September skin edit - time for supplements

We always say that beauty is an inside job and really there is no better way to help lacklustre skin than with a good supplement.

Of course, there is no substitute for a good diet but many of the micronutrients we require at different ages and stages can be supplemented.

Quite often winter approaching can be a good time to start. The pharmacies are awash with supplements and the health food store can sometimes leave you feeling a bit bamboozled.

Ahead of Menopause Awareness Month, Irish brand Revive Active have a new launch - Meno Active is formulated with a comprehensive blend of 30 vitamins, minerals, omega 3 DHA, digestive enzymes, plant extracts and strains of live friendly bacteria, all delivered in a unique sachet and capsule combination.

These ingredients include vitamin B6, which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity biotin, magnesium, thiamine and iodine, which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system omega 3 DHA, which contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function and vitamin C, which contributes to the reduction in tiredness and fatigue.

Each sachet of ingredients creates a citrus flavoured drink when mixed with water. Each capsule contains three plant extracts - ashwagandha, sage and green tea - which can sometimes taste a little bitter in a powder format. That’s why they are best swallowed in a capsule with a glass of water, and so the reason for the two-step regimen.

Seabody is an all-Irish marine powered cosmetic and nutraceutical company that unlocks the power of ocean plants and the Irish Atlantic coastline, to create luxury oceanic based food supplement and skincare products. At Seabody, integrity and impact are at the core of all it does. To deliver on this, for Seabody’s bioactive extracts, only sustainably cultivated and hand harvested seaweeds are used, from which Seabody’s potent bioactive ingredients are isolated.

The passionate team of biochemists and nutritionists take cues from biology to develop bespoke formulations, each of which combines Seabody’s algal bioactives with key micronutrients.

Seabody supplements improve immunity, joints and muscles, beauty, hair, skin and nails, energy, and digestion. You can grab these powerful capsules for €39 for a month’s supply.

Seabody is available to purchase from and Brown Thomas.

Swedish Nutra Hyaluronic Acid, €25.95, is a premium grade hyaluronic acid. It provides hydration from the inside out.

It nourishes collagen naturally produced by the body and promotes skin cell production.

It also keeps bones lubricated and promotes fast wound healing and preserves bone strength. It could also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It also speeds up wound healing, nourishes collagen naturally produced by the body, promotes skin cell production. It aids with keeping bones well lubricated and gives hydration on a cellular level, it is also a very palatable lemon flavour

Swedish Nutra Biotin, €25.95, contains biotin which is one of eight B vitamins. It is also known as vitamin B-7 or vitamin H. Biotin helps maintain many of your body's systems. Biotin is water soluble. A person deficient in biotin may show the following symptoms - thinning hair, brittle nails, skin rash. Biotin helps the body convert food into energy and helps manage blood sugar levels.

Of course, before embarking on any beauty supplements, you should consult your GP or pharmacist.