When we think about skincare, what usually comes into mind are the cleansers, serums, and moisturizers that nourish and hydrate the skin from the outside. By now, in fact, you’ve probably got your personal lineup of tried-and-tested products, and have your routine memorized by heart. But a truly complete and comprehensive skincare regimen goes above and beyond your average ampoule—it works from the inside.
Your skin is your largest organ. And, just like the rest of your organs, it works best when the necessary proteins and nutrients are available within your body. This means that slathering yourself with creams makes up only half the journey towards to flawless skin. You’ve got to get adequate sleep, eat a balanced diet, exercise, and take your supplements.
You might have tried the latter—taken glutathione to brighten your complexion, or vitamin C to heal sun damage. But if you want holistic, all-encompassing, totally visible results, there’s only one protein that gets everything done: collagen.
Collagen makes up everything in your body—from your muscles and tendons, to your bones and blood vessels. It’s a structural protein that holds your connective tissues together, and comprises of 70% of the protein within your skin.
As we age, collagen production considerably slows down. This explains why our skin loses firmness and elasticity, that natural, youthful glow begins to fade, and inflammation and signs of irritation take longer to heal. And this can happen well into your twenties, especially if premature aging settles in.
And obviously, one effective way to amp up your collagen is to take it as a dietary supplement. Not only will it slow down signs of aging, plump up your skin’s texture, and improve your overall complexion, but it will also strengthen your immune system, boost muscle mass, and even maintain brain and heart health.
In other words, you’ll glow from the inside out.
There are lots of collagen pills and softgels available on the market, but our friend Bea decided to take one for the team and try out Neocell’s Supercollagen+C. After all, each tablet contains 100% pure collagen, and is enriched with vitamin C to help stimulate your body’s own production of the protein. Plus, it strengthens the immune system, too.
Curious to see how Bea’s 30-day test panned out? Read her verdict, below.
WHEN TO TAKE IT: Take 6 tablets daily, preferably on an empty stomach.
DISCLAIMER: If you are pregnant, nursing, under 18 years of age, or currently on prescriptive medication, consult your healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
“If you were to ask me, I would definitely keep taking this! It’s pretty much part of my skincare routine now. My serums and toners help with making my skin glow on the surface, but this one seriously gives me that lit-from-within look. I feel healthier and brighter now than before, and it has a surprising effect on my energy levels, too! Must be the vitamin C! Whatever it is, my body’s loving it. Would recommend to anyone!” - Bea
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