You already have every lotion and potion in your beauty stash but still feel that your skin isn’t getting the booster it needs. It looks dull, tired, and – gasp! – old.
Here’s what could be missing in your beauty routine: a collagen drink that helps improve your skin’s condition from the inside out.
Why do we need collagen drinks as part of our skincare routine?
Topical skincare products fix the problems that we see on our epidermis (outermost layer of our skin). But a huge portion of cellular activities that are giving you the bad (or good) appearance of your skin actually come from within your body.
Everyone knows that collagen is the building block that gives our skin its firm structure and elasticity. Unfortunately, studies have shown that we lose 1% of collagen every year when we reach 20 years old. That is why by the time you reach mid-20s, you’ll begin to notice that your skin isn’t as youthful-looking as it used to be.
This is where collagen drinks come in. These beauty supplements are able to replenish your collagen loss by using a specially harnessed form of collagen or collagen peptides, so that you can regain your youthful complexion, from the inside out.
On top of firmer, brighter skin, collagen is also an important element that helps strengthen connective tissue in your skin and maintains the health of your nails. In other words, investing in a good collagen drink gives you benefits from head to toe!
So why isn’t everyone drinking it?
One of the biggest reasons why people turn away from collagen drinks is their taste. Most people would agree that many collagen drinks out there have a weird after-taste that lingers on for a long time. Even those that attempt to use flavouring to disguise the unpleasant taste don’t taste that good – they tend to be too sweet or artificial.
There are also people who shun collagen drinks because they are worried that they add calories to their diet because of the high sugar content they may come in, in order to have a more palatable taste.
We’ve found one that tastes good, naturally!
Swisse has launched the Golden Collagen Liquid that tastes like zesty oranges. And it’s a guilt-free indulgence we’re talking about; could you believe that this collagen drink is low in calories and zero in fat? This means that you can get all of its beauty benefits, enjoy the great taste, without worrying about gaining weight!
We were intrigued when we first learned about Golden Collagen Liquid’s key ingredient, the blood orange. This might not be a fruit that you see often in the supermarkets, but blood oranges are a type of orange distinctive by their ruby red flesh. They are particularly well known for being an excellent source of vitamin C.
Don’t be shocked by the crimson red flesh of this superfruit. The naturally red pigment of the orange is due to the high levels of Anthocyanins it contains. Anthocyanins are also what supply you with abundant vitamin C!
The secret to the delectable taste of the Swisse Golden Collagen Liquid can also be attributed to the blood orange. Its deep red flesh has a hint of sweet raspberry flavour that adds natural sweetness to the drink. In fact, we think that the taste of blood orange in the Golden Collagen Liquid is even more delicious than regular orange juice!
The goodness of this fruit doesn’t just end here.
Blood oranges are low in calories – only about 70 calories per fruit! By using this natural, low-calorie superfruit as a source of vitamin and flavour, a bottle of 30 ml Golden Collagen Liquid only presents 24 kcal and zero fat.
But it’s not just the crowd-pleasing taste and low-calorie that impressed us. Each 30ml bottle of the Swisse Golden Collagen Liquid is loaded with 5,100mg of clinically proven collagen which has shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity in 4 weeks*. The collagen used in the drink is hydrolysed collagen, typically seen in collagen powder, which we know is troublesome to prepare, although effective.
Swisse Golden Collagen Liquid retails at SGD39 for a 7-day pack and is available at all Guardian & Watsons outlets. You’ll just need one bottle daily, either consumed straight from the bottle, diluted in water, or mixed with juice to make it even tastier.
*Refers to the raw material used. Based on 2 test results on 46 and 57 healthy females (1.“Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study” – by Proksch E., Segger D., Degwert J., Schunck M., Zague V., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, August 2013 and 2. “Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis” by Proksch E., Schunck M., Zague V., Segger D., Degwert J., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, December 2013, respectively). For reference only. Individual results may vary.”