Absolute Collagen review
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I tried an Absolute Collagen review (original flavour) just before Christmas 2020 but couldn’t get on with the taste. Well, lo and behold, the team at Absolute collagen recently launched a flavoured range and I got a delivery of the raspberry flavour last month!
Absolute Collagen was not a brand I’d come across before the latter half of 2020 but with some users of the brand reporting visible improvements to their skin and improvements to hair and scalp condition, I was very interested to find out what the supplements could do for me.
Read on to see what I thought, how the new flavour tastes, and find out more about what’s in it that’s so good for your hair and skin.
What the brand says
Price, Packaging & Ingredients
The cost of the collagen supplements is around £1.93 per sachet, depending on what subscription model you sign up to. They come in packs of 14 (one sachet per day) and you can subscribe to 1 box a fortnight, 2 boxes every 28 days, or buy a box of 14 as a one-off purchase (most costly option at £2.35 per sachet).
The sachets come in a cardboard box with a cardboard leaflet explaining the benefits of the product. There’s also a handy referral QR card and the full ingredients are listed on the back of the box. The sachets themselves look to be some sort of food grade plastic (I’ll check with the brand and update this blog post when I hear back).
The main ingredient (65%) is hydrolysed fish collagen, along with water and some flavourings (find the full list at the bottom of this post), with no gluten, lactose or dairy.
How it works
Absolute Collagen has an impressive 8000mg of marine collagen peptides, which the brand say can really help to plump out the skin and strengthen nails and hair. Because collagen production naturally declines with age, these collagen suppliments are particularly aimed at middle-age women by putting collagen back into the body.
You can read more about how it works on the Absolute Collagen website (opens in new browser tab).
How to use
Using the product is simple enough, you just need to take one sachet a day. The brand say that it can be taken neat straight from the sachet, but I can’t take it this way because, despite the new flavour, I still can’t stand the taste. Not to worry though as I found a great solution! I split the daily sachet into 3 and added it into fruit squash and hot water (try a hot squash, you’ll never go back). A couple of stirs with a teaspoon and I guarantee you won’t taste it at all – sucess!
The brand say that results can be seen in as little as 3-4 days for skin, and as early as 14 days later for the scalp and hair.
I’ve been taking the supplements for two weeks now so, while this is an early review of the results, I’ll update this blog post with further results as I notice them.
Perhaps the most noticable change I’ve seen is my scalp. Since I turned 45 I’ve noticed that my scalp seems a lot drier and can be a bit ithcy/irritated. After taking the supplements, I can honestly say that this has improved dramatically – even at this early stage. The ‘bags’ under my eyes have also plumped out a bit!
Another early result I’ve noticed is my general health and wellbeing has also improved. Now, some of that can be attributed to my Sandy, my wellness consultant who’s been helping with my nutritionional intake, but I’ve also been feeling a bit of an energy boost after taking the collagen. This is afabulous news for me as I suffer from Chromic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia and also cervical spondylosis brought about by osteoarthritis. This means I have to regulate my energy levels on a daily basis.
How did Absolute Collagen do in my review?
- Effectiveness 90% 90%
- Taste (very tolerable when diluted) 85% 85%
- Kindness to environment (pending further investigation) 65% 65%
- Price (not too expensive considering what results you can get) 90% 90%
I’m really looking forward to seeing other health and beauty benefits from the sachets I still have left and am considering extending a subscription with them, however, I would like to see the actual sachets made from a more sustainable material (brand response pending in case I’m wrong about the plastic!)