Collagen Serums vs. Supplements: Which Type Is Best? - Ciel Spa Beverly Hills

Why Collagen Is Best as a Serum Rather Than a Supplement

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If you are even remotely into skincare or care about looking youthful or at least decent as you age, I am sure you have heard of collagen. If not, let me explain it to you in the simplest way possible. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. Think of it as a glue or a substance that holds your body together.

While it has a million other functions, today, we are going to talk about its benefits for your skin. Skincare enthusiasts rave about the importance of collagen for healthy, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin. Wellness lovers love mixing collagen into their smoothies, margaritas, or simply water.

Needless to say, collagen has hit the cult mainstream status. Celebrities like Jennifer Anniston, Halle Berry, and Kourtney Kardashian do not shy away from promoting collagen as a liquid gold that is responsible for their golden glows. It has undoubtedly gained the status of a superfood.

But is drinking collagen the best way to achieve a youthful glow? You will find that out in this article. Another way to add collagen to your dated daily routine is by getting your hands on concentrated skin serums. Is it really effective in absorbing all the essential nutrients? That is a long debate.

What Does the Research Say?

As per Harvard Medical School’s dermatology department, serums also deserve a fair share of the praise collagen supplements get. Highly concentrated skin serums sink deeply into the skin and address a number of common skin complaints. It is a great way to bump up your anti-aging routine in addition to the basics, such as cleansing and moisturizing.

As per Dr. Waldman, anything that contains hyaluronic acid, stem cells, and collagen peptides is a great way to boost supple skin. But what about drinking collagen? Isn’t it what everyone raves about? According to Dr. Anjali, the fact of whether drinking collagen can be directly absorbed or not is still yet to be determined.

“Collagen is a protein that is broken down in the gut during the digestive process into smaller molecules, such as peptides and subsequently amino acids. There is little evidence that ingesting whole collagen will survive digestion and then travel in the bloodstream to the skin in high enough quantities to make any meaningful change to the skin’s structure or function,” says Dr. Mahto.

As per the current research available, we can surely say that collagen serums are the best way to achieve healthy, youthful, and supple skin. Beyond faster and more effective absorption, the benefits of collagen serums are endless.

Benefits of Marine Collagen Serums

As discussed earlier, collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies. It is absolutely vital for our internal and external health and well-being. We all know that collagen depletes over time. While regulating collagen supplementation might help our internal health, you might want to use a serum for your skin. Here are a few reasons why:


Dry skin not only looks dull and dehydrated but also ages faster. Collagen peptides can actually improve the moisture content of the skin. Hydrolyzed collagen acts like a magnet to water which is essential for soft skin. With increased moisture, your skin will look healthy, supple, and more youthful.

Fewer Fine Lines

This one is a no-brainer. Collagen not only helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles but can actually eliminate fine lines completely. Applying a high-quality serum will improve the lipid content of the skin, safeguard your skin against collagen damage and slowly work its magic to eliminate fine lines. It’s a win-win situation.

Improved Skin Texture

Using a topical serum isn’t a great anti-aging tool, but it also helps improve the overall skin texture and elasticity. With regular use, your skin will start to look firmer and tighter, and the serum will reduce the appearance of pores and inch you closer to the ‘glass skin’.

Protection Against Pathogens

A great anti-aging tool will protect your skin against pathogenic bacteria and restore the skin’s pH. A healthy pH is like adding an extra boost of protection. A disrupted pH welcomes plenty of unwanted skin conditions, which is something we all want.

Golden Glow

If you wish to achieve a celeb-like, red-carpet golden glow that minus all the lights and highlighters, investing in a high-quality collagen serum will work wonders for you. As the serum will improve the skin’s hydration levels lipid barrier, and smooth out your fine lines and pores, your golden glow will slowly start to show. Remember, consistency is the key to seeing results.

Powerful Antioxidant

Collagen peptides are a known powerful antioxidant. The hydrophobic amino acids found inside a collagen peptide serum neutralize the oxidative damage that is primarily caused by the free radicals and give you healthy, happy skin.

Long-Lasting Results

Unlike some of the other skincare ingredients, the results of a collagen facial serum will last ages and will not diminish overnight. That is hands down one of the best advantages of using a high-quality skincare product.

All Collagen Serums Are Not Created Equal

Not all serums are created equal. There are multiple brands out there that either sell a really high-quality product or a really poor one. One way to choose a serum for yourself is by visiting a dermatologist and buying the recommended one. If you are purchasing one yourself, make sure to have a close look at the other ingredients, read plenty of reviews, and always do a patch test prior to applying it all over your face (especially if you have sensitive skin).

We personally love Collagène Marin serum by Biologique Recherche. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Moreover, it is free from parabens fragrances and is dermatologically tested. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. Have you tried any serums before? Let us know how they worked out for you. In fact, we would love to know about your favorites.

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