Is there truth in Skinade’s claim of better skin from within? I went into this trial feeling a little sceptical that I would see any results in 30 days. You have to be brave to say that a drink will show improvement in hydration, radiance, clarity, health, elasticity, smoothness, and will result in fewer lines & wrinkles. In 20 days. In 30 days. In 60 days. In 100 days.
I already take very good care of my skin from within, and am genuinely surprised to report at the end of 30 days of drinking one bottle a day after breakfast, that my skin has improved! My pores appear smaller, the fine lines around my eyes and at the top of my cheeks appear less pronounced, and my skin feels healthier and smoother. Admittedly, I have made a few other lifestyle changes – less coffee, no dairy, more water, more plant-based foods – which I see as necessary to give any supplementation the best chance possible. We can’t expect to abuse our bodies, then take a miracle elixir to fix the mess created!
Skinade works by boosting the collagen in the body by getting it into your bloodstream (there is 7000mg of quality hydrolised marine collagen from fresh-water fish in each bottle, so less sodium and no mercury contamination), and also by boosting the body’s own collagen production with the combined efforts of MSM and vitamin C. Other ingredients include l-lysine to support re-building the collagen matrix at a cellular level, vitamin B complex for general skin health, and organic flax seed oil for omegas 3 and 6 to create balance in skin. It doesn’t taste gross either – peach and mangosteen flavour – quite pleasant really, for a supplement 🙂
Why not just take all of these supplements separately? You could, but apparently absorption of the nutrients is inefficient when taken in tablet form. By drinking the supplements, there is a greater chance the body will absorb it – an 80-90% absorption rate, as compared to taking all the ingredients in tablet form (20 pills or so) which would result in a 30-40% absorption rate. Impressive stats, although I have no idea how you go about measuring this!
Skinade have actually conducted clinical trials on their product, so results are backed up by some science. And it does make sense to feed skin from the inside and the outside. My only reservation is the cost – there is quite an outlay for a 90-day course (which is their recommendation), and I guess it is something you could do once a year to give skin a boost. A 90-day supply costs £315, which equates to £3.50 a day – that’s a daily coffee habit sacrificed (one way to justify the spend).
If you are really unhappy about the state of your skin, then I would recommend giving this a go, but incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle (less booze, more water, more vegetables, etc) otherwise I would expect some of these ingredients to end up being used for other bodily functions. Hair and nails are meant to be healthier too, but I can’t see a marked improvement in either – others may have a different experience. Have you tried Skinade yourself? What results have you seen, if any? Do you take supplements for skin and hair?