Collagen in a Glass
Many people are always on the lookout for the latest beauty products that will keep them looking young and fresh. One of the key factors in keeping the skin looking youthful is collagen, a protein which is naturally produced by the body. Treatments such as laser skin resurfacing are popular because they lightly damage the skin, causing it to produce more collagen and this is thought to help keep the skin looking smoother and younger.
A new product is currently going through the clinical trial process which may revolutionise the way that patients encourage collagen production. TOKI is a drink made with Hijiki seaweed extracts, collagen peptides and a number of other key ‘youth-enhancing’ ingredients.
During one of the initial trials, 32 women between the ages of 35 and 65 drank TOKI regularly over an 8 week period. During the trial, each woman’s blood collagen levels were tested and it was found that the overall blood collagen levels increased – blood collagen helps improve the outer layer of the skin.
The manufacturers of TOKI claim that results will be seen within as little as 45 days. The product itself has been released for sale in the form of a powder which is diluted into water, ready for drinking. It is claimed that drinking the liquid allows for quick absorption of the key ingredients into the bloodstream, and if drunk on a regular basis the drink will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and help skin look tighter, smoother and therefore younger.