You see it in every headline, everyone's raving about it, but what exactly is collagen?
And why should you incorporate it into your daily routine?
What is collagen?
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that can be found in our bodies. You can also find it in a lot of natural skincare products. It gives our skin strength, and elasticity, working to replace dead skin cells. As we age, our natural collagen levels start to decline, and our bodies start to need a helping hand with maintaining healthy and supple skin. This is the reason why collagen-rick skincare and supplements come in handy.
Natural Collagen Skincare Products
100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask
For an instant collagen boost when your skin is looking a bit dull and lacklustre, we love the 100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask. This mask contains aloe vera, Korean red ginseng, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. They're all designed to help plump up and firm your skin, and the mask itself is made of a unique hydrogel that absorbs into the skin while you wear it.
Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller
To help those collagen-rich skin care products penetrate the skin with a little extra help, you can try using an at home dermal roller like this Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller. We know dermal rollers sound scary, but this is so easy to use, very gentle, and doesn't hurt one bit. The needling also targets the skin's natural collagen production by stimulating its healing process.
Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream
The Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream is one of those magic creams that really helps to work wonders overnight. It combines the natural skin loving powers of ginseng with nutrient rich spirulina to encourage greater elasticity and firmness of the skin. It does all the work for you while getting your much needed beauty sleep.
Natural Collagen Supplements
Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen
Taking collagen as a supplement is ideal too, as it helps to boost your levels from the inside out. We love mixing in some Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen with our morning smoothie, or sometimes just with water as it's completely tasteless.
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost is another fan-favourite. It has a delicious berry flavour and is great with just water or mixed into your drink of choice! It contains a potent blend of blueberry, acai, papaya, zinc, and vitamin C so you get extra nutrients and antioxidants with your collagen.
Nourished Life Super Berry Collagen Powder
With 100% natural ingredients, our Nourished Life Super Berry Collagen powder contains prebiotic fibre which helps to grow good bacteria in our gut. Oh, and it contains much needed collagen of course! It also comes in an unflavoured option, and you can get a sample before you commit to the full size!
Unichi Rose Collagen Gummy
If you'd rather a chewable alternative, the Unichi Rose Collagen Gummy is the perfect way to get your daily dose of collagen! It's flavoured with natural rosehip, rich in antioxidants and rich in vitamin C! These gummies are a delicious way to improve the appearance, firmness, and hydration of your skin.
Shop our full range of collagen products.
Read more about the benefits of collagen powder.
Learn more about marine collagen and why it's so good for you.
Try this 'Pretty in Pink' smoothie recipe (using your collagen powder of choice!)
Listen to our podcast episode with The Beauty Chef founder, Carla Oates.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. For adults only.