What we eat doesn’t just have an impact on our overall health and immunity, it also has an impact on the health and appearance of our skin. In recent months we’ve seen a major increase in ingestible beauty products, the most popular of which is undoubtly collagen.
Collagen is a protein occurring naturally in the body and is one of the main building blocks of the skin. It is responsible for giving the skin structure and support, keeping it plump and preventing it from sagging. As we age our bodies gradually produce less collagen, and we lose roughly 1% of our body’s natural collagen every year from the age of 20 onwards. Over time, this results in our skin losing its firmness and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
To maintain your skin’s elasticity and youthfulness, it’s important to introduce a good quality collagen product to your diet. When deciding on a product, you need to consider its nutritional value, convenience and the research and science that went into the formulation of that product.
FUTURELIFE® BEAUTI FOOD™ contains 5g hydrolyzed collagen peptides per product and is available in two convenient formats: Nutritional Shakes and Protein Bars. The collagen present in both products has been scientifically researched and it is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles in 28 days with consistent use1.
Our editor tried FUTURELIFE® BEAUTI FOOD™ to see if it lives up to the hype. This is her experience:
“As a beauty editor I understand the importance of taking a collagen supplement every day. I’ve tried a variety of collagen powders, but each time the routine is short lived. I can’t stand the taste of collagen powder in my coffee or tea, so I’d end up making a smoothie instead. However, on mornings when I was running late (which is more often than I care to admit) I would run out of time and would forego that day’s collagen. Other days I might have the time but would realise I’m out of bananas or yoghurt and again, forego my morning smoothie.
FUTURELIFE® BEAUTI FOOD™ Nutritional Shakes have been a game-changer for me. It is the simplest and most convenient collagen product I have ever used: You simply empty the contents of the packet into a shaker, add around 180ml of water, and shake until the powder is absorbed. No mess, no fuss and no extra dishes to wash! I love the delicious French Vanilla and Caramel Latte flavours. I like to drink my daily smoothie as a mid-morning snack or as an afternoon pick-me-up before I hit the gym.
The shakes contain 5g hydrolyzed collagen peptides, but is also filled with 18 vitamins and minerals, plant based omega-3, calcium, a prebiotic and dietary fibre. Plus it’s low GI and doesn’t contain added cane sugar, making it a healthy addition to your diet. I love that it’s putting more than just collagen into my body as I believe it’s important to supplement with vitamins and minerals, even when following a balanced diet.
On the days when I don’t feel like a shake or I know I’m going to need a more substantial snack, I eat a FUTURELIFE® BEAUTI FOOD™ Protein Bar instead. Like the shake, it also contains 5g hydrolyzed collagen peptides and an impressive 10.8g protein per bar (which is delicious by the way – it has a nougat center and sugar-free dark chocolate coating).
I’ve been having my shake (or protein bar) religiously every day for about a month. I’ve really enjoyed the convenience, the taste and the effect it’s had on my skin and hair. After the first month my skin looks smoother and I personally feel that the laugh lines around my eyes seem less prominent. My hair is glossy and growing at lightning speed and I’ve noticed that my nails are growing faster too.
What’s great about this collagen product is that the longer you take it, the better its effect. That means you’ll enjoy optimal benefits when using it long-term. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I actually purchased two 28-day BEAUTI packs on the FUTURELIFE® website to continue my collagen journey. At just R229.99 for a 28-day supply, it works out to just over R8 per shake, which is really impressive! You can shop it here.
In comparison to other collagen products I’ve tried, this is more convenient, results in less cleaning and washing up, and is by far the tastiest option I’ve had. I love that both the shakes and the bars contain additional nutrients and that they can be enjoyed any time of the day. I started this journey by trialling products that were sent to me by FUTURELIFE®, and I’m now a converted customer purchasing my own.”
Anien – Editor
Interested in trying it for yourself? Shop FUTURELIFE® BEAUTI FOOD™ online here.
- Proksch et al. (2014) Skin Pharmacol. Physiol 27: 113-119.
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