If you keep up with the online beauty community even the slightest bit, you’re privvy to a slew of buzzwords skincare enthusiasts have been obsessed with such as “clean beauty,” “slugging,” “organic,” and “sustainable,” and even to the most savvy, it can get to be hard to know what’s what.The concept of collagen in skincare, for example, is one of those buzzy topics that can ensue a debate on any given day, but the fact of the matter is there are a ton of collagen-boosting skincare products on the market that beauty fans are raving about after trying.
For the uninitiated, collagen isn’t just something we pump into our skin via store-purchased products. Rather, our body actually produces the collagen protein on its own. Among many things, it’s a key component to bone structure and skin elasticity. We typically produce less of it as we get older and, well, you know the rest. But collagen-based skincare isn’t all anti-aging (in the end, our body’s natural aging process is beautiful all on its own), it also aids in blood circulation (which is the key behind that glow-from-within look), and boosts hydration. There are a number of ways you can sneak it into your skincare routine with low lift, from capsules, to ingestible powders, eye masks and more. In case you don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up some of the collagen-boosting products skincare fanatics are loving the most. See them below.
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This collagen supplement (available in both unflavored and chocolate-flavored varieties) promotes gut health alongside its benefits in the beauty department, providing your body with a daily dose of ingredients that encourage a healthy intestinal lining.
This serum is all about plumping, firming and rejuvenating. With a refillable and recyclable bottle, a pump made from 30 percent recycled materials and arriving in a carton made entirely from recycled paper, it’s a must-add to your sustainable beauty collection as well.
These daily collagen supplements target not just the skin, but hair and nails as well. Chock full of natural ingredients such as fish collagen, this will help you work your way towards rejuvenated, healthier skin.
Early mornings? Late nights? Both? Lorelis Lab’s Eye Mask uses caffeine to breathe life back into the skin around the eyes. Meanwhile, collagen and hyaluronic acid address tightening and lifting overtime.
Moon Juice’s Cosmic Cream Dewy Moisturizer addresses core skincare issues from all angles – There’s fatty acids sealing in moisture, schisandra fighting against the breaking down of collagen, extra protection by way of adaptogens and more.
Switching out your usual toner with a marine collagen-filled option (an ingredient that encourages your skin to retain higher levels of collagen) is the most fuss-free way to ease this step into your skincare routine.
This resurfacing mask doesn’t come with the cheapest price tag, but that’s because it means business. It exfoliates and clarifies all at once, leaving your skin free of any dull lingering cells, and uses two types of collagen to promote a smoother appearance.