It is beauty in a bottle and the results are inspiring. After just a month of drinking Skinade, skin is increasingly hydrated and radiant, and fine lines and wrinkles appear to have melted away, while hair and nails become stronger. All in all, a fabulous addition to the daily beauty routine – drunk straight after breakfast or in a gel to be mixed with water when on the go.
And yes, it’s all backed up by science in a clinical trial conducted on the collagen peptide found in Skinade. An independent study of 282 subjects showed those taking Skinade for 100 days or more reported that their skin looked and felt 100 per cent more moisturised. A huge 91 per cent felt their skin was more radiant, 82 per cent said it looked clearer, 97 per cent concluded it was healthier, 84 per cent reported increased elasticity, with 91 per cent saying their skin was smoother. Some 81 per cent reported a reduction in lines and wrinkles, and that they simply looked younger. Bottom line – it does what it says on the bottle.
The drink was developed by leading UK scientists and is manufactured in the UK too. The patent-pending formulation contains essential micronutrients and high-grade collagen sourced from freshwater fish, which is low in sodium, has no mercury contamination, and most importantly is rich in type 1 and 3 collagen, the same as found in skin. With no artificial colouring, Skinade is naturally flavoured with peach and mangosteen – and it tastes great.
It is a new way of thinking about beauty. Anti–ageing creams can work so far, but due to its internal delivery system, Skinade increases collagen into the bloodstream and fires up fibroblasts, our own collagen factories in the skin. It also increases the body’s production of hyaluronic acid, which is the naturally produced substance that moisturises the skin.
So couldn’t you take it as a pill? Not unless you were prepared to swallow around 20 tablets daily to consume the same level of active ingredients. Not only hard to swallow, the body would also find them hard to digest. In addition, Skinade has an 80 to 90 per cent body absorption rate in one drink, whereas 20 pills only have a 30 to 40 per cent absorption rate. The liquid form of Skinade is essential for efficacy, making the level of absorption higher, which means it reaches right up to the dermis to have a visible effect on the skin.
So what is in Skinade that makes it work? Key ingredients are vitamin B complex, vitamin C, l-lysine, MSM, hydrolysed marine collagen and organic omegas 3 and 6. These work synergistically to provide the best results. It crucially contains a large amount of high-grade marine collagen of 7,000mg in each 150ml serving, sourced from freshwater fish, with each bottle boasting just 35 calories.
The 2kDal 7,000mg of collagen peptides in each serving of Skinade improves skin elasticity by increasing fibroblasts proliferation – cells that rebuild collagen. The fibroblasts actually fire up at 5,500 to 6,500mg so Skinade contains 7,000mg to account for the 90 per cent absorption rate. This has been carefully calculated for best efficacy.
Why a vitamin B complex you may ask? Well it contains riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3) and biotin, which contribute to the maintenance of normal skin health. Skinade’s specific levels of B vitamin lead to a healthy, glowing and radiant complexion. Vitamin B2 also protects cells from stress.
Next up is vitamin C, where Skinade uses calcium ascorbate, a higher quality and less acid form of vitamin C. This helps the formation and maintenance of the collagen matrix. It also provides vital protection for the skin by boosting the immune system and reducing free-radical damage that shows itself in lines, wrinkles and sun damage – goodbye to that then.
Skinade boasts a perfect level of l-lysine, which is key to rebuilding the collagen matrix at cellular level. Also, MSM, a naturally occurring form of organic sulphur found in all living organisms that helps collagen and keratin formation, improves skin elasticity by supporting the production of elastin, and inhibits the cross-linking of collagen fibrils, a major cause of skin sagging.
The key hero ingredient is hydrolysed marine collagen. It was proved in a clinical trial of 106 volunteers that peptides used in Skinade reach the target organ, the dermis, and additionally trigger the HAS2 receptors’ natural hyaluronic acid production. In just eight weeks, some 91 per cent of subjects saw a 28 per cent increase in skin hydration as well as a significant reduction in collagen fragmentation. This means that skin is moisturised, fine lines are reduced and deep wrinkle formation is held at bay with a particular benefit for photo-damaged skin.
We trialled Skinade with our patients and had astounding results in terms of improved skin appearance and patient satisfaction
Finally, omegas 3 and 6 are sourced exclusively for Skinade from organic flax seed oil, and they play an important role in balancing both dry and oily skin. Skinade even engineers its own water through a process of reverse osmosis ensuring that all the active ingredients are available at the highest level.
For those considering a trip to the cosmetic dermatologist or surgeon, “Skinade has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties and directly reduces the skin’s potential to swell and become sore and red,” says Dr Kathryn Taylor-Barnes from The Real You Clinic. “I have observed that my clients’ skin tolerates procedures better and heals quicker especially when they are already on a course of Skinade at the time of treatment.”
Now available at more than 550 professional outlets and independent cosmetic surgeries, the medical community is convinced. “I was sceptical at first,” says Dr Paul Banwell of the Banwell Clinic. “However, we trialled Skinade with our patients and had astounding results in terms of improved skin appearance and patient satisfaction.”
A 360-degree approach to lifestyle has reached beauty. Taken for 90 days, Skinade could be that final piece of the anti-ageing jigsaw puzzle for the healthiest looking skin of your life.