Improve your skin and health as you reap the benefits of collagen supplements

THE protein collagen makes up 90 per cent of organic bone mass, 90 per cent of connective tissue and 70 per cent of skin.

I try out collagen powder supplements, while The Sun Beauty Editor puts night creams to the test.


with Jane Atkinson


  • Natures Plus Collagen Peptides, 294g, £29.99, Amazon – buy now

Natures Plus Collagen Peptides contains all six major collagen types: I for skin elasticity; II for joints and immunity; III for skin, blood and organs; IV for cell health and growth; V for skin and tendons; and X for joints, bones, muscles and hair.

Derived from grass-fed beef, wild-caught cod, cage-free chicken and eggshell membrane.

A 10.5g scoop is 40kcal, with 9g protein and 10g collagen.


  • Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate, 20 x 12g sachets, £26.99, Amazon – buy now

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate power is easily absorbed, flavourless and odourless, made from pasture-raised beef.

It comes in tubs but the sachets are brilliant for bunging in your bag to take anywhere.

One contains 44kcal, 11g protein, 12g of type-I and type-III collagen.

This was the easiest to dissolve in a drink.


  • Clean Living Co’s Pure Marine Collagen Powder, 340g tub, £27.95, – buy now

For those who don’t want beef in their diet, this is a brilliant option.

The Clean Living Co’s Pure Marine Collagen Powder contains 100 per cent hydrolysed type-I collagen.

I was worried this might have a fishy smell but it is flavourless and dissolves easily in a drink.

Contains 9g of protein, 10g of collagen and has 39kcal per 10g serving.


with Gabriella Stein


  • NIVEA Q10 Energy Recharging Night Cream, £12.99, 50ml, – buy now

An energising night cream to revive dull skin and combat early signs of ageing.

It combines three antioxidants – Q10, vitamin C and vitamin E – to help reduce fine lines.

It also contains SPF15 to protect against sun damage. I found it a little heavy for my oily skin.

It has a lovely fruity fragrance and it did improve the skin’s appearance first thing in the morning after use, but it might be better for dryer skin types.


  • Ren Clean Skincare, Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, £49, 50ml, – buy now

Night cream formulated with 94 per cent natural ingredients. Encapsulated algae and phytoglycogen target dark spots and pigmentation to brighten and hydrate skin.

This has a light, gel-like texture and absorbs well but still feels like a nourishing cream.

It made a huge difference to areas of pigmentation and my skin was noticeably brighter and more radiant.

I use this regularly now, along with the vitamin-C day cream for an extra glow.


  • Elemis, Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, £148, 50ml, – buy now

Somewhere between a balm and a cream, this targets deep-set wrinkles and fine lines.

Padina pavonica, a brown algae, boosts hydration and encourages plumpnesss.

My skin looked bright, plump and felt brand-new in the morning after using it.

Pricey but one of the best on the market. Also available in 15ml for £51.10.

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