Online shopping is very common with so many internet savvy consumers embracing the convenience of shopping at home, while waiting for the bus and practically anywhere anytime. With so many options available, how do you know and decide which are the reputable online shopping sites? In this article, we introduce 2 popular online shops that carry quality health supplements from reputable brands.
Iherb is an online platform that carries many health and supplement products worldwide . It has been established since 1997 and a very reliable site, with many customer reviews globally. They carry a wide range of products but are much cheaper than prices in Singapore retail shop.
Vitamin.sg is the latest leading Singapore online health supplement site which has emerged locally in recent years. Since 2008, they exist to inspire the community to care for their health and wellness, enabling them to live a healthier life.
Highlights of Iherb.com
There are 3 key points that attracts Singapore customers to this site :
- They have many customer reviews for most of their products, from people who bought the product from all over the world as well as Singapore customers.
- Their shipping cost are amazingly low – and the cheapest so far for products from US (and other parts of the world) – in fact they offer Free shipping for purchases above SGD 85 (USD 60) * This may vary this amount from time to time.
- They have a wide variety and range of products, from bath, grocery, herbs, supplements to essential oils.
- They have an automated and attractive loyalty credit that encourages customers to continue placing order with them via credit for their next order. If you are new to this website, you can enter rewards code “TEH167” upon checkout to enjoy 5% OFF your next order.
Great prices at Vitamin.sg
Vitamin.sg’s mission is to bring quality health products to Singapore at reasonable prices. Their key features are :
- They often have promotional offers, deals and “1-for-1 deals” in their website.
- They believe in managing the cost so that they can pass the savings to their customers, thus the unnecessary retail space and managing their sales via online ecommerce portal.
- Free shipping for order above $80 or self-pickup at their warehouse located at Bishan area.
- For regular customers, they have a paid member programme which offers products at discounted member prices.
What are the skin health supplements that can help with eczema?
With so many health supplement choices, you may get overwhelmed and spoilt for choice. So which are the essential supplements that can help manage eczema symptoms? We highlight 3 key supplements that has been proven to improve eczema condition :
#1 Flaxseed Oil
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that is vital for healthy skin and are classified as essential fats. They are essential because your body cannot produce them on its own so they must come from your diet. Most of us are aware that oily fish like salmon are rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, even though salmon & tuna are generally low-mercury fish, there are still slight concern of mercury exposure. Flaxseed oil is a safe and low or non-allergenic ingredient which is a reliable source of Omega-3.
Sundown Natural’s Flaxseed Oil supplement is natural and cold-pressed. It is made of organic flaxseed. The flaxseeds go through a unique cold processing method where they are pressed at very cold temperatures and processed without solvents, to mantain its integrity.
The price for a bottle of 200softgels for our readers with 5% coupon code (“SKINSHARE“) is $44.08 (UP $46.40).
Probiotic is not only important for healthy gut function but also for the skin immunity. Certain strain of these healthy bacteria specifically helps to improve skin condition like eczema. These microorganisms help with our skin’s immune system and to fight bad bacteria and fungus. Most skin diseases arise due to weakened skin immunity and made worse due to continuous application and consumption of antibiotics.
Holistic Way High Strength Acidophilus Complex has 15 billion active probiotic cells (good bacteria) that helps support digestion and immune function and helps maintain a healthy and robust intestinal flora. It contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus which is suitable for eczema condition and Lactobacillus acidophilus which is a good general bacteria strain for health. The price of a bottle of 30 vegecaps costs $31.35 after 5% discount using coupon code (“SKINSHARE“).
Quercetin occurs naturally in many brightly colored plant-based foods. This flavonoid compound has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and importantly it reduces blood histamine levels. Quercetin also plays an important part in fighting free radical damage, the effects of aging and inflammation.
After reading the through several customer reviews from Iherb.com, Solgar is rated as one of the more effective and economical choice. The ingredients are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, yeast, sugar, sodium, artificial flavour, colour and preservatives. It also has co-nutrient bromelain which when included together, boosts the effectiveness of quercetin. Another plus factor would be that it contains Vitamin C (500mg).
# 4 Olive Oil Extract
OLIVA forte™ from USA contains a unique formulation of natural biophenols derived from the patented Olea europaea (olive) extract which is harvested from the pulp of organic olives. Although similar biophenols are found in the best extra virgin olive oil, its concentration in olive juice is 300 times greater.
One of the key strengths in OLIVA forte™ is the extensive range of clinical trials their product has undergone. Many customers with eczema for years noticed improvement after consuming this supplement regularly. There has also been many good customer review and testimonials on how this supplement has helped them.
Exclusively for Skinshare SG readers, 5% discount is also applicable when you purchase a box of Olive Forte. There are several different types of Olive Forte supplement, for the skin health, choose Enchant for Skin 60 capsules $84.55(UP $89). The price for a box of this supplement is slightly on the higher side because it uses only 100% certified organic olives. In addition, the patented extraction process named applies the highest safety standards and is completely non-toxic.