Can Collagen Supplements Help with Acne?

  • By RenewAlliance, Inc.
  • 13 Dec, 2016

Find out if taking collagen supplements can help you get rid of acne and acne scars.  

Can Collagen Supplements Help with Acne and Acne Scars? Find out. | RenewAlliance Inc. dba TautUSA

Are you wondering how to get rid of your zits? While there are a number of over-the-counter remedies available for acne, many times breakouts persist even after treatment. Once you get rid of one zit, acne may continue to crop up, making you feel like an insecure teenager again.

A surprisingly effective way to treat acne is with hydrolyzed collagen. We’ve received feedback from Taut® customers who have purchased Taut® Premium Collagen  Drinks that their acne has gone away and the scars have faded. This new discovery from customers have prompted us to dig further into the science of hydrolyzed collagen and its power to heal acne from the inside of our skin.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused when oil and dead skin cells accumulate on your skin and clog your pores. Your hair follicles are connected to oil glands that secrete sebum, which is an oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin. If your body produces too much sebum, it builds up in your hair follicles along with dead skin cells, creating an optimal environment for bacteria to thrive. If bacteria infects your clogged pores, inflammation occurs. This process results in those unsightly pimples we all abhor.

While acne is more common among teens, adults can also suffer from outbreaks. Adult acne is different from teen acne, however. While there are many factors that can contribute to the development of adult acne, including stress, diet, and hormones, oxidative stress and inflammation are among the primary culprits . Oxidative stress and inflammation are caused by free radicals, which attack collagen and weaken its structure.

80% of your skin is made up of collagen. As you age, the collagen content in your skin decreases by 1% each year . That’s why your skin’s elasticity decreases and you start to get wrinkles. Your skin also starts to lose its glow and tone as you age due to the breakdown of collagen and free radical damage.

Fortunately, you can turn back the hands of time with hydrolyzed collagen. In two studies that were presented at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, a daily supplement of hydrolyzed collagen was given to 47 European women to treat aging, acne, and dry skin. The women experienced a 28% improvement in skin hydration levels as well as a 30% improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

How Does Hydrolyzed Collagen Heal Acne?

Collagen is not only an effective treatment for aging skin – it’s also critical in treating all kinds of wounds, including acne. The bacteria that causes acne can damage your skin tissue and weaken the structure of cells in the lower layers of the skin. Collagen is needed to repair and strengthen this structural matrix. Furthermore, if you pop a zit, it will need to heal like any cut and collagen will play an important role in the wound healing process.

The only thing more unpleasant to deal with than a zit is the scar that it leaves behind. Acne scars are permanent indentations caused by the damage of collagen in your skin. Cystic acne, which is characterized by an infection deep in your skin, destroys skin and fat and therefore causes the deepest acne scars.

A few weeks after you break out, a scar will form. New blood vessels move into the area and provide the skin with nourishment. Collagen starts to form in the area many months later, filling in the injured skin. Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that stimulates cellular migration and contributes to the development of new tissue . Collagen also provides immediate improvement to scars by replacing lost volume. When your skin is injured, fibroblasts produce collagen to fill and close the wounds.

The crater-like scars that acne commonly leaves behind are caused when collagen contracts or doesn’t grow back completely after a pimple heals.  Including a collagen supplement in your regular routine can help speed collagen formation and tissue repair to heal acne scars. Your skin will become smoother and more hydrated to boot.

Get Clear Skin with Taut® Premium Collagen Drink

Taut® formula is made with highest potency 13,000mg hydrolyzed marine collagen, Hyaluronic acid and Chondroitin Sulfate with other anti-aging ingredients (Vitamin C, DNA, CoQ10, and Vitamin B6 ) most effective for restoring aging and imperfect skin from within and promote beautiful skin.

Try Taut® Premium Collagen  to super boost your collagen production and say bye bye to breakouts and acne scar!


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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 22 Mar, 2017
Bye-bye Botox. The new beauty secret on everyone’s lips right now is collagen. There’s always been pressure to be ageless in Hollywood, but today’s celebrities are nixing the usual topical remedies and invasive treatments in favor of collagen of the consumable variety. Collagen drinks have been popular in Japan for years, but they have started generating more buzz among women in the rest of the world, including the rich and famous.

What does it take to achieve glamorous looks and a youthful complexion worthy of the red carpet? Celebrities often have access to a team of hair and makeup pros who can glam them up at a moment’s notice, but they also cling to their fair share of anti-aging beauty secrets – collagen drinks being one of them.

The likes of Drew Barrymore, Lady Gaga, and the Kardashian sisters swear by these nutrient-rich beauty drinks. Below are some of the reasons why more and more celebrities are incorporating collagen drinks into their routine.

1.   Repair, strengthen, and rejuvenate skin with collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is a major structural protein, making up about 75% of our skin. Skin with healthy collagen levels looks smooth, plump, and youthful. After the age of 25, however, collagen production slows and you start to lose approximately 1.5% of your collagen each year. The breakdown of collagen causes the skin to get thinner and leads to the formation of wrinkles.

Collagen gives the skin its strength and smooth appearance, so it’s crucial to protect and promote collagen growth. The active collagen fragments in collagen drinks are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body and to the skin. Skin cells called fibroblasts produce collagen. 

