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Please recommend me a great skin/hair/nails vitamin-type supplement

(13 Posts)
SoftKittyWarmKitty Sun 07-Apr-13 12:17:50

But not Imedeen, as they're ridiculously expensive.

I'm 40 and my skin is awful - spotty, red, open pores, dry in places. My hair also needs nourishment and my nails are flaking too, so thought it would make sense to try and sort it from the inside out first.

Any suggestions?

HarrySnotter Sun 07-Apr-13 12:23:03

Watching with interest, I'm looking for the same.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 07-Apr-13 12:37:07

Some of the residents I see are fed directly into their stomachs via a tube with liquid feeds, they have high doses of vitamins and minerals in them and they all have lovely nails and skin, hair less so but they are elderly stroke victims so we'll let that go.

They look really well nourished compared to the rest of us.

Solgar do good quality vitamins and minerals, I get mine on amazon.

greendental Sun 07-Apr-13 14:06:30

I've bought Sainsbury' s Women's everyday support multivitamins. I compared the vitamins and rda against the more expensive brands and they contain the same but a fraction of the price. I'm pretty sure they do one specifically for hair and nails too.

Gingefringe Sun 07-Apr-13 14:12:41

I've used Perfectil for about 10 years. They're a supplement for hair, skin and nails. I'm now 50 and told I don't look my age despite having gone through the menopause.

They cost about £7 for a pack of 30 (1 a day) - but you can get 3 packs for £10 at ASDA.

Deathwatchbeetle Sun 07-Apr-13 14:59:23

I know Boots do one and also H&B. I used to use Perfectil but cannot afford it now. I have used the Boots one.

Talisin Sun 07-Apr-13 15:23:47

I use Perfectil Plus which I get from Amazon on subscribe and save. I have been told that Tesco do an own brand exact dupe for the original Perfectil (also good - I just prefer the plus version) which is much cheaper but as I live & work nowhere near one, I haven't been able to check.

RainboxFX Sun 07-Apr-13 15:38:37

I am taking Santogen Mother-to-be ones and my hair and nails have never been so strong, healthy and glossy looking. Also they are usually on buy two get one free in Tescos and a fraction of the price of dedicated hair skin and nail suppliments. I think the ingredients are fairly similar.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sun 07-Apr-13 17:56:28

Thanks everyone, think I'll pop to Asda and get the 3 for £10 Perfectil and see how I go. Fingers crossed!

Orianne Sun 07-Apr-13 17:59:24


JumpHerWho Sun 07-Apr-13 21:44:26

I use the Tesco rip-off of Perfectil, no idea if it works as I don't remember to take it every day blush

babySophieRose Mon 08-Apr-13 09:38:43

Omega3 is wonderful for skin, hair.

ujjayi Mon 08-Apr-13 09:54:43

Try food sources as well as supplements. Vitamin E rich foods such as almonds are very helpful for skin, nails & hair.

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