Beauty inside out

functionalab supplements

Most people are finally cottoning on the fact that outer skin beauty comes from inner good health so I guarantee you more and more beauty brands will be launching supplements to er, supplement, their skincare lines in the near future.

Functionalab is playing the game ahead of the pack. Following its extensive range of supplements (in SpaceNK now), it launches a skincare range this October (available at Harrods too) with the target being anti-ageing, of course. You know the score – fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, first signs, dehydrated skin, etc etc…

I met the formulator this week and liked what he said. The products are ingredients driven so no cheap fillers and silicones which give the false impression of an effective cream with no real benefits. Instead, they’ve gone for a less-is-more approach with a high concentration of key ingredients such as oat protein and a delicate touch of essential oils.

I didn’t expect the range to have any ‘free-from’ credentials so I was pleasantly surprised. In a nutshell for you greenies, the formulations are: silicone-free, sulphate-free, perfume-free and paraben-free. Some of the supplements are also vegetarian and vegan – ah wonderful news for me. I’ll be diving into my beauty dose of Hair, Skin and Nails this weekend.

While the skincare range isn’t cheap (around the £50-£75 mark) a little squirt goes a long way – a suggested two months use in one glass, recyclable bottle. Looking forward to reporting back in a few months’ time with radiant skin and Florence Griffith-Joyner-nails.


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