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We’ve all heard the phrase that true beauty comes from within, but what if that were literally true? Imagine a world where you could take a magic potion that would help effectively address any of your skincare concerns? Loss of collagen? Acne? Pronounced lines and wrinkles?

Imagine a world with a potion for all those issues and many other skin issues. It may sound absurd but in recent years, the existence of potions like that has become much more tangible. This is thanks to the rise of indigestible beauty that will serve to give you a glow from the inside out.

So, what is indigestible beauty?

Ingestible beauty refers to beauty supplements that come in the form of powders, pills, or capsules. Their function is to enhance the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Considering the fact that these supplements contain the same ingredients found in a number of beauty products, such as vitamins A, C, and E, and collagen, it’s no wonder that so many people are looking to include more beauty supplements in their diets.

Are beauty supplements better than topical skincare?

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Yes, you are what you eat and your skin is definitely the best way to determine if there’s something off about your body’s internal health. Additionally, adjusting your diet can also be a good way to reset the health of your skin.

For instance, removing inflammatory foods from your diet is sure to have an effect on your skin, as is consuming more fermented foods, and improved gut health can also benefit the skin.

That said, it’s important to point out that there’s no magic pill that can solve all of your skincare woes. If you want healthy and happy skin, then you need to make a conscious effort to take care of it from every angle, which can include taking beauty supplements but this isn’t the end of it. It would also be great to follow a healthy and balanced diet, manage your stress, exercise, and use effective beauty products.

Ingestible beauty ingredients to look out for

Now while you can’t slow a pill that will give you perfect skin, there are a few ingredients that we can recommend looking out for if you’re interested in the beauty supplement world.


When it comes to ingestible beauty, collagen is definitely leading the pack.

For those unaware, collagen is a protein in the body that helps the skin maintain its supple and youthful appearance.


Unfortunately, as we get older the levels of collagen in our skin begin to decline. This leads to pronounced signs of aging. Additionally, collagen loss can also cause hair thinning.

Not only do collagen supplements help to improve one’s appearance, but research has also suggested that collagen supplements can also relieve joint pain, prevent bone loss and even boost muscle mass.

Omega fatty acids

Omega fatty acids are really one of the best ingredients for your skin because they’ve been found to improve skin hydration as well as barrier function, combat inflammation (which serves to subdue breakouts), as well as help alleviate both hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.

Vitamins A, C, and E 

If you’re going to be taking beauty supplements, you better ensure that it contains at least one of these three vitamins.

Vitamins A, C, and E are the ultimate skincare ingredients as they have so many benefits for the skin. Not only do they antioxidant properties that serve to protect against premature aging, but they also help to prevent breakouts, fade pigmentation and maintain the skin’s moisture levels.


Want to know more?

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Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.