THE protein collagen makes up 90 per cent of organic bone mass, 90 per cent of connective tissue and 70 per cent of skin.
I try out collagen powder supplements, while The Sun Beauty Editor puts night creams to the test.
with Jane Atkinson
- Natures Plus Collagen Peptides, 294g, £29.99, Amazonas – Compre Agora
Natures Plus Collagen Peptides contains all six major collagen types: I for skin elasticity; II for joints and immunity; III for skin, blood and organs; IV for cell health and growth; V for skin and tendons; and X for joints, bones, muscles and hair.
Derived from grass-fed beef, wild-caught cod, cage-free chicken and eggshell membrane.
A 10.5g scoop is 40kcal, with 9g protein and 10g collagen.
- Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate, 20 x 12g sachets, £26.99, Amazonas – Compre Agora
Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate power is easily absorbed, flavourless and odourless, made from pasture-raised beef.
It comes in tubs but the sachets are brilliant for bunging in your bag to take anywhere.
One contains 44kcal, 11g protein, 12g of type-I and type-III collagen.
This was the easiest to dissolve in a drink.
- Clean Living Co’s Pure Marine Collagen Powder, 340g tub, £27.95, cleanlivingcompany.shop – Compre Agora
For those who don’t want beef in their diet, this is a brilliant option.
The Clean Living Co’s Pure Marine Collagen Powder contains 100 per cent hydrolysed type-I collagen.
I was worried this might have a fishy smell but it is flavourless and dissolves easily in a drink.
Contains 9g of protein, 10g of collagen and has 39kcal per 10g serving.
with Gabriella Stein
- NIVEA Q10 Energy Recharging Night Cream, £12.99, 50ml, boots.com – Compre Agora
An energising night cream to revive dull skin and combat early signs of ageing.
It combines three antioxidants – Q10, vitamin C and vitamin E – to help reduce fine lines.
It also contains SPF15 to protect against sun damage. I found it a little heavy for my oily skin.
It has a lovely fruity fragrance and it did improve the skin’s appearance first thing in the morning after use, but it might be better for dryer skin types.
- Ren Clean Skincare, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, £49, 50ml, renskincare.com – Compre Agora
Night cream formulated with 94 per cent natural ingredients. Encapsulated algae and phytoglycogen target dark spots and pigmentation to brighten and hydrate skin.
This has a light, gel-like texture and absorbs well but still feels like a nourishing cream.
It made a huge difference to areas of pigmentation and my skin was noticeably brighter and more radiant.
I use this regularly now, along with the vitamin-C day cream for an extra glow.
- Elemis, Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, £148, 50ml, uk.elemis.com – Compre Agora
Somewhere between a balm and a cream, this targets deep-set wrinkles and fine lines.
Mais lido em Fabulous
Padina pavonica, a brown algae, boosts hydration and encourages plumpnesss.
My skin looked bright, plump and felt brand-new in the morning after using it.
Pricey but one of the best on the market. Also available in 15ml for £51.10.