Let’s Just Get to the Point:
Think beyond topical
treatments and consider this drink for healthier, younger-looking skin. Skinade ($150 for a 30-day supply) contains a unique blend
of active ingredients that work to boost your body’s production of both
collagen and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to check with your doctor before taking
it if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have a medical condition.
If You Want to Know
The collagen craze shows
no sign of slowing down, with an entire new category of ingestible products
promising to deliver the skin-saving protein and improve your looks from the
inside, out. The anti-aging drink Skinade contains collagen, yes, but also a special blend
of ingredients that work to boost your body’s natural production of collagen and
hyaluronic acid. Both are key components for healthy, youthful skin; collagen
is the protein responsible for giving skin its support and structure, and hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that draws moisture to the skin and can hold
up to 1000 times its own weight in water, essential for a plump, hydrated complexion.
Skinade’s blend of
ingredients is a specially balanced ratio meant to deliver serious results. It can
improve how your skin looks and feels in just 30 days—we’re talking fewer fine
lines and wrinkles, increased skin suppleness, and healthier skin and nails. The
key ingredient is hydrolysed marine collagen—sourced from fresh water fish—with
a low molecular weight; the lower the molecular weight, the easier it is for
the body to absorb and utilize it. And unlike other ingestibles, it doesn’t
just stop there. It also contains other essential micronutrients, including vitamins
b and C, plus l-lysine (an amino acid) and organic flaxseed oil.
And to answer your burning
question, it actually tastes pretty good. It contains natural mangosteen and
peach flavors; I found it fruity and sweet with a little hint of citrus. It
comes in convenient, single-serving, 5.0 ounce bottles (you’re supposed to
drink one daily). Overall, it’s easy to drink, and I especially liked it poured
over ice. It also comes in a powder form in packets that are ideal for travel
(just mix with half a glass of cold water). The formula is lactose-, gluten-,
and dairy-free, and contains no GMOs or artificial colors.
While Skinade recommends drinking it daily for at least 30 days to see
the best results, changes can appear as quickly as a week, so I sipped it daily
for seven days (during which I tried to keep my topical skin care regimen
exactly the same). Did I look 10 years younger by the end of the week? No, but
I did feel like the texture of my skin had improved—it felt softer and more
hydrated, even pre-moisturizer. My nails, which were coming off a long-run of
gel manicures, also felt stronger and longer, no cracks or splitting in sight.
Consider sipping on some Skinade and seeing what changes you notice.