With vegan beauty looking like a trend that is here to stay, it’s time for the other areas of your skin care routine to step up. When it comes to supplements, effective, reliable and animal-free products have been hard to find, until now. To celebrate the launch of the new Skin Perfecting Complex from Rejuvenated, the first vegan collagen-boosting supplement from the brand, we spoke to founder Kathryn Danzey about this exciting new formula and how it can improve the skin from the inside.
Skincity UK: Why was it important to you to create a vegan collagen supplement?
Kathryn Danzey: The number of people who follow a vegan diet is dramatically increasing and there are many others who now make the choice to buy non-animal based products, even though they are not strict vegans themselves. This January, record numbers signed up to participate in Veganuary and we were aware of how many of our customers were ideally looking for a vegan (collagen-boosting) alternative.
How difficult was it finding a non-animal derivative that worked?
There isn’t a single plant source that will offer you the full spectrum of amino acid proteins contained in animal collagen, so the key was to find the right combination of amino acids to replicate a conventional product. This was done by sourcing several different plant combinations.
Can you tell us more about these ingredients?
Botanic-col is our vegan amino acid blend which mirrors the ratio of amino acids in collagen. We then combined the ingredient with skin-calming botanicals, including ashwagandha, gota kolu, nettle leaf, sea buckthorn, MSM with probiotics, minerals and antioxidants.
This supplement can treat so many different skin conditions, from eczema to ageing and acne, how does it manage this?
It’s hard to know where to start, it’s such an amazing product! The combination of probiotics and skin-calming botanicals work synergistically to calm down aggravated and inflamed skin. The addition of Botani-col makes it an excellent booster for all skin types; for healing and reducing acne scarring to supporting collagen levels for a more youthful skin. Our testers have had wonderful results with eczema and acne as well as with plumping up soft lines.
What’s the best way to incorporate it into your daily routine?
Just take two capsules daily with water.
Can it be used alongside other supplements in the Rejuvenated range?
As with all our products, the Skin Perfecting Complex has been created to complement the rest of our range. It enables anyone who follows a vegan diet to benefit from the amino acid proteins found in collagen. It’s also the perfect boost for those who want to refine and reduce blemishes and polluted skin.
You can shop the new Rejuvenated Skin Perfecting Complex here.