Marine collagen: everything you need to know about this skin saviour

Collagen has long been a go-to beauty supplement for people not only wanting to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails, but also for those who want to slow the visible signs of ageing. As you age, your body’s production of its own collagen decreases, and while this process can begin as early as our 20s, the effects often only become noticeable in our 40s and beyond. This translates to looser, drier skin, less water retention, more visible fine lines, and reduced plumpness.

A supercharged supplement designed to boost the appearance of skin from within, marine collagen has long been used to enhance the skin and it offers a variety of benefits when used as part of our regular routine. From plumping and firming to increased luminosity, the benefits of marine collagen are many and varied.  This is a supplement that offers an easy and inexpensive way to help overcome collagen depletion and boost radiance.

So - you want the benefits of collagen but are confused by the abundant options out there, we have answers. We’ve done the reading for you. Here are our key take-aways.

1. Your body absorbs marine collagen more efficiently than other collagens.

    While a lot of collagen is derived from animals such as cows, it turns out that marine collagen is much more bioavailable, with 50% greater absorption.

    Marine collagen performs better at improving skin and hair condition, according to findings in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

    2. The secret lies in amino acids that stimulate the skin.

      Marine collagen delivers a particularly high dose of the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.

      The amino acids stimulate cells in skin, bones and connective tissues and lead to the production of new collagen. 

      3. German scientists have shown that daily collagen significantly improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles.

      Taking collagen daily helps plump fine lines and improves skin elasticity, firmness, moisture and hydration.

      This was shown by a team of scientists from the University of Kiel in Germany. Their clinical study, published in the journal Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, demonstrated a significant increase in skin elasticity and reduced wrinkles in a group of women aged 35 to 55. 

      4. You can give your skin’s moisture levels a decent bump as well.

        Another study carried out by scientists from France, Belgium and Japan showed that taking collagen boosts the skin’s moisture levels.

        This placebo-controlled study, published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, showed that taking a peptide-rich collagen over 8 weeks increases the skin’s moisture by an impressive 12%. 

        5. By taking collagen, you actually boost your own collagen production.

          The above multi-country study showed a consistent increase in the skin’s own collagen stores over a 12 week period. 

          6. The type of collagen matters.

          There are 3 main Types of Collagen (Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3) – and they all do different things for your body. You need to choose a collagen that will support your goals best. If you are looking to renew your skin, ensure that you’re consuming Collagen Type 1, if you’re only concerned with joint health, look at Collagen Type 2 and 3.  

          Rare by Nature’s powerful collagen capsules offer a proven all-in-one beauty and wellness solution, for plumper, more youthful skin, thicker hair, stronger nails and healthy body. 

          Our convenient capsules contain the world’s purest collagen, sustainably sourced from the highest quality wild Arctic codfish, which are native to the glacial waters of the Norwegian Sea.

          Each capsule contains 100% pure natural marine collagen, with no additives or fillers for unmatched bioavailability, allowing your body to absorb and enjoy better results than farmed collagen.  

          Our natural marine collagen peptide capsules contain Type I collagen which is the best of the 3 collagen types for active skin care renewal.

          Our slow-release capsules allow for optimal absorption within the body to deliver the perfect dose, every time – no mess, no strange taste, no matter where you are in the world. Our versatile capsules can also be opened and added to your favourite drink.

          Our wild-sourced capsules are sourced from only the most premium fish skin, not the less potent discarded scales. Unlike other brands we never farm our collagen, which can be less healthy due to artificial hormones, unnatural diets and stressful living conditions.

          Our natural marine collagen is always fully traceable, so you know exactly how it got to you – from the fishing boat and skipper to the exact date of catch. 

          Taken daily, you’ll notice a more radiant, hydrated and even complexion, healthier hair and nails and improved wellbeing, for a youthful glow that shows from the inside out.