The secret to dewy, clear skin; full, shiny hair; and strong nails? Well, a lot of it has to do with your diet. Getting enough vitamins and nutrients and staying hydrated can do wonders. But you can also add an extra boost to your eating plan with supplements.
There are so many vitamins and supplements out there that will help you achieve amazing hair, skin, and nails, but which ones should you take? We scoured the reviews and asked our editors for their recommendations to compile a list. These are some of our favorites.
Best for Hair
1. Sports Research Biotin Infused With Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
THE/THIRTY readers love this product. It's a best seller on our site. Labeled as Amazon's Choice, Sports Research Biotin supplement is formulated with coconut oil and has over 10,000 customer reviews and 4.5 stars.
Pros: Biotin naturally increases production of keratin in the body, helps metabolize carbs, fats, and proteins
Customer Review: "Easy to swallow. Great price, a good supplement for your hair especially if you have or are experiencing some hair loss. For the past two doses my hairbrush has had almost next to no hair loss. I think this product is a good supplement to take."
2. Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair
I've been taking these gummies (when I remember to) for the past three weeks. I haven't seen any changes yet, but Who What Wear's beauty editor, Erin Jahns, swears by them and says I should stick with it. The vegan supplement also promotes hair pigmentation.
Pros: Contains biotin, folic acid, vitamin B12, and zinc to promote healthy hair growth
Customer Review: "The quality of the Hair Strong Gummies are the best I have seen in a while. Usually when taking vitamins with Biotin it causes acne and leave spots on my face from hyperpigmentation. However, the heart shaped yummy gummies have been the best I have tried. My hair sheds less, is much stronger, and I know longer apply acrylics to my nails because the because they grow beautifully. I will definitely continue with this in my selection."
3. Nutrafol Core for Women Hair Growth Nutraceutical
Another recommendation from Jahns, this physician-formulated supplement can help increase and improve hair growth. Some ingredients include ashwagandha root, curcumin, saw palmetto, marine collagen, and biotin.
Pros: Targets the root cause of hair thinning, promotes healthy hair growth, contains key vitamins, minerals, and natural ingredients
4. Moon Juice SuperHair
SuperHair is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and contains no soy, dairy, corn, or sugar, so it works with many different diets. It contains ingredients like biotin, kelp, saw palmetto, horsetail, ashwagandha, and ginseng.
Pros: Contains 10 bioavailable vitamins to promote fuller, stronger hair; contains adaptogens to counteract stress, which can lead to hair loss
Customer Review: "It has taken 30 days, but well worth the wait, as I am beginning to see hair growth and much more volume on my crown. I am thrilled beyond words, as this is the first all natural product that has actually worked."
5. Vitafusion Extra Strength Biotin Gummies
Another biotin pick, this one is easy to ingest in gummy form. It has a blueberry flavor and is free of gluten and high-fructose corn syrup.
Pros: Helps support healthy hair, skin, and nails; helps with carb, protein, and fat metabolism; dairy-, gluten-, and artificial sweetener–free
Customer Review: "Delicious flavor and has been doing wonders for my nails! I look forward to taking my vitamins every morning!"
6. Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies
These gummies are another staff favorite (and an Amazon's Choice pick, too). They contain vitamin C and E, biotin, and folic acid. Reviewers say their hair has grown longer and stronger, and they report the supplements taste good as well.
Pros: Affordable; contains biotin, vitamin C, and E
Cons: Not sugar-free
Customer Review: "I love these vitamins because I do see an improvement in my skin, nail, and hair health. I can’t live without these vitamins, I eat them every morning after my workout. Truly worth the money."
7. Swanson Bamboo Extract
Bamboo extract is rich in silica, which helps to promote the formation of collagen. This is essential for achieving healthy hair and nails, as well as smooth, hydrated skin. Several five-star reviews attest to the power of this vitamin in promoting both hair and nail growth for men and women.
Pros: Affordable; hydrates skin, hair, and nails; helps with collagen production; can also support bone health
Customer Review: "A good product from a trusted seller. This was purchased to help strengthen my bones. My last bone density test had improved since last year. I'd say it is effective. Good product at a good price."
Best for Skin
1. Dr. Barbara Sturm Skin Super Anti-Aging Supplements
This supplement is formulated with zinc and selenium, which can protect from oxidative stress, plus anti-aging compounds purslane, astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, glutathione, and bamboo extract.
