Hey! I keep seeing these Flo vitamins marketed towards hormonal acne and I have to admit I’m always tempted by these sort of quick fix things so I wanted anybody’s input or advice! (25-year-old female with adult hormonal acne… I have an IUD so I know it’s hormonal because when I was on the pill my acne was under control. )
This area seems like a mind field, especially when on contraceptives. All these adaptogens can help. However, from my experience and from what my doctor say, it is a lottery... from ingredient quality, dosage, etc. It is a trial and error. And sometimes with even more side effects. What I can suggest from experience is that there are a few things you can do, without fear, to optimize your health so that your body has the best chance to heal: - reduce or remove sugar from diet - talk with your medic about any supplement you consider - blood test in case you have mineral/vitamins deficiencies - use a multi vitamin (I use [Rootine.co](https://rootine.co/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=url&utm_campaign=acne) ) - consider psychotherapy (more than often psychosomatic plays a role)
Hey! I used Flo for about 2 months. I’m giving an honest review - I liked how it helped a lot with breast tenderness during PMS, but, it made me break out like crazy. I had clear skin before Flo and during the 2 months of taking it my cheeks were covered in acne. I knew it was Flo causing it because I quit 1 month ago and my skin is now healing with little to no new breakouts. It may be different with you but wanted to tell you my experience as a warning.
Yes I did. I tried them for 2 months. I didn’t see any improvement in my acne and no change regarding my PMS symptoms. These vitamins contain vitex, which is an herb that can be great for balancing hormones but are not recommended for people with a history of depression. I noticed after about 2 months that my depression had worsened and luckily I realized it was linked to the vitex. The only good things I can say about Flo are that the gummies were delicious, and their customer service was great, since I was dissatisfied with the product I received a full refund.
It’s worth a try, but a lot of those things are marketing gimmicks. With hormonal acne you should get your hormones (male, female, stress) checked at the doctor so you can tell specifically which hormones are out of balance and correct it that way.
Better see for either myo-inositol 40:1 or DIM supplements. Myo-inositol is a multi purpose hormone balancing supplement that is often given to PCOS women as it regulates the endocrine system in multiple ways. Hormonal IUDs can worsen hormonal balance and thus increase breakouts, so you might want to consider this first.
I get these ads too but this product has added sugar in it which is awful for hormones and acne. Have you checked out the Marea elixir? I saw on their IG yesterday that someone said it helped with their hormonal acne a ton
Yes I did try this for hormone acne and breast tenderness but little benefits wasn't worth eating way too sugary gummies everyday. Anywhere I stored them too smelled like the flavor...when the cap was closed the whole time.
Use for almost a month know was getting super bad acne after stopping my birth control every since I started taking flo it was basically disappeared. Only thing I'm noticing now is that my period hasn't started almost a month late. And that's the only thing I'm doing differently so I'm guessing that's the cause
Just got mine in the mail today will post an update they now have capsule form that’s sugar free so those are the ones I got
I started getting cystic hormonal pimples (under the skin, super painful, no head) on my chin after stopping hormonal BC that I was on for ~4 years. After a month of the vitamins, I haven’t had a single cystic pimple. I’ve been using it for 4 months now and still not a single cyst !! Could be a coincidence ?
I tried these gummies. I'm 30F, I don't take any medications and I don't have any serious health issues. My body is sensitive to stuff so I only took 1 per day. I took one, and 5 minutes later my throat was sore. The next day, I took one again and the same thing happened, except the sore throat didn't go away, it got worse. And today (the day after) I didn't take any because I am now fighting off a sickness and my throat is red with bumps. I'm not sure this is an allergic reaction; it feels like a cold. I wonder if there is a virus or bacteria that grew in the batch of gummies I got because it was definitely the gummies. I haven't been sick in about 3 years.
I’m 25 and have been suffering from hormonal acne since age 23. Spiro helped so much but I did not want to get pregnant while on that pill. I love The ordinary products for my skin. But that never stopped a new pimple from showing up. Iv been taking FLO for literally 5 days and all the swollen sensitive white head areas have completely flattened. Could be a coincidence. Will keep you updated.
