Collagen loss is a natural part of the ageing process, bringing with it fine lines, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and youthful radiance. With environmental stressors, diet, and lifestyle potentially accelerating this process, collagen-boosting products are having their moment - and for good reason.
What is collagen?
Everyone talks about collagen, but what is it and why is it so important to our skin? Collagen is an important protein produced by the body to boost skin's strength, elasticity, and aids in simulating hyaluronic acid. So far, sounds good? Our bodies produce numerous types of collagen which, in addition to our skin, can be found in the hair, muscles, and bones. With most of us losing an estimated 1% of collagen a year after the age of 20, there are additional factors that can accelerate this ageing process and further reduce the production of collagen. These include smoking, alcohol and drug consumption, excess sugar, and a lack of fresh, nutrient-dense foods. The result is prematurely aged skin, with physical changes including dehydration, wrinkles, and a slacker, lacklustre complexion.
Combat the aging process
With so many collagen-infused products from edible gummies to collagen drinks and beyond, it's hard to know whether products are going to deliver with seemingly endless choice. Hydrolysed collagen (peptides) is one form of the protein which is easily absorbed and digested. Research indicates ingesting collagen improves the condition of the dermis and epidermis - meaning a visible reduction in wrinkles; with other studies showing collagen peptides enter the bloodstream just one hour after taking. Other noted benefits include improving hair, strengthening nails, and repairing joints.
Flavoured Collagen Drinks
Collagen drinks are another form of infused products with remarkable health benefits. Early investigations indicate despite the rapid absorption, peptides from the collagen drink reach the skin where they remain in the tissue for up to two weeks. Skinade is an award-winning patent pending collagen drink formulated with hydrolysed collagen and a delicious natural peach and mangosteen flavour. The UK-based cosmeceutical brand aims to improve skin in as little as 90 days, with potent ingredients which promote the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines, boost skin elasticity and general radiance.
Flawless Body is an authorised stockist of science-backed cosmeceutical brands - such as collagen drink manufacturer Skinade. For more information on our evidence-backed beauty products, please get in touch at 01780 660302.