We’ve seen an emergence of products featuring collagen as a key ingredient in the past few years. Collagen is an integral part of the skin’s structure, giving it elasticity and strength. As people age, collagen levels in their skin decrease, resulting in multiple visible changes.
There are many ways to include collagen in your beauty routine. You can add it to your diet through food or supplements to stimulate collagen production. You can also apply it topically through creams and lotions to experience its anti-aging effects and more, but the question is, what is the difference between topical and oral collagen? Would topical collagen products be more beneficial or is oral consumption the way to go?
While both types of collagen have their respective benefits, here are some things to keep in mind when deciding.
Topical collagen benefits
Topical collagen is safe to use on the face and other areas of the body, especially on sites that require its immediate effects (i.e., fine lines and wrinkles on the face, dry patches, etc.). It can be injected or applied topically in the form of serums, masks, and collagen creams. The effects are more instantaneous when injected or taken as oral supplements, but topical collagen is also beneficial.
The benefits of topical collagen include:
- Lessening the appearance of wrinkles
- Filling in fine lines
- Improving skin moisture levels
- Helping skin cells to improve skin elasticity
How is oral collagen more beneficial than topical collagen?
Imagine all that, but with all other health benefits that go beyond skin-deep. Experts may say that taking collagen supplements is much more beneficial than topical collagen because of its added perks like improving your skin, hair and nails, reducing joint pain, improving bone strength, and more.
Our bodies produce collagen naturally, but collagen peptides and hydrolysed collagen – also known as the type of collagen we can take orally – can bridge deficiencies, especially as people grow older and lifestyles get busier. They are made so that our bodies can absorb them into our bloodstream much easier, making them more effective for other key benefits. This includes promoting healthy digestion and gut-cleansing, encouraging recovery after sports, exercises, or injuries, and supporting lean muscle mass and weight loss due to its satiating effects.
How to take and prepare oral collagen
About 2.5 to 15 mg of collagen daily is recommended to experience the full package of what it can offer.
Our collagen line is flavourless and odourless, so you can easily incorporate it into your daily diet. Dissolve about 1-2 scoops of collagen per day in water, or enjoy it with your juice, tea, coffee, smoothies, yoghurt, soup, or cereals. No worries about any aftertaste – you wouldn’t even realise it’s there!
If you’re worried about any other dietary specifications, we’re proud to share that our collagen is proudly 100%
- Sugar, gluten and wheat-free
- Dairy, soy and lactose-free
- Preservative and GMO-free
We also offer duo packs so you can save up on a few dollars and continue enjoying the benefits of collagen!
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