For many of us, there are few seasons of life more enjoyable than this time of spooky fun. Whether you live for temperate cooler days, plan your Halloween costume all year, or simply enjoy the return of a pumpkin spice latte, the fall season is a time of extra happiness for many. But there is one thing that can put a damper on all of the festive fun: skin issues. As the weather shifts and sweet treats have their moment, there is no better time to focus on fortifying our skin’s health. Enter, Collagen+. By supplementing with the protein, you can ensure your skin has the best chance of remaining clear and clarified all season long. Let’s talk about why!
Collagen’s Unique Role in Skincare
When most of us think of skincare, we envision topical products. While these have an important place in our routines, caring for our skin actually begins with what we ingest. There are quite a few foods that support healthy skin, and there are supplements for an extra boost—like our SkinCapsule CLEAR+, HYDRATE+, and BRIGHTEN+.
When you eat well and supplement, you provide your body with the nutrients and vitamins it needs to keep your skin healthy. But … What about the proteins? Here comes the collagen factor. As the most abundant protein in the body, it is responsible for the youthful appearance of your skin’s elasticity and its softness. Translation: That supple, full, smooth look of your skin at 20 years old is all thanks to collagen.
The Need to Replace
You might be thinking, “Okay, perfect!” Well … not so fast. Unfortunately, although it is the most relatively abundant protein in the body, collagen doesn’t have the power of permanence. After the age of 20, your body’s collagen production is reduced by 1% per year.
At first, this can feel like a sad fact of aging. But it doesn’t have to be! While aging can also be beautiful, you know we love our founder, Dr. Marc Ronert’s mantra, “age later.” Collagen—and specifically our Collagen+ formula—can help you do it.
Although your body’s natural collagen production can’t last forever, supplementation has been proven to work wonders.
The Benefits of Collagen
In clinical trials, individuals who consumed 450 mg of Collagen+ per day for four weeks saw a more youthful appearance. Reduction of crow’s feet and fine lines, as well as a more even skin tone, were all observed.
In general, collagen supports the health of skin, hair, and nails, can provide joint pain relief, may prevent bone loss, may boost muscle mass, may promote heart health, and more. When it comes to our formula specifically, the benefits go ever further.
Our proprietary use of recycled eggshells makes the vegetarian Collagen+ a powerhouse in other ways, too. For starters, it possesses all nine amino acids, whereas marine and bovine versions are missing one. The eggshell also offers a host of other benefits, including nutrients that stimulate dermal collagen synthesis, support the structural components of connective tissue, and aid in tissue repair.
What are the benefits of collagen? Basically, it is your holistic, happy skin solution—the perfect pairing for a chilly, dry winter and the nutritional roller coaster of holiday treats.
Hold up though! We don’t mean to suggest that Collagen+ can’t be its own little treat. With a subtle vanilla flavoring, it mixes perfectly into that pumpkin spice beverage. Stay tuned for our favorite collagen-filled coffee recipes, coming soon.