In the pursuit of radiant and healthy skin, it’s almost a go-to for us to instinctively explore various skincare products. Yes, a good cleanser or toner or exfoliator and/or eye cream can do wonders, but it is crucial to remember that glowing skin starts from within.

Enter ingestible skincare, a rising trend focused on nourishing your skin internally. 

Discover the key ingredients we recommend for achieving radiant skin, which may be worth looking out for when you’re scrutinising the labels on your next supplements run.


Collagen, abundant in our bodies, provides structure to skin, hair, and nails. Aging leads to reduced collagen production, causing fine lines and aged skin. With collagen supplementation, you enhance skin elasticity and hydration, reducing signs of ageing.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, shields skin from free radical damage that accelerates ageing. It also maintains collagen production, facilitating skin repair and rejuvenation. Found naturally in citrus fruits, it becomes "active" in skincare products or supplements for that extra glow type of benefit.

Hyaluronic Acid

HA, a natural skin humectant, retains moisture. Ageing reduces HA levels, resulting in dryness and fine lines. Ingesting HA therefore means that your skin is hydrated from within, yielding a plump and youthful complexion.

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Essential for hair, skin, and nails, biotin promotes cell growth and strengthens keratin, a key protein. Enhances your overall health, and appearance of these areas.


Zinc regulates inflammation, aids tissue healing, and controls oil production, making it beneficial for acne-prone skin. Goodbye dull, dry, and flaky… Hello hydration!

What is the difference between Natural and Active Ingredients?

Natural ingredients are those sourced from plants, minerals, or animals. Whereas an active ingredient is a therapeutically active component in a medicine’s final formulation. While active ingredients produce specific therapeutic effects in products like skincare, these can also be plant, mineral or animal-derived.

Supplements (In Your Skincare Routine)

Supplements should complement but not replace your skincare regimen. Maintain a balanced diet and good topical skincare for a radiant and youthful complexion.

Investing in active skincare ingredients can transform your skin's health and appearance. These ingredients, celebrated for their wide-ranging benefits, help to facilitate a natural glow from within, in part due to the old saying: When you feel good, you look good.

Whether incorporated into your daily diet or via supplements like Talisman's Hair, Skin, and Nails, caring for your skin's nutritional needs is a must in this day and age, especially as we’re increasingly connected to screens of late (*which can break down your skin’s collagen supply, and lead to premature ageing or blue light damage!)