The Science on Collagen: Hollywood’s Obsession + Why Women’s Skin Ages Faster
So…this is Halle Berry photographed above — fit, energetic and a complete inspiration. At age 54, Halle is just one of the boundary-breaking, age-redefining actresses we’re following lately, famous for her rigorous workouts and holistic lifestyle (more on that below).
For woman in Hollywood, the magnifying glass that hovers over each sag and wrinkle can be pretty unforgiving. Despite the major downside on that level of scrutiny, women in Hollywood are often the first to tap into innovations in wellness, beauty and longevity.
Aging is a fact of life — but our goal is to slow the process as much as possible in our pursuit of prevention and longevity. Lately, Naomi Whittel has captured our attention, recently named by Prevention magazine as a leading innovator in the natural products industry. Below, Naomi is tapping into a trend that’s got as much staying power as the celebs she refers to below. Stay tuned if you want to know the in-depth science behind collagen…
From the studios in Los Angeles to the runways of New York, collagen is the current obsession when it comes to maintaining skin health. Here’s a look at the collagen scientifically shown to modify wrinkles in four weeks. Science can be sexy…
From the outside looking in, it seems celebrities are given a free ticket to flawless skin the moment they make their first box-office hit. But there’s a darker moment too — one where wrinkles, crow’s feet or a sagging jawline dare to make an appearance on a lovely 40 or 50-something actress. And when it happens, social media is there to capture it with close-ups and commentary that can be downright ugly.
The intense scrutiny and pressure to stay young is overbearing for many women, famous or not. As the youthful glow gradually morphs into middle-aged skin, you may react — not rationally, but emotionally — causing you to consider doing something drastic, maybe a cosmetic procedure to, you know—take a few years off.
But millions of other women boost their skin from within, with natural collagen. In fact, collagen is more popular than ever… and the anti-aging science demonstrating the amazing benefits of collagen has never been stronger.
(Without Looking Frozen in Time)
You deserve a natural, healthy appearance and that’s why you should take a closer look at what collagen can do.
Here’s a peek into the collagen rituals of several natural beauties who prove you can look fabulous at 40, 50 and beyond.
Halle’s bone broth nourishes her smooth skin + radiant look Halle Berry (shown above) makes turning 54 look easy! Her youthful glow is to be admired, and so is her dedication to making collagen-rich bone broth from scratch. “You can make it. You can go to the butcher… take the bones, boil them up for 24 hours… and you drink the broth. It’s so full of collagen that it’s crazy.”
How collagen works: Bone marrow is a top source of collagen and also contains calcium to enhance skin moisture and vitamin D to minimize premature aging and combat dry skin.
Jen uses collagen to boost radiance + nail growth Jennifer Aniston’s natural glow takes center stage everywhere she goes. The stunning 51-year-old takes collagen every morning and describes it as “that working from the inside-out thing”. Since starting her collagen routine, she reported her nails are stronger and she sees a healthier glow.
How collagen works: Collagen is the key structural protein in skin. As the “glue” that holds your skin matrix together, the more collagen you have, the plumper and firmer your skin looks. Plus, it minimizes brittleness in nails and promotes growth.
A scoop of collagen supports Kate’s total body glow Kate Hudson is known for her yoga-perfect moves and fit, toned body. She scoops collagen peptides into her beverages because they help maintain moisture: “You can put it into any kind of smoothie. I absolutely love it,” said the 41-year-old star.
How collagen works: Peptides are micro-molecules made up of amino acids that are used to form new collagen in the body. Skin needs hydration to stay supple. Glycosaminoglycans are moisture-loving compounds that bind collagen peptides together and help maintain hydrated skin.
If you want to maintain your natural glow in your 40s, 50s 60s and beyond, then follow these beauties’ leads and boost your collagen intake now.
