It’s 2017—and while kombucha, bone broth, and medicinal mushroom tonics are currently as common as a morning latte, there’s one throwback wellness staple that’s making a cool comeback. A new wave of nutritional beauty supplements is taking the market by storm, targeting skin health, hair sheen, and even eye strength. And although they may rely on science-backed ingredients and high-quality extracts, they look nothing like their clinical predecessors. Instead, they arrive in sleek glossy packs that are more likely to be stocked at a discerning beauty boutique—where you can shop them alongside your favorite lipsticks or lash-volumizing mascaras—than the local health food store.
“Everyone wants to look better faster,” says New York City nutritionist Robin Barrie Kaiden, M.S., R.D. of the desire to pop a single pill that can fast-track results. And while she cautions that “there is no quick fix”—supplements should be part of a 360 degree approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle, and taken under the supervision of a doctor—there are research-tested ingredients that may contribute to the big picture. Here, five of our favorite supplement blends for the months ahead.
THE AGE-DEFYING SKIN FIX
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