Specific Collagen Peptides Benefit Human Skin Physiology and Reduce Wrinkles

We know how important it is to provide the evidence for what our products claim, so here we’ve collated the findings from two scientific studies that prove the effects that VERISOL®, the collagen peptide we use in our glow+ product, has on skin.

Here, we look at the effects on reducing wrinkles and increasing dermal matrix synthesis, as well as skin elasticity, to prove how collagen supplements for skin work. For more studies relevant to glow+, have a look at our blog The Science Behind Glow+: Specific Collagen Peptides Improve Nails and Reduce Cellulite.

Reducing Skin Wrinkles and Increasing Dermal Matrix Synthesis

In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the effectiveness of the specific bioactive collagen peptide VERISOL® was assessed on eye wrinkle formation and stimulation of pro collagen I, elastin, and fibrillin biosynthesis in the skin.

114 women aged 45-65 randomly received either VERISOL® or a placebo once a day for 8 weeks. Skin wrinkles were objectively measured in all participants before starting the treatment, after 4 weeks, then 8 weeks, and also 4 weeks post-treatment.

The results found that the ingestion of VERISOL® promoted a statistically significant reduction of eye wrinkle volume in comparison to the placebo group after 4 and 8 weeks of intake. Moreover, a positive long-lasting effect was observed 4 weeks after the last VERISOL® administration. After the full 8 weeks, a 65% increase of procollagen type I, 18% increase of elastin, and 6% increase of fibrillin was found in those who had been taking VERISOL®.

In conclusion, the study findings demonstrate that the oral intake of VERISOL® clearly reduced skin wrinkles and had positive effects on synthesis of the dermal matrix (the middle layer of the skin, in which structure and strength are located).

VERISOL®️ vs placebo

Improving Skin Elasticity and Moisture, and Reducing Roughness and Water Loss

The objective of this research was to study the effectiveness of VERISOL® on skin biophysical parameters related to ageing. In this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 69 women aged 35-55 years were randomised to receive different amounts of VERISOL® or placebo once daily for 8 weeks with 23 subjects being allocated to each treatment group.

Skin elasticity, skin moisture, transepidermal water loss and skin roughness were objectively measured before the first oral application and after 4 and 8 weeks of regular intake. Skin elasticity was also assessed at follow-up 4 weeks after the last intake of VERISOL®.

At the end of the study skin elasticity in both VERISOL® groups showed a statistically significant improvement in comparison to the placebo. After 4 weeks of follow-up treatment, a statistically significantly higher skin elasticity level was determined in elderly women. Regarding skin moisture and skin evaporation, a positive influence of VERISOL® treatment could also be observed.

Skin elasticity VERISOL®️ vs placebo

Improve your Skin with Glow+

If you’re looking to improve the health of your skin, hair and nails or, over time, reduce the visibility of cellulite, glow+ is the right product for you. We have the evidence to prove that VERISOL® is an effective source of collagen for skin, hair and nails.

By taking two scoops a day, whether mixed into coffee, a smoothie, or baked into a sweet treat, you could begin to see the effects in as little as four weeks.