It’s an adage we’re all familiar with: you are what you eat. No matter how much you spend on luxury lotions and potions in the quest for perfect skin, your diet is always going to be the most important factor (see also: getting enough sleep).
Enter: beauty supplements. Packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients essential for good skin (and overall health), there’s now a bevy of pills you can pop for glowing, younger-looking skin from the inside out. And the most exciting of these new wonder supplements is collagen.
While our bodies are rich in collagen when we’re born, our natural supply declines every year from our mid-twenties onwards – and it’s literally all downhill from there. By the time we turn 40, our body’s ability to produce collagen has decreased significantly. Cue sagging skin, fine lines that gradually morph into wrinkles and hollows under the eyes.
In other words, if you’ve ever looked back wistfully at photos of your younger self, admiring your full cheekbones and bouncy skin, what you’re really looking at is your collagen factor.
“Consumable collagen is one of the biggest developments in the ingestible beauty sphere,” says marie claire digital beauty editor Anna McClelland. “As well as promoting skin health, it’s also thought to give you shinier hair and stronger nails – the complete beauty trifecta.”
Nature’s Way Beauty Collagen Booster is designed to boost the body’s collagen and elastin production for healthy skin, hair and nails. The Beauty Collagen Booster contains a hair, skin and nails power formula – simply take three tablets a day with water. Clinical trials have shown that people noticed a difference after just four weeks.
A diet rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin A and antioxidants will also help fight collagen depletion and promote collagen production: load up on fish, flaxseeds, leafy greens, berries, carrots and sweet potato to get your fix. You could also add bone broth to your weekday meal repertoire to boost your collagen intake.
*Beauty COLLAGEN BOOSTER (therapeutic good) with key antioxidants to help fight free radical damage to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines. Use only as directed. Always read the label. Supplements can only be of benefits if dietary intake is insufficient and should not replace a balanced diet.