The pill of beauty. SAMAYA, INGENIUS and Forever.


Sometimes you need a little more than Nivea cream.
Nothing against one. However, there’s a point in your life, when you look at your reflection in the mirror after a peaceful night sleep and think SHIT!
– I’ve been drinking two litres of water every day. I cut all the caffeine and had only a glass of wine in the evening max.
I’ve been religiously applying that expensive moisturiser the lady at the counter told me would erase the lines and bring that youthful glow to my skin but it’s all sucks!

Good on you for drinking water! Water’s essential. Keep up the good work, but if you’re over thirty help your skin a little more.
Take a pill! Will you?
Your skin might need a little help from within. No biggy. There are some fab skin supplements on the market nowadays. Some make you feel younger only already at the counter when you hear the price :).

Here are a few I road tested and liked. God knows how much it’s a placebo effect and how much it works! Nevertheless, with those, I felt like my skin at least behaves as if it was well fed.

SAMAYA from skincare to skin supplements.

The skin supplement is a new addition to its range of skincare. At the core of Ayurveda lies the concept of achieving harmony between the mind, body and soul. SAMAYA says “When these three elements are in the balance with each other, you will be able to feel the positive effect on your health and wellbeing, and in the radiance of your skin.”

SAMAYA’s Skincare Supplements combine authentic Ayurvedic herbs with Hyaluronic Acid, CoQ10, Vitamin E and Vitamin C to promote the formation of collagen in your skin, help tissue repair, strengthen your immune system and combat tiredness and fatigue. In addition to their proprietary SamayaPlus™ blend of Turmeric, Triphala, Gotu Kola and Aloe Vera concentrate, the three individually formulated ranges include herbs tailored to suit your specific dosha, so they are sure to rejuvenate your skin.

In each box of Skincare Supplements, there are 60 capsules – enough for a whole month.

I’m not sold entirely on the holistic concept of the brand; however, when I tried SAMAYA skincare, the results were better than I expected. I liked the supplement too. If you’re after a smooth and rested looking skin, they will do the trick.

INGENIOUS the scientific skin supplements.

These babies are by far the best I’ve tried so far!! With Marine Collagen Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, Astaxanthin.  The level of collagen is high, so it tricks your body to think there is too much of it in your blood, your body sees it as damage. As a result, you start producing some more to compensate for the loss. In effect, your skin is looking smoother. Skin clarity and smoothness was the most visible, which is more likely thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid. It naturally occurs in the skin but vanishes with age; there is a point in life when it’s wise to give your body a helping hand.  Astaxanthin, on the other hand, is a super potent antioxidant, questionable how much we need it as apparently your body get’s enough antioxidants from the diet. Free radicals in our body are essential for cells to fight damage and to initiate the repair processes. To me, it looks like science says one thing in that matter and marketing the other.

Nevertheless, I’m halfway through the treatment and one that I’d probably try to repeat later on in a year. How long you choose to take should depend on your skin condition. You can be the judge and decide for yourself. I leave it in your capable hands. I mean when you pay from 50 to nearly 100 quid a treatment you feel like your skin is getting better just by holding the tub in your hand. Just remember to take it daily. You might need some lecithin for that!

Infinite by Forever skin supplement as part of a skincare range.

I used to take minerals by Forever, and they were one of my most favourite supplements. I’ve noticed an improvement in my body when I used to take them, more than any other vitamins or dietary supplements. Taking forever supplements in the past helped me to achieve stronger hair and nails to better energy level.

Infinite tables are part of the skin range, and they are promoting skin health and collagen production. Do they work? When I tested the skincare range, I wasn’t particularly impressed. But I never got along with Forever skincare. Only after I introduced skin supplement, I’ve noticed an improvement in the appearance of my skin. To me, the results were all due to supplements. However, I would use them as part of the range rather the stand-alone product.

Don’t toss away that cream either. At some point in life, you need it all. The cream, the pill and the glass of wine!

Cheers x

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