Women around the world make collagen an integral part of their rituals. What I’ve discovered is that beautiful, cared-for skin is a sign of youth that transcends cultures and borders. In my first book, Glow15, I describe my time in Asia — a place where radiant skin is revered and women prioritize eating right for their skin. Believed to be the secret to beautiful skin, collagen delicacies are consumed there regularly.
If you’re a woman over 40, please keep reading to learn why protecting your collagen is the key to aging beautifully and with confidence. I’ll also reveal the groundbreaking science on a patented new form of collagen protein that has been shown to visibly reduce wrinkles, improve elasticity and so much more.
Whether you’re currently taking a collagen supplement, have been interested in getting started or have never even heard of collagen, the next few minutes may change your thoughts on ageless beauty forever.
Why Your Skin is Crying Out for Help
Collagen is the very foundation of your skin, essential for elasticity and plumpness.
As the most plentiful protein in the body, collagen makes up 25-30% of all protein content. This strong, mesh-like framework keeps connective tissue firm and is the superglue that holds your body together (‘collagen’ is derived from the Greek word for glue!)
Few people know that skin is your largest organ. So, protecting your collagen should be your top priority, especially as you age.
From birth until adulthood, collagen production hums along at a smooth, steady pace. Youth is a time of rapid development and growth, so the body works overtime to keep up with demand for collagen.
But after the age of 25, collagen production starts to decline by about 1% per year.
While a 1% decline may not seem like much, the deep wrinkles, sagging, rough texture, and loss of elasticity and moisture that emerge in your 40s and 50s add up.
And menopause dramatically accelerates collagen breakdown: in your first 5 years of menopause alone, you can lose 30% of your collagen volume, according to studies. I’ll explain why below.
Biology strikes a heavy blow to your skin… and so does genetics…
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature gifted your marvel of a body with the ability to stretch for pregnancy and childbirth. To allow for this unique and beautiful superpower, skin collagen in the female body follows a vertical pattern for maximum elasticity.
Female collagen is less dense with smaller pores, which produce less skin-protecting sebum, especially as you get older. This also explains why women are more likely to experience premature aging.
Male collagen, in contrast, has a tightly woven crisscross pattern that’s 25% thicker than a woman’s collagen. And with its higher collagen density and oil production, a man’s skin stays firm and hydrated longer.
Menopause wreaks havoc on collagen, too. When estrogen comes to a screeching halt, it can deliver a staggering double blow to women—because this vital hormone helps maintain normal levels of collagen production. According to experts, you may lose 30% of collagen in the first 5 years of menopause!
With the odds seemingly stacked against you, you may feel like you’re destined to age un-gracefully. But instead, you can restore the youthful look and feel of your skin by consuming the right kind of collagen every day.
The Proven Way to
Reduce Wrinkles — Yes, Really
So many women over 40 are still caring for skin the old-fashion way… with topical skincare products that only benefit the upper dermal layer. But if you really want to look and feel younger, it is essential to nourish the deeper dermal layers as well in your anti-aging routine.
In recent years, dietary collagen, which nourishes skin from the inside out, has become the focus of extensive scientific research, with multiple studies revealing that one specific type of dietary collagen can reduce wrinkles in as few as 4 weeks. And not only wrinkles, but other telltale signs of aging like crow’s feet, dryness and loss of firmness. [5-7]
When I learned there was a specific dietary collagen with a protein matrix unlike any other collagen that is proven to work when so many others fail, I had to go straight to the source to learn more.
I visited the pioneering anti-aging laboratory in Germany where the amazing discovery was made. There I met with the world-class team of scientists—experts in collagen who have truly rewritten the rules on aging.
After years of clinical study, this team of researchers had struck skin care gold: They found that when dietary collagen protein is broken down into the tiniest particles and consumed, it becomes more soluble and more effective at stimulating collagen production.
The process of breaking down collagen into micro-molecules is no easy task, however. They had to develop special technology to “dice” the protein in a manner that promotes maximum absorption—it’s so revolutionary that it is patented.
