The 9 best collagen supplements for a youthful glow
Beautiful on the inside and out
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / December 21 2021
Collagen supplements have been reigning supreme in beauty regimens the world over, because what’s the point in having your skin care routine on lock if you’re not going to treat your internal landscape with the same tender loving care?
Whether you’re a lover of a classic, no-flavour, just-add-water collagen powder or you need a sweet-bordering-on-soda kind of situation, we’re confident that there’s a collagen supplement for everyone.
We’ve selected a few of our favourites for plumping skin, rejuvenating a youthful complexion and adding a bit of glow back into your life. Feast away you collagen fiends.
The Collagen Co Mixed Flavours Collagen Sachets
Like variety when it comes to your daily dose of collagen? The Collagen Co Mixed Flavours Collagen Sachets allows you to sample a selection of delicious flavours. There’s classic unflavoured collagen for the straight shooters, strawberry and watermelon for a berry kick, and passionfruit and mango for a tropical punch. Each eco-friendly 15 gram sachet contains three different types of collagen peptides, which help to promote healthy skin, hair and nails. Add to any hot or cold beverage for your daily (not to mention tasty) serving of collagen.
$49 at The Collagen Co
Swiish Glow Marine Hydrolysed Collagen Powder
A collagen powder offering crafted by Aussie media personality Sally Obermeder (who yes, for the record is plenty radiant), this elasticity-enhancing option is a must-try for anyone chasing plump, hydrated, glowy skin (AKA all of us, hello). Harnessing the prolific powers of naturopath-approved bioactive collagen peptides (which have proven their ability to reduce wrinkles and improve hydration in multiple scientific studies), it's definitely worth adding into your daily diet.
$59.95 at Swiish
FERMIO Collagen + Clarity
The only collagen supplement in the Australian market that features a state of the art Japanese tripeptide blend that blows other formulas bioavailability claims out of the water, you can look forward to all that skin-loving collagen getting a one-way express ticket to skin. Not only does this pick take just one hour to present itself in the bloodstream, taking advantage of your body’s natural circulatory system to deliver collagen right where you need it, but thanks to the addition of mental clarity and focus-enhancing herbs it’ll keep you working at your best all day long. See ya later midday coffee, we’re opting for this caffeine-free fix instead.
$54.95 at Fermio
Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen Original
Basically the homegrown hero of the collagen world, Vida Glow is made from sustainably sourced fish scales, to create a collagen peptide supplement that has been formulated to aid absorption. Add this to your daily routine and you’ll notice a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved elasticity, firmness, plumpness and barrier integrity, and a promotion of hair and nail growth, strength and health. Enjoy that high-quality natural marine collagen on-the-go and slip a few of the single serve sachets into your bag.
$70 at Adore Beauty
JS HEALTH VITALITY X + COLLAGEN POWDER
Not your average collagen powder by any means, this marine collagen formula has been enhanced with the addition of 10 botanical and nutrient-rich ingredients that not only aid in keeping your skin looking A1 but help your body perform at its best too. There’s astaxanthin to support integrity, structure, firmness and overall skin health and antioxidant-rich vitamin C, which supports collagen formation, wound healing, immune health and the production of neurotransmitters. It’s also loaded with silica for collagen production, improved skin strength and elasticity, nail and hair growth, and a fruit-derived antioxidant-rich flavonoid called quercetin that helps to support skin structure, prevent tissue injury and oxidative damage. L-glutamine and anti-inflammatory aloe vera and turmeric aid digestion, adaptogenic Siberian ginseng keeps you energised, while vitamin E reduces free radical cellular damage, and l-glycine promotes a better quality of sleep brain function. Phew!
$69.99 at JS Health
The Beauty Chef COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost
Need a sweet treat to entice you to tango with the idea of ingesting collagen? Look no further than this candied berry flavoured inner beauty booster. Sugar, dairy and gluten-free, this pick is also completely vegan so a great choice for those of you who can’t stand the idea of downing marine or bovine variations of the ingredient. Besides that all-important collagen you can look forward to a blend of bio-fermented papaya and grape seed extracts, pomegranate peel extract, gotu kola, organic goji, acai and maqui berries, as well as, vitamin C and zinc.
$25 at Adore Beauty
Imbibe Miracle Collagen
More of a bovine collagen fan? You’re in luck then because this minimalist bottle of goodness contains just that. Sourced respectfully utilising strict animal welfare systems and certifications, this is a great guilt-free way to enjoy all that skin-loving collagen. This little guy also contains 18 amino acids that keep skin glowing and strong while also keeping your hair and nails in tip-top shape.
$45 at The Day Ahead
Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty
Hydrolysed collagen and bio active collagen peptides are the stars of the show in this flavourless and odourless pick. It’s all about providing the body with the amino acids necessary for improving collagen production and the skin’s natural metabolic process to counteract the deterioration of the skin’s natural collagen matrix. Vitamin C, Zinc and silicone-rich horsetail are featured in the mix too, aiding the circulatory system, as well as bone, connective tissue, hair and nail health.
$31.95 at Nourished Life
Unichi Rose Collagen Gummy
Love your supplements gummy-style? We can’t blame you, these rose-flavoured, antioxidant-rich gummies definitely make the whole taking your vitamins thing a whole lot more appetising – literally. Chow down on two of these little guys a day to see an improvement in skin, nails and hair thanks to the addition of collagen-promoting vitamin C. Honestly, any excuse to have candy before midday and we’re on board. Say less.
$35.95 at Nourished Life
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.