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12 Hair, Skin, and Nail Vitamins That Actually Work

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We all seek beautiful hair, skin, and nails, but sometimes it takes more than a healthy diet and the right topical treatments. There are tons of beauty supplements on the market that promise to target these specific zones, but it can be difficult to determine what works and what's all talk in the gray area where nutrition meets beauty. So to find out which hair, skin, and nail vitamins are worth committing the time and effort to become your best self, we sought the feedback of the women who swear by them.

We navigated reviews and sifted through the noise to come up with the best supplements that are pretty much Miracle-Gro for your hair and nails. So say hello to glowing skin, shiny hair, and strong nails with the following supplements that have proven their efficacy in real life.

Keep scrolling to see our picks of the best hair, skin, and nail supplements that actually work.

Best Overall: Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Glow in Tropical Hibiscus

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Glow in Tropical Hibiscus

This fruit-infused blend of marine collagen peptides is also chock-full of hyaluronic acid, probiotics, biotin, and vitamin C for practically every beauty concern you may have. Think skin brightening, hydration, and growth your hair and nails too.

Best Budget: Sports Research Biotin 5000 Mgc

This black bottle is an Amazon's Choice with thousands of positive reviews. Delivering biotin in cold-pressed organic coconut oil, this formula promises better absorption so you can start seeing the results you want quicker. Women have shared photos of their hair they say now grows an inch per month and long, thick nails.

Runner-Up, Best Budget: Olly Nutrition Undeniable Beauty Vitamins

Bright eyes, dewy skin, and healthy hair are all possible, courtesy of Olly Nutrition's blend of biotin, borage oil, and powerful antioxidants—all mixed together in a snackable gummy. They incorporate vitamins E and C and all you have to do is chew up two per day.

Best for Skin: Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Food Supplements

Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Food Supplements

The powdered mixture of anti-aging compound purslane and skin-clearing telomerase provides anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and nutritive properties each time you take it. "I worked with professors of the University of Miami on the compound, an elusive superfood with such powerful benefits to skin health," Dr. Barbara Sturm said of the supplement. "I am so passionate about my hero ingredient in my skincare range, that I want to have it internally every day," she says.

Runner-Up, Best for Skin: The Nue Co. Skin Filter

The Nue Co. Skin Filter

Courtesy of The Nue Co.  

Have you ever heard someone say you should care for your skin from the inside out? Well, this ingestible retinol supplement can make that a reality. It's been clinically proven to make a positive impact on common skin conditions—we're talking reduce the look of acne, dark spots, and even dullness—without the irritation commonly associated with the use of topical retinol. But there's more to this supplement than just retinol—it also includes a patented blend of vitamin C, zinc, champagne grape seed, and melon.

Best for Hair: Eu Natural Biotin 5000 Mgc

These vegetarian capsules are free of fillers and binders. Women say it helps bring fullness back to thinning hair while also restoring shine and speeding up growth.

Best Multivitamin: Ritual Essential for Women

ritual multivitamins

Courtesy of Ritual 

These vitamins boast nine essential nutrients that go beyond promoting healthier hair, skin, and nails. Among them? Folate, omega-3, vitamins B12, D3, E, and K2, as well as iron, magnesium and more. The pills—which arrive at your doorstep every month as a subscription—can also boost your energy and immunity, and support strong bones and overall healthy aging.

Need more convincing? Byrdie senior editor Hallie Gould can attest to their effectiveness; she noticed a major boost in nail growth after she started taking them religiously.

Best Drugstore: Nature's Bounty Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails Softgels

Women say they can't live without this product, citing thicker hair and stronger nails. The extra-strength formula is infused with argan oil, leading to lustrous, healthier hair.

Best Powder: Moon Juice Beauty Food Pearl Concentrated Extract

moon juice pearl extract

Courtesy of Moon Juice

To help enhance your skin’s glow, Moon Juice created this powder rich in calcium, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties, as well as ingredients to stimulate collagen production, even your skin tone, and strengthen your hair. Pearl extract, the hero ingredient, does exactly what you think it would: add tons of radiance. All you have to do is mix it in with your morning smoothie or a cup of coffee and watch your face and hair glow.

Best Vegetarian: BioSil


Courtesy of Amazon

Members of our Facebook group The Beauty Line rave about the hair-growth prowess of this collagen supplement, which also promotes plumper skin and stronger nails. It's also totally vegetarian.

Best for Radiance: Hum Nutrition Red Carpet Hydration Supplement

Red Carpet(TM) Hydration Supplement 60 Capsules

Hum has an impressive lineup of supplements that promise to beautify from the inside out, but this particular formula targets skin and hair for red carpet-worthy results. Users rave about clearer, smoother skin, and fuller hair thanks to the vegetarian formula's mix of healthy essential fats and vitamins.

Best for Thinning Hair: Phyto Paris Phytophanère Hair And Nails Dietary Supplement

Not only does this popular dietary supplement give a healthy boost to hair, skin, and nails, but when used in conjunction with the French line's Phyto shampoos and treatments, it also boasts visible results in just two weeks.

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