Monday 19 January 2015

Viridian Clear Skin

This post is about my personal experience with supplements, please use common sense and consult a healthcare professional if you need advice as I am not qualified to do so.

I am no stranger to break-outs and less than perfect skin. I was lucky enough to have access to a wonderful dermatologist when I was 18. He always emphasised the importance of diet and the right vitamins. Topical treatments that he prescribed where a mixture of conventional salicylic based concoctions, but also included clay masks and washing my face with chamomile tea. While my skin has gotten much better with his help, to the point that I felt that it was ok, I would still get hormonal spots from time to time. My skin has been it's best with no outbreaks for the past year or so, which I contribute greatly to both my skincare and the food that I eat. I am still prone to blackheads, but you know if you stare long enough in the mirror you are bound to find imperfections.

In the few months run up to Christmas however, my diet has become a bit of a shambles, I was cooking less, eating more take out and I could see that my skin wasn't happy because the little white heads started to appear. About that time I got contacted by Viridian to see if I wanted to try something from their range, I new exactly what I needed, the Clear Skin Complex*. I heard great things about this supplement from Mayah (Call it Vanity), and given that my skin was not thrilled with me it was the perfect opportunity to test it out. I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Clear Skin Omega Oil* as part of the parcel. Without wasting any time I devised a little trial strategy. First of all I wanted to see what the Clear Skin Complex* capsules could do by themselves (2 weeks seemed like an appropriate time line), and then I would add the Omega Oil* since it is advised to take the two alongside each other. Also to make sure that my skin isn't looking better due to beauty products, I had a very basic routine of face wash, oil and aloe vera spray as toner. I put my Yuli elixir and my masks, scrubs and spot treatment on the shelf.

The Clear Skin Complex* is a bottle of 60 vegetarian capsules that contain a probiotic blend, burdock root, gotu kola, beta-carotene and zinc amongst other things. The directions on the bottle are to take two capsules daily with food, I found that my stomach best handled it with a lunch or dinner meal (I would eat half of my meal, take the capsules and then eat the rest), and I also needed to make sure there were no hot liquids involved for about an hour otherwise I would feel gassy. However once I figured this out it was smooth sailing, after the two weeks the little pesky white heads stopped appearing and over all my skin tone seemed fresher somehow. At this point I introduced the Clear Skin Omega Oil*. This is a mixture of Organic oils of Golden Flaxseed, Perilla Seed, Avocado, Pumpkin, Rosehip seed, Argan, Sea Buckthorn, Pomegranate seed, Blackcurrant seed and Elderberry seed. As a supplement you take 2-3 teaspoons with food (could be in your salad, smoothie, soup, or just take from the spoon). What is great about this blend is that it has a great balance of omegas, with a higher percentage of Omega 3. Omega fatty acids aid in healthy oil production, being a building block for well hydrated skin with fewer blackheads. I can most certainly report that after taking both the oil and capsules, my skin is clearer. On this blog when I speak about spots I tend to talk about my face, but while I have found facial break-outs to be largely under control, tiny spots on my shoulders have just sort of become a permanent fixture, however an unexpected thing happened after taking these supplements for a month, they are very much gone.

I see supplements as a helping hand, not something to be used permanently but from time to time when the need arises. They are not a substitute for a good diet, but when you are changing your diet already, they can give your skin and body a little boost. While I hope to never need The Clear Skin Complex* capsules again, I now know that they can be relied on. The Clear skin Omega oil* on the other hand I can see being a great help with balancing my oily skin from the inside, something that I could implement every few months.

I am really happy to add Viridian to a small group of supplements that actually worked for me, because there have been far too many in the past that made no noticeable difference at all. Some of the profit from every bottle of Viridian helps to generate funds for a selection of charities. To encourage recycling, if you return an empty Viridian bottle to a health food store where you bought it, you will receive 25p refund, and they will recycle it.

*PR sample, all opinions are my own based on personal experience, I value the integrity of this blog very much and would never post something that I did not believe.


  1. Good to hear that the Clear Skin Complex works! Do you think it helps with prevention of hormonal spots? I've been taking DIM detox and my monthly spots are so much less intense now.

    1. I think the capsules would, burdock root is a purifier and the complex is definitely worth a try, but the oil is probably not necessary for you. Xx

  2. Glad to hear they worked so well for you :) Viridian have some great products on offer, I'm definitely tempted to try a couple out with how my skin's been lately x

  3. I have these and take them when I get hormonal outbreaks, almost run out now but I think I would definitely buy again! x

  4. These look lovely! As someone who struggles with acne, I am definitely interested in giving these a try.