Skinade Collagen Drink UK
This is a multi-award winning marine collagen drink taken to support the rebuilding of collagen in our skin with huge anti-ageing skin benefits. According to leading medical professionals we can all achieve brighter, luminous and healthier-looking skin by adopting a comprehensive approach to our skincare. Skin needs protecting from the outside as well as supporting and nourishing from the inside. This is where skinade is a winner as for many of us the internal missing link to bridge external and internal skin cells working synergistically is often lacking and addressing these issues is an essential part of skin health and rejuvenation.
Skinade is developed by leading scientists and manufactured in the UK, containing only the highest grade collagen and micronutrients sourced from fresh-water fish. It is suitable for men and women of all skin types, however skinade is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or anyone under 18 years of age. It is a great daily addition to your investment in supporting better skin from within.
What does it do?
Skinade delivers essential micronutrients in liquid form and aims to re-build the collagen matrix in your skin. skinade aims to combat the signs of ageing by reducing oxidative stress, preventing cross linking of collagen fibres, increasing moisture and hydration, increasing natural hyaluronic acid production within the dermal layer of the skin. As a result skinade aims to restore your skin’s youthful appearance, improve tone, texture, hydration, smooth furrow lines and promote better skin suppleness.
What does it do?
How does it work? skinade is a drink that works from the inside out. Its six active ingredients work synergistically to promote optimal skin function. As a liquid supplement, its innovative formulation is highly bio-available, meaning that the body can absorb and make use of a higher proportion of the active nutrients. skinade active ingredients are 100% in solution allowing for an absorption rate of 95%.
The marine collagen peptides used in skinade trigger fibroblast proliferation (firing up our natural collagen production) leading to increased skin thickness and therefore a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. The hydrolysed marine collagen peptide also triggers receptors in the dermis which promotes the production of hyaluronic acid resulting in improved skin hydration.
This dual action makes skinade a highly effective skincare product.
Visible results reported
After completing a course (30 days) of skinade, consumers have reported the following results:
· Increased skin hydration and radiance
· Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
· Increased skin suppleness
· Healthier looking hair and nails
Taken daily for up to 12 weeks, the collagen peptides in skinade have clinically shown to:
· Increase skin hydration levels
· Increase skin smoothness by reducing the number of fine lines
· Prevent the formation of deep wrinkles
· Improve skin suppleness.
What is Skinade?
Each bottle (150ml, natural flavour of mangosteen & peach) or sachet (15mls) contains:
Water, Hydrolysed marine collagen, concentrated grape juice, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), citric acid, natural flavourings, calcium ascorbate, Vitamin B complex (B3 (nicotinamide), B5 (calcium pantothenate), B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), B1 (thiamine hydrochloride), B2 (riboflavin), B7 (L-biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 (cobalamin), L-lysine, preservative: potassium sorbate, organic flax seed oil, sweetener: sucralose.
In summary skinade contains marine hydrolysed collagen peptides, vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, Folic acid, B12) MSM (a natural occurring of organic sulphur) Vitamin C, Lysine and Omega 3 & 6 (essential fatty acids). There are no artificial flavourings, colourings, diary-lactose and gluten free, as well as no bovine or porcine products; – it uses marine collagen, so is suitable for pescetarians and amazingly has only 35 calories in one drink.
How to use Skinade
Drink 1 (150ml) bottle/sachet (15ml concentrate) per day.
For skinade to be effective, it needs to become part of your skincare regime. For best results, we recommend that you drink one bottle each morning with or after breakfast. We would advise avoiding caffeine 1hr each side of taking skinade as caffeine can hinder the absorption of the essential micro-nutrients and collagen. If you’re feeling tired during the course of the day, the B vitamins in skinade will give you a natural energy boost. Skinade is shelf stable and does not need to be stored in the fridge, but it tastes even better chilled. skinade comes in two versions: a ready-mixed 150ml bottle and 15ml travel sachet. Both products have exactly the same efficacy.
Why skinade’s not a tablet?
To consume the same level of essential nutrients and collagen peptides you would have to take at least 20 large tablets. Collagen tablets are more difficult to ingest and assimilate into the body and are only partially absorbed. The collagen and essential ingredients in skinade are in liquid formulation and 90% to 95% are absorbed by the body, while tablets offer an absorption rate of only 30% to 40%. The liquid formula in skinade offers a huge advantage in terms of absorption rates. skinade functions isotonically ensuring that our collagen peptides and essential micro-nutrients achieve an absorption rate of 90-95% – A level that can never be matched by tablets, or powders suspended in solution.
Further information from skin experts
· Collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed into the bloodstream, but the collagen in collagen drinks and other formulations is hydrolysed, meaning that the collagen molecules have been broken into smaller pieces, called peptides, which have a very low molecular weight, making them more easily absorbed in the gut.
· To be absorbed before the digestive process kicks in, the collagen peptides need to be in liquid form. You need to ingest 6,000mg of collagen peptides daily to trigger fibroblast activity in the dermis. That’s why each daily dose of Skinade provides 7,000mg of collagen peptides to compensate for any shortfall in absorption. Anything less and you are unlikely to see any results, so make your investment wisely.
· As with most things in life, prevention is better than the cure, so the earlier you start taking collagen the better and starting in your late twenties to early thirties to get the best results has been recommended as advantageous
Skin and skin ageing
Skin is the largest organ in the human body and as it is exposed to environmental stress, it is the most tell tale indicator of our age and lifestyle.
Your skin can be divided into two layers:
· The epidermis: an outer barrier layer
· The dermis: an inner structural layer
Collagen is a simple protein made up of amino acids.
The collagen matrix is responsible for skin support, firmness, elasticity, hydration, and the constant production of new skin cells.
The more collagen you have the more healthy, elastic and supple your skin is and the more youthful it appears. Alarmingly, we lose 1% of the collagen in our skin each year after the age of 20. This loss results in skin ageing, including wrinkles, fine lines, dry, blemished and thinning skin.
Over the past decade, intensive research into skin ageing has shown that the major differentiator between youthful and ageing skin is the health and integrity of the collagen matrix in the dermis, the support structure below the skin’s surface.
In ageing skin, the collagen matrix is weakened, broken and fragmented, impairing the structure of the dermis. As the collagen matrix degenerates it becomes brittle, fragile and loses its capacity to maintain hydration.
Maintaining the health and structure of the collagen matrix is key to targeting these skin concerns and can dramatically improve the skin’s youthful, healthy appearance. Studies show that the most effective way to maintain the collagen matrix is to boost the body’s own production of collagen by ingesting collagen peptides.
Medifine Skin Clinic
Medifine support liquid collagen supplementation as part of skin health yet this needs to be incorporated as another component of your skincare regime. The effects of skinade will continue to last if you consume the product, if you stop treatment completely the positive effects will gradually be lost over time. In March, 2013 Skinade was launched into the UK cosmetic marketplace and remains one of the highest quality forms of hydrolysed collagen. We are delighted to support the UK manufacturers and highly recommend this product and professional company.