While supplements that claim to rejuvenate skin aren’t anything new there’s an increasing interest in this area as clinical studies are showing that they can really work. I’ve gone through stages of taking various ones in the past but haven’t bothered with any for about a year or so. However, I was tempted to get back on them again after hearing such good things about one particular brand – Skinade.
I was given a 5 week supply to try out last year and I’ve continued to buy them since as I’m pretty convinced that the benefits outweigh the downside (they’re expensive). They come in liquid form (either pre-made drinks or sachets you mix with water) which makes the ingredients more readily absorbed by the body. It’s actually thought that the absorbtion rate is about between 80-90% where as if you were to put the same ingredients into pills you’d need 20 of them and only 30-40% of the nutrients would be absorbed.
The key ingredient in Skinade is Hydrolysed Marine Collagen (7000mg per shot) which is basically collagen derived from fresh water fish that has gone through an enzymatic hydrolysis process to decrease the molecular size in order to make it absorbable. Other ingredients include vitamin b complex,vitamin c, I-lysine, msm and organic flax seed oil.
The studies that show their efficacy do look promising and improve all aspects of skin health such as wrinkle depth, hydration and tone with the results building up over a 3 month period. The ingredients in Skinade should also help with nail and hair health too. I think the general condition of my skin has improved from taking the drinks and I’ve actually noticed the biggest difference to the skin on my limbs.
The downside to Skinade is the price – the RRP is £105 for a 30 day supply (though it is possible to find them a bit cheaper). However, I’ve looked at the other skin supplement drinks available and I don’t think the ingredients they contain are as good. Also, Skinade seems to the popular choice amongst cosmetic doctors. They’re endorsed by Dr Benji Dhillon who I see for tweakments and have a huge amount of confidence in. I also overhead another well known cosmetic doctor say that she necks the sachets without bothering to mix it in water first!
My personal preference is for the ready made bottles which I drink cooled from the fridge. They have a fruity taste (peach and mangosteen) which I’ve grown to really like and I genuinely look forward to my daily shot. I’ve always invested time and money on my skin and I think this has paid off so despite the on going cost I’m going to stick with Skinade with the hop that the long term benefits will make it worth it.
The best deal I can find on Skinade is either from SkinOracle where you can get 6% off orders over £69 or 10% off orders of £119 or FaceTheFuture where you can get multi-buy discount of 10% when you buy 3 of anything.
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