Improve Your Skin And Health By Enjoying The Benefits Of Collagen Supplements
Collagen protein makes up 90 percent of organic bone mass, 90 percent of connective tissue, and 70 percent of skin.
I try collagen powder supplements, while The Sun Beauty Editor puts night creams to the test.
with Jane Atkinson
- Natures Plus Collagen Peptides, 294g, £ 29.99, Amazon – Buy now
Natures Plus Collagen Peptides contain the six main types of collagen: I for skin elasticity; II for joints and immunity; III for skin, blood and organs; IV for cell health and growth; V for skin and tendons; and X for joints, bones, muscles and hair.
Derived from grass-fed beef, wild cod, cage-free chicken and eggshell membrane.
A 10.5g scoop is equivalent to 40kcal, with 9g of protein and 10g of collagen.
- Great Lakes Collagen and Gelatin Hydrolyzate, 20x12g sachets, £ 26.99, Amazon – Buy now
Great Lakes gelatin and collagen hydrolyzate is easily absorbed, tasteless and odorless, made from pasture raised beef.
It comes in jars, but the pouches are great for slipping into your bag to take anywhere.
One contains 44 kcal, 11 g of protein, 12 g of type I and type III collagen.
It was the easiest to dissolve in a drink.
- Clean Living Co Pure Marine Collagen Powder, 340g jar, £ 27.95, cleanlivingcompany.shop – Buy now
For those who don’t want beef in their diet, this is a great option.
Clean Living Co Pure Marine Collagen Powder contains 100% hydrolyzed type I collagen.
I was worried it might smell fishy, but it’s tasteless and easily dissolves in a drink.
Contains 9 g of protein, 10 g of collagen and 39 kcal per 10 g serving.
with Gabriella Stein
- NIVEA Q10 Energy Replenishing Night Cream, £ 12.99, 50ml, boots.com – Buy now
An energizing night cream to revive dull skin and fight against the first signs of aging.
It combines three antioxidants – Q10, vitamin C, and vitamin E – to help reduce fine lines.
It also contains an SPF15 to protect against sun damage. I found it a bit heavy on my oily skin.
It has a nice fruity scent and it improved the appearance of the skin in the morning after use, but it could be better for dry skin.
- Ren Clean Skincare, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Night Cream, £ 49, 50ml, renskincare.com – Buy now
Night cream formulated with 94% natural ingredients. The encapsulated algae and phytoglycogen targets dark spots and pigmentation to brighten and hydrate the skin.
It has a light, gel-like texture and absorbs well but still feels like a nourishing cream.
It made a huge difference in the areas of pigmentation and my skin was noticeably brighter and more glowing.
I use it regularly now, along with the Vitamin C Day Cream for extra shine.
- Elemis, Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, £ 148, 50ml, uk.elemis.com – Buy now
Somewhere between a balm and a cream, it targets deep fine lines and wrinkles.
Padina pavonica, a brown seaweed, boosts hydration and promotes overweight.
My skin was luminous, plumped and looked brand new the morning after using it.
Expensive but one of the best on the market. Also available in 15ml for £ 51.10.