Our review of Smarter Skin Collagen powder drink mix.
Disclosure: I was a given a complimentary container of this product in exchange for my review. Please note that I won’t post reviews for inferior products even when I’m given free product.
Husband: “What’s that stuff you’re drinking?”
Me: “Collagen. Duh.”
Husband: “That’s weird.”
Hah, little does he know, right?
You probably already know the importance of collagen but let’s review just in case. Collagen is one of the main building blocks of our bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Skin collagen is what keeps our skin plump and youthful looking. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. By age 40, we make about 25% less and 50% less by age 60. Coupled with a host of environmental factors (smoking, diet, sun exposure and so on), the slow-down of collagen production leads to the physical signs of aging in our skin—wrinkles, sagging and dullness.
Enter Smarter Nutrition’s Smarter Skin Collagen Triple Action powder drink mix.
First, I know. Collagen powder drinks are nothing new. You’ll find a ton at your local health food store. The trick is figuring out which one is worth it.
Why Smarter Collagen is Better
Well, here’s what I found out. The top nutritionists and scientists who created the Smarter Skin Collagen formula honed in a specific (better) type of collagen and intensified absorption with a host of supportive ingredients. Truly, there’s a ton of science behind this product. You can read all about it on their website but I’ll break it down into the important stuff here:
- They zeroed in on the “right” collagen. Human skin is made of Type 1 collagen. Most collagen powders settle for the cheaper ineffective Type 3 Bovine (cow) collagen. Yet 80% of the collagen in your skin—the collagen that helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles—is Type 1. And by far the most abundant source of Type 1 collagen is marine (fish) collagen. Smarter’s Marine Collagen comes exclusively from fresh fish, sustainably sourced from the pristine waters of the South Pacific—the cleanest source of any collagen. No cows. Boom.
- They fortified the formula with natural support ingredients. Antioxidants and nutrients including Vitamins C and E, green tea, and fruit and flower extracts among others were thoughtfully selected and sourced for the greatest efficacy and value. You can see them here:
Here’s what I know for sure: The berry flavored formula tastes great and is extremely satisfying as a mid-morning snack. And, given that I just completed a two-month intensive internship as a homeschooling momma to a quarantined seven-year-old and haven’t developed a face full of wrinkles, I’m convinced that this drink couldn’t have come into my life at a better time. Also, as we take a nose dive into the hot summer months, any extra hydration I can get is a welcome addition to my diet. I’m sticking with this one.
Where to Buy Smarter Skin Collagen
Smarter Skin Collagen is non-GMO, 100% natural, bovine-free and made in the U.S. Get a 20-serving container for $59.95 at smarternutrition.com. While supplies last, get a free shake cup with your purchase. If you love it, which I think you will, you can subscribe and save 15%.
So drink your collage with pride. As long as it’s the right collagen, your skin will thank you with a renewed radiance.