Last week I went along to Brown Thomas to check out the launch of the new range from Fountain.
Fountain is a beauty supplement brand that claims to sell health and beauty nutrients in easy-to-take liquid form. It's the water-solubility of the formula that means it is easily absorbed by the body.
Now, this is not a whole new kettle of hyaluronic fish. Boots stocked two of their products (The Beauty Molecule and The Hyaluronic Molecule) and we did a review on them last year.
But they've added five new babies to the range and they are being released amidst great beauty industry hype.
So what exactly are these seven bottles of wonder? Well, they all contain hyaluronic acid and these really has been the beauty buzz word of the last year. This ingredient helps regulate and preserve moisture within tissues, something your skin will be really happy about.
But each of the seven products have a different focus, and are designed to boost beauty, health and mood from the inside out.
The two originals are still in the new range:
- The Beauty Molecule contains Resveratrol which is found in red wine and seaweed.
- The Hyaluronic Molecule is designed to keep skin plump and fresh.
But the five news kids on the block (NKOTB if you are a fan of early 90s boy bands) are:
- The Super Green Molecule, a deep concentrate of alfalfa chlorophyll and kelp.
- The Phyto Collagen Molecule is designed to supplement your own collagen and support new collagen formation.
- The Hair Molecule is a liquid complex of silicon and biotin, and promises swishy locks.
- The Geek Molecule contains bioactive ginseng for when those exams are looming.
- The Happy Molecule contains a GABA Curcumin complex for times of stress.
- The Energy Molecule is a mix of ginseng and Vitamin B12 to give you that energy boost.
I tried out the Super Green Molecule mixed with something that looked like Shrek had blown it out his nose, but was actually a juice of spinach, avocado and spirulina. The makers claim that one daily dose of the Super Green Molecule contains the equivalent nutrients of six bowls of dark, leafy greens. So I was feeling pretty smug and green as I sipped it.
Now, a few daily doses in and I can't say I feel any different yet (I'm still wearing my smug face though). Are these magic potions? No. Have the ingredients been tested? Yes. And the founder, Brandon Truaxe, is the same man who was CEO of Indeed Labs when they produced Nanoblur, Hydraluron and Snoxin, so he does have form.
These are now available online and in Brown Thomas, with prices ranging between €25.99 and a whopping €51.99.
You might need a sit down molecule after that.
Do you use supplements regularly? Would you be tempted to invest in one of these products? Or does the price have you reaching for the smelling salts?