Thursday, 3 January 2019

Bioglan Beauty Collagen Gummies

RRP: £18.99

--What does the promo say?--
"A NEW and unique collagen formulation for the UK, offering superior absorption and four modes of delivery to suit different lifestyles and budgets. Harnessing the power of Type 1 marine sourced collagen, Bioglan Beauty Collagen is scientifically proven to have a superior absorption rate (up to 1.5 times more efficient) than bovine or porcine collagen - the types most commonly available in supplement form. Type 1 Marine collagen is the most abundant form of collagen found in the body and the bio identical type found naturally in hair, skin and nails. Sustainably produced, clinical studies have shown that Bioglan Beauty Collagen helps to reduce wrinkle depth and increase moisture levels for all skin types. This superior efficacy of this unique new Beauty Collagen supplement is due to the peptide molecules being smaller in size. It’s more bioavailable and absorbable as a result.
  • Fewer Wrinkles: Marine collagen rebuilds tissues to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Reduced Signs of Ageing: Marine collagen is rich in antioxidants, which block free radicals and protect skin from oxidation and ageing.
  • Healthier Skin: Marine collagen has been scientifically proven to help increase skin moisture levels and help protect against the harmful effects of UV exposure and photo ageing.

Beauty Collagen is available as a tablet, powder, strawberry gummie and delicious flavoured effervescent. Each dose also contains:
  • Vitamin C: contributes to natural collagen formation and healthy skin function
  • Biotin and Selenium: for healthy nails and hair."
The gummies come in a see-through plastic bottle whose pink, blue and white label gives all information clearly and succinctly. The screw-top lid makes it practical for travel.

The bottle states that you can take 2-5 gummies a day. On the one hand, taking 2 a day makes the bottle last longer (it would equate to a month's supply at a cost of 63p a day). However, I chose to take the maximum of 5 a day, on the basis that this delivers 75% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of biotin and vitamin C, and 82% of your RDA of selenium, even though this would mean the bottle would only last me 12 days. Taking the gummies itself is easy; you just chew them like sweets. (Beware: these are not vegetarian, as they contain bovine gelatin.)

The gummies are pink (without being lurid) and strawberry-shaped. No visible residue is left on the fingers or in the mouth.

--Scent and taste--
Perhaps very mildly fishy on the nose thanks to the marine collagen, but not enough to be offputting. The flavour is sweet and pleasant; taking these is no hardship.

--Texture and consistency--
These are chewy without being sticky; like wine gums, really.

This product promises to improve your hair, skin and nails, and long-term, to reduce and prevent the visible signs of ageing. Of course you would have to take this for far longer than the 12-30-day supply allotted to me in order to see the effects ageing-wise - and, ironically, the only way to know if anti-ageing products work is if nothing actually happens. (I write about this extensively here. In a post I wrote nearly 10 years ago. Erm...yikes?)
I would consider improvements to my skin and hair to be minor, but present: acne seemed mildly lessened and hair seems to be lustrous and strong (despite my 8-week-old son yanking on it). I'm quite grateful to have had this supplement on hand in my post-partum days given that recovery from pregnancy can see hair thinning and even falling out. However, the most significant improvement to my mind has been in my nails. They are usually very weak and split/break easily. But even in the 12 short days in which I have been taking this supplement, they seem to be significantly stronger (which is great, as I would always like to grow them!). 

--Value for money--
I was sent my gummies for free, but would actually keep buying for the nails reason alone - and if it happens to have any other benefits, then so much the better!
The question is which product in the range offers the best value, as £18.99 every 2 weeks (at a consumption rate of 5 gummies a day, costing £1.58 per day) might seem a bit steep. Of course, I could make one bottle last a month, but then I don't know if I might see the same effects or not.
So time for a bit of cogitating.
The Bioglan Beauty Collagen tablets cost £22.99 for 90 pills - but this is actually only 30 days' supply, as you take 3 a day. So this is 76p a day - more expensive than a 30-day supply of gummies (which, as I noted above, is 63p a day).
The effervescent tablets cost £8.99 for 20 (which equates to 10 days' supply, as you take 2 a day); this would come to 89p per day for 30 days' worth.
The powder is even more expensive: at £29.99 for 151g, this will set you back 99p a day for a month's supply.

The gummies are pleasant to take, and also the cheapest based on a 30-day supply whereby you take 2 gummies per day. If I wished to continue my 5-a-day rate, though, I would consider taking the tablets or effervescent tablets instead, as these would possibly be cheaper alternatives (all contain around the same levels of RDA on a 30-day basis, for what it's worth). People choose different formats for different reasons, of course, such as inability to swallow tablets, that may be more vital than price.
But the upshot of all this maths is that I would clearly very seriously consider continuing to take these on my own dollar (or euro...basically nearly all currencies are more stable than the £ right now!), as they are very effective, and pleasant to take too. Goal.

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Bioglan Beauty Collagen tablets, £22.99 
Bioglan Beauty Collagen effervescent tablets, £8.99
Bioglan Beauty Collagen powder, £29.99


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