Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Project beautiful skin: Chlorella



So to start project beautiful skin I started to take Chlorella. I haven't tried anything else as I wanted to see the full affects of one thing, the only other thing I've changed is my face wash as I've stopped using the Garnier Pure active range. Nor have I changed my makeup routine, actually lately I've probably been wearing more. So I know the changes in my skin are purely from the Chlorella. This is likely to be a long post, but if you're interested in improving your skin & finding out the other benefits of this product then definitely read on.


My experiences

I've been to the doctors about my skin, they've tried me on Dianette & an antibiotic, neither of which worked, I've tried multiple 'amazing' skincare products..again none have worked. I've also taken multiple vitamins & supplements, none of which worked very well/quickly. So I thought to stop using multiple external treatments & unnatural medications & turn to something that is completely natural, something that has helped me with skin problems when I was younger. My dad has harped on at me for ages to take Chlorella again (I used to take it for my eczema when I was younger) & I never really listened, I wanted to try other things first. Finally I took his advice & I now take 6 tablets a day in the evening. I started using it 2 weeks ago & within a week I saw instant improvements. Usually I don't go a day without a couple new spots appearing & when I was using the Pure Active range I'd experience clusters of spots, really bad ones at that, but while taking this blemishes have massively reduced. I still have spots and the marks from previous blemishes, but it's only been two weeks & most full effects usually take up to a month or two. Instead of wearing a full face of studio fix fluid, concealer, more sff & powder, I am now able to wear a bit of concealer, MAC moisture tint & a bit of powder & my skin is looking flawless with a sheer/medium coverage.


What is Chlorella & it's benefits?

Chlorella is a microscopic plant that grows in fresh water, it's a single celled algae. It has apparently been in existence for two-billion years. It contains a massive array of nutritional element: vitamins ( all known B vitamins including B12, C & E), macrominerals, trace minerals, essensial fatty acids, protein, nucleic acids (RNA & DNA), chlorophll & a vast spectrum of phytochemicals. Chlorella isn't a suppliment or a vitamin it's a pure food. It's a great detoxer as it is able to bind to the toxins in your body & pulls them from your bloodstream. It will purify your blood & cleanse your organs. You can even feed Chlorella to your pets, our cats love it & it makes their fur beautiful!

Some benefits of Chlorella:
  • boost your immune system
  • detoxifying
  • improve your digestive system, help overcome bad breath, constipation
  • reduce cholesterol
  • protecting your liver
  • help with kidney problems
  • improve skin conditions (e.g acne & eczema)
  • balance blood sugar
These are only a few benefits, if you go to www.chlorellafactor.com you can learn a lot more about this pure food. In my opinion it is not known about enough & after researching more about it, the reason for this is because the FDA do not permit companies that sell Chlorella to publicise the true benefits of it as the benefits would be seen as 'medical claims'. Another thing along side the dismissal of tea tree for MRSA that annoys me about health organisations.

We currently have Optimum source Chlorella but there are many other companies that sell it.

If you want to find out more about Chlorella I've added some useful links that go through the whole ins & outs of it. I highly recommend it if you suffer from skin problems & really for anyone to take it due to the great benefits of it.


Useful links that go into more detail:
http://www.chlorellafactor.com/
http://www.naturalways.com
http://www.foreverlookingood.com

34 comments:

sillysophistication said...

hmmm i'm gonna have to try this out... i've been struggling with both acne and eczema for years. thanks for this review it was really helpful! xxx

PeachykeenCheeks said...

@sillysophistication it's brilliant for both. It really helped me with my eczema when I was younger. A family friend also had it & it was really severe, he took chlorella & it cleared up for him.
xxx

-Emma. said...

My skin finally seems to be clearing up on it's own but I'll definately keep this is mind!
Thankyou for the post, very helpful xx

Lisa said...

Thanks for this! I don't have terrible skin but definitely suffer from spots so this sounds worth trying... Like you say, it's only been 2 weeks so you'll probably see even more of an improvement after a month or so. Not a bad price either :)

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Cat@catslittleobsessions said...

oooooh im really curious about trying this out now!! x

Nicole said...

why have i not heard of this before!

there seems to be am amazing amount of benefits. i used to have eczema when i was a baby and it recently came back. thank you for all this info!

little miss said...

Thanks for this post, I'm def going to try this x

Becky said...

ohh sounds good, i have eczema so will have to check this out xx

xallycatx said...

I've never heard of this either!

Just googled it, great post, thanks for the information, good to hear of ur results.

Will def be trying this out!

Thanks

Tabitha Sheridan said...

wow, ill definately give it a go! sounds great, fingers crossed xx

Marie said...

I like the sound of it, but taking 6 tablets a day puts me off!

PeachykeenCheeks said...

@marie why does 6 tablets discourage you? It's a pure food, it's not like a medicated tablet, it's an actual food so you can't overdose with it.
xxxx

Sarah said...

