Did you know that collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it forms the structure that plumps skin and keeps us youthful? However, our collagen levels start to degrade after the age of 25 leading to ageing and dull skin. Think of collagen as our skin’s scaffolding that holds everything together… the origin of the word collagen even derives from the Greek word “kolla,” meaning glue!
The good new is, it’s never too late to combine collagen-friendly habits into your daily lives. Here we reveal some of the best ways to enhance your collagen formation, so you can look and feel confident this Christmas with bright, glowing and youthful skin.
For your inside boost of collagen
Have you ever heard the saying that ‘beauty is only skin deep’? Wrong! Beauty can start from within as you can now take collagen supplements. Bioglan have created four great ways to get your daily boost:
Bioglan Beauty Collagen Powder - a high strength collagen supplement, specially formulated with readily absorbed hydrolysed Marine Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to help support the maintenance of healthy-looking hair, skin & nails. With no taste, strong smell or flavour it completely dissolves in water, smoothies, shakes and soups, making it easy and convenient to boost your daily collagen levels within the foods you eat.
Bioglan Beauty Collagen Gummies - you can now get your daily collagen boost in a delicious, strawberry tasting gummy. Looking young never tasted so good!
Bioglan Beauty Collagen Effervescent - if you prefer a delicious tasting fizzy strawberry drink with collagen, opt for the effervescent tablets as an easy on the go format.
Bioglan Beauty Collagen Tablets - if you prefer keeping supplements on your beside table or desk draw, opt for the tablet format which has added Resveratrol to help support the maintenance of healthy looking hair, skin & nails.
For your topical boost of collagen
Skin Doctors Beelift is a fantastic topical anti-ageing treatment cream that can be used to boost collagen. This award-winning formula contains Bee Venom that works to plump wrinkles, Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly to soothe and hydrate the skin, and the collagen boosting ingredient called Trylagen. This ingredient has a 3-step benefit ritual that works to 1) boost collagen, 2) maintains the collagen’s uniformity of its structure and 3) works to protect the collagen within the skin. Use this cream as a treatment once daily and once nightly alongside a moisturiser to feel like the queen bee this Christmas.
The Skin Doctors anti-ageing range can be used in conjunction with Beelift to get a supercharge of topical collagen:
- Apply Age-defying Power Oil to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and open the pathways and to increase absorption of your other skincare products.
- Apply Potent Vit C Day Ampoules to brighten and tighten skin while delivering an instant surge of collagen within the skin. Each ampoule has 10% pure vitamin C.
- Finally at night apply Potent Vit A Night Ampoules to restore and repair skin with the .15% retinol treatment. Working to improve skin ageing as well as pigmentations and acne scaring.
How else can I improve my skin?
Controllable factors that inhibit the production of collagen include sunlight, smoking and high sugar consumption. So next time you reach for your sugar topped Mince Pie, remember you could be undoing some of the good work you’ve done maintaining skin’s youthfulness. Eating foods rich in Vitamin A and C are great for the internal boost of collagen, so what better time to boost collagen than when we find oranges in our stockings, carrots on our plates and tomatoes in winter warming stews.
Enjoy your #ChristmasCollagen this festive season.