Seriously. Get some evening primrose oil and magnesium at the health food section of the chemist. That's the active ingredients in the gummies anyway and taking the oil and magnesium has been scientifically proven to help. And they are cheaper than the gummies.
I just looked it up and from what I read it can help with acne, bloating, cramps, digestion, and stress (among a few other things). To me, this seems like a glorified daily vitamin / women’s probiotic. Considering it’s $30 for one month, I’d look into some alternatives. I personally like the Olly brand for vitamins, and the up4 or RenewLife for women’s probiotics. Olly also sells regular probiotics, but women’s probiotics help with vaginal health and Ph, which is good to keep balanced (something as simple as wearing non-cotton clothing, having PIV sex, scented soaps can throw off your PH). Best of luck OP!!
So I tried flo for 2 months to see if it helped me, and it didn't. Everyone's body is different obviously, but my obgyn suggested Serenol and it actually works. It's incredible and I've been taking it for 4 months now.
I've tried it before and it genuinely did not do anything.
Personally, my pms was mostly mood based and some bloating. Flo didn't do much, but Serenol has made a huge difference. That pill is worth the money for sure, and you can use FSA or HSA funds for it.
I actually just ordered them, but haven't received them yet. Figured I'd give it a whirl and see what the fuss is
I cant speak for everyone, but I use to have really bad cramps and what not and they were really effective for me! I haven’t had any super horrible cramps since.
I tried them and only been on them for a week and my acne is so bad
I have been taking them for about a month and had horrible dry flaky skin, rosacea and acne. It cleared up my dry skin and acne and my face is still a bit red but way less sensitive. It also totally increased my libido. I'm in my late 30s and things have slowed done since having kids. My husband and I were very surprised at my libido change.
Tried these for a few months but I think the sugar made me break out worse I switched to another PMS vitamin that doesn’t have sugar and it seems to have helped
I tried it for a couple months but didn't notice any improvement in my acne. It did help my cramps a little bit, but not enough to justify the monthly cost of another bottle of gummies. But to be fair to the other reviews that say they helped, I guess I have really stubborn acne? I guess the only way to know if they'll help you is to give it a try for a while.
I've been taking Flo for about a year now. Started out with the gummies, and this last month switched to their new capsules. Honestly I love them and I really liked the taste of the gummies, could have been a little less sweet which is why I switched to the capsules instead. My cramps aren't nearly as bad as they once were. My periods are a *tad* bit more regular. I don't get as many hormonal headaches (I was getting 3/5 headaches a month that would last a few days.) I've always had acne, I'd say it slowed a bit with flo but I do still get it. It did help me lose water weight while first taking it, but I'd say I gained some water weight back after a few months which that's fine lol overall I'm pretty happy with it!
I bought these, tried one and was HORRIFIED at the taste lol I couldn’t even eat it. I got a refund lol
It helped my acne soooooo much! I actually went back and bought the 6 pack! My PMS was never terrible (thankfully) so I didn’t notice much change in that!!
All of these "gummies" are bullshit and are mostly sugar. It's just candy.
I keep seeing ads for this too. I'm sure they're just trendy nonsense but I wanna know what's in them that makes the bloat allegedly disappear because I need that tbh.
They apparently just contain "chasteberry, dong quai, a bit of vitamin B6." Chasteberry has basically been touted as some sort of PMS cureall for ages, but my obgyn says her patients haven't seen any big change from it, and it's got a lot of potentially really bad side effects. Dong quai can mess with blood clotting and hormones in a way that's not great. I also have no idea how they'd get these kind of...challenging tasting ingredients into a tasty gummy. And you can just get B6, but you should be testes if you're short of vitamins. I think you'd probably be better off with talking to your doctor and maybe trying those herbs on their own one at a time and seeing how it goes if you're really stuck on trying an herbal remedy.