Are you ready for the next step of my beauty journey here on the blog?
I’m turning 36 this year, I just had a little bubba and I have realized that it’s about time I give my skin some proper love and care.
My first step was to work on my pigmentation together with Swiss clinic. This time I’m going to try something from the inside and out instead.
So I’m going to, in collaboration with Oslo Skin Lab, try their collagen powder “The Solution” for a few months.
It’s not just what we add to and treat our skin with from the outside that matters. It’s of course also what we have on the inside. Our skin is the biggest organ in our body, and everything we eat and drink will affect it. I would only be doing a half-assed job if I only tried out treatments from the outside.
I have read about a few drinkable collagen products in the past, but I have always been pretty skeptical. Doesn’t it just disappear in all our stomach acid in the belly? But then we do eat vitamin pills and healthy food. And all those vitamins, minerals and nutrition does seem to end up in the right place? So why wouldn’t collagen be able to do the same?
The Solution is a taste and odor free white powder that I can mix in any food or drink. As the beauty geek, I am I would like to dig a bit deeper into the science of this powder on a molecular level. The collagen in The Solution is hydrolyzed, ie broken down into smaller elements with the help of enzymes. This particular hydrolyzed powder is called Verisol and contains peptides in the size 2-80 amino acids.
This is the ultimate size for the collagen to get absorbed by our intestines to be transported out into our blood.
I have been drinking The Solution for 28 days now, ie I have had one box*.
Even though it’s pretty early on I have had loads of compliments from friends who says my skin is glowing. And not just in the face. My skin already feels softer on my arms and legs too. I also read that Versiol can have an effect on cellulite, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a bit of help in that area too. Who doesn’t have cellulite, right?
Something that probably quite specific to me, and a bit weird… is that the powder feels nice in my stomach. I have had stress-related problems with my stomach for a few years, but I always feel a little bit better right after having had my glass of water or juice with The Solution in the morning.
Something else I have noticed is that the “chicken skin” on the back of my arms has gotten a lot better. And the only thing I have changed in that area is to start having collagen every day.
*You get a 30% discount if you become a member. Then you will get your boxes sent straight to your door, for as long as you wish. You can cancel the subscription at any time and never have to buy anything. For people like me who would forget to order the next box in time, a service like this is brilliant.
Collagen is what makes the skin firm and supple. When we get to our 30s the collagen levels start diminishing with about a percent a year. This means that our skin gets more susceptible to stresses like pollution, sun, diet and mimic.
So I’m looking to protect and prevent damage to my skin already now. This is not a one-off solution, but more like a food supplement, you need to take regularly to see results and maintain the benefits.
I’m starting off with 3 months and I’m super excited to see what kind of results I can get in that time.
The powder really doesn’t taste like anything and disappears into any liquid. The only thing I have noticed is that water tastes a bit “smoother” with the powder in it. I have actually managed to take the powder every day so far since it’s so easy to remember.
Another added benefit is that I now always have a big glass of water or a healthy juice every morning when I wake up. It’s a win-win for my health.
I really like that there are lots of different studies to read about Verisol. I feel that I actually understand how and why it works. I would say that I know more about The Solution than a lot of the skincare I put on my skin.
You can read more about the studies and how Verisol work on Oslo Skin Lab’s website
In the photo above I’m wearing no makeup. As you can see I have pigmentation in my forehead and a cluster of broken veins on my cheek from pregnancy. I’m not expecting The Solution to have any effect on these particular problems. But I am hoping for more elasticity in my skin, firmness and a visible difference on my fine lines around my eyes.
The coolest thing about this product is that it works on all skin, not just the face. We tend to be quite good at taking care of our faces, but it’s easy to forget the rest of the body. With The Solution, we actually treat all of our skin and that’s really unusual.
I can’t wait to see what another month of The Solution will do for me.
This post is sponsored by Oslo Skin Lab