Why marine collagen is making a splash in the beauty world
With its ability to target the effects of skin ageing and help strengthen hair and nails, it’s no wonder marine collagen is creating such a buzz.
Marine collagen has seen a huge boost in popularity over the past few years.
And it is little wonder, given it is lauded for its role in helping to keep skin hydrated, firm and smooth – and not to mention its part in keeping hair and nails strong.
As ingestible beauty supplements increasingly make their way into beauty routines, here’s what to know about marine collagen.
Firstly, let’s get acquainted with collagen
Collagen is basically the main structural protein in your body – think of it like the glue that holds everything together.
It’s what gives skin its strength and resiliency and its plump, youthful appearance.
Research suggests our bodies produce less and less collagen as we age.
This depletion can start as early as our 20s and then it continues. Year. By. Year. By age 40 you’ve lost 25 per cent and by 60 years, a whopping 50 per cent.
This can contribute to dry skin and the forming of wrinkles.
And marine collagen?
Happily though, science is showing that supplementing with collagen can help.
Marine collagen, as the name suggests, is sourced from fish and comes from the parts that would usually be discarded during processing – the scales and the skin.
That’s opposed to the vast majority of collagen products, which come from animal sources such as cows.
Marine collagen is also a type one collagen (there are at least 16 types of collagen but type one is the main component in skin).
How do you get more marine collagen in your day?
Don’t like taking tablets or pills? How about a shot of liquid goodness that delivers a concentrated dose of sustainably sourced, hydrolysed marine collagen into your day?
Dr Lewinn’s Marine Collagen Peptide+ Inner Beauty Liquid Shot does exactly that and also contains Synergene Collagen Boosting Complex, a powerful antioxidant blend with vitamin C, blueberry juice concentrate and spinach powder.
Better still, it comes in a great tasting peach flavour and is 97 per cent sugar free. It also contains no artificial colours or flavours and is both dairy- and gluten-free.
You can consume it on its own, or add it to still or sparkling water or smoothies.
What is the verdict on marine collagen?
Prefer to see results on the board before you give marine collagen a go?
An independent consumer trial** found that after a daily shot over four weeks, 71 per cent of users of Marine Collagen Peptide+ Inner Beauty noticed visibly brighter and more luminous skin, 69 per cent more hydrated skin and 65 per cent improved skin complexion.
Taken daily it can help supercharge your anti-ageing skincare routine, giving you back that glow from within.
*This post is brought to you by Dr Lewinn’s Marine Collagen Peptide+ Inner Beauty Liquid Shot.
*Contains fish. This product must not be used as a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a nutritious diet and appropriate physical training or exercise program. Not suitable for children under 15 years or pregnant women without medical or dietetic supervision. Do not use if seal or cap is broken.
**Clinical results are based on an independent consumer trial. Percentage of users who noticed a visible result after a daily shot over 4 weeks.