As a beauty blogger we often get asked to try weird and wonderful things. Just before Christmas I was offered a course of Skinade, a drink that promised to increase the collagen in your skin, thus making it smoother, more youthful and ‘bouncy.’ When I first got the email I have to admit my scepticism but after reading lots of reviews where the product was shown to actually work, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to give it a try. Still not quite convinced I embarked upon a months plan to see what the fuss was about.
Marketed as a “multi-award winning, natural peach and mangosteen flavoured anti-ageing collagen drink containing a formulation of active ingredients that aim to boost the bodies natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid,” you can see why I was a little sceptical.
What does it do?
The drink promises to deliver essential micronutrients in liquid form and aims to rebuild the collagen matrix of the skin. It aims to combat the signs of ageing by reducing oxidative stress, increasing moisture and hydration whilst increasing natural hyaluronic acid production within the dermal layer of the skin. As a result it promises to restore the skins youthful appearance, improve skin tone, texture, hydration and promotes skin suppleness. Quite bold claims from a little drink in a bottle that looks like something that would sit happily on your dressing table.
I really really wanted to write a post about how this didn’t work, but I really can’t. I drank the drinks religiously for a month and I did actually notice a difference. My skin was clearer, my face was smooth and I felt a bit “glowy.”
Whilst I’d advice you not to smell the drink (it smells disgusting.) The taste actually isn’t too bad, especially when chilled. I drank one every morning with breakfast and after the first two weeks I started to notice a difference.
It could be a coincidence, but I also noticed my nails started to feel stronger, my hair grew quicker and I got compliments about how glowy my skin was.
For £99 the 30 day supply is a little steep and shouldn’t be taken on lightly, but if you love to be at the forefront of new and exciting beauty advances, then you will probably love this product.
What’s your skin secret?
Until Next Time