If you think of J. Lo. as the original “beauty guru” to look to for beauty tips, you’re not alone.
And if you live for the thrill of discovering the next hottest item on the beauty store shelves that you just know will make you feel great, you’re not alone.
We’re with you!
And we have some news to share. Chasing the fire of the inner glow really is an inside job.Don’t get us wrong, we’re here for the latest creams, serums, and facials, but the one thing we’ll never give up or change is using a high-quality collagen supplement.
Why is Collagen Your Beauty BFF?
Collagen naturally breaks down over time. And that can leave skin dull, hair dry, and joints creaky.
Bad news, right?
Yes, collagen breaks down, and production slows as we age, and that is why the skin will lose firmness and elasticity as we age. Collagen decrease can also lead to dryness and sagging of the skin.
And a big YES to the fact that a high-quality collagen supplement can help you get that J Lo. glow we all know and love.
“Get an ageless glow that has no limits” -J Lo.
The Changing Face of the Beauty Industry
The beauty business has grown to a $532B industry; however, how the industry looks are changing. As we turn the page on another year, we deepen our connection to defining beauty on our terms, and we start to look to the inside.
The question becomes not how can we cover up or hide our perceived imperfections but how can we nourish our bodies, from the inside out, to be our best, more whole, most confident selves.
What Is Collagen?
As we shared in this blog post, collagen is one of the more abundant proteins in the body, and it accounts for 25-35% of the whole-body protein content and plays an essential role in the health of hair, skin, nails, gut, tendons, joints, and more.
We naturally produce collagen by breaking down dietary protein, but collagen decreases as we age, starting as early as our 20s.
Check out this blog post for more on collagen types and the best collagen sources.
Collagen Hydrates Skin From the Inside Out
Wrinkles remind us of all afternoons we spent in the sun (sunscreen on, of course), crow’s feet and laugh lines remind us of all the laughs we had, and frown lines can remind us of all we have overcome.
So while we celebrate our continued growth, aging, and all the wrinkles, lines, and marks that make our faces uniquely ours, we also want to look and feel our best. Both can be true.
And collagen can help us do just that by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen has been studied, and results show that collagen can improve skin elasticity in as little as 6-12 weeks and reduce the appearance of skin wrinkles in 8 weeks.
Where Can I Find Collagen?
For our Whey and Keto Protein Series, only the best will do, which is why we exclusively use Collactive Marine Collagen.
- Improves skin health
- Highly absorbable (100% hydrolyzed collagen (type I))
- Mimics collagen & elastin ratios found in skin
- Sustainably sourced and fully traceable
Marine Collagen is derived from wild-caught fish and is Type 1 collagen. Marine collagen is known to have superior bioavailability (your body’s ability to use what you consume) because it has a lower molecular weight than beef or pork, with some research suggesting it is absorbed 1.5 times more efficiently.
Where Does Collagen Fit Into My Skincare Routine?
Add a scoop of our Whey to your morning smoothie. Shake a scoop with water for a mid-day snack, or use it in your favorite baking recipe. Because what goes better with your 10 step nighttime beauty routine than brownies? Right? Right.
If you’re looking for more ways to use your Natreve Whey or Keto Protein, made with collagen, we’ve got you covered here.
Using the intelligence of our body paired with nature's gifts, collagen supports us to look and feel our best and plays a crucial role in any skincare routine.
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