By now you will know I suffer with skin issues and have done for years, unfortunately. I’m always on the hunt for products that will help it and these days, with there being so many things on the market it’s hard to know which will actually help. With collagen being the ‘in’ supplement at the moment, I wanted to see if Collagen vitamin drinks were good for your skin!
Generally, I’ve been the type of person to invest in products that are applied topically, like nice creams and lotions. However recently as I mentioned in my most recent skin update, I’ve been looking into supplements that I can take orally that may help me from the inside out!
I was recently sent some supplements to try by LQ Collagen. Honestly, they couldn’t have come at a better time. My skin is currently recovering from an infection (whilst going through TSW,) is very dehydrated and so is in dire need of a bit (a shed load) of hydration!!
I received a box of LQ liquid Joint care (containing collagen) 10 x 50 mg supplement drinks.
Collagen vitamin drinks – Good for your skin!
The supplements I received were ‘Joint care’, they contained ‘Marine Collagen’. I’m not sure about you but I instantly thought of ‘plump and voluminous skin’. Collagen is actually a protein found in our bones, cartilages, and connective tissues and so is pretty important. It’s also the protein that’s responsible for the elasticity in the skin and I for one could do with a bit more of that!!
Generally, we get collagen from eating a balanced diet of protein-rich foods however as we age, the body’s ability to produce collagen naturally decreases so with this in mind, think it’s about time I looked to help my body a little by topping it up.
Dry, wrinkly skin?
Those with eczema and skin conditions like Red Skin Syndrome may notice a huge decline in the ‘plumpness’ and elasticity of their skin and like me, may now have more wrinkles as a result. Apparently collagen can help hydrate the skin, restore the tissues and improve it’s suppleness as well as strengthening the skin. Got to be worth a go in my opinion!!
LQ LIQUID Supplements
Whilst the joint care range is specifically for joints, (containing 2000mg of marine collagen,) they also have a range specifically for Skin, Hair and Nails which contains 7000mg of the good stuff! The LQ Liquid comes in the form of a small 50mg drink which is gluten, dairy, and lactose-free. Not only do they contain Collagen, they also contain other vitamins too.
- The LQ LIQUID – Joint Care contains:
- 2000mg Marine Collagen – A key building block of joint cartilage and connective tissue
- Ginger -Supports the body’s defence and immune system
- Glucosamine – A key building block of joint and connective tissue
- Chondroitin – An important component of cartilage
- The LQ LIQUID – Skin, Hair and Nails contains:
- 7000mg Marine Collagen – A natural protein and a key building block of the skin
- Hyaluronic Acid – Often known as nature’s moisturiser
- Biotin – Contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and hair
- Resveratrol -A key beauty ingredient extracted from grapes
Why a drink and not a tablet?
The LQ liquid health supplements come in the form of a drink as opposed to a capsule/tablet.
According to LQ Collagen …
Liquid health supplements have faster absorption rates, higher optimisation rates and are more easily digestible, than other methods of taking supplements.
To get similar levels of nutrients, you’d have to take a 10-15 vitamin pills so small drink is a whole lot easier to take!
So, I plan on giving these a good go. I’ll let you know how I get on and if I see any improvements after taking these!!
Watch this space!!
Update: I’ve been using the Skin, Hair and Nails variety for almost a month and have noticed a difference especially on my forehead. The wrinkles don’t appear to be as deep-set and my skin on my forehead, in particular, seems more elastic. The wrinkles seem to stick around less when I relax my forehead muscles… I’m definitely going to continue taking collagen as a supplement.
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(LQ Liquid supplement Gifted/Ad. I was gifted product however was not obliged to write this blog – The opinions in this blog post are my own.)