Let’s talk about the lie surrounding Collagen
- 4th October 2021 -
What is Collagen?
Simply put, Collagen is vital to both looking and more importantly feeling young. Collagen is a protein that makes up appx 30% of your entire body and from age 25 you lose appx 1.5% and probably more like 2% in our region due to harsh UV conditions. By the time you reach 35 you’ve lost as much as 20% of your collagen and by age 65 over 60%.
Collagen makes up 75% of our skin, hair & nails but also between 70 - 90% of our organs, bones, muscles, cartilage, ligaments & tendons. It not only improves skin structure and health, stimulating hair and nail growth but is also anti-inflammatory, relieves joint pain and supports your gut microbiome - what’s not to love?
What is the #1 cause for collagen to break down?
Sun? Stress? Inflammation? All of these play a role but if you guessed the sun, you would be correct. To be more specific, blue light is the damaging wavelength which breaks down collagen & elastin and it’s everywhere especially in computers, cell phones, ipads, even your TV, as these all emit harmful blue light, which damages your collagen and elastin.
So now we know what Collagen is and what breaks it down so now how do we choose from the hundreds and hundreds of brands on the market?
When you’ve tried the rest, now try the best
There are an overwhelming number of products on the market, so we wanted to find products which have double blind clinical research, rather than unverified testimonials and before/after pics. We found products ranging from $30 - $300 but when approached for clinical studies, most didn’t reply. Some sent links to third party research which was not on their formula but rather generic research. With all the claims out there, it was shocking that no one was clinically verifying their product.
To our surprise we found that the collagen molecule itself is too large to be absorbed, which led us to thinking maybe it was all just hype. Then bingo, we found a brand which had conducted third party research (which was published) and the patented ingredient in their formula wasn’t exactly collagen, but rather, a unique collagen peptide.
So, what is this product and what are the results?
Beauty Focus™ Collagen+ kickstarts collagen and elastin formation, visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and boosts hydration for all-out gorgeous skin. This unique formula uses a patented procollagen peptide, which was developed over six years by a team of 75 scientists.
What makes it unique?
1. It’s a patented bioactive collagen peptide. The elite Bioactive Collagen Peptides feature a unique peptide ‘fingerprint’ that is consistently shown to have the highest stimulatory effect of all collagens tested, showing improvements in skin elasticity, and reducing wrinkles. Clinical results have shown an increase in collagen by an amazing 65% and elastin by 18% within eight weeks.
2. It contains a powerful antioxidant known as Lutein, created from marigold flowers, which not only protects the cells from free radical damage but also acts as an internal sunscreen blocking harmful blue light.
3. A plant based phytoceramide is used which is similar to ceramides naturally found in the top layers of your skin. They help bind moisture to your skin from the inside like tiny sponges keeping your skin’s moisture barrier healthy and hydrated all day long.
Enjoy using the benefits of youth from within by mixing one small scoop of Collagen+ with 250 ml of water and enjoy either warm or cold once daily. Sip your way to skin that’s inside out gorgeous with this world class win-win from within.