I feel like everyone and their mum is going on about how important it is to have collagen working its wonders to your face.
It’s a great way to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful, and continued use means you’ll age like a queen.
I’ve been able to try out the three main methods to boost collagen production so I thought I’d share my findings for those who might be interested.
Pure Gold Collagen
The best way to get that lovely collagen into your system is to drink it but naturally, this method costs an arm and a leg to try and keep it going on a regular basis.
You’ve probably seen Pure Gold Collagen around quite a few times now and I feel like they are the brand who have really made the push for British women to try liquid collagen. It claims to have “a unique blend of hydrolysed collagen (5000mg), borage oil, hyaluronic acid and vitamins (B6, C and E). It helps to promote younger skin and reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles.”
I thought it had a nice taste thanks to the peaches and passion fruit flavouring, and my skin definitely started to improve about halfway through my pack.
LQ Liquid Health Supplements
I found LQ Liquid Health Supplements far more effective for my skin – which could be due to the fact it has 7000mg of marine collagen! I was literally getting compliments left, right and center about how radiant and alert I looked.
My skin began improving after a week and I was genuinely gutted when my pack finished because the results began to fade and showed just how much the collagen boost had helped my life. It had done wonders for my hair, eyes, and nails as well.
At £30 compared to Pure Gold’s £35, you make a little bit of a saving but still get the same great results.
I was able to test a short trial sample pack of Skinade in the past but I did not have a fun time with it.
It’s a natural peach and mangosteen flavoured anti-ageing collagen drink that aims to boost your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
I’m not sure if I was more susceptible to certain side effects due to my IBS, but I definitely felt the laxative effect for more than the first two days of my trial. I eventually spotted after a week because I simply couldn’t be bothered to put up with that discomfort.
If you do give the drink a try and have any side effect then it is worth trying to drink it after food to minimise the effect, or you can sip the bottle over the course of the day.
A powder is another way to increase your collagen intake but it’s not for everyone.
I got to try a brand called Jeunvie, who claim to provide one of the most potent collagen supplements on the market.
Their 10,000mg powder is made to be mixed with water or juice and is meant to dissolve when shaken. They warn you not to stir and to only mix with liquid that’s room temperature.
I tried everything I could to get the powder to dissolve in a way that would make drinking collagen easy and enjoyable but it just wasn’t. The powder clumps up and gets a bit foamy but never fully mixes into the water.
Even when I tried it with juice or squash, the results were just not enough to make me like this method.
The easiest way to get your collagen boost is by popping some good old pills.
Over the past few years, I’ve been able to try out a couple of brands who claim their pills can help, but there are loads out there that will simply just to steal your money for no reason.
I’m also a big fan of going for store brand options if they have the exact same ingredients list so make sure you have a look before you splash the cash.
Boots have their own brand pack of 30 tablets for £20, while Superdrug has a collagen and copper option for £10 that is also 30 tablets.
There is something for everyone so there’s no excuse not to give it a try and see what works for you.
What do you think? Know any other products worth trying? Let me know below or send me a message over on Twitter – @nolamarianna.