Collagen drinks containing hydrolyzed collagen promote collagen synthesis by stimulating these fibroblasts to produce new collagen. Clinical studies shows ingesting 10,000mg a day for a period of 8 weeks help to increase skin thickness and collagen density, reduce wrinkles. See Clinical studies.


2.   Hydrolyzed collagen can be absorbed into the bloodstream, and stay in the dermis of our skin

In their natural state, collagen molecules are too big to penetrate the skin’s surface, so the effectiveness of many topical collagen products is limited. Collagen molecules are also too large for your body to absorb when ingested. The process of hydrolysis breaks collagen down into fragments that are small enough for your digestive enzymes to break down completely. Hydrolyzed collagen consists of small peptides with low molecular weight that are easily digested, absorbed, and distributed throughout the body.

 While traditional collagen serums only penetrate the top layer of the skin, hydrolyzed collagen is more easily absorbed by the body and can thus boost collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. A 1999 study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology showed that orally administered hydrolyzed collagen was digested and more than 90% of it was absorbed within 6 hours, with measurable accumulation in the skin and cartilage.


3.   Collagen drinks are better than powder or pills

Collagen supplements come in all forms, including tablets, capsules, chewables, softgels, powders, and even marshmallows. The problem with collagen pills and powders is that they could pass through your digestive system without being broken down. Pills are also hard for some people to swallow. Moreover, they typically contain fillers, binders, stabilizers, and chelating agents, making them less potent than liquid supplements.

The secret to success with collagen supplementation is taking collagen in liquid form. Collagen drinks are absorbed into your bloodstream faster than other supplements because the collagen is already dissolved in the liquid. Collagen drinks are also a lot more convenient than pills and powders. They come ready-made in small bottles that you can easily carry in your purse, so you can drink them on the go. No messes or mixing necessary.  Additionally, collagen drinks are a lot more potent than other collagen supplements, so you can get a higher dose of collagen.


4.   The higher the potency, the better

While there is no recommended daily allowance for collagen, high-end supplements typically contain more than 5,000mg of collagen. For maximum results, drinking a collagen supplement with at least 7,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen is recommended. Anything less than that simply isn’t potent enough. LAC Taut® Premium Collagen drink contains 13,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen per 1.7oz bottle,  which is two to six times the concentration of other collagen drink brands.


5.   There’s more to collagen drink benefits than meets the eye

In the first few weeks of taking a liquid collagen supplement, you might not notice any physical differences in your skin, but skin readings would suggest otherwise. Skin graphs showing the facial images of a 60 year old woman who drank one bottle of LAC Taut® Premium Collagen every night for the first 8 nights and then every other night after that showed a noticeable increase in skin thickness and hydration levels after just four weeks.

Drinking high-potency marine hydrolyzed collagen is also shown to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Several controlled clinical studies have been performed that prove the efficacy and benefits of collagen peptides in the reduction of wrinkles. A study conducted by Rousselot SAS France showed a 30% decrease in the formation of deep wrinkles after supplementation with 10g of hydrolyzed collagen. In another study published in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging, daily supplementation with 1g of hydrolyzed collagen for 12 weeks led to a significant reduction in skin dryness and wrinkles. The authors of the study suggested that dietary supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen can physiologically counteract natural and photo-aging processes. Hydrolyzed collagen is an important weapon in the fight against wrinkles and aging skin.


So the question is "Can we drink our wrinkles away?"

Yes we can! 

Drink Your Way to Firmer Younger-Looking Skin with Taut® Collagen

LAC Taut® Premium Collagen drink contains 13,000mg marine hydrolyzed collagen with active ingredients that work together synergistically to make your skin look younger and healthier while boosting hydration and elasticity. In addition to hydrolyzed marine collagen, LAC Taut® Premium Collagen contains key ingredients like hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, Vitamin C, and Co10. The drink contains collagen peptides that can be readily absorbed and penetrate the dermis layer of the skin to produce new collagen. Drink one bottle a day for three weeks to see the most intense, visible results.

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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 07 Mar, 2017

Collagen masks have been popular in East Asia for years, but they’re starting to receive recognition around the globe. Made with cloth drenched in hydrolyzed collagen and other anti-aging ingredients, collagen masks are like super food for your face. By using them on a regular basis, you can make your skin smooth and supple while reducing the signs of aging, all in a matter of minutes.

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By RenewAlliance, Inc. 01 Mar, 2017

Collagen supplements and skincare products derive collagen from four main sources: bovine (cows), porcine (pigs), chicken collagen and fish (marine) collagen. Bovine, porcine and chicken collagen are cheaper and more common than fish (marine) collagen.

Collagen from cows, pigs and chickens are extracted from their skin, tendons and cartilage. They are mainly Type II collagen (for joints and tendons) and very little Type I.

Fish collagen, also known as ‘ marine collagen ’, is extracted from either the meat or scales of cold sea fish and is primarily Type I and Type III collagen. 

Fish collagen has been shown to have superior “ bioavailability ”: the rate at which it is absorbed into the blood stream through our intestinal wall.  This means that fish (marine) collagen enters the bloodstream more quickly than other types of collagen, so it is the best source of collagen for your skin. 

In fact, fish (marine) collagen is up to 1.5 times more absorbent than bovine, porcine or chicken collagen, because of its optimum (low) molecular weight. Fish (marine) collagen is also the right type of collagen (Type I&III) needed for the building blocks of our skin.