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50 Ways To Increase Your Collagen Intake For Firm, Youthful-Looking Skin

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50 Ways To Increase Your Collagen Intake
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Incorporate the latest beauty trend into your daily routine.

The latest craze in the beauty sphere is collagen, and it seems to be a must-have nutrition and skincare ingredient on everyone's list. While it's common to see collagen listed on the label of skincare and over-the-counter supplements, collagen can now be seen in a large assortment of products (including makeup, food, and even coffee!).

So exactly what is collagen? It's the fundamental protein that counts for the largest concentration of protein in the human body, and thankfully keeps our bodies together. Collagen makes up around 70 percent of our body's dry weight, as most of our weight comes from water in our bodies.

These proteins create the overall structure for the skin through the presence and replenishing of amino acids. These aid in keeping up with skin elasticity all while giving the skin a healthy glow. Unfortunately, with age our bodies' collagen production naturally decreases over time which can lead to effects like wrinkles and sagging skin.

But not to worry! By incorporating various forms of collagen into your system, or using collagen supplements, you'll be able to help avoid aged-looking skin and keep the fountain of youth glow. Read on as we review 50 fun and unique ways to incorporate collagen into your daily routine. 

Drink Your Collagen

1. Collagen Beauty Elixir by Dirty Lemon 

Taking over Instagram, you may just see influencers sporting the trendiest stripped bottles claiming to replenish their beauty routine. While it seems to good to be true, it's fortunate that we're introduced to both a cute packaging with a pack of nutrition.

Dirty Lemon's Collagen Beauty Elixir is made with hydrolized collagen, which promotes hydration, and elasticity in the skin while also reducing wrinkles and increasing the body's natural collagen production. 

(Dirty Lemon, $45 per case) 

2. Skinade Collagen Drink

What's better than drinking pure collagen protein meant to improve your skin's natural tone and texture? The fact that the same drink has a delicious natural peach and mango flavor is just the added bonus.

Skinade's 30-day course is a great introduction to a skin boost that helps increase hydration and helps rid the face of fine lines and wrinkles. 

(Skinade, $150 for 30-day course)

3. Cold Brew Collagen Coffee by BulletProof

Skip the overpriced large-chain coffee shop stop in the morning, and stock your fridge with Bulletproof's collagen-infused coffee. By providing a clean source of natural energy from collagen protein (15 grams), you're not only skipping your 3PM slump but curbing your appetite and any craving to snack throughout the day.  

(BulletProof, $59.98 for 12-count case)


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4. Bone Broth by Bonafide Provisions

Bone broth is naturally rich in collagen and helps repair the gut while also providing the building blocks for healthy skin, hair and nails. What's amazing about Bonafide’s frozen broths (the only preservative is the freezer) is that they're easy to thaw and sip directly (or add it into anything you eat or drink for a delicious boost of collagen). These bone broths from Bonafide provisions come in: mixed, turkey, chicken, and beef.

(Bonafide Provisions, $12.50) 

5. Liquid BioCell for Skin by MŌDERE

Instead of "drinking the 'kool aid" as it pertains to collagen, why not go with something renowned and full of the best collagen rich technology? Modere's Liquid BioCell is formulated with Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology, plus 14 phytonutrient-rich fruits, ceramides, highpotency vitamin C, pomegranate, bamboo, and green tea and grape seed extracts.

(MŌDERE, $74.99) 

6. Collagen Inner Beauty Boost by The Beauty Chef

Most notably known for their Glow Beauty Powder, The Beauty Chef also has a supplemental collagen elixir that is a must have for anyone looking to improve their beauty routines from the outside in. The formula is an organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate designed to support the skin’s production of collagen and promote a radiant, plump-looking complexion.

Plus, the addition of probiotics helps promote a healthy gut which can help reduce inflammation.

(Sephora, $50) 

7. TRIA Energy Drinks by MŌDERE

There's no longer a need for an energy drink full of harsh chemicals and sugar. Imagine real energy provided to your body in a healthy way. 

Tria™ is known to fuel drinkers through the day with a groundbreaking clean energy complex featuring award-winning Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology, plus 10 phytonutrient-rich fruits.

(MŌDERE, $32.99-$59.99)

8. TRIM by MŌDERE

What if there was a way to both get your perfect dose of nutritious collagen, while also helping shed some unwanted pounds? Trim (also by Modere) has produced an innovative, first-in-the-world combination of  physical body transformation.

They include CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) to accelerate fat reduction, and Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology to improve muscle tone and restore radiant skin.