Armed with this powerful data and technology, researchers created a hydrolyzed powder and named their breakthrough collagen ingredient Verisol® Bioactive Collagen Peptides—a unique collagen with superior bioavailability and effectiveness.
A New Solution for Women Over 40
Not content with laboratory results, researchers conducted multiple human clinical studies with women between the ages of 35-65. In each study, participants in the non-control group consumed 2500 mg of Verisol® Bioactive Collagen Peptides every day for 8 weeks. At weeks 4 and 8, clinicians recorded the dramatic improvements the participants enjoyed: [5-7]
✓ 32% reduction in crow’s feet in just 4 weeks
✓ 65% increase in natural collagen production
✓ Up to 30% improvement in skin elasticity
✓ Significant reduction in cellulite
Researchers also observed an increase in hydration and pro-collagen activity. As the precursor to collagen synthesis, pro-collagen is what stimulates new, younger-looking skin to form.
Among participants who took the collagen powder vs. placebo, pro-collagen accumulation doubled! 
And if you’re over 50 years old, here’s more great news: researchers found an even more dramatic improvement in the skin of women over 50! 
Stronger, Longer Nails +Thicker, Healthier Hair
Just like your skin, your fingernails can suffer the effects of reduced collagen production as you age. Growth may slow to a crawl and they may become dull and brittle.
But by boosting your collagen intake, you can turn rough, brittle and peeling nails around.
Another placebo-controlled study examined the effects of taking 2500 mg of Verisol® collagen daily for 6 months on fingernails.
Incredibly, participants who took collagen experienced a 42% decrease in cracking, chipping or both, and 75% of the women reported that their nails grew faster and longer.
Another symbol of youthful vitality and a personal expression of style is a head of thick, beautiful hair. This is why excess hair shedding is a devastating experience for millions of women. But you can reclaim thicker locks—and it’s easier than you think.
Since collagen is a “beauty protein” that contributes to healthy hair follicles, researchers were excited to test the effects of this powerful collagen peptide ingredient on hair volume. In a peer-reviewed study, a group of women aged between 39-75 took 2500 mg of Verisol®.
The results were remarkable! Within 4 months researchers observed a significant increase in hair thickness and volume, stimulating fuller-looking hair. Plus, they revealed improvements in hair texture and stronger strands that were more resistant to breakage.
Are Your Cheekbones Less Defined as You Get Older?
Aging causes you to lose bone density throughout your body, including your facial features. Bones demand collagen for strength, growth and repair. Researchers were amazed to discover that Verisol® collagen powder resulted in a 65% increase in pro-collagen.
This boost in bone-forming collagen can help provide cheekbone definition for a younger look.
To a wellness explorer like me who believes in the breathtaking power of nature and science… this is exactly the proof I needed! I believe in this patented, one-of-a-kind collagen peptide and so should you.
Why So Many Collagen Supplements Fail.
So why does Verisol® produce such extraordinary results when so many other types of collagen lead to disappointment?
Many collagen powders are made with what I call “dirty collagen”… a mix of crudely made collagen with dubious purity standards and no scientific evidence of absorption and efficacy. In fact, one of the popular collagen brands has been indicated to contain an excess of heavy metals and toxins. And many of these powders are often full of unnecessary fillers to add bulk and weight—but don’t offer any benefit.
In addition, absorption and bioavailability are not the same with all collagen powders, because many of them contain protein molecules that are too large to be absorbed and used to stimulate collagen production. So you simply don’t get the benefits, quality and value you deserve.
Also, it’s important to note that there are 16 types of collagen, but only types 1 and 3 have been shown to produce powerful skin health benefits. With so many of the collagen powders on the market, you just don’t know what type you’re getting.
