Healthy-looking skin starts from within.* Support your skincare regimen with our favorite supplements for hair, skin and nails.* In addition to lifestyle factors such as wearing sunscreen, adequate sleep, healthy dietary choices, limited environmental stressors and more, it's important to develop a supplement regimen with products crafted with care for your skin concerns.* Keep reading to discover some of our favorite supplements for healthy skin and determine your best skincare regimen.*
Astaxanthin is a reddish pigment belonging to a family of chemicals called carotenoids. It occurs naturally in certain algae and is responsible for the pink color in salmon, trout and other fish. This potent, fat-soluble carotenoid acts as an antioxidant and can protect cell membranes from oxidative stress.* Oxidative stress occurs as a result of free radicals, which occur when unstable molecules try to pair with electrons in healthy cells. This impact of the damage from oxidative stress can cause damage in cells, including skin cells.* This can cause fine line, wrinkles and other signs of aging.* Astaxanthin works to support healthy skin texture, elasticity, hydration and protects against water loss to combat the effects of free radicals.* Astaxanthin may also work as an anti-inflammatory agent to reduce redness, swelling and irritation. Other benefits include supporting healthy collagen fiber levels, another important component of skin health.* Try Nature's Lab AstaREAL Astaxanthin.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7, is part of the group of essential B vitamins. Your body uses B vitamins to convert food into energy.* Biotin acts as a coenzyme to help the body metabolize fatty acids, amino acids and glucose.* It also works to stimulate keratin production, which is an important component of hair, skin and nails.* Biotin can also support follicle growth to further support healthy-looking hair.* While biotin deficiency is not common, it's also not stored very long and must be consumed through the diet. Try Nature's Lab Biotin for 5000 mcg of additional supplemental biotin.
Green tea may not be a supplement that immediately comes to mind for healthy-looking skin, but it's packed with antioxidants known as catechins, which belong to the polyphenol family of plant compounds.* These catechins, like other antioxidants, work to protect the body from damaging free-radicals that result from oxidative stress.* Catechins in particular can support skin health by acting as anti-inflammatory antioxidants to protect skin against inflammation, redness and other irritation.* Try adding green tea to DIY beauty recipes (such as this DIY Green Tea Face Mask), or try Nature's Lab Green Tea Extract, which is standarized to 98% polyphenols, 80% catechins and 50% EGCG.
Hair, Skin & Nails
Nature's Lab Hair, Skin & Nails is a supplement formulated to target exactly what the name suggests.* While many people think of biotin supplements for beauty support, Hair, Skin & Nails contains biotin as well as the entire family of B vitamins and vitamin A, C and D3 to promote general wellness, healthy skin and collagen production, hair follicle stimulation and hair growth and cell rebuilding.* Additionally, this product contains MSM, silica and a group of three branched-chain amino acids. The MSM in this product supports cartilage and connective tissue health as well as keratin production, while silica interacts with vitamin C and D to promote bone health and healthy hair, skin and nails. Branched-chain amino acids are essential amino acids which can act as building blocks for protein synthesis and collagen production.*
Hyaluronic Acid is sugar molecule, also known as glycosaminoglycan, found in the dermis layer of skin. It's naturally produced by the body and can help skin retain moisture to appear supple and hydrated.* Natural factors, such as aging, as well as environmental stressors can cause hyaluronic acid levels to decrease.* With this reduction can come increased dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.* Supplementing with hyaluronic acid, such as Nature's Lab Hyaluronic Acid with BioCell Collagen & MSM can help support skin health.* Holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water, the hyaluronic acid found in BioCell Collagen® provides moisture to the skin for the appearance of healthy-looking skin.* Additionally, patented BioCell Collagen® contains hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid in a highly absorbable matrix form.* Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, helps support skin elasticity, hair strength and connective tissue durability. Shop Hyaluronic Acid products from Nature's Lab here.
Pycnogenol® is a patented form of French Pine Bark extract that works as a potent antioxidant to protect the body from oxidative stress.* Pycnogenol® helps support healthy-looking skin by binding to skin proteins collagen and elastin to protect them from free radicals.* Pycnogenol® also works to support healthy, younger-looking skin by increasing the new production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, both important to skin hydration and elasticity.* Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark extract is extracted from the bark of mono-species pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in Southwest France. The forest is unspoiled and natural with no pesticides or herbicides.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and plays an important role in acting as a barrier against environmental impacts as well as helps regulate body temperature and more.* Vitamin C is an important component to skin health, with large amounts found in the epidermis (top layer) and dermis (second layer).* The epidermis is responsible for protecting the skin against UV damage, while the dermal layer supports the epidermis and creates structure and elasticity.* Vitamin C helps support both of these important skin components by supporting collagen synthesis.* Collagen is an important component for skin elasticity and stability.* Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant to protect the skin from UV damage from free radicals.* Environmental stressors, smoking, natural aging and other factors can cause a decrease in vitamin C accumulation in skin, showing a correlation between skin health and healthy vitamin C levels.* Shop Nature's Lab's range of Vitamin C products here.
Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin" is synthesized naturally in the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Best known for it's role in skeletal health, its other various functions have come to the forefront of scientific studies over recent years.* Not only is the skin the site of vitamin D synthesis (which occurs in keratinocytes, or cells in the epidermis layer of the skin), but it is also a target organ for this essential nutrient.* Healthy vitamin D levels may be linked to cell proliferation (a process where cells grow and divide) and maintenance within the epidermis layer of the skin to protect the skin from environmental stressors.* This important function may also help support healthy-looking skin and defend against certain skin conditions caused by dry skin, inflammation and more.* This process can also promote healthy inflammatory response and skin healing.* Because UV radiation and exposure is a concern for many when it comes to skin health, supplementing with vitamin D3 can be a convenient way to support healthy vitamin D levels and healthy-looking skin.* Shop our vitamin D products by clicking here.
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