Cap Beauty Elixir

6th Jan 2017 - Beauty, Food

As part of my #PersonalBest journey I’ve been trying out lots of different things to try and improve my health and fitness levels, whether it’s a sport (last month Aslan and I went BOULDERING!) or a healthy new breakfast recipe, I’ve been giving everything a go in an effort to reach the best version of me that I can be. I’m on a mission to open my mind! On a recent trip to New York I made a pit stop at Cap Beauty, having stumbled upon these guys via Instagram I just had to give this place a try. Although I stepped through the doors expecting to leave with only a feeling of zen after my spa treatment, I actually left Cap Beauty with something much more than that.

In case you guys haven’t heard of it, Cap Beauty is shop and spa which sells and uses entirely natural beauty products. ‘Cap’ stands for ‘clean and pure’ and the people behind Cap Beauty live by the philosophy that ‘beauty is wellness and wellness is beauty’ – a pretty cool mantra to live by, don’t you think? It was pouring rain on the day of my appointment and I entered the shop soaking wet. It’s a tiny space but there were 6-8 people inside having a chat as if they were all friends. I was invited into the conversation only to realise that these people were just shoppers chatting about all things beauty! Is that a New York thing? I loved the community feeling. Although I could go on and on about how much I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this place and all of the wonderful products within it, what I’m really sitting here tapping away on my laptop to tell you about is the ‘Cap Beauty Elixir’. After I had my treatment at the spa (which was lovely by the way) I was handed a milky looking drink in the cutest little teacup I’ve ever seen. I’ll admit I was a little freaked out and I was a little reluctant to take a sip of this mysterious looking liquid, but in an effort to try new things I had to give it a go.

The Cap Beauty elixir is quite literally a magical potion (ok not literally, but close enough) designed to boost your skin’s radiance, strengthen your nails and add shine and lustre to your hair. With its ingredients including He Shou Wu, a chinese herb that has been used for centuries for its benefits for circulation and stamina (as well as its aphrodisiac powers..heehee) alongside Tocos, a rice bran soluble packed with vitamins E and D, it’s no surprise that this drink has become a talking point all over the internet. I know what you’re thinking…’what the hell does that taste like?’…I thought the exact same thing just before this baby went down the hatch, but trust me when I say it actually does taste good! It’s not something I could drink cup after cup of, but for a healthy drink once every now and then this stuff ain’t too bad. I bought all of the ingredients right there and then so I could recreate it at home.

Now, let me tell you how to make yourself a cup!

Simply mix a 1/4 of a teaspoon of He Shou Wu with 1 tablespoon of Tocos and 1 tablespoon of coconut butter, heat up a cup of almond milk (or coconut water depending on your preference) and pour it into a blender with the other ingredients. I like to drink a cup of this around mid morning to give me the energy boost I need to make it through till lunch. Taking the time out of my day to drink a cup of this elixir is another step towards my goal of being the best and healthiest version of myself and it’s a more interesting alternative to my usual cup of tea.

If I had to describe the taste I’d say it’s like oatmeal hot chocolate without the chocolate. That’s the best I can do. Give it a go and let me know what you think! I’d love to hear if you saw any benefits from drinking this magical potion!

Check out Cap Beauty here. 

  • Carolane Dupont

    This looks interesting, as always your pictures are amazing ! I love your blog xx

  • Shii Sakai

    This looks so good! I love trying natural & healthy products like this! I will definitely look into this.

    Shii x

  • Sounds very interesting, it would be great to hear what improvements you’ve seen from taking it daily – so interested in Chinese medicine!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Such an interesting idea, not sure it’s for me but that cup is the absolute cutest!

    – Natalie

  • Lovely pictures! x

  • Not sure if I believe in this but as I always say it doesn’t hurt to try.

  • Lisa Autumn

    I was so looking forward to this! Can’t wait to try this.. thanks girl!

    xx Lisa

  • Lily Calfee

    Wow, I love the sound of oatmeal hot chocolate without the chocolate. You said you drink it as your mid-morning boost—does it have caffeine or is it just all the super-foody nutrient-rich goodness?