Beauty is NOT only skin deep! The truth is, beauty comes from within—through taking good care of your body and your very cells. Consuming nutrients and foods that benefit your skin, hair, and more, can help nourish beauty every day. So, let’s feast our eyes on some of the dietary ingredients that can help you nourish your gorgeousness from the inside out!
What are Hair, Skin and Nails Supplements?
In general, supplements for healthy hair, skin, and nails provide key compounds believed to support these parts of the body. These can include vitamins, minerals, herbs, and certain types of amino acids (protein). There are plenty of forms of supplements for skin and hair to choose from—including tablets, capsules, gummies, and mixable powders.
Keep in mind that skin is an organ of the body—your largest organ, in fact! Skin has many functions, including protection, temperature and hydration regulation, Vitamin D synthesis, and feeling pain. Your skin has multiple layers. The epidermis is the top layer, and underneath that are the dermis and the hypodermis. The epidermis has no blood supply of its own, but relies on the deeper dermis that has a rich network of blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles, sweat glands, and more. The dermis is made up of two proteins: collagen for strength and elastin for flexibility.
Hair and nails are accessory parts of this whole skin structure system, which is called the “integumentary system.” Each hair is rooted in the dermis and grows through the epidermis. Hair is made of keratin, which is a tough, non-living protein. Like skin, hair plays a role in temperature control for the body, and it also protects the skin slightly. Speaking of protection, our nails grow to help protect our vulnerable and sensitive fingers and toes. Nails are layers of hardened keratin, the same durable protein that makes up your hair.
What does all this mean? Well, if you want to give your hair, skin, and nails some extra goodness with a beauty routine that includes supplements, look for ingredients that nourish your skin structure and healthy keratin production.
Benefits of Hair, Skin and Nails Supplements
Supplements formulated to benefit healthy hair, skin, and nails have some common ingredients. These are some favorites, with info about their specific benefits.
Sea Buckthorn is a bright orange fruit used since ancient times to promote healthy skin and other tissues.* Sea Buckthorn’s fatty acids, including the Omega-7 fatty acid called palmitoleic acid, are known to help soothe and moisturize skin and other tissues from within.* Sea Buckthorn is also known to support healthy hair.* Fun fact: The first word in the plant’s Latin name Hippophae rhamnoides means “shiny horses,” due to a legend that horses who consumed the plant grew luxuriant coats.
A popular nutrient for its immune benefits, Vitamin C also helps support and nourish the skin.* Our Fermented Vitamin C is known to have powerful antioxidant action that helps fight free radical damage in cells and protects your natural collagen for firm, nourished skin.*
This trace mineral deserves more than a trace of attention for its skin support benefits. Zinc is known to support skin resilience and helps to maintain the integrity of skin and mucosal membranes.* To really deliver this good stuff, our Zinc Complex is fermented for better absorption—with 1.6x better bioavailability than the non-fermented form (compared to Zinc gluconate).
As noted above, collagen is an important protein in your skin’s structure. New Chapter’s Collagen Glow formula is crafted with humanely raised, multi-sourced collagen peptides, providing key amino acid building blocks for hair, skin, and nails.* Our collagen blend also delivers complementary Sea Buckthorn.
Also known as Vitamin B7, Biotin is one of the most popular supplements for healthy nails and hair. Biotin supports your body’s natural production of keratin, the structural protein in hair and nails.*
Gaining attention in the world of science-backed beauty supplements, Astaxanthin is a bright-red carotenoid (plant-nutrient) from algae. It is known for its clinically studied antioxidant activity in the body, as well as for being a supplement for skin health benefits, including improved skin elasticity.*
Who Should Take a Biotin Supplement for Hair, Skin and Nails?
In general, adults 18+ can consider taking supplementary Biotin. The daily amount of Biotin considered “adequate intake” is 30 mcg for men and women over 19 (35 mcg if you’re breastfeeding). If you have specific questions about Biotin for beauty benefits, check with your healthcare professional about what’s right for you.
When Should You Take Hair, Skin and Nails Supplements?
Wondering when is the best time to take hair, skin, and nails vitamins? The answer is to take them at the most convenient time for you! If you’re already in the habit of taking supplements in the morning with breakfast, for example, you could add your Biotin blend then as well. Because our fermented Biotin is gentle enough to take even on an empty stomach, you can take our one-daily Hair, Skin and Nails at any time.
What is in New Chapter’s Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamin?
New Chapter’s Hair, Skin & Nails vitamin blend is different than most Biotin supplements. It’s crafted with 300 mcg (1000% Daily Value) high-quality Biotin that is fermented with whole foods and probiotics.
This excellent source of fermented Biotin helps to deeply nourish your hair and nails by supporting your body’s own keratin production.*
Hair, Skin & Nails is also designed with potent Astaxanthin, the plant-nutrient from organic algae. Astaxanthin is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and help maintain a youthful appearance.* Astaxanthin’s antioxidant action is over 50x more powerful than common antioxidants like Vitamin C (as shown in preclinical lab testing). Astaxanthin supports natural beauty by revitalizing the skin from within and protecting cells from damage.* To round out the formula, we include the organic fermented herbs Aloe, Chamomile, and Maca, and organic Reishi mushroom traditionally used to support healthy aging and vitality.*
The Bottom Line for Beautiful Results
Taking care of yourself is a beautiful thing. Whether it’s staying hydrated, prioritizing restful sleep, using proper sun protection, or eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies, a healthy beauty regimen can help you look good because it feels good. Our Biotin & Beauty Herbs blend can help you get your glow on with science-backed ingredients for improved skin elasticity and support for healthy keratin production.* Now that’s wellness, well done!