What Is A Collagen Supplement?

Posted on by Anouschka in Anti-Aging, Beauty & Body, Product Reviews, Reviews, Skin Care

Collagen is a structural component of skin, providing elasticity, as well as skin cell renewal, to keep skin looking plump and youthful. It is also found in our bones, muscles and tendons as well as hair and nails.


In our youth our skin is made up of 80 percent collage, but as we age, collagen breaks down at about 1 percent a year, and our bodies ability to produce new collagen slows down, leading to a loss of plumpness in the skin and an increase in wrinkles.


Collagen is an ingredient in many skincare brands, but some dermatologists say its molecules are too big to penetrate the skin to be really effective.


Collagen supplements claim to rejuvenate the skin, but from the inside out, as you take them orally. The collagen is broken down into amino acids, and absorbed and distributed internally, improving the skin all over your body, as well as being beneficial for your joints.


As with creams where the molecules might be too big to be absorbed, the same goes for oral collagen products, even at low molecular weights.


Vincent Note, director of Prolong Life, a company marketing Collagen Lift in South Africa, says that the presence of collagen in your diet doesn’t mean your body is absorbing it. “There are more than 20 different types of collagen in your body, and Type 1 is the most important for your skin. Collagen Lift contains only Type 1 collagen together with seaweed extract and Vitamin C, to ensure maximum absorption when consumed on an empty stomach.



Collagen works best for women over 40, as the older you are, the quicker you will see the results because there is less collagen in the skin. 


I’ve been given Collagen Lift to test and review. Collagen Lift, is a daily drink that its makers claim increases your collagen densities and reduces wrinkles by up to 50 percent.


According to the manufacturers, women who participated reported that, within three weeks, their skin was brighter and faces smoother, and that after eight weeks, there was an all-around, marked improvement in the skin on the face and neck, with reduced lines, plumped-out eye area and fewer crow’s feet.


I’ve been drinking the Collagen Lift, every morning, in glass of water for 2 weeks. I really like the red berry flavour. I’ll do a full review after the 2 months, with before and after pics. 

About Anouschka

Anouschka is a full time mom and part time Spa addict and pamper fanatic. After taking a 'mommy break' from working in the advertising industry, she started managing facebook fanpages for businesses and fell in love with social media. She divides her time writing for PamperMeNow!, managing the ‘ILoveBeingPampered’ fanpage, and running after her two young boys, with a little bit of Spa action in between.

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