Biggest Beauty Secret Revealed – Skincare from the inside out


Here I am to reveal the biggest beauty secret for 40+ women. I have finally figured out what it means beauty from the inside out. Surely it is also about personality and values but let's leave that aside for a moment and let's talk about skincare. The only way to keep a woman's skin young for longer is by introducing collagen supplements in the diet supported by a healthy nutrition.  


  Summer is here and we are spending our spare time outside, which means we need to protect our skin from the sun whilst we are enjoying its warm rays.


The skin is a vital organ and it protects us from the external environment, including factors such as UV rays and pathogens, and it keeps our body temperature constant, preventing water and fluid loss. For this reason, we must take care of our skin as much as possible to maintain a healthy and functioning cutaneous barrier. It is not enough to apply an SPF 50+ sunscreen during Summer when we go to the beach or to the pool. We need to protect our skin all year round, even in winter, as the impact of ultraviolet rays is constant, even when it is cloudy and we think there is no sun.

Gold Collagen®

I have tested it on my skin literally that a supplementation based on collagen and antioxidants is vital. I started drinking the first bottle of Gold Collagen mid April last Spring, every morning before breakfast. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body needed for the structure and density of the skin. Approximately 80% of young and healthy skin is made up of collagen, however, with time and natural ageing the body’s ability to replenish collagen decreases by about 1.5% per year.


  GOLD GOLLAGEN® nutritional liquid beauty supplements are designed for adults (not just women) who wish to promote healthy and beautiful looking skin, hair and nails or who wish to counteract the visible signs of ageing.  

GOLD GOLLAGEN® nutritional liquid beauty supplements are designed for adults (not just women) who wish to promote healthy and beautiful looking skin, hair and nails or who wish to counteract the visible signs of ageing.  

Before starting my liquid collagen supplements last Spring, my skin was not smooth but a bit rough and uneven.

After just two days of liquid collagen supplements my skin was already softer and moist without needing an additional moisturiser. It's incredible and I was so keen to see the benefits of the products after taking all doses for a month. I felt really energised in general so I assume the collagen supplements were helping my general well being.   

After 30 days of collagen supplements, I felt great and my skin was visibly super smooth.

  Collagen and elastin are long-life proteins.  As a consequence, they accumulate damages over time and this decreases their ability to function correctly.


Chronic exposure to sunlight can stimulate an excessive production of free radicals, which cause the degradation of collagen and elastin fibres and affect the skin through wrinkling, scaling, dryness and mottled pigmentation, eventually leading to photo-ageing and in some cases to skin cancer.


Supplementation with collagen peptides and antioxidants can help nourish and protect the skin through activating the fibroblasts to produce new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and fighting the damage due to free radicals generated by UV rays. For these reasons, it makes sense to take a nutraceutical containing both collagen peptides and antioxidants before summer, to help protect the skin against sun damage and photo ageing.


  I took the daily intake early in the morning before having breakfast although there were no specific instructions on when to take it. I thought that I'd do it early on so I would not forget later.


Aside from being easier to swallow, a liquid is more readily absorbed as soon as it enters the stomach. Daily dosage (50ml) of GOLD COLLAGEN® contains up to 5,000 mg of hydrolysed collagen which can be up to 20 times more than a typical collagen tablet. Tablets and capsules may cost less, but in reality, liquid represents far better value as more hydrolysed collagen can be absorbed and distributed to the body.


One of the benefits of this product not directly related to the skin is that I felt reenergised and more motivated. It could be one positive side effect of collagen although it is not expressly mentioned in the pack or brochures. I chose to take these supplements in late Spring to prepare my skin for the Summer which is quite tough on any complexion. For me it's crucial as I spend nearly a month on an Italian beach every year and over time my skin has become more sensitive.

  I suppose it would be ideal to take these nutrients all year round to nourish the skin and make it stronger and healthier. I'll start new supplements pack after the Summer.


    Facts about GOLD COLLAGEN®   The collagen naturally present in our skin, joints, tendons and ligaments has a high molecular weight (~300kDa). If applied on skin topically, it cannot be absorbed and if ingested, it is not easily digested or absorbed. The collagen used in the GOLD COLLAGEN® product by MINERVA Research Labs Ltd. is hydrolysed collagen (a smaller peptide form of collagen), which has a lower molecular weight (0.3 – 8KDa). It is easily digested in the stomach and absorbed in the small intestine where it enters the blood stream and reaches the deeper layer of the skin.


  The product results vary depending on the individual and their starting skin, hair, health conditions, diet and lifestyle. According to clinical trial results, with daily and consecutive use of the product (1x 50ml bottle), one can expect the skin to become more hydrated within 3 weeks, followed by a reduction in fine lines and deeper wrinkles within 6 weeks and an increase in skin elasticity within 9 weeks. I definitely agree with this as I have seen the results on my own skin, hair and nails.


  Some individuals have reported to experience more positive results and/or at a faster rate than others.


GOLD COLLAGEN® Forte has been specifically designed for women aged over 40, or women who have more advanced signs of ageing.  If you are in your 30’s then Pure GOLD COLLAGEN® should be the right product for you as it helps to counteract first signs of ageing and promote a more beautiful appearance.  With regular use, you can expect an improvement in hydration and radiance, fine lines and wrinkles will appear reduced and skin will feel firmer.


  GOLD COLLAGEN® stimulates the cells responsible for the body’s own natural production of collagen, elastin and moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid. It is able to work in the deeper layer of the skin (dermis) and all over the body, whereas creams act on the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) only.


  There are 3 products in the GOLD COLLAGEN® range – Pure, Active and Forte. The products can be purchased directly from MINERVA Research Labs at GOLD COLLAGEN® is also available from Boots, Holland & Barrett, Harrods, Selfridges, John Bell & Croyden Pharmacy and selected pharmacies in the UK.


GOLD COLLAGEN® FORTE RRP £39.99 x 10 days Pure GOLD COLLAGEN® was first launched in Boots pharmacies in the UK in 2011. Active GOLD COLLAGEN® was launched October 2013 and GOLD GOLLAGEN® Forte was launched in August 2014. Available Boots and own website offers 3 for 2. Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums