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Review – Silicea Direct by Hübner – Beauty in the box

Silicea Direct by Hübner – Beauty in the box

What is Silicea Direct?

Silicea is a food supplement that can help maintain healthy skin, hair and strong nails, preventing (to a degree) the signs of ageing and it keeps hair, skin and nails looking beautiful. It can also play a role in the maintenance of healthy muscles and bones.

What’s inside the pack?

Silicic Acid gel (90%), fruit mix from fruit concentrates: Grape, Elderberry, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Raspberry; Fructose, Thickening agent; Pectin, Xanthan gum; Acidifier Malic acid, Natural Flavour, Selenium and Biotin.

This means that the product is 100% natural. Silicea contains silica, one of the body’s essential nutrients, which is used by all the connective tissue. Our body uses up silica on a daily basis as flakes of skin, hair and nails are discarded, so this is an easy and convenient way of replacing it. Silica is one of our most valuable minerals and one of the most important ‘beauty’ nutrients: it helps to support the formation of collagen and elastin which strengthens skin, hair and nails by encouraging the body to hold on to water and other vital nutrients.

Silicea Direct by Hübner - Beauty in the box

And what’s inside the pack for real?

The answer is still the same; just as above 😉 It comes in the form of delicious red berry ‘smoothie’ shots that are providing mineral silica in a highly available form for better absorption. Hübner’s convenient silica shots provide a measured dosage in a sachet form and because they do not require refrigeration, are ideal for people on the move.


  • 100% natural
  • Dairy, lactose, wheat and gluten free
  • No preservatives
  • GM free
  • Not tested on animals
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans


Take one sachet (15ml) daily between main meals.

Treatment Time:

The recommended treatment time is 3 months at least twice a year.

It might sound like a long term project, but one finger nail needs around 6 months until it is fully re-grown, skin needs around 28 days to regenerate and hair grows just over one centimetre per month… so no rush there…


£12.95 for 15 x 15ml sachets


Hübner Silicea Direct is available to buy from health stores nationwide and at Healthy2U online.

My thoughts:

Interesting product, this was the first thought that came to my mind. I know there is a huge range of beauty supplements sold as pills or tablets or even a powder which you mix with water but I’ve never seen or tried anything in the form of a gel. If I had to describe the product in just one word it would be weird. You might ask if it is a good weird or a bad weird … Actually neither…it is just weird. The reason for this is the texture. It is a bit like watery jam, but what is the weirdest part is that not all of the shot has the same consistency; so some portions within one sachet are thicker than others. It really is quite surreal experience. Taste wise it is fruity and you can’t miss the berry flavour but it also has quite strong metallic taste. I guess this is how silica tastes 😉

As I received only one pack and used it for just over two weeks I can’t really comment as to the visible benefits of it.

As food supplements go, I like the idea of this one. I think helping our skin, hair and nails from the inside are important. I will get myself a bigger pack for a longer test but I think I will try the capsule version. Yes, they have it in a capsule version too.

Did you ever try Silicea Direct or any silica based products?

Silicea Direct by Hübner; Beauty in the box

* I received one pack of Silicea Direct for free for review purpose. All opinions about the product are honest and my own.


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My TOP Spring Beauty Tip

Winter is almost over and we all hope that warm, spring days will visit us shortly, but are we all ready for it?

After months spent in overheated, air-conditioned rooms our skin has dried out, most likely dull and “grey” looking; it doesn’t look its best. We would all love to have shiny, healthy and young looking skin but not all of us are this lucky. So for those of you who need some help in getting the most from your skin I have a secret – Moisturise!

Most of you probably think at this moment, why is it a secret? It is common known fact! Yes, I agree, the fact that moisturising will help your skin look its best is not a secret, but the way to do it quick, cheap and effective, is.

So where does my secret lay?

To answer it quickly: Aloe

This magnificent plant holds the secret to beautiful and moist skin. It will moisturize it, keep it hydrated for longer and make it look fresh and healthy. As an extra benefit it might get rid of any spots you have and ease any redness or over dry discomfort you might feel.

There are two ways of using this “magic” plant – easy way, which will take longer for the effect to accrue or a slightly harder one, but you will see the results within days.


Purchase a good quality Aloe Juice, but instead of following instructions on the bottle, use it as a tonic water – at least twice a day. You can of course drink it as well, in order to get other benefits from this fabulous plant.


Aloe Vera

My private Aloe

Buy yourself an Aloe plant. When choosing the plant, please make sure that your specimen has quite wide and large leaves, as they will hold the most juice. Pick a leaf, cut it at the angle close to the bottom of main plant. Split leaf in half and gather all the juice. As described above use it as a tonic water for your face, neck and bust line. If you have time you can always make a leaf mask, simply by placing open, freshly cut, still moist leaves on your face (use the leaves after you have gathered the juices from them). When using juice directly from the plan you should see an effect within 3 to 7 days, depending on how dull and dry your skin is.

I discovered all of this some time ago, when my friend had burns on her face. She was advised to use Aloe juice in order to help with pain and speed up the healing process… but after a few days we noticed that the juice did much more than just help with healing the burnt part, it made her skin much more moist, radiant and generally healthier looking.

With all of this now written down, please remember that all things are good in moderation. So do not splash aloe juice on your face all day long while forgetting about the other basics. In order to keep your skin looking younger and healthier for longer, please do not forget that you also have to keep your whole body well hydrated.

Aloe grows fast, so once you buy a plant and care for it well, you will be able to use it for many years to come, so happy growing leads to happy moisturizing.

* This post is my entry for Tria Beauty UK competition, where one entrant will win a Tria Hair Removal Laser! Wow! To find out more please visit Tria Facebook page.


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