We all strive for beautiful skin. Of course, genetics play a large part in the way our skin appears and also the way we age but there are certain things we can do to give nature a helping hand. Eating skin-loving foods and drinking lots of water can certainly help for some. Drinking skinade every day will work too!
I myself don’t have any particular skin issue other than some dehydration and of course a few fine lines like the best of us. I have been prone to dehydrated skin for many a year, nothing new there. Usually rears its ugly head a little more at this time of year when I’m using faux tanning products on my face. The tan will immediately grab those annoying little dry areas and leave a rather unattractive, more intense shade of tan which just looks awful.
I try to combat this by using products and facial oils specific for this. Alongside using topical creams and oils I’m a real advocate of helping my skin from within by taking daily hair/skin/nail vitamin pill. If there’s anyone quite so obsessed with skin care it’s me and so when I was approached by Skinade to try a 30 day supply of their drinks I was absolutely thrilled and delighted.
When the package arrived the first thing I see is the cute red bow printed on the box, A really nice touch I thought and made it feel more ‘gifty’ and exciting than just a box of product. The 150ml bottles are housed in boxes of 5 and I also received 2 boxes of 15ml travel sized packs of a concentrated formula which you dilute with water. Throw one in your bag and you’re good to go.
Let’s Get Into The Science Behind Skinade
Here’ how Skinade describe their drink: In the nutricosmetics industry, collagen peptides from marine sources are growing in popularity due to their high quality and efficacy. However, in order to be beneficial to the skin, collagen peptides must be bio-available, they need to be easily and quickly absorbed by the body.
Skinade contains pure Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Peptides sourced from the skin of fresh-water fish, which are low in sodium and eliminate the potential for mercury contamination. Our peptides are extracted using a gentle enzymatic hydrolysis process to achieve the lowest possible molecular weight (2000 Daltons). The lower the molecular weight, the easier it is for the body to absorb the collagen.
Once hydrolysed the peptides are stable and soluble. Hydrolysed marine collagen proteins are known to be the most abundant in Type I and Type III collagen, the same type that is found in the skin. Studies* have shown that fragmentation of collagen fibres leads to a decrease in total collagen, mainly Type I and Type III, and accelerates the ageing process – especially above 60 years of age.
The low molecular weight of our collagen makes it more bio-available and therefore, beneficial to the body. Several studies demonstrate the bio-availability of our hydrolysed collagen peptides. Results show that, after being ingested orally, more than 90% of hydrolysed collagen peptides are absorbed by the body, with 95% absorbed within the first 12 hours.
May also trigger the body’s own natural process of collagen production by stimulating the proliferation of fibroblasts – the cells responsible for new collagen generation. This is evident in the increase in fibroblast density and the diameter of collagen fibres in the skin, both of which improve the skin’s strength, suppleness and structure.
Also show that the collagen we use in skinade improves skin hydration and smoothness, therefore, it is also likely to boost cell turnover. By stimulating collagen synthesis, collagen peptides improve the water-binding ability of the outer layer of skin, reducing fine lines and preventing the formation of deep wrinkles.
Taken daily for up to 12 weeks, the collagen peptides in
Increase skin hydration levels
Increase skin smoothness by reducing the number of fine lines
Prevent the formation of deep wrinkles
Improve skin suppleness.
* Baroni et al, 2012
Comprehensive clinical studies confirm that the collagen peptides in Skinade offer exciting anti-ageing and overall skin health benefits. Read the full study
So How Does It Work?
Skinade is a drink that works from the inside out. Its six active ingredients work synergistically to promote optimal skin function. As a liquid supplement, its innovative formulation is highly bio-available, meaning that the body can absorb and make use of a higher proportion of the active nutrients. skinade active ingredients are 100% in solution allowing for an absorption rate of 95%.
The class-leading, 2kDal patented hydrolysed marine collagen peptides used in skinade trigger fibroblast proliferation (firing up our natural collagen production) leading to increased skin thickness and therefore a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The hydrolysed marine collagen peptides also trigger the HAS2 receptors in the dermis which promotes the production of hyaluronic acid resulting in improved skin hydration.
This dual action makes skinade a highly effective skincare product.
Did I mention I was thrilled and delighted to try Skinade?!
Here’s What I found
It’s recommend to drink one bottle per day either before or after breakfast. Although I don’t eat breakfast I started drinking mine around this time but as the days passed I was drinking my bottle pretty much any time of day which is fine. Skinade can be stored at room temperature but can also be kept chilled in the fridge. I preferred to drink mine chilled. The drinks taste delicious with a rather tropical ‘mangosteen’ flavour which is very enjoyable. Skinade is loved by celebrities and often features in the glossies, Vogue magazine to name but one! I was eager to try this…
So Did It Work For Me?
First and foremost, I was hoping for some improvement to the little dry areas I suffer with on my face and to be honest I did see some improvement, not immediately but after around two weeks I began to see a difference. I have to say though, for me the most noticeable change was my hair, honestly, it became so soft and healthy feeling, I couldn’t stop touching it, I almost drove Dan bonkers saying “I can’t believe how soft my hair is, feel it”!! Around 15 times a day on repeat. As for my nails, I didn’t notice a huge change, that said, I’ve been blessed with good strong nails naturally so I’m not sure how much improvement can be made there!
I would definitely recommend trying Skinade, particularly if you’re a bride to be and preparing for the big day. Invest in yourself and give your hair, skin and nails a boost so that you’ll look your absolute best on the day.
If you would like to find out more about this fabulous brand, head over to skinade and have a look around!
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