Age is nothing but a number.
You are only as old as you feel.
Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.
All quotes that are lovely and meant to make us feel better about getting and looking older, but let’s get real here - if we had the choice NOT to look older, most of us would jump and grab it with two hands.
Ageing is an inevitable part of life. It is something we cannot stop unless someone actually creates the potion from Death Becomes Her. However, what we can do is slow down the physical signs of ageing and improve them, thanks to an incredible ingredient: collagen.
You have probably heard of collagen before when it comes to lip fillers and other cosmetic procedures. There’s a reason for that: it is what makes up almost 80 per cent of your skin and accounts for a third of the proteins in your body. Your body produces this naturally to build muscles, bones, skin and hair and there are more than 28 different types of collagen. It is what gives our skin the elasticity and strength, but as we get older, it begins to deplete, hence the wrinkles and loss of that fresh, youthful tight skin.
Fun fact (or not so!): Natural collagen starts to deplete after the grand old age of 25
So, now you know what collagen is and what it does for our body, you probably want to know how you can stop it from disappearing and how you can give it a bit of a boost and improve the signs of ageing.
First of all, you can encourage the production of collagen into your body through your diet. Remember, it doesn't just improve signs of ageing on the outside, but on the inside as well, helping with healthy muscles and skin, so diet is the most obvious way of getting a bit of a boost.
Vitamin C is what encourages the production of collagen, helping to create a balance between the collagen and elastin in your skin, leaving you with firm, smooth and healthy skin. Some of the foods that contain high levels of Vitamin C include:
- Fruit: Strawberries, orange, papaya, guava, kiwi and cherries
- Vegetables: cauliflower, broccoli and Brussel sprouts, bell peppers, potatoes
Foods that are high in collagen itself include:
- Bone broth
- Egg yolk
Many health stores also sell collagen powders, which can be sprinkled on foods.
Skin care products
Now, we are a skincare store, so we care a lot about the way that your skin looks and feels. We know that while diet is a great way to get it into your body, it is not always that easy, so we have a range of skincare products to give you a helping hand. Our Anti-Ageing Collagen Serum combines the powers of collagen with added hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C making it a powerful potent Anti-Ageing superstar!
It gives the skin an instant boost, making it look firmer and smoother straight away, as well as giving it a plumping effect and brightening your skin, knocking years off your age.
Even better, Fether’s Anti-Ageing Collagen Serum is entirely natural and plant-based, making it suitable for vegans. The collagen is derived from seaweed - which research is the best way of getting it. It has been found that collagen molecular structure when extracted from seaweed, is actually closer to the human collagen molecular structure as opposed to when it has been extracted from animals.
Tip: Apply your Anti-Ageing Collagen Serum twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, after you wash and tone your face, before applying sunscreens and moisturizers.
A final way of putting more collagen into your body is through the use of supplements, which can be picked up at most health stores. As with consuming it with food, taking it through supplements means that you get the benefits of it on the inside as well as the outside. There is research to suggest that collagen supplements can be effective in reducing stiffness associated with the bone condition osteoarthritis (International Orthopaedics, 2019).
However, the thing with supplements is that you can’t control how or where the collagen is used. If you are hoping to reduce the signs of ageing in your skin but your muscles also desperately need collagen, you may find that your skin doesn’t get any of it or benefit. If you are hoping to guarantee that your skin feels the full benefit, our anti-ageing collagen serum really is the best way to go!