(MŌDERE, $99.99+)

Eat Your Collagen

9. Collagen Protein Bar by BulletProof 

No longer should we purely snack or settle for any ordinary meal replacement. Instead, try a bar with collagen protein like Bulletproof. These bars provide essential building blocks for bones, joints and skin.

Additionally, part of the ingredients include Brain Octane® oil, which replaces a unhealthy formula with quality fat to help produced sustained energy. Not to mention, the flavors of the collagen protein bar are beyond delicious and include vanilla shortbread, mint chocolate chip, pumpkin spice, among others. 

(BulletProof, $34.95 for a 12-pack)

10. Premium (Collagen) Protein Bar from BONK BREAKER

A favorite amongst pro-athletes, Bonk Breaker's 15 gram packed protein bars deliver both nutrients and flavor. Made of real ingrediants, these bars are not only GMO Free, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, and full of Pasture Raised Collagen Hydrolysate and Grass Fed Whey Concentrate - but come in three awesome flavors: peanut butter & dark chocolate, double fudge brownie, and cookies & cream.

(Bonk Breaker, $36 for 12 bars) 

11. Organic Broccoli Cheddar Soup by Bonafide Provisions

The miracle of bone broth and collagen supplements continues. Not only can you add it to your morning smoothies or drink straight, but it can be made into delicious soup with the help of Bonafide Provisions. Along with broccoli cheddar, flavors include wild mushroom, chicken noodle, and French onion.

(Bonafide Provisions, $7.50) 

Add-In Powder Collagen

12. Collagen Plus Powder by Be Well

This true superfood has it all for providing ample nutrition (including collagen). The Be Well blend provides grass-fed collagen powder and healthy ingredients like aloe and bamboo that enhance skin health, strengthen hair, and help to build and maintain healthy joints and bones.

(Be Well, $49) 

13. Beauty Collagen by Vital Proteins 

Vital Proteins delivers bovine-sourced Beauty Collagen in powder form, and promises bouncy and beautiful skin. The website claims that they deliver a spa in a bottle, and with the ample amount of packed nutrients delivered to the skin, we know they're telling the truth.

Have your everyday at-home facial with the option to have many delicious flavors like Strawberry Lemon, Lavender Lemon, Melon Mint, and Tropical Hibiscus.

(Vital Proteins, $32) 

14. Energize Me Beet Force by DOPE Naturally

Insert Dwight from The Office beet quote. Dope Naturally's Energize Me features nature's natural collagen super star: beets. Along with the addition of organic mangosteen as an antioxidant, this amazing product supports collagen formation along with being an anti-inflammatory.

(Dope Naturally, $20)

15. KETO Collagen by Perfect KETO

The Keto diet trend is in full swing, and dropping pounds and measurements everywhere. Finally, those on Keto can enjoy the wonders collagen has on the skin and body. Perfect Keto introduces the First Keto-Friendly Protein Powder. Supporting bone, joint, skin, and ligament health, it's an all in one perfect supplement.

Bonus: The powder is low in carbs and doesn't spike your blood sugar. Enjoy this powder in your morning smoothies with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, and unsweetened. 

(Perfect KETO, $36.99)

16. Super Collagen by Neocell

Add a punch of flavor to your water by mixing in a nutrient-rich, all natural berry lemon powder. In addition to being delicious, it provides the body and skin with the essential beauty building blocks for radiant/glowing skin, thicker hair and stronger nails.

At a 90 percent absorption rate, the mix of amino acids (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) are crucial in replenishing our own body's collagen supply. This assist in minimize fine lines and wrinkles, promoting skin elasticity, aiding in bone strength, along with healthy nails and hair. 

(The Vitamin Shoppe, $18.99) 

17. Beauty Collagen by La Sirene

Ultimate collagen nutrition coming from the seas of the Pacific Ocean, La Sirène is sustainably sourced from off the coast of Japan where the collagen is derived from the scales of Wild Caught Tilapia. These nutrients are then converted into powder that can be mixed (and enjoyed) with any non-carbonated or fizzy drink.

Many individuals notice after a couple of uses, their skin becomes smoother, dewy, and glowy. In addition, wrinkles begin to lose their apperance and there's a boost of added hair health as well. Flavors for La Sirène come in blueberry, orange, as well as original.

(Le Sirène, $79.99) 

18. Collagen Pop by HUM Nutrition 

Move over plain ol' vitamin C tablets! Collagen Pop by HUM Nutrition can now provide both collagen and a vitamin C in one nifty package.

