Skinade is the collagen drink causing a real stir among celebrities and social influencers - so of course we gave it a whirl...
It’s not every day you’re given the chance to try out a beauty must-have that celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Millie Macintosh swear by. So, when a one-month supply of Skinade – a multi-award winning collagen drink – dropped into the Living offices, we couldn’t wait to give it a review.
Firstly, let’s talk about collagen. It’s the protein in your body that supports skin strength and gives it that natural elasticity and youthful complexion. And from about the age of 20 we lose between 1-1.5% of the collagen in our skin each year. Which means that from the age of 30 collagen production is significantly reduced. What does that mean for us? Well, as it reduces in our skin, that’s when we start to notice those pesky wrinkles, fine lines and dry, blemished or thinning skin.
Now, the beauty industry has been throwing collagen at us for decades in the form of creams, potions and tablets. But what’s really caught the attention of A-listers and socialites is the liquid form – and it’s been a big hit.
The liquid form – usually a drink – has become a beauty must-have over the last few years, mostly because it can contain a much bigger dose of the protein than a tablet or cream. In fact, to consume the same level of collagen found in a single dose of Skinade, you’d have to take 20 large tablets.
What is Skinade?
Skinade is an anti-ageing collagen drink aiming to boost your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. It says it can improve the way your skin looks and feel in as little as 30 days.
You drink one serving (150 ml bottle or 15 ml sachet) of the Skinade drink per day.
The Skinade review
My 30-day trial pack came in a sturdy presentation box and was classed as the holiday edition. Inside, there are 20 ready-to-drink bottles, and a further 10 travel-size sachets. The sachets contained a puree-type consistency that you dilute with water to make up the drink. Handy for any of those weekends away or overnight stops as they fit nicely in your cosmetic case.
I had my Skinade drink first thing in the morning – it is recommended that you drink before or after breakfast. Surprisingly, it has a very pleasant taste, like a weakened peach cordial. Some marine collagen drinks have been criticised for tasting fishy but Skinade does not. However, I would recommend diluting the smaller sachets with water, as they are overpowering on their own.
It’s easy to incorporate the drink into my daily beauty routine, so I was sure I would be seeing results fairly quickly.
After a few days of taking Skinade, the only difference I had noticed was the colour of my pee, which had turned an almost neon yellow colour – so be warned!
I was slightly anxious at the thought of some of the side-effects too, which included diarrhoea and some redness to the skin on your face. However, I didn’t experience any of these over the course of 30 days.
It took about 8 days before I began to notice a definite improvement to my skin, especially my face. As someone who suffers from dry skin, I was pleased that the look and feel of my skin was much softer and appeared to have that hydrated dewy glow.
My skin continued to look healthy and hydrated throughout the trial. I would recommend using a good collagen night cream and a hydrating primer in the day to maximise results. I had several comments about my skin looking’radiant’ and ‘glowing’ during the trial, which was fantastic.
Did I notice less lines and wrinkles? My skin certainly looked better but after 30 days I wouldn’t say it had reduced any fine lines or wrinkles.
Skinade, however, does recommend using the product for at least 12 weeks to see the ultimate results.
Overall, I liked this product. It was easy to use, fuss-free, tasty and gave my skin a radiant boost.
It is priced at £115.50 for a 30-day supply. And I would say, if you want to combine a nutrient-packed collagen drink into your beauty regime, Skinade is definitely a worthy contender.