Supplements for the Skin, Hair, and Nails: Price Hard to Swallow?
If you are a skincare junkie like me, I bet you have been wondering about all the supplements and drinks that purport to benefit your skin, hair, and nails. And these supplements don’t come cheap! I am not saying that these do or do not work, I am just saying a little investigation is in order before you “bottoms-up” on some of these products.
A recent post from J. Tania at Beauty Tip Today mentions a new celebrity-touted drink called “Beauty Scoop“ that is supposed to do wonders for your skin and hair. I mean, if Ricki Lake loves it, and she has the most fabulous skin and hair, it must be good right? Well $95 for a 21 day supply, it better be! In the next months, I am planning to put this product and some more skincare supplements to the test.
This weekend, some friends invited us to go boating with them on Bear Lake. Not being a native from Utah, I had never been to this remote lake location. Craving the azure blue ocean and the Greek islands but don’t have the money to go? Visit Bear Lake. Its completely fresh water, clear to the bottom, and absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!
Our first day there, I jump off the side of the boat and into the perfectly clear water without thinking. The boat was near the shore where it was only three feet deep, but I thought it was much deeper, and ouch! As I hit the sandy bottom quickly I could feel the crunch on my right foot. I really messed up my right heel. Evan remarked later as I was unable to step on it without wincing, “Luckily blogging doesn’t require walking.”
Above: My husband Evan, daughter and our favorite puppy, Asia. Below: If you know me, big hat, sunglasses and relaxing in the shade on the boat, and holding my sleeping daughter Becca.
My foot is doing much better today, but the heel is bruised and needing time to heal (heel/heal great homonym)! I have been taking ibuprofen, but also thought about a joint/bone supplement that I have taken that also claims to benefit your skin, hair, and nails. It is called Super Collagen+C from NeoCell. I started taking it again and hopefully this will speed up my recovery, and if it benefits my skin, hair, and nails, even better! I purchased this bottle at Costco for about $19.00 for 350 tablets, which you are supposed to take six tablets daily, so it should last for 2 months. A little pricey, but just a tad bit more reasonable than the Beauty Scoop or N.V. Perricone Products.
Have any of you tried or benefitted from using a skincare supplement or beauty drink? If so, please share your experience.
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