This dissovable tablet encoruages firmness and hydration in the skin while simulaniously boosting your immune system. What we love the most, though? Unlike many boring flavors of other vitamin C tablets, this one comes in a delicious rose and lemon flavor.

(HUM Nutrition, $30) 

19. Collagen Age Defense Supplement by InstaNatural

While we sort out our daily dosage of vitamins and minerals, it's crucial to not forget the addition of collagen into your mix. InstaNatural's Collagen Age Defense Supplement includes clinically-provne ingredients to increase collagen type I, while also decreasing lines, wrinkles and discoloration on the skin.

(InstaNatural, $40) 

20. SuperBeets® Collagen by Humann

We're staying on the beet train on this list and mentioning one of the best collagen supplements on the market today. SuperBeets® Collagen combines quality beets with additional collagen peptides to better promote healthy skin and hair.

Not to mention, they also are on the keto-friendly list alongside ours. This is a big win for the keto dieters out there as their cherry berry flavor can help satisfy any sweet tooth.

(Humann, $39.95) 

21. Collagen Protein by BulletProof

We mentioned Bulletproof's coffee as well as their protein bars, and we're not finished yet... After our numerous round ups, it's easy to see how Bulletproof crushes the collagen game on various stages, but what we love about the protein powder is that pop of collagen and essential amino acids can be implemented into our morning shake or smoothie.

Better than that, it can add flavor to our mornings, as the powder comes in Vanilla (naturally flavored, of course). 

(BulletProof, $39.95)

22. Skin Booster by Perricone MD

Imagine an all-in-one dietary supplement that not only corrects signs of aging, but actually improves and smooths the texture and tone of skin to create a youthful glow. Some ingredients in the supplement include Sicilian Blood Orange and Grape Skin.

Additionally, the supplement is non-GMO, gluten free, and doesn’t include any added preservatives. We call that a win!

(Perricone MD, $55) 

23. Native Plant-Based Collagen Powder by Edible Beauty 

Another Australian brand on our list, this 100 percent plant based collagen powder from Edible Beauty mixes super foods such as Hibiscus, Kakadu Plum, Quandong, Sea Buckthorn, Macqui Berry and Mountain Pepper Berry to help protect our skin from outside factors and damage as our collagen production slows down.

Additionally, the large amount of fruit extracts full of anti-oxidant properties assist in providing ample health to our gut.

(Edible Beauty, $37 AUD)

Add In Gummy Collagen

24. Gummy Glow by NeoCell

We don’t believe there is a greater win than healthy vitamin or nutrient gummies. Along with being a delicious snack and helping satisfy your sweet tooth, their adding helpful ingredients to your diet.

Gummy Glow by NeoCell combines CollagenTM as well as Biotin to supercharge your skin and hair’s overall health. Bonus points given, as the flavor is Berry Beautiful (yes it’s as beautiful as it sounds).

(The Vitamin Shoppe, $19.99) 

25. Vibrant Skin by OLLY

Vibrant Skin Gummies from OLLY believes that skin health is promoted from within. Their gummies supply a mixture of Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, and Sea Buckthorn to help give the skin a radiant glow by replenishing and hydrating.

(OLLY, $13.99) 

26. Women's Multi by SugarBearHair

If there was ever a trending vitamin gummy on the market, it would be SugarBear Hair. On the newsfeed on stars and celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Ashley from The Bachelorette, SugarBear Hair comes highly recommended.

Along with their standard blue biotin hair gummy, they have now released a women’s multivitamin that combines omega-3, vitamin B-12 as well as vitamin C, B-9, D-2 among others. A total number of 16 micronutrients are included in the gummy to help improve women’s daily diet in addition to promoting collagen production.

(SugarBearHair, $29.99)

Incorporate Collagen Into Your Skincare

27. Dynamic Skin Recovery by Dermalogica

Dynamic Skin Recovery by Dermalogica is listed under the brands AGE Smart collection which works by targeting the main biochemical reactions that are known to speed up signs of aging on the skin. By creating a formula that speaks to the skin’s free radical, MMPs, and advanced glycoltion End-products (otherwise known as AGEs).

(Dermalogica, $72)

28. Vitamin C Ester Collection by Perricone MD

There’s nothing more desired than a collagen-rich, bright and radiant complexion. With the use of Perricone M.D.’s Vitamin C Ester Collection, your promised a mixture of glycol acid and amino acids which exfoliate, hydrate, and improve the skin’s firmness.

