Skincare is complicated. You’ve got creams, serums, masks and all sorts of lotion-potions that speak promises of youth and glowing skin, but what really works?
Get some ideas from these Hollywood celebs who nothing like their age!
Does Jennifer Aniston age at all? The 49-year-old hasn’t seemed to age since starring on the hit sitcom Friends, nearly 14 years ago! The star credits her youthful look to making collagen a part of her morning routine!
The star told Well&Good Magazine that since adding the supplement into her life, her “nails are stronger and there’s a healthier…how do you explain it? A glow. It’s sort of that working from the inside-out thing.”
Sister Khloe once described her as a “health freak.” The 39-year-old, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star swears by holistic living and wellness practices to keep her body in tip-top shape. Kourtney once shared on her app that her morning ritual consists of collagen supplements on an empty stomach followed by organic apple cider vinegar mixed into a glass of water.
The makeup mogul behind Huda Beauty first started her collagen journey with collagen pills.
“When I first heard about collagen, I started taking it in a pill form, and I noticed a small difference: my skin looked lifted, and my skin felt smoother.”
But she switched to a collagen powder and soon noticed a huge difference in her skincare routine!
“But when I started taking it as a powder, about 12 months ago, that’s when I noticed a significant difference in the texture of my skin. Even my scars have faded, and I swear my double chin has got tighter!”
Collagen powders are often flavourless but tend to taste a little like bone broth when mixed with plain water. For Huda, she mixes hers with soup or hot chicken broth for an added oomph!
Should you try collagen?
Collagen is for everyone! The most abundant form of protein found in the human body, it affects your hair, muscle, skin, nails and joints! From as early as 25, your body’s natural collagen stores begin to diminish, which is a great time to start adding it into your daily routine.
Not all types of collagen are created equal though! There are collagen supplements sourced from beef, chicken and fish out in the market, giving consumers loads of choices.
Bovine collagen, sourced from beef, is an amazing source of Type 1 and Type 3 collagen which enhances bone and gut health. It also helps maintain strong joints and reduce fatigue thanks to amino acids like proline and glycine.
Marine collagen, sourced from fish is also an amazing source of Type 1 collagen and amino acids. It also contains hydroxyproline, an amino acid that helps to stimulate the production of collagen. The big difference between bovine and marine collagen lies in its bioavailability. Fish-derived collagen peptides are smaller in size, giving them better digestive properties as well as enhanced absorption.