Sometimes I come across a beauty product and think, "I can see where they were going with that, but . . . no, definitely no." Whether it's because the science behind the product isn't really there or because the ingredients are just a little too gross to make them feasible, the following five products could all use a little bit of thoughtful redesign.
We've heard about the chocolate that treats acne and the drink that makes you more beautiful, so now what's next? Why, delicious collagen marshmallows (£10, or approximately $14) with pink grapefruit flavor. Vegetarians beware, as this product contains gelatin.
These Japanese collagen "treats," which are not sold in the US, are now available in the UK. The fluffy puffs supposedly work to help your skin look smoother and less wrinkled, even reducing the appearance of cellulite. What's your take on this beauty food? Do you consider it a tasty treat — or just plain nasty?
It was the clash of the Dianes on Good Morning America yesterday. Keaton dropped the F-bomb on live TV, which is never a good thing. She then gushed on and on about Sawyer's deliciously plump lips, only to let it be known that, had she some of them juicy lips, she would probably have a less developed personality. Pause. Pause. All eyes on Sawyer. . .
This explanation is long overdue since this term comes up so often, especially in the context of skincare. Collagen is a long, fibrous, and extremely strong protein located inside of your body's connective tissue. It is what keeps skin looking plump and elastic, and it is abundant in cartilage, bones, ligaments, tendons, and teeth.
As we age, our bodies begin to produce less collagen. That's why mature skin can appear saggy, wrinkled, and less resilient. Some topical products tout collagen as an ingredient, and while it can help keep your skin moisturized, it can't replace collagen that's been lost. However, collagen can be injected into isolated areas of the skin to create a firmer, smoother appearance.