Glow inside and out! – the top 5 vitamin supplements for your skin, hair and nails


Can beauty come from a pill?

Written By Emma Jade Clifford

Everyone nowadays has their own daytime/nighttime routine to get their skin feeling refreshed, blemish free and to fight away any fine line and wrinkles that creep up on us. But it’s not just about what products we apply to our skin, hair or nails; lacking in nutrition is one of the main factors for breakouts and preventing regrowth. Our bodies need certain vitamins to flourish and make ourselves glow inside and out, there are so many different vitamin supplements out there, but which ones are worth it?

But before I get into all the juice to make you feel fabulous, I just got one thing to say..

– we all know it, but most of us avoid drinking it and would much rather a delicious vanilla flat white, or a hot cuppa tea or even an energy drink to get us through the day. Did you know when your dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to wrinkles.. so, stop panicking about the next new ingredient you need to swear on your face and go grab yourself a litre of water!

Now I’ve got that off my chest here are the Top 5 vitamin supplements to make you glow inside and out at affordable prices; Holland & Barrett will be your best friend after this, that’s for sure.

1. Solgar Zinc Picolinate 100 Tablets 22mg

Zinc is an essential mineral that helps the body function inside and out. It can even help maintain the health of your largest organ: your skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, zinc is especially beneficial for inflammatory acne and related scarring. This supplement in particular is a good pick since it uses a highly-absorbent form of the nutrient; meaning this supplement will work instantly and your body will absorb and love you for it.

Sold at Holland & Barrett; £9.99.

2. Biotin Holland & Barrett 100 Tablets 300ug

Biotin is the one! This vitamin supplement can improve and maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. The 3 in 1; Biotin is an essential vitamin, it’s part of the family of B Vitamins which are great for our health, energy levels and mood. So not only will Biotin; promote hair growth, create glowy skin and make our nails stronger, but it will also give us energy for the day and put us in a good mood; Wins all round.

Sold at Holland & Barrett; £7.49.

3. Collagen 1000mg 90 Tablets

Every woman should know what collagen is right? – it’s the body function that keeps our skin tight and wrinkle free. As we age our collagen production slows down which causes us to age; this vitamin will prevent that from happening and keep our collagen levels where they should be. This vitamin also contains Vitamin C which also contributes to collagen formulation and maintains healthy looking skin.

Sold at Holland & Barrett; £14.99.

Keeping your Vitamin C levels up is very important for your overall health. These caplets contain all the Vitamin C you need to meet your daily requirement. So, if you don’t eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables like; citrus fruits, peppers, berries, tomatoes and leafy greens, then this supplement will top you up. By having your daily dose of Vitamin C it also benefits your skin, hair and nails while keeping you feeling physically and mentally well.

Sold at Holland & Barrett; £10.99.

5. Hyaluronic Acid with Vitamin C 30 Capsules 20mg

The new craze of Hyaluronic Acid serum for your face has become very popular, but can be very harmful if not applied to your face correctly. It basically takes the top layer of your skin off to reveal your new glowy skin underneath. But if you’re like me and are too scared to apply it just in case it’s going to hurt or even damage my skin; this supplement does the same thing but from within. Hyaluronic acid is located in the skin tissues, and the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age. This supplement will give your skin the little extra help it needs to prevent breakouts and keep your skin healthy.

Sold at Holland & Barrett; £9.99.