You dutifully apply your serums, oils, and moisturizers daily, and god forbid you ever go to bed without washing your face. But if you want to take your skin-care routine to an even higher level, supplements that nourish your skin from the inside out are where it’s at.
But knowing which supplements to take is a trickier matter. That’s why we put together this quiz to help you determine exactly what your skin needs based on your diet, lifestyle, and skin type. All roads lead to The Skincare Supplements, the just-launched line by jane iredale designed to maximize your beauty goals.
“We wanted to give women the complete tools to attain perfect skin.”
“We wanted to give women the complete tools to attain perfect skin,” Iredale, president and CEO of her eponymous company, says. “We already gave her clean skin care and makeup, but we knew we could do more if we could help the skin from the inside.”
Each supplement is made from clean, sustainably sourced ingredients by Advanced Nutrition Programme in the U.K. and sold exclusively by jane iredale stateside. Plus, the formulas were researched extensively (for 10 whole years!) before being finalized—AKA they’re the real deal.
So whether you’re trying to clear up your complexion or amp up your dewey glow, there’s an ideal supplement to augment your topical skin-care routine.
Scroll down to take the quiz and find out which glow-boosting supplement you should add to your skin-care regimen ASAP.
If you got: Skin Vitamin A
Keep your skin balanced with a major dose of vitamins A and D. “Vitamins A and D work in synergy to help maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin,” Iredale says. “They aid skin cell repair throughout the body, boost skin’s immunity, help prevent collagen breakdown, and have sun-protection qualities as they assist with oil and moisture balance in the skin.” Pretty much all they don’t do is laundry and meal prep.
If you got: Skin Antioxidant
Work towards a more even skin tone with seven plant-derived phytonutrients for a dose of antioxidants (which could help protect against fine lines and hyperpigmentation caused by free radicals).
“The skin is particularly vulnerable because it is continually bombarded by free-radicals caused by many things, including diet, stress, alcohol, exercise, inflammation, exposure to light (even light from the computer screen), and air pollutants—in other words life!” Iredale says. “Skin Antioxidant is ideal for anyone, but particularly those seeking skin protection and anyone with sun damage or pigmentation.”
And don’t think that a youth-boosting formula is just for women who have had a few extra birthdays. “Whatever your age, you can benefit from the protective and reparative powers of antioxidants,” Iredale says.
If you got: Skin Complete
For luminously youthful skin, Iredale recommends the combo of vitamin A and antioxidants. You get all the perks of both Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant in one cute (100 percent recyclable) package.
“This powerful duo-pack is the ultimate start to any good skincare regimen,” Iredale says. “Skin Complete improves the appearance and quality of the skin, aids in maintaining plumped, healthy skin, and provides antioxidant protection.” Any questions?
If you got: Skin Accumax
Plant-based nutrients work to address underlying skin problems, seeking to gently (but effectively!) clear up your complexion without any of the harsh chemicals that can cause irritation and dryness.
“Skin Accumax is so unique it is patented,” Iredale says. “The formula consists of vitamins A, C, and E plus diindolylmethane, a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables. These ingredients work in synergy to deliver maximum results for acneic skin.”
According to the brand, some people see results in as little as three weeks (but you can try it for as long as 14 weeks and receive a refund if you aren’t satisfied, FYI).
If you got: Skin Omegas
Sustainably-sourced fish oil and evening primrose oil give you a major dose of omega-3 and omega-6 to hydrate skin from within—getting you closer to your glowy skin goals.
“For someone experiencing dry, sensitive, or flushed skin we would recommend Skin Omegas,” Iredale says. “While beneficial for many organs of the body, fish oil can actually create dry skin if not taken in the correct ratio of omega-3 and omega-6,” she adds, noting that Skin Omegas is designed for that just-right ratio. Oh yeah, and there’s no fishy aftertaste (bonus alert!).
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