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Not All Beauty Supplements Take Months To See Results — But Can You See Benefits In As Little As A Few Weeks?

Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director By Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director
Alexandra Engler is the Beauty Director. Previously she worked at Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, SELF, and Cosmopolitan; her byline has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Allure.com.
How Long Do Beauty Supplements Take To Work? What The Research Says

I'm all about the long game with skin care. I want to do things daily that will not only support my skin health in the interim but will keep it looking vibrant for several years (decades!) to come. This is why I don't rely on "quick fixes" with my routine: I'd rather the steps in my routine work thoroughly rather than immediately. To do this, I follow a gentle, simple routine that leans heavily on tried-and-true ingredients such as vitamin C serums, barrier-supporting creams, sunscreen, and research-backed beauty supplements

With all that being said, I'm only human. I would never expect my products to work overnight, but I do want to see some signs that the product is working within a reasonable amount of time. For serums, I give it three to four weeks to see a visible difference. For creams, I expect to experience improved and sustained skin hydration by the two-week mark. But for beauty supplements, those must take months to work, right?

Well, for full results: Yes, stick with your beauty supplement for about two to four months. But some beauty supplements may have you seeing improvement much sooner, like mindbodygreen's cellular beauty+.*

With cellular beauty+, you may see some skin changes in 2 to 3 weeks. 

For best and full results, you should give your supplements a proper chance to work. This means sticking with the routine for at least three months (with the understanding that it needs to be taken consistently as directed). But depending on the supplement of choice, and the specific formulation, some benefits don't take as long to appear.

Take for example phytoceramides. These are plant-derived ceramides, which are polar lipids found naturally in the skin as part of your skin barrier. According to clinicals, Ceramosides® (the specific type of ceramides found in cellular beauty+) have been shown to support hydration levels and reduce wrinkles after only 15 days, with even greater benefits after eight weeks.*

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In addition, the pomegranate whole fruit extract has some fast-acting antioxidant benefits as well: Pomegranate extract has been clinically shown to enhance antioxidant responses and skin photoprotection from UV exposure after one to four weeks*

This is just the beginning too. At six weeks (so about a month and half of a daily habit—not a ton to ask), astaxanthin really starts to kick it. The carotenoid is a powerhouse antioxidant that has been clinically shown to improve skin hydration, elasticity, and smoothness after six to eight weeks and reduction in fine lines and age spots after six to 16 weeks.* I'd be remiss not to mention ubiquinol CoQ10, which has been clinically shown to increase CoQ10 levels in the body and promote cellular energy in a day—but to see the effects on the skin, research says it can help improve skin elasticity and smoothness and reduce wrinkles after 12 weeks.* 

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The takeaway. 

I'm all about the long game by supporting your skin from the inside out and outside in with smart, research-backed products. But just because I care about skin longevity doesn't mean I'm not keeping an eye out for more immediate signs that a product is working. And for certain beauty supplements, like mindbodygreen's cellular beauty+, that can be as little as a few weeks.* For more skin longevity tips, check out our skin care routine for healthy aging skin

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A revolutionary, science-backed cosmeceutical*

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