Most of us have been reading for a while now about how important collagen is to the health of our skin.
But if you're like us, you've possibly been put off by the extortionate cost of collagen skincare and supplements, allow us to introduce to you Boots' own brand of collagen skincare, which is one of the most affordable collagen ranges we've come across – and it has great reviews too.
With all the products reduced to just £10 right now, the Boots beauty buys are causing a serious stir among customers. With many shoppers saying their very expensive skincare "isn’t even half as good" as the super-affordable range.
But what actually is collagen, and why is it so key for anti-ageing?
Sadly, our body loses its ability to produce collagen as we age. From the age of 20, we lose around 1% of this vital protein each year. Hence the older you get, the more your skin loses its elasticity.
Therefore, to help with the preservation of healthy skin, it's important to include key supplements and skincare ingredients in your lifestyle so that your collagen, elastin and proteins don't deplete.
While scientists are still studying the efficacy of collagen skincare and supplements, there are millions of collagen devotees who use it and swear by it.
Boots' range "offers high-performance ingredient-led skincare at an affordable price", here's why it should be on your radar.
Boots Collagen Youth Activating Day Cream with SPF 30 | £10 (Was £12) from Boots
Boots Collagen Youth Activating Day Cream with SPF is lightweight and non-greasy, plus it has SPF30 which protects skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays and is one of the most important ingredients to have in your daily skincare routine, especially as we go into spring.
It's currently the most popular out of the collagen products, with 71 five star reviews.
"Lovely cream. Makes my 70-year-old skin feel great."
"I bought this on a whim. I’m 51 and am now on my second jar. My skin looks more plumped up and lines looks shallower. Not bad for a good value cream. Going to buy the night cream too. I have normal to dry skin and find this perfect."
"Super rich and softening! Looks nice under makeup and acts as a good base. Will repurchase, definitely worth the money."
"I have noticed that after 2 weeks the results start to appear. I have now been using the range for over 3 weeks and have noticed that my skin is plumped out and smoother."
Boots Collagen Youth Activating Night Cream 50ml | £10 (Was £12) from Boots
It might have a light, delicate texture, but it packs a punch overnight. Providing your skin with moisture, it's formulated to help with the appearance of smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Shoppers love the fact that it's non-greasy, soaks into the skin quickly and its fragrance is subtle.
"I have been using this product for 4 months i have a compliment about my skin, it worth every penny."
"My new 'go to' Night Cream. Feels super. Easy to apply, nice texture."
"I bought this yesterday and used it last night. I am very impressed with how my skin feels great this morning."
"This is a lovely, light night cream which I think works as well as the more expensive alternatives. I will certainly buy it again."
Boots Collagen Youth Activating Eye Serum 15ml | £10 (Was £12) from Boots
Use this serum morning and evening to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. It's lightweight, absorbs quickly, and helps nourish and revitalise the under eye area.
In fact, 42 out of 46 reviewers say they would recommend this product. One shift worker commented that the eye serum is the only product that has ever worked to reduce her under-eye puffiness. Serious praise indeed.
"After 2 weeks I can already see a difference in the skin around my eyes. Other products have never achieved this. Great little discovery!"
"I work shift work and suffered with such puffy, dark circled eyes. I honestly cannot believe the difference after using this for a few weeks. My eyes look so much brighter and I look awake! I’ve tried so many other products and nothing worked, this is now my saviour!!"
"Lovely, light eye cream. Not sure if I can notice much difference from the collagen side of things but my skin feels nicely moisturised."
"Nice eye serum. I have sensitive eyes and this has been a lovely eye serum. No irritation or dryness. Not sure if it has helped with my wrinkles but at 44 years old not much will!"
Boots Collagen Serum 30ml | £10 (Was £12) from Boots
If you want to supercharge the collagen range, use this collagen serum before the day or night cream.
The serum has been created to be deeply nourishing to help revitalise the skin. It has 67 (and counting) five-star ratings so far, with customers saying it's silky, absorbs nicely and is better than more expensive brands. 95.35% of reviewers recommend this product.
"Love love this, best I have used and I have tried top end products, just shows you don’t need to spend a lot."
"This serum is amazing! I have some very expensive serum that isn’t even half as good as this. It’s silky, feels cooling and absorbs quickly leaving your skin so refreshed and moisturised. Would definitely recommend."
"For the last 20+ years I have used an expensive double serum and when I ran out decided to try Boots Collagen Serum. I have used this for a month now and no word of a lie wow you can really see the results and my skin is lovely and smooth. It’s not greasy and glides nicely onto your face. I would 100% recommend."
"I bought this over the weekend thinking I’d give it a try because of how good the price was and wasn’t expecting much … so glad I did! It’s the best serum I’ve ever used after 2 days my under eye wrinkles have already reduced and my skin feels amazing. I usually use high end brands but never had a result this instant, I now want the whole range!"