As you all know, I am a total chatterbox and love sharing details of my life with my readers but this blog post has actually had me a little stumped. I don’t know if it is because I am nervous about showing just how bad my skin was, discussing something that I know is so important to many or that I am terrified to jinx the fantastic results that I have been having… maybe it is a combination of all. I need to begin by saying that I have been purchasing the product that I am going to be telling you about, for three months prior to being offered a complimentary months supply in exchange for sharing my experience with my readers. I state this in the most honest and open way possible because I myself, have spent many hours reading reviews and buying in to products that maybe didn’t have such honest reviews. I have suffered with adult acne for many years and it is something that has really affected many aspects of my life, especially my mental health and overall confidence.
I will begin by telling you more about my skin issues. I was incredibly lucky to have pretty clear skin in my teenage years, despite the constant abuse of taking my thick layers of foundation off with cheap make up wipes like we all did back then! The trouble actually began when I came off of the contraceptive pill to start trying for our third child, I developed painful cystic acne what felt like, overnight. I took my horrified self to the GP who was lovely and agreed that I had a pretty nasty case of Adult Cystic Acne and sent me on my way with three months of tablets and anti bacterial creams with a review appointment scheduled. Fast forward three months and I returned to the GP in a much the same, if not worsening state due to scarring beginning, I sat and sobbed my way through the appointment. This is when she advised that I needed to go on Accutane but unfortunately because I was trying to fall pregnant this would not be suitable due to risks to a pregnancy. I left feeling deflated. During the six months trying to fall pregnant I had been more aware of my cycles…. obsessive in fact and this had made me realise that my cystic acne flared up during ovulation, I did lots of research online but never really found why this would be the case. I then fell pregnant with Harbor and in the same abrupt fashion that Acne took over my life, it left again. I spent my pregnancy glowing, my skin was glorious and the days of cystic hell were behind me for the full nine moths of pregnancy until nine months post baby. It is at that point that I noticed my acne making a return and made a B line for the contraceptive pill, this kept my acne at bay until fairly recently.
Just less than year ago my acne made a return with a vengeance. In the six months following I tried every cream, lotion and potion on the market. I have tried some well known women’s supplements, evening primrose, cutting dairy but nothing had worked. I knew in myself that my acne was 100% hormonal but I had no idea what to do about it and why I was constantly being given topical creams for something that was an internal issue. It was when I started focusing my research on hormonal acne treatments that I found Botanycl. Botanycl was founded by Caroline, whose story sounded oh so familiar to me. She had noticed incredible results from supplementing her diet with a few plant based, natural ingredients and it was from this that Botanycl SkinClear Elixir was born. SkinClear Elixir is a 100% plant-based supplement containing active botanicals shown in research and testimonials to support a clear and blemish-free complexion from within. In short these little capsules work miracles for the unbalanced hormones that lay within. SkinClear Elixir is made using only the best natural and plant-based ingredients and it is this approach that supports skin gently and effectively without the side effects associated with many harsh chemical treatments and prescriptions. Botanycl SkinClear Elixir is free from synthetic vitamins, gluten, dairy, added sugar, wheat, yeast, animal products, colourings, flavourings & preservatives. This vegan product is non-irradiated and non-GMO.
I was hesitant to try the supplements in fear of spending yet more money on another disappointing result but the reviews kept speaking to me in a way that lotion and potion reviews never had, all of the cases sounded similar to mine so I took the gamble and I am so thrilled that I did. Two weeks in to taking the supplements I noticed acne calming and the other less acne affected areas just looked…different, more glowing maybe? Week four rolled around and I had experienced a full month of no new breakouts, something unheard of for me. If I am totally honest I still, at this point didn’t believe that it was the supplements clearing my skin and that it was just one month of wizardry. I am now on my fourth monthly supply of Botanycl and I can truly say my skin just keeps getting better and better every month. I haven’t experienced the agonising jawline and cheek cysts that I had been suffering with just months before. I have a lot of scaring from past acne but as you can see from photos I rarely get a single active spot at all now. Even if I do get one now and again it is absolutely nothing like the breakouts I was experiencing. I have always worn very heavy coverage foundations and found this to be so uncomfortable during summer but now I have been wearing no make up most days and only a small amount of tinted SPF now and again, something I never thought I would experience. Botanycl SkinClear Elixir has truly changed my life. I still feel cautious to say that out loud but I changed absolutely nothing of my regime except these supplements and I think the results speak for themselves. Yes I have been left with scaring, but this is something I hope to work on in the future, for now the relief of not having to fight a losing battle with horrendous acne has left me feeling so much more comfortable and confident in my own skin.
So my message to anyone reading this, who feels stuck in the cycle of buying expensive acne treatments, who is fighting a losing battle with acne or just wants to take a more natural approach to their acne treatment, I cannot recommend Botanycl SkinClear Elixir enough. I am excited to see what my skin will look like another three months from now. This product has truly changed my life and given me my confidence back You can find out more and see other incredible results over on the Botanycl Instagram page or website, the results really do speak for themselves. As always if anyone wants to chat skin or ask questions then please feel free to get in touch and leave a comment.