What is collagen?
Put simply, collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissues in our bodies. You can find it in skin, hair, muscles, bones, and even blood vessels - in fact, collagen makes up about 30 percent of the structural protein in the body. The protein is made up of amino acids, and some other staples such as glycine, proline, and lysine.
How does it work?
Think of collagen as the "glue" that holds everything together - it's needed to repair muscles, bone, and joints, supports healthy hair and keeps our skin firm and resilient to wrinkles and sagging. While our bodies naturally make collagen from the amino acids and vitamins and minerals we eat, the body’s collagen production naturally decreases as we age (around the age of 25 collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% a year) so resupplying our bodies levels as we age is essential.
Ingestible supplements such as Skin Physics's Collagen Beauty Elixir that contains a specific type of Marine Collagen can effectively help to resupply the body and boost these levels as this type of collagen is highly digestible allowing for maximum benefit through quick absorption by the body. The nutrients are absorbed into your bloodstream faster than any topical remedy when you consume the drink. Once in your body, these collagen peptides then stimulate fibroblasts in your skin to trick your own collagen into becoming more active.
Why Marine Collagen?
Hydroxyproline is the amino acid which is most effective at creating collagen, and hydrolysed marine collagen contains a higher concentration of this amino acid over and above other types of collagen, which is why Skin Physics's Collagen Beauty Elixir boasts 100% pure Marine Collagen.
How can I incorporate it in my diet?
That's the easy part! You can either add 1 teaspoon of Skin Physics's Collagen Beauty Elixir to 120ml of water daily, or you can add it to your favourite fruit juice, shakes, or smoothie. What's more is that you can also consume it hot (hello winter!) - so adding one scoop into your soup or other cooking recipes works, too!
What should I expect?
Supporting your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, pairing your Skin Physics's Collagen Beauty Elixir with a daily skincare regimen will help counteract the premature signs of ageing: smoothing wrinkles/lines, improving skin’s firmness and brightening skin tone.
Sounds good to us.