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Beauty Supplements 101

Beauty Supplements 101

22/01/2024

Edible capsules, like our innovative new Alter-Care Supplement, work by delivering concentrated ingredients within, supporting your body from the inside out. Start taking them daily as part of your holistic skincare routine and you’ll reap the benefits, from plumper, more hydrated skin to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.


What is a beauty supplement or nutricosmetic?

Mini yet mighty blends of targeted ingredients, beauty supplements are usually in capsule or pill format and are ingested to help deliver often essential nutrients to the body via the gut. Unlike topical formulas, supplements work from the inside out, as they are absorbed through the small intestine. Our pioneering Alter-Care Supplement does exactly this, complementing and strengthening your existing skincare routine to deliver 100% natural-origin and vegan nutrient-rich ingredients beneath your skin. These ingredients work together to support skin regeneration and improve visible signs of premature aging – all from within.


Can I use a beauty supplement to replace my skincare?

No, whilst skincare works on the upper layers of the skin, beauty supplements take an inside out approach. Pairing great skincare with a complementary supplement will support your skin to thrive. We suggested taking our new Alter-Care Supplement alongside our award-winning Alter-Care Serum to intensify the results. Also, similarly to topical treatments, you’ll see the best results after about a month of taking supplements.


Can a beauty supplement replace meals or be used as a food supplement?

Beauty supplements are not formulated as a replacement for a balanced diet. As well as taking a daily supplement, ensure you eat a variety of foods your skin loves – such as colourful vitamins A and C, rich foods like leafy greens, tomatoes and peppers, and foods with omega 3 fatty acids such as chia seeds, walnuts and flaxseed.


Is a beauty supplement the same as a multi-vitamin?

No, not at all. Multi-vitamins tend to tackle vitamin and mineral deficiencies in a diet, whereas a beauty supplement combines targeted, specific ingredients. Our Alter-Care Supplement contains a select number of active ingredients, focusing on higher doses of these key nutrients – like omega 3, 6 and 9 and vitamin E, rather than a general longer list of daily vitamins that you’d get from food.


Are there key ingredients that I should look for in a beauty supplement?

It depends what skincare issues you’re willing to tackle, however selecting ingredients that support your skin barrier are always a good place to start, as well as skin-plumping ingredients such as ceramides. Our new Alter-Care Supplement contains an exciting patented active made of phytoceramides. It is scientifically proven to increase skin smoothness, elasticity and reinforcement of the skin barrier, whilst preventing collagen destruction.

Plus, look for supplements that are vegan and cruelty free, avoiding bulking agents that have animal derived ingredients.

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