In recent years, the wellness category has exploded and now this trend has spilled into the beauty world. There’s now a more holistic lens on how we approach beauty and an understanding that inner and outer health have a direct correlation. In order to look our best we know that we have to consider what we put into our bodies.
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To name a few wellness trends right now: beauty products are becoming more functional to support active lifestyles, people are swapping addictive sleeping pills for more natural and long-term alternatives and supplements to boost skin health are becoming just as much a part of our daily regime as topical skincare – a trend we predict to stay put.
What does wellness actually mean?
It can be tricky to define the word, but in general wellness is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis and looking after all aspects of health including physical and emotional. But, you might be wondering how exactly this notion transitions to the beauty space.
Ever thought of your beauty routine as a self-care ritual? Well this concept is becoming increasingly popular, to the point where consumers want products that boost their mood and promote mental wellbeing.
According to Mintel’s 2025 Global Beauty & Personal Care study, consumers are seeking multi-purpose products to enhance not just their appearance but wellbeing too – and, supplements are well ahead of the curve. Premium quality supplements that enhance skin health while also helping to maintain healthy brain function are the epitome of the beauty meets wellness trend.
Seven multi-tasking supplements for inner and outer wellness:
Zinc is an essential mineral which can only be derived from diet as the body is unable to make it. It is critical when it comes to regulating sebum (oil) production in the skin, which helps manage acne flare-ups. It features anti-inflammatory functions in the body that make it important in managing skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema. Internally, zinc has been found to help regulate immune function, wound healing and brain function.
2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
There are a host of health benefits associated with taking Omega-3s from reduced risk of autoimmune disease and heart disease, improved brain health and better bone health. Studies also indicate that people who consume Omega-3s regularly are less likely to be depressed or those that already have depression find their symptoms alleviate with intake. On the outside, Omega-3s can help keep your skin healthy, prevent premature aging and safeguard against sun damage.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The turmeric root has recently gained a lot of attention as an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Many studies have suggested that turmeric supplementation can improve overall skin health, and reduce the risk and severity of certain skin diseases making it a cure-all for a multitude of issues.
4. B- Vitamins
B-complex vitamins might be notorious for their mood support properties but they also play key roles when it comes to maintaining the health of your skin. Different B-vitamins have varying benefits for the skin. For instance, research has shown that vitamin B12 helps your body to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria, leading to a reduction in acne-causing bacteria. A vitamin that boosts mood, brain health and skin…what’s not to like?!
5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is renowned for its super-potent antioxidant properties and is an essential in any diet. Aside from the obvious wellness benefits with regards to immunity, it’s one of the building blocks of collagen synthesis. It’s role in the collagen building process makes it imperative in any anti-ageing skincare regime, both inside and out. Vitamin C is actually present within the dermis and epidermis of the skin, but declines as we age and are exposed to UV light or pollutants.
Magnesium, AKA the ‘original chill pill’, is famous for its ability to regulate and reduce stress levels and assist with healthy sleep patterns – all crucial components of wellness. In addition to controlling stress hormones, it can also assist in synthesising serotonin, your feel-good hormone. This is critical when it comes to the health of our skin as there is a strong link between stress and skin problems (stress breakouts anyone?!) When we experience increased stress, our adrenals work overtime to release adrenaline and cortisol. High levels of cortisol lead to increased production of insulin that in turn generates greater production of sebum, which is the trigger for clogged pores and acne.
7. Vitamin D
Vitamin D3, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is absorbed best through the sun and supplements because most do not absorb adequate levels from the sun alone. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for healthy bones and muscle function. Studies have also found several psychological consequences of insufficient vitamin D levels including links to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a mood disorder featuring depressive symptoms, occurring during the dark times of the year when there is relatively little sunshine, coinciding with the sudden drop in vitamin D levels in the body. Several studies have suggested that the symptoms of SAD may be due to changing levels of vitamin D3, which may affect serotonin levels in the brain. In addition to the obvious mental health benefits of vitamin D, it is an essential wellness supplement for its strong anti-inflammatory properties, which are effective in treating burns, skin injuries, skin damage and stretch marks. The antioxidant present in Vitamin D also prevents skin damage and premature ageing of skin when taken via supplements.
Having enough vitamin D is important for a number of reasons, including maintaining healthy bones and teeth.