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.
If you have come to my blog looking for a hgh booster similar to SeroVital, you have probably come across my many posts for Ageless Foundation UltraMax Gold Powder. I’m sorry to say that for the past 60 days or so, it has been impossible to find. I reached out to the parent company Naturade to find out the status and here was their response:
In the meantime, I know we all need our hgh amino acid blends to stay in shape! so I made a list of alternatives you can try in the meantime. (I may get a commission from these links).
The makers behind SeroVital, the popular hgh booster have a launched a newer, faster acting product called SeroVital Advanced. The formulation is designed to work in as little as 15 days (vs. 30 days) and is taken twice a day instead of once.
SeroVital Advanced is made up of two formulas, a morning and an evening version. The evening version is similar to the original, a blend of amino acids like L-Lysine, L-Arginine, and L-Glutamine to boost hgh levels. The morning formula is made with collagen, ceramides and hyaluronic acid to help with fine lines and skin texture. It also helps to boost energy with coffee bean, mint, lady’s mantle, cumin extracts and olive leaves.
The company designed the new product in response to feedback from its loyal customers.
“It is truly an innovation in anti-aging science, formulated to increase skin hydration by up to 23.8%, skin elasticity by 15.9%, and skin smoothness by up to 11.0% in just 15 days. Individuals in the studies on the functional ingredients in SeroVital ADVANCED also experienced enhanced energy, focus, and mood,” says Dr. Amy Heaton, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer for SeroVital.
SeroVital ADVANCED will be available for $119 for a 30-day supply on SeroVital.com beginning January. It will be available at ULTA sometime in spring 2019.
It’s the new year which means all of us are back on diets and trying to make things happen. I know I will be going back to my Hgh booster/BCAA supplement for that extra boost. I have been using a combination of SeroVital, Ageless Foundation Ultra Max Gold Powder and Optimum Nutrition AminoEnergy for several years. Serovital works the best but is pricey at $90 a month. The others range between $35 to $50 a month. Last month I saw a new product at Trader Joe’s called Collagen Hydrolysate by Great Lakes Gelatin, so I picked one up.
This product has a similar formulation of amino acids that the other products have, plus collagen! Trader Joe’s sells a 15 day supply for $15. You can go direct to the company and get anywhere from a 30 day to six month supply starting at $23.99 (plus free shipping).
Now, the bad. This comes in a powder form, but it’s very thick. After some trial and error, I found it dissolves best in hot water. If you try to put in a warm or cool water, it doesn’t dissolve and you end up with thick gloppy remnants in the bottom of your bottle. I think it would work blended in a smoothie, I am just not a smoothie person. I still noticed similar results compared to the other booster supplements I use, but for now I am sticking with the Ultra Max Gold. It sells for $59.99 on the company’s website, but I have got it for around $35 at sites like(I may get a commission from these links) AllStarHealth.com and Amazon.com. If you want it right away, try visiting your local The Vitamin Shoppe, it seems like they always have it in stock.
Serovital (AKA Serovital-hgh) is now available at everyone’s favorite e-tailer, Amazon.com. I tried this product when it first came out and love it (see my review here). It has been kind of hard to buy – only available at ULTA, Costco and the brand site. Now you can buy it through the Serovital company via Amazon (I may get a commission if you use this link)for $122.48 including shipping for a 40 day supply. A 30 day supply is $99 at retailers and the website. I am going to try to use Alexa to buy it next time!