Wellness Supplements Find Their Way To the Beauty Aisle

Beauty brands add mood, sleep supplements to their roster of skincare and makeup

As the makeup and beauty segment becomes more competitive, beauty brands have been looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. One way has been to add supplements to their skincare lines. Everyone from Perricone to Pacifica has come out with a variety of powders, gummies and drops designed to boost collagen, strengthen hair or improve your mood.

Some products like Serovital, have been in stores for years but mood and sleep enhancers seem to be the newest kids on the block. I tried the above product by Pacifica, Dreamy Life Beauty Drops. It contains an ingredient called 5TP which (according to WebMD)  is supposed to boost your serotonin levels. However, this product only contains about half of the suggested daily value and I don’t think I ever consistently took enough to notice a difference.

One thing you will notice about all of these products is that the label usually contains the phrase: “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” The FDA prohibits manufacturers from making any claim they can’t back up and will take action against any that do. You can read more about their regulation at the FDA website.

So are these supplements worth it? It depends on your expectations. Some work and some may have more of a placebo effect. If you want to try one of the more expensive products, look for a trial size so you don’t spend big bucks on something you may not like or buy a less expensive version from a drug or big box store.

Beauty up your body in the new year with Beauty Infusion

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work. It’s also time to get your body back in time from holidays. Eating and drinking too much, staying up to late and laying around have probably taken a toll on your body and your complexion.  A great way to get your body looking better on the outside is to start on the inside.

Beauty Infusion by Neocell
Beauty Infusion by Neocell

Beauty Infusion is a daily supplement powder that helps strengthen your nails, hair and skin, build up collagen levels  and provide anti-oxidant protection. Neocell sent me a sample of Beauty Infusion and here is  a quick review:

The first thing I noticed is my nails. I usually have to use topical treatments to get rid of the ridges. Within a day or two of using Beauty Infusion, my the ridges started to level and my nails got stronger. I also noticed my hair was thicker and stronger. Based on the results in my nails, I would use this product again. I have used other supplements that claim to help your nails, but they really only make them grow longer, not grow thicker. The only issue I had with it is that you need to drink it on an empty stomach. Which really isn’t a big deal, but I already take another supplement daily  (on an empty stomach) and it is hard to add in another.

Beauty Infusion comes in three flavors and retails for about $34.99. You can find it online and at retailers like Vitamin World, Sprouts and Whole Foods. Visit neocell.com for a store locater.

FYI – Here is a shot of the label:

 

Beauty Infusion by Neocell
Beauty Infusion by Neocell

*Press Sample