The more we learn, the more we realize that how we look and feel on the outside has a lot to do with how healthy we are on the inside. If things are out of balance, no serum or eye cream is going to give you a glowing, well-rested appearance.
Of course, sleep and a balanced diet are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes, you need an extra boost. That’s where vitamins and supplements come in. And we’re not talking about your parents’ multivitamins. These five modern wellness companies are making nutritional supplements that abide by the highest standards to help you look and feel your best.
If you tried to take all the probiotics, algae, copper, melatonin and every other vitamin, mineral and adaptogen known to improve your health, you would never leave your kitchen. The nutritionists at HUM make it much easier. They bottle up personalized supplements based on specific needs and label them with fun, helpful names like Beauty zzZz (promotes more restful sleep), Skin Heroes (minimizes acne), Collagen Love (encourages collagen production for firmer, healthier skin) and Uber Energy (helps you stay focused and awake).
Los Angeles herbalist Kari Jansen draws on her knowledge of plants and Ayurveda to craft tinctures that promise to restore balance to the body. Her Vitality Tonic, for example, combines the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers of ginseng and nettle with stress-relieving ashwagandha to give you an energy boost. Peaceful Easy Feeling, on the other hand, uses lemon balm, chamomile and lavender to calm you down after a stressful day. Drop the tonics into a glass of water on the regular or just when you need them most.
This Australian wellness company says skin troubles are often caused by an imbalance in your gut microbiome or a deficiency in your immune or digestive systems. Its products rely on a patented probiotic blend and bio-fermented sources of vitamins, antioxidants and other skin-improving ingredients to help your body find balance. Mix a few drops of Hydration Inner Beauty Boost into water whenever your skin’s feeling parched or whip up a nutrient-dense matcha latte with Body Inner Beauty Powder for immune support.
Many experts believe in the health and beauty benefits of super-ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and coconut and hemp seed oils. The problem is they can be messy and rather unpleasant to swallow. Enter the father-daughter team behind Tonik. They’ve formulated simple capsules containing therapeutic doses of each organic, sustainably sourced ingredient. Plus, they come packaged in cool, minimal bottles that’ll make you actually want to take your vitamins.
Unsatisfied with conventional treatments for the pain and emotional distress that come with periods and PMS, De Lune founder Mimi Millard gathered scientists, doctors and dietitians to come up with better solutions. The wellness company’s Pain Tonic combines herbal remedies for inflammation and muscle spasms with vitamin B1 and zinc to increase oxygen flow to the uterus, while PMS Pills contain vitamins, minerals and herbs that have been scientifically proven to stabilize mood, sharpen focus and soothe the physical discomfort of menstruation.