I was first intrigued by this product when I saw it on QVC Beauty. It was then their ‘Product of the Month’ which meant free postage and an extra-large bottle of the ‘amazing’ lotion, as well as their usual 30 day money back guarantee.
After listening to the presenters saying how good it is (I know, I know, I had a moment of weakness lapping it all up) I was interested to see all the reviews on their website to see what people were saying about it. When I looked, there were so many great reviews, including some which sounded like they were from people who had a similar skin type to me. So, I went for it!
The idea is that you include it into your already existing skin route, but every other night, after cleansing, you just soak some cotton wool with the Liquid Gold, apply to the face and then leave it over night without putting anything else which you normally do.
From reviews many people said they saw an almost instant effect, so as you can imagine I was looking forward to the next morning to see glowing new skin….well nope, nothing different. At the time, I had gone a couple of months with good skin and hardly any breakouts but my skin was still looking a bit dull. So, I thought it will probably take a little while to kick in. Unfortunately, after using this product every other night as advised for 2 weeks, I saw no improvement in my skin, but in fact within a few days I started to breakout. I still persisted thinking it could be a coincidence but the spots just kept coming. After the two weeks I decided to call it a day as I was eager for my skin to clear up again sooner rather than later. So it is now currently all packaged up and back on its way to QVC HQ.
Even though I did not have the best experience with this, the QVC 30 day money back guarantee is good for when you are keen to give a product a go (especially when it is a little on the expensive side). The down side is that you have to pay for the postage when you return the product. However, I think this is a small price to pay to have some time to really get to know if the product is good for you or not.
There are quite a few supplements out there which claim to help you achieve better skin, hair and nails. For years I have tried them on and off and never been too impressed. However, about 6 months ago I thought of trying them again and went for the Boots own brand supplement for skin, hair and nails. I have them next to my bed and every night (well, almost every night) just before I go to sleep I take on. It is probably because I am very impatient and like to see instant results, that I never stuck with them before and therefore didn’t think they ever worked, however, for whatever reason this time I did persist and I must admit I do believe they are having a positive effect.
I think the first thing I noticed was with my nails – I have quite weak nails that often break or split before getting too long. However after about 3 month of the supplement, I noticed they were growing longer and not breaking as often.
If you have read any of my other posts you will know that my skin is quite temperamental, but since being on the supplements, I do think my skin has been better and haven’t had as bad breakouts as before.
I am quite lucky, and have always had quite healthy hair, however I have started to dye it in recent months (which we all know isn’t the best for our hair). Just the other day I had a good look at the ends of my hair to find hardly any split ends – and I haven’t had it cut for about 4 months!!
For me, these supplements do seem to be working – not to an amazingly high standard, but working none the least. It is always worth talking to your doctor though before taking any form of supplement, but if it is something that you are thinking of trying I would say remember to stick with them for at least a month as you may not see any effect before this time.