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This three-week program features a specially formulated collagen you drink daily. Featuring not only high levels of collagen, but also other good-for-your-skin ingredients, it promises more youthful-looking skin in as little as 21 days.
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Ingestible collagen supplements are nothing new, with a host of powders, pills, and drinks available these days. Still, the Taut Premium Collagen Intense Transformation Program ($270 for 24 bottles) is different than anything else we’ve seen.
Let’s go back to beauty basics for a minute and consider why everyone hopped aboard the collagen bandwagon in the first place. The protein is essential for your skin, responsible for creating a strong foundation and support structure—aka keeping it wrinkle-free. The bad news: Our bodies naturally start to produce less collagen as we age, and a whole host of environmental factors (we’re talking to you, UV rays) can also damage the collagen we do have. Unlike the topical ingredients that help promote collagen—retinol, vitamin C—ingesting the important ingredient is said to not only help your skin, but do good for your hair, nails, and entire body, too.
This particular product is unique in that it comes as a 21-day program. The premise is simple: Drink one collagen supplement daily for three weeks as jumpstart for smoother, less wrinkled skin. Exactly how much collagen it contains is also noteworthy, namely an impressive 13,000 mg, two to seven times more than other brands. The formula also uses a unique technology that breaks down the marine-derived collagen into tiny collagen peptides, which are better absorbed into the bloodstream, triggering our body to both repair damaged collagen and produce more new collagen. Unlike other similar products, it doesn’t stop there; This supplement also contains a variety of other good-for-your-skin ingredients. Elastin peptides (think of elastin as collagen’s all-important sidekick, responsible for giving skin its elasticity), hyaluronic acid for moisture, and antioxidant-rich grapeseed extract, just to name a few.
All of that is great, but let’s be real—if it doesn’t taste good, drinking a bottle a day could be a real chore. Happily, it’s surprisingly palatable and contains orange juice and stevia for a slightly sweet, citrusy flavor. The directions say to drink one bottle daily, either on an empty stomach before bedtime or two hours after eating. You can drink it room temp or refrigerated, though I preferred it cold. It was super easy to drink, and I liked that unlike other collagen products, there was no mixing or prep required; just shake and sip. Also nice: The 1.7 fl. oz. size bottles are TSA-friendly and convenient for travel. Even before finishing the entire three-week regimen, I noticed some changes in my skin. It was smoother and plumper, even pre-moisturizer, and my nails seem to be growing faster, too. For someone looking for a quick jumpstart or skin-care boost (say, before a big event) this ingestible collagen regimen is a great option.