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[REVIEW] NATURE’S WELL: SKIN, HAIR AND NAILS SUPPLEMENT

Asalaam Alaykum! It has been a busy time but Alhamdulillah I am finally getting round to writing my review for the Nature’s Well Labs Hair, Skin and Nails tablets!

I was approached by a wonderful company to try their product (I was able to choose from the range here!) and write my honest review. The company offer health supplements for all ages and different concerns. Being Muslim, I only eat halal, and this company is HMC certified, so I decided to go for it!

Major vitamin brands may contain gelatin, and even the supplements labelled “suitable for vegetarians” may contain alcohol and other ingredients which aren’t suitable for Muslims. Nature’s Well Labs is based in London and they are the first ever vitamins and nutritional products brand to be fully certified by (HMC) Halal Monitoring Committee UK as 100% Halal. They are also a sustainable brand and donate a minimum of 10% of their profit to charity.

The supplement contains biotin, vitamin C, zinc and B vitamins to help contribute to healthy hair, skin and nails. Zinc helps keep follicles strong, low levels of zinc can lead to changes in the protein structure of hair follicles leading to weakening of their structural integrity. B Vitamins are antioxidants that play a vital role in healthy hair growth. Deficiencies in these vitamins can lead to hair thinning, hair loss, greying, and weakening of the hair strands. Biotic plays a vital role in improving the levels of keratin in your body leading to healthy hair growth, healthy skin and nails.*

The pack arrived in a few days and I was very eager to try them out! The first day of taking the supplement coincided with the blessed month of Ramadan, so I decided to take two tablets each day with my Suhoor meal, for 30 days (60 tablets in total per pack). I am going to be completely honest in my review, and I must admit that in the first two weeks my skin broke out (nothing major Alhamdulillah!). However, I can’t say it was due to the tablets as it may have also occurred due to fasting or other factors. I decided to carry on because I wanted to give the product a chance and finish the 30 days to write this review. 

The supplement also arrived with an information leaflet containing details of the other products in the range.

The good news is that after the first two weeks of Ramadan, my skin cleared up dramatically, Alhamdulillah! I didn’t have any breakouts and my skin was in very good health. Again, this could be due to many factors such as my skincare regime, fasting, hormones etc. However, I’d say that I am happy with the way my skin has been, after taking the tablets for 30 days.

Now on to the even better news! I have noticed my hair and nails have improved immensely. My sister and aunt also noticed Alhamdulillah! I haven’t done anything different to my nails or hair since taking these tablets so I would attribute these effects to them. I usually have white marks in my nails, or they don’t grow very fast, but since taking the tablets my nails have cleared and they grow well. My hair has also increased and just generally looks much better. I am hoping that by taking these tablets over a longer period of time, they will show some even better benefits. No supplement is ever going to be an instant cure and these things take time to work, however I have been impressed with the results so far. I would recommend these tablets and this company, and thank them for giving me the opportunity to try out their product! I will be purchasing these tablets in the future in’sha’Allah, and will also be recommending them to others!

* From the Nature’s Well Labs website.

HOW TO: Make your own Natural Loose Powder Foundation

Hi everyone! So now that uni is over, I finally have some time to blog! 🙂 The past couple of months since my last post have been incredibly hectic!

In this blog post I will describe how you can make your very own natural homemade loose powder foundation from ingredients you can find in your own kitchen! For quite a while now, I’ve been interested in natural organic products and cosmetics. I currently use completely natural and organic products, however these can prove to be quite costly. Therefore, I found a recipe for an easy to make foundation powder.

All you will need is a small pot or jar to keep the loose powder in (I use an old mineral foundation sifter jar), some ground arrowroot powder (if you don’t have this you can use cornflour), cocoa powder, beetroot powder and turmeric!

Start with around 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder (or cornflour) and add in a teaspoon of cocoa powder. Mix well and add more cocoa powder to match your skin tone. You can also add turmeric powder and/or beetroot powder to make a powder which matches your skin tone exactly! 🙂 It really is THAT easy! You can apply this to your face using a kabuki brush and an added bonus is that it smells like chocolate! 😀

Below is a picture of the finished product! Hope this post is beneficial to some! 🙂

Hi there!

Quiiiiiiickk update on life!

Third year = hectic.

Seriously.

I’m just sat here thinking “WHAT ON EARTH DID I ACHIEVE LAST SEMESTER?!” because I have so much to do right now.

Been thinking about blogging on a lot of stuff recently. I did a NOSH detox not so long ago and have some brief notes I made whilst on it.. Maybe I will post that up eventually insha Allah.

Also, tried to start eating clean. Living organic. Also quite shocked of the fact that Body Shop use parabens in so many of their items 🙁 A quick PubMed search and then looking at the products I use daily and I was speechless. Absolutely shocked. Yay for PubMed and the internet, Alhamdulillah.

Been experimenting with loadssss of natural, organic and homemade products recently. I could blog about those.

My dissertation is so interesting, honestly. Alhamdulillah.

Yep, my blog is a list. FANTASTIC. Okay I must go now, and write some dissertation insha Allah! Oh wait, there’s a lecture I started writing up. Hmm, I have 2 essays to write. A test in two weeks to study for. 58972389423 lectures to go over. So much variety, I’m spoilt for choice.