Do collagen supplements work?

What is collagen Collagen is a protein. In fact, it is the main structural protein (in the extracellular matrix) found in connective tissues in the human body. These connective tissues being the skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. Although, I suspect your reason for reading this is connected to its presence in the skin. There are several types of collagen in the human body, though, approximately 90% is type I collagen. Type I collagen is a fibrillar type collagen, which is also the main type of collagen found in the skin. This post will therefore focus on type I collagen and…

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Do colour changing foundations work?

Affiliate Disclosure: I receive a small commission for purchases made via affiliate links. What are colour changing foundations? The idea behind colour changing foundations is that they are supposed to magically adjust to/match every skin tone. In theory this sounds great – no more stress trying to decide which shade is best for us! However, there is no magic behind these products, just science. Keep reading to see why these foundations are essentially one big gimmick. Do colour changing foundations really work? To understand whether colour changing foundations actually work, we need to look at the science behind these products.…

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Are ‘natural’ beauty products better?

What are ‘natural’ beauty products? First off, let’s talk about what ‘natural’ actually means when it comes to beauty products; does ‘natural’ mean a product is chemical-free? No, since every compound or ingredient is technically a chemical (whether it is extracted from nature, or synthetically derived), despite connotations that chemicals are only compounds that are artificially prepared. So, what does natural mean if it doesn’t mean chemical-free? Are they using ‘natural’ chemicals they’ve extracted from flowers and other natural sources? Sometimes, although the product might only contain 1% of a chemical extracted from nature. There aren’t enough flowers in the…

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