Can a powder or pill really give you a glowing complexion, strong, shiny strands, or nails that grow quickly and never crack?
Sure, there are plenty of products out there promising to do these very things. And we’ve all seen a celebrity or beauty blogger who swears by her daily collagen smoothie or biotin supplement. But despite the hype, there’s actually not much science backing up the validity of beauty supplement claims.
“Most of us dermatologists just don’t recommend oral supplements to healthy people,” says Sheryl Hoyer, MD, a dermatologist with Northwestern Medicine.
But does that mean all supplements are a waste of your money? Or are there any that might actually be beneficial? Here’s what you need to know about things like biotin, keratin, collagen, and other popular pills, straight from the experts.