By Carla Oates
One of the questions we get asked most frequently at The Beauty Chef HQ is what the difference is between our bestselling GLOW Inner Beauty Essential, cult-favourite COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost and our marine collagen powder, DEEP MARINE COLLAGEN™ Inner Beauty Support.
While this powerful trio perfectly complement one another, helping to protect against free radical damage, boost collagen production, strengthen and firm skin while also nourishing your gut—their individual characteristics and key benefits are what sets them apart.
Here’s everything you need to know—including how to enjoy them individually, or together…
GLOW Inner Beauty Essential: The All-Rounder
In a nutshell, GLOW is the foundation of your inner beauty routine—your essential daily beauty powder to help maintain healthy, glowing skin from within and nourish your gut. A bit like a daily multivitamin for the skin, gut and wellbeing, it has your pre, pro and postbiotics covered. Containing 18 Certified Organic wholefoods including bio-fermented maqui berries, queen garnet plum and pomegranate fruit peel extract—this delicious berry-flavoured beauty powder is also a good source of vitamin C—to help boost collagen production—and zinc—which supports healthy hair and nails.
With an abundance of antioxidants, polyphenols and phytonutrients, GLOW is a nutrient-dense formula that literally feeds your skin from within—resulting in a more hydrated, plump and radiant complexion. As the first step in your 3-Step Inner Beauty Solution, GLOW can be enjoyed on its own simply stirred through a glass of filtered water or added to your favourite smoothie—or, alternatively, used in combination with your chosen Boost and Support product.
COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost: The Ultimate Vegan Liquid Collagen Elixir
Undoubtedly the most popular Boost in the range—COLLAGEN is a vegan drink concentrate that contains both vitamin C—to boost collagen synthesis and protect the skin from free radical damage—and zinc—which contributes to normal skin structure and the maintenance of healthy hair and nails. While it does not contain added collagen—from either bovine or marine sources—COLLAGEN works by boosting your body’s own natural production of collagen. In addition to this, it is also bolstered with bio-fermented papaya juice concentrate, gotu kola, Queen Garnet plum puree, organic goji, acai and maqui berries as well as grapeseed extract and ellagic acid from pomegranate that studies show may help to protect collagen from degradation. Given that collagen—the most abundant protein in our body and one that is essential for plump, glowing skin as well as the health of our bones, joints, connective tissues, muscles, gut, nails and hair—naturally declines as we age, whatever we can do to protect and preserve our ability to produce it, is beneficial.
As a refreshing elixir, COLLAGEN tastes delicious stirred through water—and when used in combination with GLOW, provides your skin and gut with a double-whammy of bio-fermented goodness.
DEEP MARINE COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Support: The Sustainably Sourced Marine Collagen
While DEEP MARINE COLLAGEN is undoubtedly the new kid on the block, this beauty is already making waves! As the first marine collagen product in our range, this hardworking formula contains 100% clean, certified sustainable marine collagen peptides which contribute to improved skin elasticity and firmness, hydration, collagen density, preservation and protection—deep beyond the dermis. Sustainably sourced from wild-caught, deep-sea North Atlantic cod, DEEP COLLAGEN also contains Bioavailability Factors™—the digestive enzyme bromelain and our exclusive probiotic strain, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GUT5Y™—for enhanced absorption.
While COLLAGEN and DEEP MARINE COLLAGEN both support collagen production—they do this in different ways. COLLAGEN contains the nutrients required to boost and preserve collagen production—namely, vitamin C and zinc—while DEEP COLLAGEN contains marine collagen peptides, compounds which directly supply the body with the bioavailable amino acids required to actually build and assist the body’s production of collagen. It’s this key difference which sets these two products apart—but also why they work so well together to amplify the effects of one another, plumping, firming and strengthening skin.
DEEP COLLAGEN comes in unflavoured or berry flavoured and can be enjoyed on its own or in combination with GLOW and your favourite Boost.
GLOW, COLLAGEN & DEEP COLLAGEN: The Triple Threat
While we love all of the products within The Beauty Chef range—and love to mix and match them regularly—the combination of GLOW, COLLAGEN and DEEP MARINE COLLAGEN is the ultimate triple threat when it comes to supporting plump, radiant, hydrated skin whilst also boosting, protecting and preserving collagen production.
And, the bonus is that they also taste delicious together! Every day, simply mix 1 teaspoon of GLOW with 1 tablespoon of COLLAGEN and 1 ½ teaspoons of DEEP COLLAGEN with water and enjoy.