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Review: Glow with Marine Collagen

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14th June 2021

With summer in sight, it’s the perfect time to supercharge your beauty regime.

With a hero ingredient that already has the celeb seal of approval - Marine Collagen.

Collagen is naturally produced in the body and helps support strength, flexibility, movement and motion. It provides the structural framework that holds everything together and helps support the health and integrity of our body’s tissues, especially in our muscles, tendons, bones, joints and skin. However, after the age of 25, collagen synthesis reduces at a rate of 1.5% a year and by the age of forty-five, collagen levels can have fallen by as much as 30%. Studies have shown that supplementing your collagen levels can improve skin elasticity and help to promote radiance.

Taking marine collagen is said to make the skin look smoother and firmer and allows your cells to renew and repair as normal, while helping with healthier looking hair. This is due to the fact that marine collagen allows the dermis (where the skin follicles grow from) to repair, which keeps the hair stronger and locked in place as hair begins to thin and weaken over time. So to put it to the test, for the past 12 weeks I have started taking marine collagen while using some of the most luxurious skin products that contain this magical ingredient.

Since taking marine collagen I definitely felt that my skin has more of a glow and is a little plumper, plus my nails, which were constantly breaking, have become much stronger. However the most noticeable effect of taking 10,000mg of marine collagen each day has been the speed at which my hair has grown. Here are our top products if you are looking to add that special ingredient to your beauty regimen.

1. Collagen Shots

Collagen Shots contains a synergistic blend of 10,000 mg of hydrolysed marine collagen, antioxidants, vitamins and hyaluronic acid in the form of a natural supplement drink. It comes in a powder formula which when diluted with water becomes a mild natural berry-flavoured drink. The recommended daily dose is 10,000mg which is then added to 200-250ml water. Collagen Shots costs £43.95 for 30 servings and is available at www.rejuvenated.com

2. Coll-Force

Coll-Force is from the globally renowned skin and wellness expert Marie Reynolds. Marie has over 35 years experience in skin health and has a slew of A-List celebrity clients. Coll- Force contains a tailored combination of marine collagen, as well as a clever vitamin, mineral, herbal and nutrient blend that is designed to work from within to help protect the body on a cellular level against ageing and oxidative stress. This comes as a capsule, which you should take 1-2 daily. It costs £25 for 60 capsules and is available at https://www.mariereynoldslondon.com/

3. Bare Biological Skinful Pure Marine Collagen Powder

Bare Biology Marine collagen powder is virtually tasteless and mixes without any lumps into drinks and food. It can be popped in black coffee and makes a deliciously creamy latte, smoothie, soup or simply in a glass of water. At only 19kcals per serving and pure protein, it’s great for low-carb and keto diets. Bare Biology recommends 10g daily for the first month & 5g thereafter. It is available from https://www.barebiology.com/ 

4. Vital Proteins Marine Collagen

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is an odourless and tasteless powder that dissolves instantly in liquids. It can be mixed into water, beverages, smoothies and food recipes – making them easy to incorporate into whatever your diet is. It is made with one, single ingredient, collagen peptides which is sourced from the scales of wild caught, non-GMO whitefish. Jennifer Aniston has been an avid user since 2016 and recently joined the brand as Chief Creative Officer. It is available from https://www.vitalproteins.co.uk/

5. Elixseri’s Rescue Driver

This silky gel serum provides skin with an instant shot of freshness, vitality and comfort. Because it contains Marine Collagen Rescue Diver works against dehydration, immediately drenching your skin with multi-level hydration, plumping it from within and keeping moisture levels intact. The Marine Collagen is obtained from the sustainable aquaculture of Jellyfish. This is the most bio-identical collagen ingredient available and is 99% homogenous to our own collagen. This is available from https://www.elixseri.co.uk/  and costs £85.00 | 30ml

6. Syrene Skincare - Aqualight Moisture Gel Lotion

This light, silky lotion glides effortlessly over skin, leaving a path of hydration behind. It supports hydration and provides vital balance whilst helping to protect the skin from environmental factors throughout the day. The gel formula also supports firmness and elasticity in the skin to leave it soft and plump, helping to unlock a youthful and more supple radiance. One of the key ingredients is marine collagen. It is available from https://www.syreneskincare.co.uk/ and costs £58 for 100ml / £23 for 30ml.

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