An absolute staple and secret weapon to any anti-aging routine, collagen is truly a breakthrough ingredient.

Here’s what you need to know, if you want to stop the hands of time, you need to give your skincare some back up. Using chemical-free products is the foundation, purity applied to the outside will deliver lasting results. In the same way, what you’re putting inside your body can deliver dramatic effects.

Want to know one of our most recommended ingredients? You’ve guessed it, collagen.

 

Collagen is literally like glue for our body, a protein that holds everything tightly together. With age, our bodies collagen production decreases. What does that look like? Sagging skin and wrinkles. There’s no substitute for collagen but thankfully, it’s a simple addition to any routine.

Most easily taken in a powdered form, it can be simply added to your morning cereal or smoothie. Studies show that when women ages 35-55 were given 2.5-5 grams of collagen hydrolysate daily for 8 weeks, there was significant improvement in skin elasticity, skin moisture, transepidermal water loss (dryness) and skin roughness, all with little to no side effects. (1)

 

Taking collagen is basically like a natural face-lift, but it’s effects aren’t limited to your face. It aids in removing cellulite, stretch marks and so much more.

 

Here are a couple of brands we recommend. . .

 

Great Lakes Collagen

Axe Wellness

Vital Proteins