Skinade is a collagen drink that’s devised and manufactured in the UK. As UK is one of the leading markets for collagen drinks, we know manufacturers here put a lot of effort into creating great products, so we’re definitely excited to bring you this review.
To start off, it needs to be noted that this is an award-winning product: it was ranked #1 in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2016 (best health supplement category).
According to the official site, a 30-day supply will cost you £99.00, which is £3.3 a day. This is a little bit on the pricey side because several competing products manage to keep the daily costs below £2. Because of this, we have to mark it down in this category.
Unfortunately, the product doesn’t have a money-back guarantee that would allow you to get your money back in case you’re left unsatisfied with it. You can only ship it back within 14 days, but it has to remain unopened, which is hardly of any use because you won’t be able to judge it without trying it out first. Because of this, we have to lower the grade some more.
A daily serving contains a bit over 7000 mg of collagen, which neatly falls into the ideal range we recommend (anywhere between 7000 mg and 10000 mg). The logic behind it is this: anything below 7000 mg is simply not potent enough, while anything above 10000 mg is pretty much unnecessary because the body is unable to absorb it, therefore being a waste of resources.
The collagen found within is of marine origin, which is fantastic! Basically, compared to animal-sourced collagen, it has shown to be more effective, so that’s why we like to see it.
Skinade is based on scientific studies which you can read more about here:
To sum it up, women aged between 35 and 59 were taking collagen supplements for 3 months. One group received the real thing, and the other one was taking placebo in order to have something to compare the results against. Prior to the study, both groups had their skin health measured by dermatologists. The same thing happened at the end of the study in order ensure a way to compare the before and after results.
The results were rather straightforward. After 8 weeks, more than 90% of the participants showed to have more hydrated and healthier skin afterwards, even up to 28%. After 12 weeks, the participants also showed fewer wrinkles and skin imperfections than recorded before. In other words: taking hydrolysed collagen on a daily basis helps improve the skin tone, gets rid of skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as keeps the skin structurally healthy and hydrated.
There is not a single thing we can criticise in terms of effectiveness, so we’re rating it very highly in this category.
Skinade is a ready-made drink, and out of every similar product we’ve reviewed, this one probably ranks somewhere in the absolute top when it comes to convenience. Basically, all you have to do is pick up your daily serving that’s neatly contained within the bottle, drink it, and you’re done! All of this will literally take you less than a minute to do.
Here are some of the most notable ingredients found within and their benefits:
– Vitamin C (Helps prevent certain nervous and cardiovascular disorders, makes your immune system stronger and improves your health in general.)
– Vitamins B (Important nutrients that enable your body to function properly and keep us energised.)
– Omega 3 and 6 (These help prevent certain nervous and cardiovascular diseases, improve our brain function and memory, and help our body develop.)
– MSM (Improves the health and youthfulness of our skin, hair, and nails, as well as acting like a detoxifier.)
– L-lysine (Plays a vital role in rebuilding collagen.)
The taste seems to be on the fruity side, and it’s probably a mix between peach and mango. However, we understand that some people might not fancy it because it has the potential to remind them of taking medication. At least some of our reviewers said that, so we believe we should mention it.
Each daily serving comes in its own separate bottle, which is great in terms of convenience, but rather bad in terms of being ecologically friendly. This is because a monthly dosage takes a whole lot of production materials to manufacture due to so many bottles, and compared to other packaging solutions, it tends to pollute the environment a bit more. So we have no other choice but to give it a bad grade here.
Skinade looks to be one of those products that have unquestionable effectiveness in exchange for a higher price. It also seems to favour convenience over environmental concerns. Its quality goes without saying, but you really have to weigh it against a relatively steep price to decide if it’s worth it for you personally.
Because this is one of our “top-rated” products, we can safely recommend it.