Alcohol generally does nothing good for the skin, but the makers of this new brand of gin are claiming otherwise. Aptly named ‘Anti-aGin’ for anti aging gin, the 40 percent spirit supposedly contains several skin-boosting ingredients like collagen and other antioxidants, giving it anti-aging properties. So with Anti-aGin, you don’t need to worry about your drinking habit showing up on your skin.
According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, people who take daily collagen supplements do, in fact, have more hydrated and less aged skin. It was stated that women who added Collagen peptides into their routines not only improved their skin moisture, but the peptides reduced the fragmentation of the dermal-collagen network, thus counteracting one of the hallmarks of skin aging.
As any mildly intelligent human being knows, what you eat can have a direct impact on the way you look. So, it makes sense that we would want to do everything in our power to ingest the things that will make our skin look its glowiest, smoothest, and healthiest. This, at least is the thinking behind the latest skin-care craze, drinkable collagen.
Originating in Asia, liquid collagen first started popping up on our shores all the way back in 2012. Since then, the hype around these supplements has exploded, with tons of products hitting shelves everywhere from your local drugstore to VitaminWorld. Some women, eager to share their newfound “miracle” product, are now throwing collagen-drinking parties.
The theory behind these beauty elixirs is that by drinking the collagen-and- vitamin cocktails on the daily, you’ll help boost collagen production in your skin, which will in turn lead to a healthier, younger complexion.
That’s all well and good except for, you know, science.