With WFH mandates replacing the usual day-to-day routine, now is the time to overhaul your skincare regime in more ways than putting on a terry-towelling headband and winding down with an at-home facial in the dying daylight.

Of course, a hydrating masque or brightening serum can give your skin an instant moisture boost, but if this upended pocket of time has taught us anything, it’s that when it comes to beauty, those quick solutions are just that – quick solutions – and how someone sees us on the outside is all about how well we consistently look after ourselves on the inside. Yes, the phrase you are what you eat has never felt more relevant, or had a bigger magnifying glass upon it – and the secret to dewy, radiant glowing skin actually starts from what you ingest: specifically, omega-3 fatty acids.

Sure, they’re not the typical types of “acids” usually found on your beauty top shelf – alongside the hyaluronic and AHA (alpha-hydroxy) kinds – but they’re just as important, if not more.

Essential fatty acids are derived from your diet and require a nutritional top-up from a high-quality supplement to have a major impact on your skin, hair, nails, and overall well-being and vitality. And it shows.

Enter Simris Algae Omega-3 capsules ($55), the ultimate beauty potion that helps achieve luminous, supple skin as well as improving heart, brain and cognitive function, vision, the joints, blood pressure and sleep quality.

Entirely vegan, non-GMO and containing the full spectrum of essential omega-3 fatty acids, Simris’ capsules are made from nature’s original plant source: microalgae (rather than fish or fish oil), and are manufactured in an eco-friendly, cruelty-free manner that protects the oceans from overfishing and the body from toxins found in marine life.

Simris operates a state-of-the-art algae farms in the south of Sweden, where its supplements are produced and designed under 100 per cent vegan conditions. The only prestige wellness brand on the market that grows its own algae, Simris’ core technology is photosynthesis, which harnesses the power of the sun to produce oxygen and essential nutrients.

Omega-3 is as essential to your health and beauty routine as vitamin C, iron and water, and the key to achieving the type of glowing skin that says you care as much about your beauty regime as you do about the environment.

Now more than ever self-care is about what’s on the inside and your beauty bag should contain more than just the latest must-have moisturiser or rosehip seed oil. These are four plant-based foods to pair with Simris Algae Omega-3 capsules in your Saint Laurent carry-all for a daily, on-the-go inner glow – ready to present to a new world.

Chia seeds

High in fibre and protein, chia seeds are a plant-based source of omega-3 that can be added to salads, smoothies, porridge or as a beauty-fuelled boost to just about any meal.

Walnuts

The perfect snack option on their own or teamed with dairy-free yoghurt or salads that are packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

Flaxseeds

Known to benefit blood pressure and heart health, flaxseeds are a source of omega-3. Like chia seeds, they can be mixed with water to create a vegan-friendly egg alternative, or added to salads and cereal.

Edamame 

These Japanese soybeans are rich in omega-3s and a high source of plant-based protein.

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