Pump up the volume
As you may already know, I am a collagen fan.
Collagen is one of the things your skin needs to make it look soft and plump and now I realise, thanks to Skinade – FIRM.
We all produce collagen but it starts to reduce after 20! yep that’s right, you are barely an adult and it starts to drop. It is a slow decline, but with every decade it goes down 🙁
Turn back time?
No, we can’t do that, however there are plenty of things you can do to try and preserve your skin. Me? I have been doing the following:
From age 16 – I have applied an SPF to my skin every-single-day. I have never tried to get a tan, and now, in my 40’s I actively avoid the sun!
In my 30’s I started to rev things up and exfoliation came on the scene together with creams containing Vitamin A – Estee Lauder Fruition (RIP) was one of my first buys.
Today, I continue with all the above but also have made it my mission to seek out products that include Collagen, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid. Plus I cleaned up my diet and try to avoid processed food and sugar. It makes me feel better, but also it has been proved that sugar ‘attacks’ your collagen (along with my ability to fit into my favourite jeans!).
Skinade – What is it?
A drink that you take every day, designed to increase collagen levels in your skin (and that’s all of it of course, not just on your face). The benefits are cumulative, you can’t expect results overnight.
Skinade works by adding collagen but it also triggers the body’s own collagen production, which in turn increases your skin’s production of hyaluronic acid (which is ace for skin hydration).
All sounds simple then? and it really is…
The drinks are on You!
The collagen within the drinks is high-grade marine based from fresh water fish (so not vegetarian) but reassuringly is not bovine (cattle).Each drink contains 7000mg of collagen and are also packed with other high ingredients, and only 35 calories per bottle. See the Skinade website for full contents. In fact if you are interested in ‘better skin from within’ and what Skinade can do for your skin do visit the website, like their bottles it is packed with good stuff.
The first 20 days
Once I had used up all the bottles I switched over to the travel pack. The bottles are pretty small so easy to travel with, however the travel packs are designed so you can take them on a plane in your hand luggage as each one is only 15ml. These are super easy to use, all you need to do it mix them with water (don’t drink it neat).
I changed my routine when taking the travel pack as I started to have them mid morning with a cup of coffee – this isn’t advised by Skinade though “as caffeine can hinder the absorption of the essential minor-nutrients and collagen” oops!! What I should have been doing in hindsight is having the Skinade instead of the coffee.
Day 20 and beyond
Each day after this I really started to notice and my lines to me looked softer too. Also my hair has a bit more body and bounce plus my nails look good. And whilst I think about it my whole body feels a bit more supple – I tend to suffer a bit with hip and knee pain but these seem to have disappeared too!
30 days and beyond
I have tried to get collagen in me before in tablet form but Skinade is just so easy (and tasty) to incorporate into my day. Plus the amount of collagen in a glass of Skinade is the equivalent to about 20 pills!I have just finished my first 30 day course and really am feeling the benefits:
- More radiant & hydrated
- Softer – all over (oh yeah! 😜)
A 30 day course of Skinade costs £105, you can purchase direct at Skinade.com
Have you tried Skinade? I would love to know how you got on..
*post includes a PR sample