(Perricone MD, $99) 

29. Collagen Night Cream by InstaNatural

Instanatural breaks boundaries by including Detoskin™ (a clinically-proven peony root extract) which supports collagen 3 synthesis. The combined vitamin C and hyaluronic acids helps decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

(InstaNatural, $22) 


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30. Age Defying Metallic Wash Off Mask by Spa Scriptions

What’s more fun than completely transforming your face into a bubblegum pink? With Spa Scriptions Age Defying Metallic Wash Off Mask, you’re receiving collagen, CoQ10, as well as hyaluronic acid. Each of these ingredients aid in providing: skin formulation, skin cell renewal, and hydration.

(ChemCorp, $14.99) 

31. Premium Collagen Hydrogel Lip Mask by Global Beauty Care

There are collagen masks meant for the face, but they often times leave a space for the lips. Our lips need a little TLC too, so why should we ignore them during our standard beauty routine?

Now there’s no excuse with Global Beauty Care Premium Collagen Hydrogel Lip Mask. They’re designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin particularly on our lips. The moisture-rich formula contains Collagen proteins and essential fatty acids to assist your lips in feeling smoother and softer.

(Amazon, $7.99)

32. Butt Mask (Bite It) by Bawdy Beauty

Speaking of beauty masks meant for unique places, what about our tushies? Believe it or not, Bawdy Beauty makes a Bite It Butt Mask which is full of plant-based collagen meant to both hydrate and tone our backsides.

(Bawdy Beauty, $9)

33. Deep Sea Collagen Elixir by Edible Beauty Australia 

Our second mentioning of Australian’s Edible Beauty on the list (can’t you tell we’re fans?). What is so enriching out their Deep Sea Collagen Elixir is that it infuses concentrations of rare gems found in the sea that are known to slow down cellular aging.

(Edible Beauty Australia, $54 AUD)

34. Collagen Lifting Sleeping Cream by LAPCOS

Help improve your facial appearance overnight with the specialized Collagen Sleeping Mask. Created by Korean skincare experts at LAPCOS, their featured sleeping mask works by deeply moisturizing, brightening and nourishing the skin, while also diminishing fine lines while you sleep. Also try the sister products, the Collagen Firming Cream and the Collagen Daily Skin Mask.  

(Revolve, $38) 

35. Omega Serum by Elina Organics 

This rejuvenating serum contains wild cod collagen, which is an antioxidant powerhouse! Since marine collagen and our skin are both type I collagen, it’s not surprising that it can benefit the skin. Marine collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently than other types of collagen, making it one of the best and effective collagens. 

(Elina Organics, $52)

36. Correct Vitamin A Serum by Osmosis Skincare

Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare Correct is a Level 3 Vitamin A Serum that hydrates and restores the skin for a younger-looking appearance. The formula includes peptides, which promote collagen growth and help to smooth wrinkles and increase elasticity.

Additionally, it includes ingredients like hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, which help exfoliate the skin and assist in removing age spots and discoloration.

(Dermstore, $78)

37. DualSheet Mask by Vitabrid C12 

Using both the PEPTIBRID™ and VITABRID® patented formulas, these specialized face masks deliver nutrients straight to the skin and work for twelve hours after use (even when the mask comes off). The assortment of ingredients help enhance skin regeneration and leave a radiant glow. Many see overall skin changes in as little as two weeks after regular use.

(Amazon, $7.99) 

38. Facelift Kit by Brazillian Skin

This incredible three-step system replicates the ingredients used by Brazilians which makes their skin super flawless. The three steps include a skin tightening serum, deep wrinkle filler, and an overnight face mask.

Don’t let the name fool you, as there’s no needles or surgery needed when using this product — just apply with your fingers.

(Brazilian Skin, $199) 

39. Liquid Collagen by Algenist GENIUS

Considered a breakthrough in the beauty community, GENIUS Liquid Collagen™ is a collagen-based formulation known for creating a youthful glow after application. Also vegan friendly, this formula purely comprised of plant collagen and Microalgae Oil beads helps restore skin's bounce and resilience in as little as ten days.

The formula has over 13,000 beads of Microalgae Oil in each bottle that is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, and a natural source of Vitamin E. If you’re already loving the Liquid Collagen formula for your face, also consider their liquid collagen treatment for the lips.

(Algenist GENIUS, $115)

40. Moroccan Rose Water by Shea Terra

There’s nothing more refreshing than facial mists. Now imagine a mist infused with collagen and smelling like Moroccan roses. Just like the oils in roses give them the appearance of a silky and firm texture, throughout the day, try spritzing onto the face to keep skin cool and hydrated.

