The Best Supplements
for Healthy Skin
If you’re looking for nutritional support for your skin, finding the right supplements might be easier than you think. The best supplements for your skin are also some of the most helpful for overall well-being—we’ve outlined our favorite formulas in each category below.
Glowing skin needs nourishing, starting with the essential vitamins and minerals, as skin cells need nutrients to grow and rejuvenate. Taking a quality multivitamin that has key nutrients like biotin, iron, and zinc can help support healthy skin.
When we nourish our bodies, our skin benefits, too. When we don’t get all the nutrients we need from food alone, taking a multivitamin is a convenient way to close nutritional gaps. The Everyday Glow Multivitamin is formulated to cover our daily nutritional bases and support glowing skin.*goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Everyday
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Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that minimizes damage caused by free radicals that contribute to aging. And it helps build collagen for the maintenance of healthy skin.
THE ANTIOXIDANT SUPERPOWDER
Our favorite vitamin C–rich drink is GOOPGLOW Morning Skin Superpowder. It’s formulated specifically to support healthy skin with 500 milligrams of vitamin C, plus the antioxidant vitamin E, grape-seed proanthocyanidins, CoQ10, and the critical carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. The single-dose packets travel effortlessly, so you can glow just about anywhere. Just mix it into water and enjoy the delicious taste of orange and lemon verbena.*goop Beauty GOOPGLOW MORNING SKIN
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THE VITAMIN C GEL
If you’re looking for a potent dose of vitamin C alone, LivOn Labs offers 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C wrapped in liposomes, little packages of double membranes that can help deliver their contents into cells. (Inside the packet, you’ll find a gel you can slurp down with one swallow.) Take one packet one to two times per day.*LivOn Labs Liposomal
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THE BOTANICAL BLEND
For skin-supporting botanicals, Skin Filter offers a formula with key ingredients: a botanical blend of extracts of amla fruit, camu camu fruit, and pine bark; a proprietary blend (called SkinAx2) of grape-seed extract, melon fruit concentrate, vitamin C, and zinc; and beta-carotene. Take one capsule daily.*The Nue Co. Skin Filter goop, $45SHOP NOWThe Nue Co. Skin Filter goop, $45SHOP NOW
Vitamin D is one of those nutrients that are hard to get enough of, even when you’re taking a well-designed multivitamin with a balanced diet. Supplementing can help you get the amount your body needs.
THE VITAMIN D CAPSULE
If you want a generous dose of vitamin D, Hum Nutrition offers a high-potency plant-based source—2,000 IU of vitamin D per capsule.Hum Nutrition Here Comes the Sun High-
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THE VITAMIN D SPRAY
For those who are looking for vitamin D but don’t want to add another pill to their daily routine, three sprays of The Nue Co. Vitamin D Spray conveniently deliver 3,000 IU of vitamin D.*The Nue Co. Vitamin D Spray goop, $25SHOP NOW
Skin cells need healthy fats to function well. Supplementing with the healthy fats that we don’t often get enough of, like omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), can help.
THE VEGAN OMEGA-3
If you’re eating a vegan or vegetarian diet, algal oil is a good plant-based source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA. In Simris Algae Omega-3, the algal oil (a source of EPA and DHA) is combined with organic cold-pressed flaxseed oil (a source of ALA) to provide a full spectrum of vegan omega-3 support.Simris ALGAE OMEGA-3 goop, $55SHOP NOW
THE GLA AND ALA SUPPLEMENT
For skin support (and support for nails and hair, too), Hum Nutrition’s Runway Ready Supplements combine its two most popular formulas in one packet: Red Carpet contains GLA and ALA, healthy fats that support healthy skin and hair. And Killer Nails is packed with 5,000 micrograms of vegan biotin—a vitamin for skin, nail, and hair health.*Hum Nutrition Runway Ready
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Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
Gut health influences the health and appearance of the skin; nutrients needed for healthy skin are first absorbed through the gut. The key to gut health is a balanced microbiome. Supplementing with probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes can help you get there.
Our Gut Microbiome Superpowder is designed to support gut health, reduce occasional bloating, and promote healthy bowel function. It contains Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299V®)—a clinically studied probiotic strain—prebiotics, and digestive enzymes (proteases, lipase, amylase, and cellulase) to help support the digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. And it’s stable at room temperature, so no refrigeration needed here. Mix the unflavored, unsweetened powder into a smoothie or any cool drink of your choice.*goop Wellness Gut Microbiome Superpowder goop, $58/$50 with subscriptionSHOP NOW
If you’d prefer your gut support in a capsule, Seed’s Daily Synbiotic delivers support for digestive, dermatological, and cardiovascular health with 24 strains of probiotics and a prebiotic outer capsule. (There’s no need to refrigerate these, either.) Take two daily for the best results.*Seed DAILY SYNBIOTIC goop, $60SHOP NOW
THE DEBLOAT CAPSULE
For the occasional digestive support, Debloat+ from The Nue Co. draws on traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It’s formulated with an herbal blend of organic turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon; a clinically studied licorice root extract; and a proprietary blend of 17 digestive enzymes. It’s best to take one capsule twice daily with food and water.*The Nue Co. Debloat+ goop, $45SHOP NOWThe Nue Co. Debloat+ goop, $45SHOP NOW
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LP299V® is a registered trademark of Probi AB.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.