Ingestible beauty was one of the year’s biggest trends—and, with the little-to-no-effort-required delivery, we can see why. After all, if a fruity-tasting chewy candy or scoop of magic powder is all it will take for our hair to grow faster, skin to look brighter, and energy levels to go way, way up, we’re sure as hell down to give it a chance. With that in mind, we scooped, chewed, and drank everything from fizzy green tablets to glow-inducing elixirs, all in the name of beauty from the inside out.
Ahead, you’ll find the one we’ll keep by our desks—keep scrolling to see!
A green juice gives you a huge dose of vitamins and antioxidants in one sip. Only problem is that at $10 or more per Instagrammable bottle, they can get expensive. That’s where 8G comes is. Founded by former model and cancer survivor Dawn Russell, these green tablets make it easy (and cheaper) to get your green juice on the go. Each tablet, which fizzes when you drop it in water, has as much vitamin C as five oranges, vitamin B5 as 20 cups of broccoli, and much, much more. Users rave about the taste and the steady, non-jittery energy boost it gives.
This chic bottle will look right at home nestled among your skincare products—and just like your serums and moisturizers, the formula inside benefits your skin. Made with hyaluronic acid and a highly concentrated form of reactive glutathione (a skin-brightening antioxidant), this clear, açai-flavored elixir promises to bring out a more youthful-looking complexion in just one week.
We’ve already talked about all the skin benefits of fermented foods. Problem is, they’re definitely an acquired taste. Australia’s The Beauty Chef makes it easy to add fermented superfoods, prebiotics, and probiotics to your diet in a yummy-tasting powder that you can add to teas, smoothies, and more. Healthy gut, healthy skin.
Other than having a catchy name (“dopamine bean” sounds like the name of our imaginary dance-pop DJ group), this organic powder is the answer to your quest to quit coffee—seriously. Containing 15% L-TOPA, a precursor to dopamine, one small scoop will instantly elevate your mood and make you feel more alert and focused, with none of coffee’s jitters. This is a Team Byrdie favorite.
Made with goji berry, acai berry, spirulina, and more, these tablets from nutritionist Nicole Granato’s namesake line are like a multivitamin, but better. Each capsule contains antioxidants and superfood ingredients designed to rid your body of toxins, as well as support overall health, balance, and nourishment. So much easier than trying to hunt down noni fruit and camu camu berry on your own accord.
Other than having the cutest packaging ever, L.A.-based Moon Juice’s much-loved Beauty Dust is packed full of powerful ingredients like goji, schizandra, and pearl to do everything from calm your nerves to increase collagen and silica production. We like to add a scoop to our morning cup o’ joe for a slightly-sweet kick.
So powders and drinks aren’t really your thing—why not get your beauty boost via pill form? Hum Nutrition’s Runway Ready supplements contain vitamin E, GLA, ALA, and essential fats to support healthy skin, as well as vegan biotin for stronger nails and hair. We love the individually packaged sets that you can easily pop in your bag for an on-the-go boost.
Which of these supplements would you try? Stay tuned—more in-depth reviews coming!