To make everything clear – I wouldn’t have known about this without reading this lovely Czech blog, which always seems to have incredibly useful posts! That was the initial place where I read a real positive review on this supplement and over the next half a year I kept spotting these little capsules on other blogs with just as good (or even better!) reviews. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that my nails are total rubbish (5% genetically, 95% or more my own fault – chronic biting, acrylics, glue.. you name it) and I would do anything to change their paper-like state to anything at least remotely resembling normal nail thickness. So here I am, the first thing I had to acquire in Czech was GS Eladen – the miraculous supplement which after just 3 months of usage should make my nails rock-hard, my hair reach bum-lengths & my skin glow like sun. Now, why do I have such high hopes? Because a few beauty bloggers said so? Maybe! And maybe because of all this…
GS Eladen apparently contains a crucial combination of amino-acids, vitamins & minerals called Keratin Activating Formula, which is supposed to create a support mechanism for growth & metabolism of keratocytes (those are the cells in your body that are responsible for nail/hair/skin growth & renewal, and which are super sensitive to lack of nutrients, so as soon as they don’t get enough of this or that they basically fail to work properly). This combination of amino-acids, vitamins & minerals is according to the product description based on most recent dermatological research in the field, woah!
I bought a pack of 70 capsules & you are meant to take 1-2 a day for at least 3 months to see a real difference (hm, will have to buy another pack when I run out, doh!). One pack was a tenner (although it was on sale, the regular price is about £15 I think). I therefore pledge that I will be eating 1-2 of these every day for next 3 months & report back on this (if still alive, eh).
Just a little bonus that came with the pack was a little (well, good sized to be fair- 75ml) sample of a traditional Czech Manufaktura body cream made with ‘original thermal salt and unique spa ingredients’ and pears & honey. Used it once so far, but it does have a really nice subtle scent, reminds me a bit of that ‘clean cute baby’ scent if that makes any sense, haha! and made my legs feel lush smooth, mmmm!