by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

The All-Time, Best Skin Supplements

When it comes to our skin, many of us splurge on skincare and makeup products—but we’re just figuring out the truth of “we are what we eat”. Our skin is a direct reflection of our health, so taking supplements may actually boost your complexion from the inside out. Of course, they can’t replace basics like eating healthily and exercising often, but they can help you get one step closer to glowing skin. To help you decide which ones you should be taking, we’ve rounded up the best skin supplements to add to your daily routine.

And if you’re wondering if you should be taking a supplement, talk to your doctor, especially before you start taking them.

Olly Undeniable Beauty Vitamins

If you thought gummies were only for children, well…you thought wrong. Olly Nutrition’s Undeniable Beauty Gummies (SGD30.90) are snackable and packed full of goodies: biotin, borage oil and powerful antioxidants. These even incorporate vitamins E and C, nourishing your hair, nails and skin from within.

Olly Undeniable Beauty Gummies, SGD30.90

The Nue Co. Skin Filter

Tested in France, The Nue Co. Skin Filter (SGD86.35) is basically your retinol serum in a capsule. It delivers half of your daily vitamin A intake in the form of beta-carotene. That’s not all: it also has a patented blend of vitamins A and C, zinc, champagne grape seed and melon, which has been clinically proven to improve skin issues like pigmentation and blemishes.

The Nue Co. Skin Filter, SGD86

Natrol Flaxseed Oil

Putting flaxseeds over your oatmeal breakfast is pretty much wellness 101. Flaxseeds are a natural source of alpha-linolenic acid (great for vegans!), which are a type of omega-3 fatty acid, which you normally get from oily fish like salmon. These fatty acids help balance out the skin’s sebum levels, fighting inflammation and providing a nourishing lipid barrier. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they help support heart and brain health.

Natrol Flaxseed Oil, SGD11

Life Extension Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract

Pycnogenol, also known as French maritime pine bark, bolsters your body’s antioxidant defences. It inhibits the production of free radicals, which have been known to speed along skin ageing. Pycnogenol has been known to improve skin’s hydration levels and improve elasticity, too.

Life Extension Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, SGD87

Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Food

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Skin Food (SGD110) is a powdered mixture of anti-ageing compound purslane (which is chockfull of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin A) and skin-clearing telomerase. The supplement blends purslane with kudzu, Japanese knotweed root extract, and glucosamine to replenish moisture levels, boost collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. 

Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Food, SGD110

Moon Juice Beauty Dust

LA juice brand Moon Juice’s beauty blends are Goop-approved—Gwyneth Paltrow throws Beauty Dust (SGD54) into her morning smoothie everyday. And if you’re skeptical, just note that the blend incorporates goji, rehmannia, pearl and schisandra—all ingredients which help to target stress and protect from free radicals, improving your complexion over time.

Moon Juice Beauty Dust, SGD54