Collagen Boosting Serum – I am never one to shy away from help when it comes to skincare and ageing. My philosophy as for many is preventative is better than cure. As we age, our collagen supply naturally depletes. This can result in tired and dull-looking skin, which is prone to wrinkles. Not wishing to add to mine, when I had the chance to try the Maxine Laceby dermatologically tested and clinically proven collagen booster serum, I jumped at the chance.
Naturally scented with lavender and rose geranium which smells delightful, the serum is simple to use, just apply a small amount to the face, morning and night, after cleansing. For best results during the day, allow the product to fully absorb before applying moisturiser.
I have been using the serum for a few weeks now and highly recommend I as part of your general skin care regime.
Two years in the making, Maxerum Collagen Boosting Serum contains the perfect blend of ingredients for your skin. The 30ml bottle RRP £26.99 contains unique ingredients including Matrixyl 3000™ clinically proven to boost the natural production of collagen and elastine to firm the skin, Matrixyl Synthe 6™ a powerful peptite that increased production of skin–rebuilding essentials, hyaluronic acid which will help to smooth and hydrate the skin, locking in that all essential moisture and bakuchiol to brighten and improve skin elasticity.
Bakuchiol (pronounced buh-koo-chee-awl) is a plant-derived alternative to retinol, an ingredient commonly used in fighting signs of ageing and skin damage. While retinol is a synthetic chemical compound, bakuchiol comes from plants. Specifically, it’s extracted from the beautiful babchi plant, known for its strikingly purple flowers.
Bakuchiol is an antioxidant and has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese skincare treatments for centuries. It offers many of the same skin benefits as retinol; it plumps the skin, reduces wrinkles, evens your complexion, minimises pores, and encourages the production of collagen.
One of the biggest and most noticeable differences between bakuchiol and retinol is the side effects. Retinol is harsh on the skin and can cause skin sensitivity including peeling, redness and dryness, which particularly affects sensitive skin. It also makes skin increasingly vulnerable to sun sensitivity. For this reason, retinoid products are often recommended to be used only at night.
How Absolute Collagen Began
Maxine Laceby stumbled upon the amazing benefits of collagen whilst cooking up bone broth in her kitchen. According to medical research, wrinkles and sagging skin are caused by a decrease in collagen – which starts as early as age 25.
She started to boil chicken feet and pigs trotters in her kitchen to make bone broth, discovering in the process how to extract the collagen. She drank bone broth for a few weeks and saw an incredible impact on her skin, hair, nails and general wellbeing.
When her friends started asking her what she was doing to get such glowing skin, Maxine started cooking up bone broth for the neighbourhood, becoming known as the local collagen dealer!
After researching collagen tablets and supplements, Maxine discovered that many were filled with fillers and binders, Maxine was also adamant she wanted to create a liquid supplement as liquids are absorbed far better than tablets, she then asked herself what she wanted from a collagen supplement? She wanted a maximum of the best collagen available in a ready mixed dose and was adamant it was as affordable as could be.
She spent hours of experimenting with the formula, taste and ingredients, becoming an expert on the world of ingestible beauty supplements.
After much research, Maxine discovered that marine collagen from fish being type 1 collagen is the best collagen as we humans are 70% type 1 collagen. During her research, she also discovered that hydrolysed collagen was the best for maximum absorption. And that’s when Absolute Collagen was born. An affordable, ready-mixed, hassle-free liquid supplement containing the best type 1 hydrolysed collagen.