[productsample/affiliate] I’m not on steady ground with supplement powders because I naturally associate them with gym/wellness/health and that’s just not my area but I take beauty supplements every single day so it seems silly not to have a more in-depth look at a powder form of something very similar I take in tablet form!
Vida Glow is an Australian brand new (ish) to the UK focusing on skin wellness. Actually, they have skin care products too (happier ground for me!) and I tested one of their masks and loved it. The brand’s philosophy is that healthy hair, nails and skin all need protein to keep them thriving (of course they do) so these protein powders deliver over 20 amino acids to the body, including nine that your body doesn’t make for itself. They’re also rich in Omega-3 and 6, again, great for skin. When all is said and done though, if you do take a beauty supplement (I take one for skin, Imedeen, and one for hair, Good Hair) then taking it in powder form is no less valid than taking it in tablet form. I love a supplement – I’m always tempted in by the latest and greatest. You absolutely need to check which formula you get if you want a vegan version because some of them use marine collagen.
What’s more alluring to me is that protein powder is said to curb cravings – I’m really watching my weight at the moment so if that’s the case, it’s far more useful to me than my current tablets. In terms of exercise relevance, proteins help to build lean muscle mass (literally no chance with me!) so if you’re a gym goer perhaps that’s of interest. In my limited experience, this does look like a useful addition to a beauty routine bearing in mind it also provides magnesium, iron, potassium, betcarotene, calcium and antioxidants, half of which I take in tablets, and comes in at roughly the price of a rather nice cream – £34.95.
In terms of the skin care, I tried the Marine Collagen Face Mask, £37.95. It’s indicated for antioxidant properties and hydration so if your skin runs to dry, it’s a good option. Shea butter, green tea, Vitamin C and marine collagen peptides (so, not vegan) are all in the mix. I found it very moisturising and very skin softening so it was a good mask experience, I have to say, but it’s more of a traditional mask than anything very fancy. Oh, I should say, taste wise, I didn’t find the supplement powder unpleasant – it’s not necessarily what I’d choose if I was in a cafe, but certainly it’s palatable (although I’d never choose the Vanilla version!). You can browse Vida Glow HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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