It’s time to share my Potion London beauty supplement review, and I gotta say it’s a rave. In the last few months since coming back from a cocktail-and-pizza filled vacay, I’ve made a conscious decision to up the good in my diet and decrease the bad. Out went starchy breads and rices and the like, I cut out my beloved pastries and began taking supplements to compliment my new diet/lifestyle of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables and and ALL the water, matcha + green tea. The supplements I’m taking include Potion London’s The Beauty Formula, Hydraulic Acid and The Collagen Boost, amongst reishi mushroom (taken within smoothies) and fish oil tablets.
[ THE WHO ]
Potion London is a new health and wellness brand dedicated to making your life healthier, easier and more beautiful. We take the mystery out of food supplements by making it easy to choose the best ones for you. Optimum health and nutrition is at the heart of what we do. We are passionate about quality and work tirelessly to source the best ingredients from the best UK suppliers.
Here you will find a variety of supplements for specific heath, beauty and fitness requirements. The nutricosmetics provide anti-ageing ingredients to give beauty from within, the probiotics boost the immune system and contribute to a healthy gut, the super greens contribute to your five-a-day and the bone formula helps to prevent osteoporosis and support healthy bones and muscles.
[ THE WHAT ]
Let’s have a look at the different selling points below;
The Beauty Formula, £25.00 for 60 capsules
Achieve beauty from within with POTION London’s specially formulated supplement to support healthy hair, skin and nails. The Beauty Formula contains the optimum balance of 19 vitamins and minerals – developed specifically to promote clear and healthy skin, strong nails and beautiful, lustrous hair.
The Hydraulic Complex, £30.00 for 60 capsules
Hyaluronic Acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water which has benefits for many areas of the body. It hydrates and plumps skin, helping to reduce wrinkles, lubricates painful and achey joints and alleviates dry eyes. MSM feeds skin from within and promotes the production of collagen to strengthen skin and give a youthful complexion. It is also great for helping chronic joint pain like arthritis or joint inflammation as well as helping to relieve tendonitis and other musculoskeletal pains. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to fight ageing free radicals in skin cells. It also promotes the production of collagen for baby smooth skin.
The Collagen Boost, £30.00 for 60 capsules.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. A natural component of the skin that acts like scaffold (giving skin strength and elasticity and helping to replace dead skin cells) and is the main building block for cells, tissues and organs. Collagen production is gradually disrupted as part of the natural ageing process. Formulated to complement to support collagen function and formation, POTION London’s The Collagen Boost helps to maintain healthy skin and increases skin elasticity which reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and shields the skin against visible signs of ageing.
[ THE REVIEW ]
Let’s just take a moment to discuss The Beauty Formula, wow. It’s actually strengthened my nails considerably and visually, as they have always been prone to weakness and splitting and this formula mixed with cuticle oil is a dream. My hair has grown so much since my last hair appointment and it’s pretty short at the moment, so I’m putting that down to Potion London… 1 capsule is the recommended dosage per day, which means this bottle is only half empty after 6-8 weeks.
Gotta say, I’ve been a little slack on taking the The Collagen Boost religiously, as it is to be taken 1 -2 hours before or after food, and I’ve tried to take it off a night but some nights I forget until I’m almost asleep and then, well I ain’t moving. This is a New Years resolution for me though, to take this supplement each and every day. The recommendation for a 20-something year old is 2 capsules each day/evening, so this has lasted for the same period of time as The Hydraulic Complex.
As I took two The Hydraulic Complex tablets per day, I’ve just recently finished off that container but I have to admit I didn’t notice too much of a difference, other than a sense of wellness as a whole. I spoke to Alexa, the creator of Potion London, who came back with this tid bit. “Funnily enough about the Hyaluronic Acid I have found that people with symptoms such as very dry skin, dry eyes or stiff joints see brilliant results from using it, and people with no unusual symptoms don’t see any particular benefits, which makes sense as it’s technically moisturising from the inside so if your cells are already holding a lot of water you may not need it,” says Alexa.
Going forward, I will repurchase The Beauty Formula along with The Probiotic, for inner gut health, and maybe also The Collagen Boost, depending on further results.
All in all, beauty supplements are definitely something that I will incorporate into my lifestyle long term and I look forward to further results with Potion London!
What beauty supplements do you currently take, and what’s your experience with this kind of beauty? I’d love to know in the comments!