I've never heard of this before but im going to look into it now, i have had acne for years and will try anything that might help. Thanks for the post, its really helpful x

Jen said...

I've just found your blog and just wanted to let you know I love it!! Im so glad im your 400th follower!! :-) x x

EllaCinderella said...

Why hasn't this ever been spoken about until now it sounds amazing! Thanks for this Vic, my sister suffers from acne so I will be passing the info onto her! May even give it a go myself! :) Congrats on 400 followers you deserve every single one! xxxxxxx

Hachii said...

do you have to take 6 a day?
im very intrigued as my spots are getting worse it seems.
thanks for blogging about this!!

PeachykeenCheeks said...

@Hachii no you don't have to take 6 a day, but it's a good doseage & you won't get as good results with only 2 or 3. Like I mentioned it's not a medicated tablet, it's actually a real food, so you can't overdose on them. I just take the 6 tablets all at the same time.

xxx

Hachii said...

oh okay, awesome, thanks! x

Lil said...

This sounds amazing, not just for skin but for health in general!

Cherry said...

wow I've started taking chlorella too. Didn't know it helps with acne, thanks for the informative post!

xemma0802x said...

Wow I've never heard of this! Can you get it at normal chemists ie boots?

PeachykeenCheeks said...

@xemma0802x no I don't think it's available anywhere on the street. only online xx

Ingrid said...

This looks so interesting, thanks for the recommendation. I love your blog but most of all I'm enjoying your project beautiful skin updates. I just ordered some chlorella and will let you know how it goes for me :)

Lorien BeautyLove said...

I used to have ezcema too! And so now I have dry/red cheeks with an oily t-zone and a couple of spots!!!! Ugggh! Ive tried everything aswell! So I might give this one a go! Thanks for mentioning it! Great blog! xx

Eve said...

Thanks for the post (:
i bought this today so hopefully it works (:
xxx

Eugenia said...

im getting very intrigued by this now!

Monica said...

Great post! Sounds interesting, will definetly look into this:) Cute blog!

tangomukti said...

Get your estradiol, estrone, and testosterone tested. Lots of female acne is caused by hormones. So higher estrogen birth control pills help, spironolactone which reduces male hormones, and bioidentical hormones which are compounded for your specific body. You want more estradiol & less male hormone. If the creams aren't doing the trick, then you can get "pellets" with the bioidentical estrogen. Also, get your blood sugar & insulin checked because these can cause hormonal fluctuations as well.

Angel said...

hi, thanks for a great post! i just wanna comment on the last comment if that is ok. the raised make hormones comes from a problem with sugar metabolism, i read this in a book called the clear skin diet. if chlorella fixes blood sugar, maybe it fixes the increased production of male hormones too in this way.. just a thought..

joy&jesse said...

Hey this is brilliant! Thx for posting!!! I started a few days ago and a bump that has been on my face finally gave up its hard sebum interior. No amount of squeezing would help it. I guess it needed the body to detox it from the inside out. And it did! Yay - No more pimple. This thing has been there for years. Now its GONE!!!!! Will be fun to see what happens over time. I have been taking 10 little tabs in a.m. an then again when sugar urge hits in afternoon.

joy&jesse said...

Hey this is brilliant! Thx for posting!!! I started a few days ago and a bump that has been on my face finally gave up its hard sebum interior. No amount of squeezing would help it. I guess it needed the body to detox it from the inside out. And it did! Yay - No more pimple. This thing has been there for years. Now its GONE!!!!! Will be fun to see what happens over time. I have been taking 10 little tabs in a.m. an then again when sugar urge hits in afternoon.

joy&jesse said...

Hey this is brilliant! Thx for posting!!! I started a few days ago and a bump that has been on my face finally gave up its hard sebum interior. No amount of squeezing would help it. I guess it needed the body to detox it from the inside out. And it did! Yay - No more pimple. This thing has been there for years. Now its GONE!!!!! Will be fun to see what happens over time. I have been taking 10 little tabs in a.m. an then again when sugar urge hits in afternoon.

joy&jesse said...

Hey this is brilliant! Thx for posting!!! I started a few days ago and a bump that has been on my face finally gave up its hard sebum interior. No amount of squeezing would help it. I guess it needed the body to detox it from the inside out. And it did! Yay - No more pimple. This thing has been there for years. Now its GONE!!!!! Will be fun to see what happens over time. I have been taking 10 little tabs in a.m. an then again when sugar urge hits in afternoon.

joy&jesse said...

Hey this is brilliant! Thx for posting!!! I started a few days ago and a bump that has been on my face finally gave up its hard sebum interior. No amount of squeezing would help it. I guess it needed the body to detox it from the inside out. And it did! Yay - No more pimple. This thing has been there for years. Now its GONE!!!!! Will be fun to see what happens over time. I have been taking 10 little tabs in a.m. an then again when sugar urge hits in afternoon.