What is Collagen Protein?
Collagen is one of the most abundant types of protein in our bodies, and is used to form the vast majority of our muscle, skin, and connective tissue. In fact, over 80% of your skin is made from collagen proteins!
Some describe this unique type of protein like rope because it holds everything together and keeps things in place. It is also in charge of keeping our skin hydrated, pliable, and protected.
Collagen is formed in the Dermis layer3, or middle layer of your skin. Along with elastin, collagen is largely responsible for forming the plumpness and softness of your skin.
When we are young, our collagen levels are at their highest, but as we age, we start to lose it gradually over time.
That is why it is important to supplement with a high quality collagen peptide supplement, like our Aquarius Collagen Beauty Booster formula.
Got it. But Why Collagen ‘Peptides’?
Collagen Peptides are smaller, broken down bits of collagen proteins, that are highly bio-available and easily absorbed by the body to use. Some forms of complete collagen protein do digest efficiently, and are not as effective at restoring your body’s collagen levels.
Think of Peptides like the building blocks of whole collagen proteins! Similar to how essential amino acids work to re-build muscle, the amino acid profile in collagen helps replenish your skin.
Does Collagen Really Work?
Collagen supplements have gained an enormous amount of popularity in the past several years, and for good reason. Several studies show that collagen peptide supplements are an effective way to increase skin elasticity2 and hydration levels3.
Skin elasticity is essential for ensuring that our skin is pliable, and one of the best indicators that our skin doing its main job – forming the best defense against pollutants and sun-exposure, while being able to re-contract after being stretched.
The Most Important Beauty Supplement.
Collagen is by far the most essential beauty supplement because it keeps your body’s supply of collagen stocked, which will increase skin moistness and elasticity.
Together, elasticity and moisture will not only keep your skin healthy, but it will reduce the appearance, and formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
The result is younger, more vibrant, healthier-looking skin. Who doesn’t want that?
The Power of Hyaluronic Acid.
Aquarius Collagen Beauty Booster is the only natural collagen supplement on Earth that combines European Grass-Fed Bovine collagen peptides with HyaMax hyaluronic acid, for greater potency and effectiveness.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule found in the skin that helps bind water to collagen proteins, and is one of the best complementary supplements that you should take with collagen.
We included 120mg of pure HyaMax brand hyaluronic acid in every scoop of our Aquarius collagen because they work synergistically to keep skin moisturized.
With Aquarius Collagen Beauty Booster, your skin is getting both of the most important nutrients to keep skin hydrated, and plump.
And the science is there to prove it- an important 2012 research study concluded that Hyaluronic Acid is indeed an essential nutrient in slowing down the aging process, likely through its ability to keep skin hydrated.4
Vitamin E: The Skin Protector.
The final ingredient we added to our Aquarius collagen beauty formula is a full 87% RDA of Vitamin E- a fat soluble anti-oxidant that is largely responsible for protecting our skin from sun damage, inflammation, and fight off free radicals.
Research has shown that Vitamin E in the form of tocopherol may benefit overall skin health, as it demonstrates ‘photoprotective’ properties5, and increases the skin’s ability to mitigate oxidative stress.
It’s no surprise that vitamin E is found naturally in many of the best foods for your skin!
We chose a natural form of Vitamin E, extracted from sunflower as the perfect complement to the Collagen Peptides, and Hyaluronic acid matrix in our Aquarius Collagen Beauty Booster.