Collagen powder for your skin: what makes it so effective?
In tablet, capsule, liquid… It seems that collagen-based food supplements now offer a tremendous variety.
But how do you choose among all these formats? Is there a more effective form than another? The MyPureSkin team helps you understand why powdered collagen is a perfectly suitable solution.
From the capsule to the powder, via the tablets, the same collagen will have more or less the same efficiency. However, it remains essential to shape it in order to guarantee a certain comfort of consumption.
Characterised by a certain viscosity (the sensation to the touch is close to that of gelatine, which is obtained from collagen), collagen is difficult to preserve in its natural state.
This is why the nutricosmetic industry tends to transform it to allow it to keep its properties longer. Nevertheless, your choice criteria should not stop there and there are indeed reasons to prefer certain forms of collagen.
Collagen capsules: a very practical choice
Very pragmatically, some nutricosmetic brands choose very cheap capsules, which can be bought in large batches and which allow the quantity of collagen to be dosed very precisely: these are called capsules.
Generally obtained from gelatin and glycerine, the capsule is unfortunately not always free of problems directly linked to its design. Indeed, by choosing to add a “foreign” element at the end of their production chain, these nutricosmetic brands take the risk of not having complete control over their formula.
This risk crystallises in cases of contaminated capsules but also in examples of choice of formula where the effectiveness of its ingredients decreases due to reactions with the capsule’s components. Some of these excipients, such as magnesium stearate, can have an impact on the health of its consumers.
It is indeed through studies such as the one published by researcher P.W. Tebbey in 1990¹ that the harmful effect of stearic acid (into which magnesium stearate tends to be transformed once ingested) was discovered. By spreading throughout the body, stearic acid weakens T-cells, which are partly responsible for your immunity. In other words, the consumption of some poorly formulated food supplements can have a negative effect on certain aspects of the immune system.
Liquid collagen: difficult to store
Collagen in solution (collagen to be drunk directly) unfortunately does not have the same advantages as capsules.
Sensitive to temperature variations, a bottle of collagen to drink cannot be kept for very long unless additives are added, and repeated consumption over the long term could, once again, pose a problem in certain cases.
Collagen powder without additives: a premium quality solution
D’autres marques de nutricosmétique, telles que MyPureSkin, choisissent d’être intransigeantes sur la qualité de chacun des ingrédients de leur formule.
Préférant une chaîne de valeur un peu plus onéreuse, ces acteurs sérieux de l’industrie gardent ainsi un contrôle absolu sur la qualité du complément alimentaire que vous consommez. Permettant non seulement de conserver ses qualités nutritionnelles en garantissant l’intégrité de la formule, ce choix est également le gage d’une grande flexibilité.
En effet, vos besoins en collagène varient de 20 à 70 ans et il peut être délicat de trouver un produit répondant aussi bien à vos besoins pour de simples problèmes de quantités.
Par ailleurs, le format du nutricosmétique à base de poudre de collagène marin aura un impact particulièrement important sur ses modalités de conservation.
À cet égard, les “doses” individuelles sous forme de “stick” offrent l’avantage d’une meilleure préservation puisque seule la poudre du stick consommé se verra exposée à la lumière et à l’air, contrairement aux pots dont l’utilisation à la cuillère augmente les risques de contamination et de perte de qualité de la poudre qu’ils contiennent.
MyCollagenLift: the effectiveness of a natural collagen powder
Proud to be one of the nutricosmetic brands that care about the health of their consumers, MyPureSkin works daily to support your ageing process through a premium quality food supplement: MyCollagenLift.
With a formula made from 100% natural ingredients and no additives, MyCollagenLift expands your range of products to help you care for your skin as you age, whether you are 25, 45 or 65.
The secret to MyCollagenLift’s effectiveness? A unique synergy, based on a thorough understanding of the biological mechanisms of ageing, offered by quality ingredients including :
- Marine collagen peptides whose molecular weight makes them highly bioavailable (i.e. easier to assimilate by your body);
- Hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a good level of hydration;
- Wheat oil ceramides to complete this moisture maintenance effort for your skin;
- Vitamin C from acerola fruit to help protect your cells from oxidative stress;
- Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant;
- Organic silicon to structure your skin while helping to maintain your defences against the harmful effect of free electrons.
To take advantage of the benefits of MyCollagenLift, why not start an initial 3-month treatment? In only 4 weeks, your first results will be visible!
- Study by P.W. Tebbey on the immunosuppressive effects of stearic acid: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1384169/