skin benefits, working to protect cells against oxidative damage as well as reducing inflammation. The highest amounts of resveratrol are found in the skins of grapes and in red wine, but blueberries, pomegranate, blackberries, raspberries and peanuts also contain modest quantities of this natural compound.

PROBIOTICS

The benefits of probiotics go beyond digestion, with research indicating that a balanced and healthy gut flora can impact positively on the health and appearance of your skin, hair and nails. Our gut flora is known to bind to and remove toxins from the gut daily and taking a multi strain probiotic such as Bio-Kult regularly could help to remove waste substances and toxins from the body leaving you looking and feeling better.

COLLAGEN

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, which helps to maintain the structure of skin tissues, creating a network which anchors the layers of the skin. A well-structured collagen network is the key to youthful skin, as the aging process causes collagen production to slow down, leading to skin dehydration and loss of elasticity. A liquid supplement such as Collagen Extra Marine contains up to 20 times more collagen than any capsule or tablet on the market, and is clinically proven to improve skin hydration after 8 weeks, and collagen deterioration after 12 weeks. It also contains Hyaluronic acid with Vitamins C, B complex and Magnesium.