Sagging to Supple — Collagen That’s Effective
+ “Erase” the look of wrinkles and brighten your eye area
+ Deeply hydrate and moisturize skin from within
+ Restore a smooth texture and a youthful glow
+ Boost firmness for a more lifted appearance
+ Support smoother, younger-looking contours
Using this clinically proven collagen, I created NAOMI Collagen Peptides — the only collagen powder that combines high-absorption Verisol® with two more incredible skin-enhancing nutrients: hyaluronic acid and vitamin C.
I know that quality and transparency mean as much to you as they do to me. In the last 20 years, I’ve developed over 300 top-quality wellness formulas with the best of quality and science.
Because of the health struggles I’ve experienced in my life resulting from a lack of ingredient transparency, I made a commitment to go to the ends of the earth to experience nature’s ingredients for myself, from field and pasture to the research lab.
Through my special partnership with the makers of this patented collagen ingredient in Germany, I have created an extraordinary collagen peptide powder that is sure to transform the look and feel of your skin.
One tiny daily scoop of NAOMI Collagen Peptides delivers clinically proven benefits.
If you’ve tried ordinary collagen powders in the past, you know how large the scoops can be and how much you need to use—and you don’t know if they work.
With NAOMI Collagen Peptides, you get clinically proven results with half the serving! One small scoop delivers 2500 mg of pure collagen power—that’s all it takes to see eye lines and deep creases start to fade away.
The Real Deal: Pure, Patented Verisol® Collagen. A High Absorption Formula, NAOMI Collagen Peptides supplies protein that is broken down to the most basic building blocks to ensure superior bioavailability and usability. Derived from only top quality protein sources, NAOMI Collagen Peptides delivers 2500 mg of Verisol®, the exact dosage and form of collagen scientifically shown to deliver such amazing results for skin, nails and hair in as little as 4 weeks.
But our Collagen Peptides offers more than wrinkle relief…
As a woman in my mid-40s, I know that loss of elasticity and skin moisture are big problems that can make you look older than you really are. So, NAOMI Collagen Peptides has two bonus skin boosters that can help take years off the look of your skin:
BONUS SKIN BOOSTER one: Hyaluronic Acid You probably have a serum or moisturizer that contains this water-loving ingredient. Like a sponge, hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and locks it in at the surface of your skin for a plumper appearance.
BONUS SKIN BOOSTER two: Vitamin C I added the pro-collagen antioxidant, vitamin C, which your body needs to synthesize new collagen. Not only does NAOMI Collagen Peptides support the skin collagen you have… it helps stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen!
No Unnecessary Fillers: This high-quality formula is as pure as it gets with only collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to nourish your skin, nails and body. No artificial ingredients, fillers or added sweeteners. That’s why one small scoop is all you need.
Mixes Fast and is Clear, Odorless and Tasteless: NAOMI Collagen Peptides dissolves quickly in hot or cold beverages. Or add it to smoothies, yogurt and other foods every day to start revving up your collagen production. And since it is odorless and tasteless, you won’t even know it’s there!
Affordable + Ships for Free: Buy two tubs of NAOMI Collagen Peptides and get 1 free + free U.S. shipping. That’s just $19.33 per one-month supply. It’s not available in stores but ships for free and comes with an amazing guarantee! If you’re not satisfied for any reason, I’ll gladly send you a full refund—up to one year after purchase.
To get started, use NAOMI Collagen Peptides every day for one month. You’l start noticing a difference, but you’ll see best results after 8 weeks — brighter skin, fewer wrinkles and a youthful glow. Again, if you don’t see smoother, firmer skin (or not happy for any reason), we will refund your order—no questions asked.
Because of our superior bioavailability and absorption, NAOMI Collagen Peptides starts to work quickly to help restore a more youthful appearance, radiant glow and more…
✓ “Fill in” fine lines and wrinkles
✓ Hydrate and moisturize skin from within
✓ Restore a smooth, supple texture
✓ Boost firmness for a more lifted appearance
✓ Minimize the appearance of cellulite
✓ Promote thicker hair and healthier nails
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