This product can be added to many of your regular skin care routine rituals. For example, add a little to a beauty mask or even create your own by mixing with a little yogurt for a soothing mask that can plump up skin cells.

(Shea Terra, $16) 

41. C+ Collagen Deep Cream by DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE 

C+ Collagen Deep Cream has the best of the best skin care ingredients, including 3-O vitamin C technology. The formula quickly absorbs into skin to correct the appearance of any dark spots or wrinkles. Simultaneously, while fixing existing problems on the skin, it works to protect from future effects as well.

(Sephora, $72) 

42. Bright Eyes Collagen-Infused Brightening Colloidal Silver Eye Masks by BeautyBio

Imagine natural collagen rich eye gels that instantly rid the face of puffiness, while also brightening the skin underneath our eyes. The A set of 15 illuminating and cooling colloidal silver infused eye gels that instantly de-puff, brighten, and revitalize the delicate eye area in 10 minutes with natural collagen to fill in the appearance of fine lines.

(Sephora, $40)

43. Trinity Collagen Booster Buster by NuFACE

Unlike our other beauty products mentioned on our list, the NuFACE Collagen Booster works with a copper complex (machinery) to support natural collagen production within our bodies. By using daily, individuals can see a change in skin’s firmness and natural glow.

(Sephora, $349) 

44. Platinum & Diamonds Luxurious Shampoo by miriamquevedo

Any shampoo with the name diamond really must live up to its reputation, and in the case of the Platinum and Diamonds Luxurious shampoo, it certainly does!

The mixture of antioxidants and amino acids coming from a variety of powerful ingredients (such as diamond and platinum powder, thermal water, organic argan oil, organic acai and goji extract, and hydrolyzed keratin peptides) promote natural growth and strength within our hair follicles and strands. In addition, the formula is comprised of marine collagen peptide, which help soften and condition already damaged hair.

(Miriam Quevedo, $50) 

45. A-Helix Advance Renewal Hand Cream by miriamquevedo

As our first (and only) mentioned hand cream, we’re setting the bar extremely high. Infused with dragon’s blood (yes, we said that right — it’s aN organic red plant sap that clinically has proven to increase skin cell migration to 86 percent), biologic protein plasma, thermal water, organic aloe vera, allantoin, and creatonia siliqua.

Most importantly, and reverent to our list, A-Helix Advance Renewal Hand Cream includes hydrolyzed collagen to help increase elasticity and flexibility.

(Miriam Quevedo, $45) 

46. Cooling Cucumber Eye Bright Gel by Kát Rudu

We all know that the under eye is extremely delicate, and that’s why the Cooling Cucumber Eye Bright Gel by Kát Rudu is such a must have on our list. They understand the sensitivities and incorporate the very best ingredients to aid in supporting the skin under the eye (including collagen).

As the treatment cools, it delivers vegan protein amino acids, marine algae, Japanese green tea, and vitamin E, which combined all stimulate natural collagen growth and reduce unwanted puffiness and dark circles.

(Kát Rudo, $48) 

Incorporate Collagen Into Your Makeup

47. Plumping Glosses by City Lips 

No longer do we have to put mock-snake venom in our glosses to make them large and plump. Get the Kardasian/Jenner lip look without surgical procedures or voodoo magic.

With Plumping Glosses by City Lips, they’re infusing oligopeptides, natural amino acids, which support the lip’s natural collagen production. With the abundance on collagen present, users will start to see their lips plumping and looking youthful.

(City Beauty, $35) 

48. Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer by LashFood

Who would have thought of collagen-infused mascara primer? But now that we know about it, there’s no going back.

The Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer by LashFood uses the collagen to plump up the lashes and increase volume, giving users an ultimate desired end look. Not to mention, their inclusion of a nano-peptide complex into the formula promotes natural strength and assist in nourishing the lashes.

(Sephora, $20) 

49. Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced

We couldn’t believe it either! Our must-have, favorite mascara is infused with collagen too. So not only does Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara provide the best possible wand brush to increase volume and length, their formula is collagen rich too!

(Sephora, $24) 

50. Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream by It Cosmetics 

While we’re aware that Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream from It Cosmetics in the cream of the crop when it comes to coverage and color correction, we now know that the formula offers an additional benefit. The addition of hydrolyzed collagen gives the formula and anti-aging element to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

(Sephora, $38)

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