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For years, the only way to get collagen into your skin was to have it injected, but recently the wellness market has exploded with collagen-packed products, supplements and skincare brands.
Now you can get collagen in all sorts of weird and wonderful forms and I for one, am all for it.
A quick lesson in collagen for any newbies to the cult of the ultimate beauty dosage: collagen naturally occurs in the body but over time our collagen levels begin to deplete, causing lines, wrinkles and sagging skin to form.
By the time we reach the age of 40, we will have lost a staggering third of our collagen supply, so topping it up is essential.
Taking collagen can improve skin health by reducing wrinkles and dryness and keeping the skin looking plump, glowy and youthful.
Over time our collagen levels begin to deplete, causing lines, wrinkles and sagging skin to form. By the time we reach the age of 40, we will have lost a staggering third of our collagen supply, so topping it up is essential.
It may also help increase muscle mass, prevent bone loss, and relieve joint pain, and if that wasn’t enough, it helps improve the strength and shine of your hair and nails, too.
In short, it’s a bit of a miracle.
The thing is, as soon as something becomes popular stores and sites become flooded with variations of the products and it can be hard to know which one to invest in.
Luckily for you, I’ve tried more than my fair share of collagen products, from supplements to face masks to liquids that you stir into your morning coffee (a heads up: if you love the taste of your coffee, do not mix collagen into it), and have finally found a product I’m ready to stick with.
Marine Liquid Collagen is made with high-grade marine collagen, in fact it contains 8000MG of collagen per serving - the highest concentrated dose you can take - and is free from lactose, gluten, dairy, artificial flavours and added sugar.
Buy it: Marine Liquid Collagen | £33.99 from Amazon
I keep my box by my bed and each morning, before I’ve even opened my eyes properly, I choose a sachet, twist the top off and pop in your mouth.
It can also be mixed with a hot or cold liquid of your choice including smoothies and yoghurt, however due to the added lemon flavour it tastes fine on its own.
In just six weeks I’ve noticed my skin looks more even, the lines around my mouth look smoother and my pores are less visible.
My hair too, even though I’m washing it fewer times than normal during lockdown, feels strong and healthy, and looks thicker than ever.
And I’m not the only one swapping out half of my skincare regime for collagen sachets, other shoppers agreed with me.
One skin-savvy-customer commented on the Marine Liquid Collagen page: “After three weeks there was definitely a noticeable improvement.
“My skin was softer, plumper and in a much better condition. Also my hair and nails were both growing more rapidly and healthier.
“Shaving was made much easier and there has also been a significant improvement in the wrinkles around my eyes.”
While another wrote: “I have been taking Absolute Collagen for over 4 weeks now and can highly recommend!!!! I'm in my early forties and keen to slow down the ageing process.
“Since taking AC my crows feet/wrinkles and lines on my forehead have plumped, friends and colleagues have started saying how well I'm looking.”
Who knew that luscious locks, glowing skin and hardy nails could all come in a dinky little sachet, hey?