A youthful glow and a radiant complexion are things we all strive for, and in our younger years, they provide a welcome confidence boost that keeps us feeling fabulous. But as we age, the skin can slowly begin to lose its elasticity as collagen production begins to decline, no longer bouncing back as it once did.
Collagen is the main component in our skin and connective tissues, and the most abundant protein, making up 25 – 35 per cent of all protein in the body, and around 80 per cent of the skin itself. But from our early twenties, the amount of collagen our bodies produce begins to decrease at a rate of around 1.5 per cent a year, and over time, fine lines, wrinkles begin to appear and our skin becomes less plump than it once was.
By the age of 60, we’ve lost up to 80 per cent of our skin’s previous collagen levels on average, with our nails and joints also affected by the decline.
So, is there anything we can do to slow the process?
The good news is, there is. And best of all, it doesn’t matter what age you are currently.
Adding a daily liquid collagen supplement like Revive Collagen to your diet has been shown to boost the body’s collagen levels and slow down the structural decline of the skin for people of all ages, allowing you to retain that radiant complexion and youthful glow for longer. And regular users can enjoy a whole host of benefits, including improved skin elasticity and firmness, enhanced texture, density and thickness, and a reduction in the kind of skin darkening and pigmentation that can sometimes come with age.
Better yet, it’s not just our complexions that will get a boost from consistently taking a liquid collagen supplement. Our tendons and ligaments also contain collagen – and, by retaining these levels as best we can through the years, it’s also possible to keep joint pain to a minimum. Hair and nails, too, can become stronger and grow more quickly with consistent intake, keeping you feeling like a million dollars whatever your age happens to be.
So, how exactly does Revive Collagen work?
By decreasing the speed of ageing of the skin, hair, nails and joints not just by replenishing declining levels, but also by stimulating the body’s natural production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid – a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin and helps to bind water to collagen, keeping skin looking plumper and healthier for longer. And best of all, each sachet contains between 8,500 to 10,000 mg of high-quality marine collagen, which is more than enough to trigger the fibroblast activity in the dermis to produce collagen.
“With consistent use, users can expect to see results in around 6-8 weeks,” says Samantha Faiers, co-founder at Revive Collagen.
Many collagen products are bovine-derived, and are similar in structure to gelatin. Although these have been shown to be effective, they’re simply not an option for non-meat-eaters – but according to Samantha, marine collagen is, thankfully, just as beneficial.
“Our products comprise type one hydrolysed marine collagen, which is collected from ethically farmed fish skin and breaks down into small collagen chains through the process of hydrolysis, thus producing collagen peptides.
“The process of hydrolysis is important, because the body can’t absorb collagen in its whole form, and so it needs to be broken into simpler, more bioavailable components first. Peptides are tiny enough to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the intestines. This is why liquid collagen products like Revive Collagen are so much more effective than powders and other collagen products.”
“We chose to offer this type of collagen over those made from glycine, proline and hydroxyproline, as well as doing so in a liquid formula, because it has been shown to be more beneficial for skin, hair, nails and joints,” Samantha explains.
The brand’s original marine collagen drink includes aloe vera in its ingredients list, which acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps to soothe and treat dry skin in a unique formula that was developed alongside some of the UK’s top laboratories to deliver superior results. Boasting an impressive 8,500mg of Type 1 Hydrolysed Marine Collagen per serving, each box contains 14 sachets and tastes light and citrusy. To us, it tastes pretty great on its own, but you can also mix it with water or juice to get your daily dose.
If you’re looking for a product that packs an additional punch, then the Revive Collagen Enhanced Plus Hydrolysed Marine Collagen Drink is just the ticket, and comprises a range of other youthfulness-promoting ingredients including retinol, hydrolysed keratin and vitamins B6, B12, C and D.
As they say, health starts from the inside out, and adding a daily liquid collagen supplement to your regime could make all the difference. Consistency, of course, is key – but start now, and you could be entering the new year feeling more fabulous than you have done in years, giving you a much needed confidence boost to kick off 2022 in style.