The delicate balance between advertising products as collagen boosting and hydration

Alot of products on the market will advertise their product as something which has collagen as a main ingredient. I want to discuss the delicate balance between these brands advertising products as collagen boosting, and the reality of them being hydrating.

I have been absolutely speeding through the empty products the last few weeks, must be all the spare time to do my skincare routine. I emptied a Vanessa Megan Collagen Boosting Gel Hyaluronic Acid Serum recently. Upon using it, is a super lightweight gel serum formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to help give you smooth, supple, hydrated skin.

My problem with this type of thing is that the product advertises that is a collagen producing product, when it appears that it is really just a hydrating product. An important tip to keep in mind, is that when you take a look at a product label, the ingredients are listed in order of predominance. Meaning that the ingredients that are used in the greatest amount are listed first, and the following ingredients listed are in descending order by those in smaller amounts.

The dominant ingredient in this serum, is 100% Natural / 81% Organic *Aloe Barbadensis [Aloe Vera] Leaf Juice. Which is essentially a natural hydrating ingredient, used to help to bind moisture to the skin. Obviously skin will look more supple and plump when it is hydrated, but to market the product as a collagen product, doesn’t sit incredibly well with me.

In terms of the product, it was nice enough. Due to being a klutz I accidentally spilled half this bottle down the sink but the half that I did get to use was hydrating. It’s important to note, that this is a clear serum that has white chunks laced through it, which was a little off putting to me in the beginning. Even if you shake before use, the two products don’t mix together. It doesn’t prevent the product from absorbing into your skin, nor does it leave texture spots on your skin.

I purchased this product to assist with collagen boosting, not because I was looking for a hydrating serum. Now that I have used it up, I do think it provides more of a supple hydration than boosts collagen, so therefore it was a bit of a disappointment for me.

It’s $49.95 for 30ml and is available on most online beauty retailers. I wouldn’t waste my money on this one again, although it’s a beautiful product I think there are other hyaluronic acids which do achieve the same results for less.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post, The delicate balance between products as collagen boosting and hydration.

Until next time,

Melissa Jayne

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