Have smooth and youthful-looking, radiant skin? You can thank collagen for that. This naturally occurring protein is what gives us soft skin when we’re young, and around the age of 25, collagen production decreases by about 2% per year. Results include brittle nails, dry and damaged hair, thinner, less elastic skin… and yes, those dreaded fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox, an injectable that temporarily relaxes the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, has remained the number 1 cosmetic treatment since 2000 around the world. Botox works to block the nerve impulses that signal your muscles to contract. And if your skin can’t contract, then it can’t be wrinkled.
Injecting Botox is not like injecting a flu shot, and the legions of bizarre facial expressions demonstrate that Botox injections are as much an art as a science. Fortunately, supplementing your diet with collagen will not leave you with the negative consequences of botox including a duck pout or a frozen face.
But what is collagen exactly, and why would anyone want to drink it? Whilst collagens drinks have been part of Japanese women’s routines for many years, this is a relatively new concept in much of the rest of the world. The Japanese swear by it and their skins say it all, but could all those wrinkle free faces just be down to diet?
Unlike skin creams which only work on the epidermis (outer skin layer), marine collagen reaches the dermis (inner skin layer), stimulating the fibroblast (skin) cells, which encourage growth of collagen and elastin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles by increasing skin hydration and assisting in skin healing and repairing. Extracted from the scales of ocean fish, Vida Glow’s marine collagen comes in pure hydrolysed collagen peptide. The secret behind the formula is our low molecule weight collagen powder which has a high rate of bioavailability that ensures maximum absorption and efficacy.
Whilst Botox works from just from the outside to minimise wrinkles and fine lines, Vida Glow is designed to boost the collagen levels and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, working from within to hydrate, plump and rejuvenate skin to give a natural and radiant glow.
|Botox||Removal of wrinkles||Facial paralysis|
|Nausea and fatigue|
|Bruising, bleeding, swelling|
|Collagen||Reduces signs of ageing||Slight fish taste|
|Increases skin elasticity|
|Increased skin hydration|
|Increases bone strength|
|Promotes healthy hair|
Vida Glow’s marine collagen is less invasive than botox. Marine collagen is an excellent supplement to take with tea, coffee, porridge, yoghurt, and foods. It is heat stable, and available in 3 gram sachets or scoop, making it easy to carry with you on the go.