Finally, vitamin bottles that will look good on your hipster kitchen counter. If you've ever wondered why the packaging for health supplements and vitamins has to look so dull and serious, you'll love these new natural supplements from French skincare and beauty brand Crème Simon. Housed in dark glass bottles that reference the brand's apothecary past (Crème Simon was founded by French apothecary Joseph Simon in 1860) and with colourful labels that would make any design and geometric-loving hipster swoon, these health supplements look more like chic, vintage-inspired skincare and less like bottles of pills. And in fact, they do function a little like skincare.
The supplements come in three varieties, Look, Feel and Rest. Look is the one you need if you want great skin and hair, as it has French maritime pine bark to help delay ageing and promote glowing skin and healthy hair and nails, as well as other ingredients to protect against sun damage and premature hair loss and greying. If that's not a skincare all-in-one, we don't know what is. Feel is a daily multi-vitamin which contains botanicals such as ginseng and rhodiola to boost mood, energy, mental well-being, anti-ageing and endurance; while Rest is for those who have trouble sleeping — it’s a natural sleep aid which relaxes the mind and body and fights jet lag.
Popped and tested
We’re pretty sold by the premise that beauty starts from within, and you are what you eat, and that multi-vits can supplement a good diet and help you look and feel better. After a couple of weeks of popping the Look supplements, which promise better skin and hair, our skin looks clearer and dewier, and maybe a tad bouncier. Whether it’s our imagination or not, taking natural botanical supplements to boost general health and pad up the nutrition we get from food sounds like a good plan.
$42 to $48 from Crème Simon’s flagship boutique (OUE Downtown Gallery 1), Robinsons Raffles City and www.creme-simon.com.