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Everything you need to know about collagen

Image courtesy of The Beauty Chef

Image courtesy of The Beauty Chef

Collagen: it’s so hot right now – this is why

If you’re into beauty, you’ve probably heard of collagen. But do you know what it actually is? And most importantly, why it should be a part of your daily routine? To fill in a few of the blanks, we’ve read up on one of beauty’s favourite ingredients.

Here’s what we found out.

So, what is collagen?

Basically, collagen is the most abundant natural protein found within our bodies, responsible for creating the framework in which cells can function. From a beauty perspective, collagen is what gives our skin its firm appearance, fighting the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. It also assists in keeping our hair healthy and our nails strong.

How do we lose it?

Unfortunately, as we age, our body starts producing less collagen, which can in turn lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Unhealthy lifestyle choices such as getting too much sun exposure and following a poor diet can also damage the levels of collagen found in our bodies. 

How do we get it back?

Thankfully, there are ways to preserve and encourage collagen production, including eating the right foods, applying sunscreen daily, and staying well-hydrated. For best results, it’s also worth exploring the benefits of internal and external collagen supplements and skincare products currently on the market, to delay to decline of collagen levels from the inside out.

What products can you use to improve collagen production?

We did a little beauty reconnaissance to find you the best products designed to encourage collagen production. From firming night creams to collagen serums and internal supplements, these are the goods that will help you keep your hair, skin and nails looking their very best.

SISLEY | Creme Collagene Et Mauve Pot

Formulated with a high concentration of soluble collagen to prevent skin aging, Sisley’s Crème Collagene Et Mauve Pot helps to replenish your skin and restore youth.


Collagen Neck & Decolletage Treatment Serum

Nurture your skin with this intense overnight treatment, designed to help replenish your complexion for an overall improved appearance. Containing Marine Plant Collagen, Cucumber, Rosehip and Avocado, this serum reduces fine lines while helping to hydrate your skin.


This delicious bio-fermented beauty elixir combines the digestive balancing benefits of good bacteria with berries, pomegranate and grape seed extract for a powerful collagen boost. Its added Vitamin C also contributes to normal collagen formation, while zinc helps you to achieve healthier hair and nails.

DAVID JONES BEAUTY | Collagen Daily Facial Hydration

Enriched with Avocado Oil and Marine Plant Collagen, this anti-ageing facial day cream is designed to promote natural regeneration of the skin for a hydrated, radiant, younger-looking complexion.

ELIZABETH ARDEN | Ceramide Lift and Firm 

Day Cream with Sunscreen

This anti-ageing super moisturiser by Elizabeth Arden is designed to enhance your skin’s firmness with the use of breakthrough technologies, collagen and peptides. We give it extra points for its added sunscreen.


The secret to finding your inner glow, Beauty Food is a premium, all-natural daily elixir of super greens and marine collagen peptides that encourage youthful, glowing skin. Add it to your morning smoothie for an instant internal beauty fix.

DAVID JONES BEAUTY | Collagen Intensive Sleep Treatment Mask

Formulated with Marine Plant Collagen and enriching ingredients, this overnight mask is designed to hydrate, firm and plump your skin as you sleep. Treat yourself to an overnight boost of moisture whilst improving the appearance of your complexion. 

ANTIPODES | Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream

Scientifically shown to stimulate a synthesis of collagen in human cells, this luxurious facial cream from Antipodes is designed to soothe and moisten skin whilst neutralising free radical damage. This beauty must-have also features calendula, an ingredient highly regarded for its supreme healing properties.

DAVID JONES BEAUTY | Collagen Daily Plumping Face Serum