Gifted (This post contains products which have been gifted to me for consideration, all thoughts are my own).
Today’s post is a step outside of my comfort zone to an extent. Instead of talking about physical skincare that you apply to your skin externally, I am talking about skincare that you take in internally. It is a new one to me, I have never really tried anything like this before due to scepticism. However, this particular brand caught my eye due to such positive reviews that I have read online since discovering this product, therefore when I was offered the chance to try it out for myself, I could hardly say no.
The LQ Liquid Health Supplement for Skin Hair and Nails* is a liquid food supplement which contains marine collagen, hylauronic acid, reservatrol, silicon, glucosamine, selenium and vitamins, oh and there is sweetener in there too. There are of course more ingredients contained within this, therefore I have linked you to the brand website to read more about this. This supplement can be taken daily and is jam-packed with 7000mg of marine collagen. Fun fact, collagen is the most abundant, naturally occurring protein in the human body which gives the skin strength and elasticity. Sadly as we age, the production of collagen slows down, therefore weakening the structure of the skin which starts to allow wrinkles to form, this is enhanced by external factors such as smoking and UV light. It sounds like it is a great idea to have that extra boost of collagen when needed, however, does this stuff actually work?
I was kindly sent two boxes of 10, therefore, I had 20 supplements at 50ml each to run alongside one another, taking one daily and shaking before use. As the name suggests, this particular version from LQ Liquid Health is targeted towards skin, hair and nails. Now, if you are a regular reader of mine you will know that I have had a very long battle with my nails. I knew deep down that I would not be able to measure the success of this product from the results of my nails due to the awful habit I have of biting, particularly when I am stressed. Therefore, on this occasion I am going to not comment on that, however, what I will say is that from other reviews I have read about this that others have had positive results in terms of their nails and how healthy and strong they have become after taking these supplements for a while.
In terms of the other two factors in respect of my hair and skin, I can say that I have noticed that my skin appears to be brighter, although perhaps it is just a coincidence? I can say that I am not using anything new currently, barring a new makeup remover and I don’t think it is that. as I only use it to remove the first layer of my makeup. My skin does seem more bouncy too, as if it is more hydrated, although I am still a way off feeling completely convinced that it is down to this product on its own. I feel as though I need longer to try it out, perhaps you need to be taking this for a month or so before you really do notice a difference? I should imagine everyone is different in this regard. I would be interested to hear if any of you have tried this before. Sadly in terms of my hair, I have not noticed anything different at all. although I never really have issues with my hair per se other than it can get greasy too quick after washing.
I like that this is an easy product to take and that everything is packed into one thing which you can take and then get on with your day, it is fuss-free and requires little commitment on your part. The one thing I am not keen on, however, is the taste. It is really unusual and for me, it is not in a good way, I am not a fan of the taste at all. I thought it would get better over a few days taking and that I would get used to it, but sadly not, the only way I managed to cope with it was by holding my nose…that works you know. I have no idea how but it does.
Have you tried LQ Liquid Health Supplements? Would you consider trying something like this?
LQ Liquid Health Supplements can be found online and in local health stores such as Holland and Barrett and retail at £29.99 for 10 bottles.
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.