Won­der­ing if that new prod­uct is worth a try? We’ve sep­a­rated the good from the gim­micks and cho­sen the beauty in­no­va­tions we think are here to stay SKIN SUP­PLE­MENTS

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - BEAUTY -

Tak­ing sup­ple­ments for skin health is noth­ing new, but the new for­mu­las are cer­tainly fancy. In­gre­di­ents such as pro­bi­otics, aloe vera and grape seed ex­tract, and herbs such as horse­tail and dan­de­lion all have a ben­e­fi­cial ef­fect on skin and are pop­ping up in more prod­ucts. There was a mixed re­sponse when Elle Macpher­son launched The Su­per Elixir (from $49, wel­leco.com), but it has nu­tri­tional weight be­hind it and con­tains the in­gre­di­ents listed above. Its co-cre­ator, doc­tor Dr Si­mone Laub­scher, says, “Ap­ply­ing a top­i­cal treat­ment [to skin] only treats the su­per­fi­cial layer or the epi­der­mis. For more ef­fec­tive re­sults, you want to treat the hy­po­der­mis and this is best done in­ter­nally.”

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