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Marine Collagen Ingredients Guide

July 3, 2019 |    Bend, Collagen, Fish Collagen, Ingestible Beauty, Skin Health,

Quality ingredients and efficacy are essential to the Bend Beauty brand and family of products. Our Marine Collagen + Co-Factors has quickly become a fan favourite and we believe its success is due to the research and innovation that supports the product’s associated claims. With so much competition for collagen products on the market, you’re probably wondering “what collagen product should I buy?” Let’s dive into what makes the ingredients in our fish collagen superior in the market.

Sustainability

When determining which collagen product is right for you, it is important to consider that collagen can be derived from bovine (cow) sources and also from marine (fish) sources. Bovine collagen sources take much longer to produce than fish collagen and have a negative impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Sourcing fish collagen is not only an efficient and quick process from ocean to hydrolyzed collagen powder, but it is also an environmentally-friendly practice as there is significant waste generated from unused fish parts. We take pride in sourcing quality fish from wild fisheries such as the Icelandic cod fishery which is sustainably-managed and regarded as the gold standard for responsible fisheries. 

Efficacy

Bend Beauty also sources fish collagen for its efficacy in repairing, building, and strengthening the skin’s natural collagen matrix. Marine collagen peptides are much smaller and more easily absorbed by the human body, thus making them a more effective and beneficial source of collagen. These peptides then stimulate the fibroblasts in the skin; triggering them to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – this is what gives you beautiful, glowing, healthy skin. 

Strength and Resilience

The addition of Co-Factors in Bend Beauty Marine Collagen is another aspect of this product that sets it apart from the rest of the collagen offerings on the market. Silicon, sourced from whole food organic bamboo, is responsible for strengthening hair and nails, and also contributes to accelerated wound healing. Our vitamin C, sourced from organic acerola cherries, is an essential antioxidant for overall skin health. Together, silicon and vitamin C are essential for collagen cross-linking; the process through which collagen becomes strong and resilient.

We’ve also included Lysine in Bend Marine Collagen + Co-Factors. Lysine is an amino acid that helps to build collagen within the skin and is not naturally produced by the body. This means we must obtain lysine through our diet or supplementation. Research shows that lysine, like silicon, may also assist in wound healing. 

Incorporating a collagen supplement into your skincare routine is essential for overall skin health and wellness as we age. Choosing our Marine Collagen + Co-Factors is your best line of defense in protecting, building, and maintaining healthy collagen and supporting hair, skin and nail health. 

Click here to purchase your Marine Collagen today.