Every now and then, there’s an ingredient that comes and takes the beauty world by storm. The latest one we’re raving about? Collagen. Whether it’s in skincare, haircare, bodycare or supplements, we just can’t get enough of this wonder ingredient, and we’re sure you’re loving it too. If you’re yet to delve into the world of collagen, we’ve got our top formula’s right here for you to discover.
For the face
Plenty of skincare formulas are getting on board with collagen at the moment, but one of our original favourites has to be Elemis‘ Pro-Collagen range. In particular, we’re loving the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Serenity. Not only does it boast a calming, soothing scent of lavender, vetiver and clary sage, but it works to deeply cleanse your skin while leaving it feeling radiant and refreshed. Add in it’s multiple uses (hello, face mask!) and it’s a versatile formula that we wouldn’t be without.
If serum is where you like to get a hit of ingredients, we’ve got two you’ll love! There’s not many brands we trust more than Lulu’s Time Bomb, and Collagen Bomb is up there with our all time faves. It works to hydrate your skin while improving the look of the visible signs of ageing, so you can enjoy skin that looks revtialised and more youthful. Algenist’s Genius Liquid Collagen is a must-have too. This high-powered serum is blended with alguronic acid, microalgae oil and plant collagen, and it helps to plump up skin for a nice bouncy look.
Your lips are just as important to look after as the rest of your skin, and Gale Hayman has the perfect formula for it. Lip Lift is a cult classic for a reason, helping to smooth out the look of fine lines on your lips to leave them looking and feeling more kissable than ever. It works to soften the skin too, as well as making a great base for your favourite lipsticks.
For the body
We don’t just want smooth, gorgeous skin on our face, so we love bodycare formulas that act like skincare for your whole body. Creams, gels, moisturising milks, you name it, we’ve got it.
M. Asam is already known for its wonderful, youth-boosting skincare, but the Collagen Lift Body Cream is fab. It promotes the look of smoother, more supple skin top to toe, with a blend of plum seed and almond oils, plant-based lupine, soy isoflavones and caffeine. If a gel is more your thing, it has to be SBC! In classic gel style, Hydra-Collagen boasts a non-sticky formula that can be used head to toe (including on your face!) and works to deeply hydrate your skin while working to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. What a multi-tasker!
Let’s not forget about haircare either! SBC’s classic Hydra-Collagen range even looks after your locks with this Shampoo Conditioner duo. They target the look of fine, limp hair to help give you a ‘do with plenty of volume, bounce and oompf.
For your supplement stash
Don’t think we’re just applying collagen to our skin, oh no. We take it in supplement form too! Revive Collagen’s Original Hydrolysed Marine Collagen is an easy way to fit collagen into your daily routine, plus it comes with a tasty citrus flavour too! Plus, coming in handy, pre-measured sachets, it’s low effort and perfect for on-the-go.
Another delicious option is Your Zooki’s Marine Collagen Beauty & Health Supplements, coming in Citrus Lime, Concorde Grape or Mango Peach flavours. This blend contains vitamin C too, so that’s another nutrient to tick off your list.
Prefer a tablet when taking your supplements? No worries, we’ve got you covered too! This sports blend from U Perform is designed to help your busy lifestyle by supporting the normal function of joints and cartilage, so you can carry on enjoying your favourite activities with a little extra boost!
With so many different ways to introduce collagen into your routine, which one will you opt for? You can see our full collagen edit here for even more fabulous formulas.