Beauty from Within

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Spring into Beauty. If you are looking for ways to support your beauty regime or to keep your skin glowing from inside out, there are things you can do yourself such as eating a healthy diet, keeping your skin out of the sun, drinking alcohol in moderation and quitting smoking. If you need another weapon in the battle against tired or aging skin, there is a natural resource already in our bodies and that is collagen.

Collagen is the main component of our bone, skin, muscle and ligament structure, and as it’s found in most tissues, collagen can be found in other areas, including tendons, gums and eyes. Its fibrous properties mean collagen adds structure, strength and resilience to both hard and soft tissues. Good amounts of collagen in the skin are also essential for skin elasticity and plumpness. 

There are up to twenty-eight different types of collagen, but the three main types are:

Type I is the most common type of collagen – found in skin, bone, teeth, tendon, ligaments, vascular ligature, and organs

Type II is mainly found in cartilage

Type III is present in the skin, muscle, and blood vessels

There are also different sources of collagen that hold different properties and are found in different parts of the body.

Collagen Supplements

Marine collagen, classified as Type I, is extracted from the bones, skin and scales of fish. This is thought to be the most effective at skin and bone support. Marine collagen is renowned for its high collagen content. It’s also absorbed well by the body and is considered as being more eco-friendly and sustainable than other collagen sources. Try Holland & Barrett Marine Collagen With Vitamin C tablets. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin and can also help support your immune system, normal psychological function and normal energy -yielding metabolism.

Vegetarian/Vegan collagen is not ‘true’ collagen as it comes from non-animal sources, however it is still thought to help stimulate the natural collagen synthesis process. Holland & Barrett Vegetarian Collagen Capsules are a vegetarian collagen supplement containing Vitamin C and astaxanthin, an antioxidant, that’s been linked to healthier skin, endurance, heart health and joint pain.

Vitabiotics Jointace Collagen tabs are ideal for those with an active lifestyle. The tabs provide high grade collagen which is hydrolysed to improve absorption and also Include other essential vitamins and minerals; Vitamin D, Glucosamine and Chondroitin. 

Nourish your skin from within using Solgar Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex. These tablets contain the patented ingredient BioCell Collagen II® along with vitamin C. BioCell Collagen II® contains a unique and highly absorbable complex of hydrolysed collagen Type II, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) is located in almost every cell of the human body. Collagen and Chondroitin are important for skin health. The vitamin C in Solgar Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex Tablets contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress which can lead to premature aging.

Collagen Creams

Collagen creams usually fall into 2 categories: those that contain real collagen, e.g. marine collagen, and those that help promote collagen production in the skin.

Collagen creams work by promoting collagen synthesis in the skin.  They also usually contain other nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, botanical oils, and vitamin C (which is vital for collagen production). Dr. Organic Collagen Anti-Aging Moisturiser With Dragon´S Blood from Holland & Barrett is a moisturiser based on a unique pro-collagen complex rich in Biotin and Hyaluronic Acid – proven to increase skin hydration by over 50% after 2 hours. Dragon’s Blood is sourced from the Amazonian forests of Peru and is a natural resin derived from the tree of the same name, with proven anti-aging, regenerating and skin-healing properties.

Spring into beauty with Bioglan Beauty Collagen Powder available from Holland & Barrett. As we age, our skin’s natural ‘Collagen factories’ begin to wind down and lose the ability to make and store Collagen. Collagen depletion can lead to common signs of ageing including wrinkles, brittle nails & weak hair. Bioglan Beauty Collagen powder is a high strength Collagen supplement, specially formulated with readily absorbed hydrolysed Marine Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to help support the maintenance of healthy looking hair, skin & nails. With no taste, strong smell or flavour it completely dissolves in water, smoothies, shakes and soups, making it easy and convenient to boost your daily Collagen levels within the foods we eat. Bioglan uses Type I Collagen, which is the most abundant form of Collagen found in the body and the type found in hair, skin and nails – Biotin & Selenium contribute to the maintenance of normal hair – Vitamin C contributes to normal Collagen formation for the normal function of skin and Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails.

Don’t forget to pop into your local Gibraltar Holland & Barrett store to find out more about collagen products. Whether you want to know about wellness or beauty products, just ask one of the Holland & Barrett store colleagues for advice, all of whom are expertly trained to advise on diet, nutrition and supplementation through an extensive specialist training programme. 

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