The inner secret to outer beauty

Dreaming of smooth skin, strong nails, silky hair? There is a way to get them (and best of all, in a natural, vegan-friendly way).

In the never-ending quest for the elusive fountain of eternal youth, collagen makes headlines again and again.

Occurring naturally in our bodies and our most abundant protein, collagen is often called the body’s scaffolding – or the glue that holds us together.

It is the main component of the connective tissues that make up some of our most important body parts.

We’re talking our cartilage, tendons, muscles and – yes – our all-important skin. In fact, 70 per cent of our skin is made up of this group of fibrous proteins.

What does collagen do for skin?

We can sum that up in just three words. A. Whole. Lot.

When we’re young, collagen is what gives skin its smoothness and elasticity and plump, youthful appearance.

But as we grow older, and our natural collagen supplies begin to wane, skin can become thinner and drier and start to develop sags and wrinkles.

And that healthy glow we cherish can give way to dreaded dullness.

From our mid-20s, collagen production drops off by around 1 per cent each year.

After menopause we lose around 30 per cent of skin collagen in the first five years.

So how can we boost our collagen?

Great question. While collagen is found in several foods, such as bone broth, collagen supplements are an increasingly popular way to boost levels from within.

Many collagen products, though, are made of the hair, skin and ground-down bones of animals.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Qsilica PRO COLLAGEN One-A-Day Capsules with CeramosidesTM + Antioxidants contain a patented natural wheat seed extract known as ceramosides, which are found to help with skin hydration and elasticity.

There’s also mineral silica and vitamin C to help maintain skin health and support collagen formation and acerola berry, the newest “super fruit” on the anti-aging block.

This unique, vegan-friendly ceramosides and antioxidant formula enhances and strengthens the natural collagen process. It also supports bone integrity and assists connective tissue production.

The inside-out and outside-in approach

Qsilica PRO COLLAGEN One-A-Day Capsules with CeramosidesTM + Antioxidants is ingestible beauty with a major convenience factor.

Simply take your capsule with a glass of water for an intensive once-daily treatment that supports skin, hair and nail health.

While most collagen products are derived from animal products, Qsilica’s offering is vegan friendly (and free from gluten, yeast, dairy and soy).

So you can love the skin you’re in and keep animals in the skin they’re in. Win win.

* This post is brought to you by Qsilica PRO COLLAGEN One-A-Day Capsules. Always read the label. Supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. If more serious issues such as unusual hair loss or skin problems are the primary concerns, it is suggested that professional health care advice is sought – factors such as stress or hormonal imbalance may need to be considered.