The Zoe Report

I Drank Collagen For A Month And, Yes, My Skin Actually Changed

In my seven-year career as a beauty and fashion editor, I’ve seen a lot of products pass by my desk that promise the moon and deliver, well, moon dust. While I’m an avid believer and user of specific products, I typically approach buzzy formulas with some skepticism (hey, I’m being honest!). One of the skincare ingredients I know holds its weight in gold is collagen. The natural protein found throughout our bodies is responsible for everything from skin strength and elasticity to replacing dead skin cells. As I’ve gotten older and entered my third decade of life, I’m well aware that the production of this valuable component is slowing down, so I typically employ moisturizers and serums containing it to cover my bases (and face).

Then, I came across a little drink, Skinade, that claimed to contain concentrated marine collagen peptides so as to allow bodies to better absorb the protein and reap its benefits. Obviously I was intrigued—with a dash of skeptical. In researching the formula a bit more, I learned that people saw results after just a few days and observed a significant change in their skin and hair after 30. Ingestible beauty is not a new thing, but I’ve never quite dabbled in it before, so I saw this as the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. I really didn’t feel I had anything to lose as, if I experienced no results, I always had my tried-and-true skincare routine still in tact. I stocked up on Skinade’s 30-day trial kit and began working the five-ounce bottles into my daily afternoon regimen (they replaced my 3pm coffee runs).

 

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