Skin, Nails And Hair

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My weak, flaky nails are finally growing to a reasonable length thanks, I believe, to my daily intake of Solgar Skin, Nails and Hair Formula (£12.50 for 60 tablets). This supplement is designed to help produce collagen and keratin, the building blocks of skin, hair and nails. It is based on MSM, a sulphur-containing mineral, combined with red algae, copper, lysine and vitamin C. Read More…

Pure Maracuja Oil for Hair, Skin and Nails


Maracuja Oil has been gaining popularity for its use in hair, skin and nails. Maracuja Oil is sourced and extracted from the seeds of the Passion fruit, which is why it is also often referred to as Passion fruit oil.

Maracuja Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants and proponents of Maracuja Oil claim that it acts as an emollient helping to restore or replenish skin’s hydration.

Although Maracuja Oil has not been studied extensively, preliminary studies research indicates that this light oil may offer some benefits. In a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, scientists determined that the oil extracted from passion fruit seeds was rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that plays a key role in skin function.

In addition to the above, a study published in the journal Molecules indicated that passion fruit oil has a high antioxidant activity. Although this study did not look at the skin-protecting properties of Maracuja Oil, there is some evidence that topical use of antioxidant creams and oils may help fight sun damage and perhaps even reverse the signs of the damage. Read More…

The Best Kept Secret For Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails


Do hair, skin and nail supplements work?

Your hair and skin are one of the first things that people notice when they see you for the first time. Equally important are your hands including your nails since these tell a lot about you and your life. It is for this reason that it is vital to take care of these and yet many people simply do not acknowledge that that their daily lives are influenced by their hair, skin and nails. But did you know that the health of our hair, skin and nails are all connected?

Our skin is a unique organ that can tell us what is going on within our bodies. Perhaps we may have a vitamin deficiency or an illness and that is reflected through our skin’s appearance.

As a natural extension of our skin are our hair and nails. The condition, dryness and texture of our hair again reflects what is occurring within our bodies and likewise the colour, brittleness, and the general condition of our nails is indicative of our overall health. For example, sudden hair loss may be indicative of a new drug use, stress, mineral deficiencies including iron and illness. A bluish tint of nails is indicative of oxygen deficiency caused by poor circulation and a reddish cherry tint is often associated with iron deficiency. Read More…