9 Beauty Supplements You Bought the Most This Year
Year over year, the supplements market is skyrocketing. It's projected that between 2016 and 2024, the global supplements industry will reach over $278 billion (that's a 9.6% annual growth rate). On a small scale, we're noticing these trends here at Byrdie, too. In 2018, readers seemed to really dig our supplements roundups and reviews and bought a lot of beauty and wellness vitamins while they were reading, according to info from our data team.
Speaking of data, we were curious to see which beauty supplements trended the most among Byrdie readers this year. So, we did a little snooping to find the top 16 best-sellers that readers bought from our articles. (Apparently, you folks are really into biotin and collagen—and we don't blame you!) Curious to find out what you bought the most this year? Keep scrolling to count down with us to the #1 best-selling Byrdie supplement from 2018.
Fire Cider Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic with Honey ($21)
Our wellness editor Victoria Hoff recommended this prettily packaged Apple Cider Vinegar as one of her favorite natural allergy remedies, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. She mixes it with cayenne pepper, maple syrup, lemon, ginger, and sometimes garlic for a stinky but effective immunity boost.
Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics ($67)
Byrdie readers bought this probiotic after I mentioned it in a story about skincare secrets I learned from a trip to Japan this spring. The Japanese swear by a healthy gut for glowing skin, which they achieve by consuming fermented foods like miso and pickled vegetables, as well as probiotic supplements.
Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence ($31)
Byrdie readers are super into hair supplements, and this is one they bought the most this year after reading about it in a roundup of best-selling hair growth products on Amazon. The product contains biotin, bamboo extract, collagen, keratin, folate, vitamins C, B12, and A, and more.
Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair Skin & Nails Extra Strength ($20)
Nature's Bounty makes a beauty supplement, packed with high-quality biotin, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, and Vitamins C, E, and A—all of which work to promote glowy hydrated skin, full shiny hair, and strong nails. We've written about this supplement a few different times over the years, and it continues to be a Byrdie best-seller.
Nature's Way Activated Charcoal ($11)
Byrdie's beauty director Deven Hopp has recommended this activated charcoal supplement as a hangover prevention tool. According to Marra St. Clair, a board-certified nutritional consultant and health coach and co-founder of Project Juice, “Activated charcoal can help counteract ingested poisons and enhance digestion health. It is a highly absorbent material with millions of tiny pores that capture, bind, and remove up to 100 times the charcoal’s weight in toxins, including those that we ingest after drinking alcohol.”
Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides ($60)
Half of Byrdie's edit team is hooked on VitalProteins's collagen supplements, which they swear help with everything from mental focus to joint and muscle pain. This classic unflavored supplement was the #1 best-selling collagen supplement among our readers in 2018.
Fit Tea 14 Day Detox Herbal Weight Loss Tea ($30)
A couple years ago, Byrdie's senior editor Hallie did an experiment where she drank this Kardashian-approved fit tea for two weeks, which she said surprisingly did help a little bit with bloat. Curious Byrdie readers have been buying the product to try themselves ever since.
The data doesn't lie: Byrdie readers are obsessed with Biotin. This was the #1 best-selling supplement on Byride this year and is also the #1 best-selling Biotin on Amazon with nearly 6000 reviews. The biotin is delivered in cold-pressed organic coconut oil for better absorption, and 71% of Amazon buyers say it has changed their hair impressively enough to earn a 5-star rating.
Want more wellness recommendations? Next, check out the 15 best supplements for focus.