Pros: Zinc and selenium help skin maintain its health, contains a suite of youth-promoting extracts and vitamins
Customer Review: "I was hopeful, but skeptical going in to trying these, as I think many are, and I had a few "tests” in mind for me to identify what, if any results I’d achieve with these supplements. First, no noticeable adverse reactions (I have food allergies and sensitivities, and luckily no issue with these for me). I also took a before photo and a photo again after six weeks of use, and really noticed a significant improvement in lifting and tightening of sagging jowls, my existing lines and wrinkles are significantly softer, my skin looks more plump, and my skin tone is more even, as I started with melasma. The second test was, 'Will anyone else notice if I don’t say anything?' My husband, my mom, and my closest friends all asked me what I’ve been using after four weeks because they already saw a huge difference and they all wanted to try too!"
2. Moon Juice Beauty Dust
Beauty Dust contains adaptogens (amla, ashwagandha, rehmannia, goji, and pearl) that are said to have anti-aging properties and can help clear your skin. Add one teaspoon of the supplement to your water, tea, or juice. Its flavor is described as "tart and berry."
Pros: Contains youth-promoting adaptogens, herbs target skin clarity and radiance, gluten-free
Customer Review: "Since taking Beauty Dust I have noticed a glow inside and out. 'You are glowing' is a compliment I am hearing more thanks to Beauty Dust."
3. Olly Flawless Complexion Gummy
Olly gummies contain vitamin E and A, zinc, and botanicals to promote a clear complexion and skin generation.
Pros: Affordable, promotes clear skin, provides antioxidant protection with vitamin E, A, and zinc
Cons: Strong smell
Customer Review: "I've been using these for a couple of weeks now and I have already noticed a big difference. My pores are smaller, I have fewer breakouts, and my skin just looks healthier. The only negative is that they smell kind of bad, but the taste is really good."
4. Sports Research Phytoceramides
These plant-derived supplements are said to hydrate the skin from the inside out while minimizing dryness, redness, and itching.
Pros: Contains plant-based phytoceramides to fully hydrate the skin, affordable
Customer Review: "While this product is not a facelift in a bottle, nor did it diminish any of my facial lines or wrinkles, I firmly believe that it does provide skin hydration from the inside out. I tend to suffer from intermittent itching during the winter months that no moisturizer has ever helped, and this is the first winter that I did not experience any itching."
5. VitaMedica Anti-Aging Formula
These are conveniently packaged daily doses of essential vitamins and nutrients, including antioxidants, green tea, biotin, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.
Pros: Contains essential vitamins like A, C, E, and K; antioxidants; and biotin
Customer Review: "I've been taking this on and off for a few years now, and I've noticed when I take them they make a huge difference in my skin's radiance, smoothness, and clarity. I have acne-prone skin and these supplements help my blemishes and post-acne marks heal and fade much more quickly."
6. Glisodin Skin Nutrients Advanced Anti-Aging Formula
Featuring a blend of krill oil, hyaluronic acid, red clover, and cocoa, this beauty supplement boosts the body's ability to retain moisture, absorb nutrients, and strengthen skin from within. A five-star review proclaimed, "I have been using this for a year, and it has worked wonders on my skin!"
Pros: Enhances the results of aesthetic procedures like lasers and peels, improves skin elasticity
Customer Review: "I’ve been using these vitamins for two months and I’ve never seen such improvements! My skin is glowing. And, usually around my period, I break out all over my chin. This has completely stopped. I highly recommend these vitamins! Well worth the price."
Best for Nails
1. Hum Nutrition Killer Nails Supplements
These plant-based biotin capsules can help improve the strength of your nails and hair.
Pros: Affordable, contains biotin to support healthy hair and nail growth
Customer Review: "I just bought my third bottle; I am in love! My hair grows so fast, and my nails, which are usually pathetic and weak, can last weeks without breaking or peeling. I've seen the same dosage of biotin sold for higher and some [for] lower, but honestly, this works—and it's a nice middle-ground for the price."
2. Olly Undeniable Beauty
This all-around beauty gummy contains biotin, keratin, and vitamins C and E, which work together to support and nourish hair, skin, and nails.
Pros: Affordable, contains biotin, keratin, vitamin C, and E, promotes the production of collagen
Customer Review: "After years of fighting cancer... I finally have long, strong nails, plus my hair is growing again!"
3. Eu Natural Biotin
These 100% vegetarian and easy-to-swallow soft pure biotin capsules are gluten-, wheat-, and dairy-free, making them a great option for those seeking the purest, most potent form of biotin available.
Pros: Contains 100% pure biotin, improves hair health, enhances skin, and improves brittle nails
Customer Review: "My nails have broken far less frequently and have remained flexible, yet stronger," I'm just about done with my first bottle and have already ordered a second," they continue."
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.
Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.
In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).
She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.
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