Adding a supplement into your routine can help boost your body’s natural beautification process.
They say that beauty comes from within, and beauty supplement companies are counting on it. The global beauty supplement market is set to hit $7 billion in 2025, a 10 percent increase from 2016. Visit any luxury or drugstore beauty retailer and you’ll see powders, gel caps, and gummies, all targeted to boost skin and hair, next to jars of skin cream. Beauty supplement ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and biotin boost skin elasticity, improve skin hydration, and strengthen hair and nails.
Just like the traditional protein powders, these beauty supplements come in a powder form that can be mixed with your favorite liquid. You can find some unflavored versions that make it easy to add into a smoothie, juice, or even your morning coffee. Natural products manufacturer "NOW" has a lineup of products designed to allow consumers to create their own beauty mix. The company enlisted dietician D.J. Blatner to create some easy drink recipes.
"As a registered dietitian nutritionist by trade, I couldn't agree more that we need to think about beauty holistically. The right foods and nutrients can nourish beauty from the inside," said Blatner. "That's why I've partnered with NOW to create beauty elixirs (mocktails) that show you how easy and delicious it can be to incorporate some of the must-have beauty nutrients into your routine.”
Golden Milk Beauty Smoothie
By DJ Blatner
1 cup unsweetened coconut plant milk (not canned coconut milk)
1 whole banana
2 tablespoons Collagen Peptides Powder
½ teaspoon CurcuFRESH™ Curcumin Powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch (1/16 teaspoon) black pepper
1 cup ice
In a blender, pulse everything except the ice, until combined. Add in ice and blend until smooth.
Do these beauty supplements really work and are they safe? Will they make you look 20 years younger? Probably not, but vitamins and supplements work differently for every individual, so if you notice a difference it may be worth it for you.
When it comes to safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration forbids dietary supplements from claiming they can diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consumers should always ask their healthcare provider about how supplements could interact with prescribed and over-the-counter medicines.
Do you think a beauty smoothie would do anything for you? Have you tried one in the past? Tell us in the comments!