As part of our Marie Claire by Lifebox ‘Winter Skin edition,’ we spoke to each of our wonderful partners about their fantastic products. We discovered the story of how the products came to be and discussed their excitement to be featured in this season’s must-have subscription gift, Marie Claire by Lifebox.
Potion London provides the most amazing health and beauty supplements on the market and we are super happy to feature The Beauty Formula in our Marie Claire by Lifebox.
The Beauty Formula is Potion London’s supplement promoting clear and healthy skin, strong nails and luscious, beautiful hair.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Potion London and found out all about their fantastic product and how it came to be.
For those who don’t know what you do, briefly introduce us to Potion London?
Potion London is a health and beauty supplement brand, launched in the summer of 2016. The products are stocked in Harvey Nichols stores around the UK and Ireland and aim to give health and beauty from within while taking the confusion out of food supplements by making it easy to find what you need.
How did you come up with the idea?
I’ve always been interested in nutrition, supplements and skincare, and I saw an opportunity to combine all three and create a brand to fill a gap in the market for affordable, luxury supplements to give health and beauty benefits from within.
Who are the team at Potion London?
At the moment it’s just me! People are shocked to find that I don’t have a whole team working with me, but at the moment I manage the business alone and somehow manage to fit it all in alongside other projects such as consulting on other startups and mentoring.
Talk to us about Potion London, why should we be having it?
In an ideal world we would get all the nutrients we need for optimum health from our food or healthy snacks, but in reality, we are all busy and rarely get the recommended ‘ten-a-day’ or as varied a diet as we should be eating. More and more people also suffer from food allergies and intolerances or choose to cut out food groups for one reason or another. For this reason, most people will benefit from a food supplement to do exactly that – supplement the existing diet with additional nutrients to boost the immune system, help to protect against illness and disease like osteoporosis, give extra energy and help to improve the health of hair, skin and nails.
Our beauty supplements also contain ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid which are hard to get from food and offer amazing anti-ageing benefits that otherwise we would not be getting without taking a supplement.
When is the best time to be taking Potion London?
Most of the supplements should be taken with food, at any time of the day, as the body is in digestion mode when eating and will digest the nutrients more efficiently. The Collagen Boost, however, should be taken on an empty stomach so that the digestive juices don’t destroy the collagen – this one is best taken last thing at night before bed.
How and why did you get involved with Lifebox?
I have loved Lifebox since it started; I’ve discovered some amazing healthy snack brands through its subscription gifts. When Jenny and I started talking we realised that I’m from the same town that Jenny lives in, so whenever I’m home to visit family and friends we meet up and take our dogs to the park or visit local independent coffee shops. We’ve tried to make it work to have a Potion London product in the box before so I’m very excited to be involved in the Marie Claire box.
Are there any top tips or secret serving suggestions or scenarios we should know about when taking the product?
Lots of people tell me that they can’t swallow capsules and so they sprinkle them into water or onto their food which I think is a great idea – especially if you like the taste of spirulina, the Eat Your Greens supplement will add a nice kick to a healthy snack smoothie. The probiotics are super versatile and they can be used to make yoghurt, sprinkled into night cream to make your own probiotic skincare, and can even be used to make a natural deodorant!
The Beauty Formula, which is in the Marie Claire Lifebox, is best just swallowed with water when eating a meal.
What is your top wellness tip?
Look after your gut. It is more important to our physical and mental health and wellbeing than we realise. Eat foods that your gut will love like unpasturised cheese, fermented food and a wide variety of vegetables. And take a daily probiotic ☺
9) Where can we find out more about Potion London
We’re super pleased to feature Potion London in our Marie Claire made by Lifebox ‘Winter Skin edition,’ to find out even more about their amazing product click here.