About the Founder



Founder + Author of The Collagen Glow

Sally grew up drinking her Korean grandmother’s bone broth— essentially collagen broth—so when she experienced a painful burn and turned to collagen to successfully heal and regenerate her skin, it was an epiphany: she realized that ingesting collagen was key to good skin, healthy joints, and strong hair and nails.


Most people are unaware of the fact that many of their most stubborn skin and hair problems start at the root of nutrition and biology.

I, too, had been ignorant of this direct correlation between nutrition and skin until I got badly burned from a deep-fryer incident that melted the skin off of my arms immediately. When topical solutions and prescription ointments did nothing for my burn blisters and scars, I turned to the internet and discovered that ingesting collagen could potentially help my skin heal and regenerate. Desperate, I got started on the collagen regimen immediately.

After a few weeks of taking 20g of collagen a day, I was amazed: I saw incredible changes not just on the burns on my arms, but my entire skin, head to toe, my nails, and my hair. Everyone was asking me what moisturizer I was using— and that's when I realized— ingesting collagen was making my skin the healthiest it had ever been. I wasn't even applying moisturizer as often as I used to! 

Thrilled with my results, I started evangelizing the miraculous superfood to my aging parents. That was where I realized why this key to perfect skin had not yet caught on in America: everyone hated how it tasted.

But knowing how beneficial collagen had been for me head to toe, I couldn’t let the taste be a reason that my parents didn’t consume collagen. 

So with this goal of solving this challenge, I began my search for the purest, most premium collagen types, as well as exotic, delicious, wellness-packed superfoods.

And after what had seemed like forever, I finally found the most perfect collagen, one that checked off all of the boxes, in addition to delicious fruits, roots and herbs that I wanted each drink to be flavored with. A drink that was beneficial, healthy, AND delicious.

And as for my picky parents?

They're hooked for good! 



5 Stars

Crushed Tonic allowed me to create a routine just for my personal wellbeing - more than my standard morning or evening routine. Adding Crushed Tonic to a hot beverage in the evening allowed me to sleep better and spend time - even if it was only 4 or 5 minutes - focusing just on nourishing myself in a calm, mindful, and relaxing way.

I love it

It's helped me lose weight since it keeps me feeling so full and satiated all morning. I also love how I don't have to wear lotion as much, when before my skin used to be very dry and almost ashy.

Find your favorite

I absolutely love crushed tonic! I was having trouble clearing my skin and after doing research (and spending lots of money on expensive beauty products) I decided to try healing my skin through the inside out. I love the Matcha flavor as it gives me that afternoon boost I need and it is delicious with almond milk. For me, the Tumeric flavor never seemed to mix in all the way so that was my least favorite. The collagen and probiotics has helped improve my skin immensely, I am so happy with the results and have already ordered more crushes. Totally worth the price as it gives you so many amazing ingredients in one easy form to take!

Kristin, we are so happy to hear that you are a fan; we love that we can make a difference in your health routine. Our vision was exactly that-- that someone will find pick their favorite! We formulated our flavors so that there was a flavor that worked for just about everyone: coffee drinker? Add our original crush to your cup of joe everyday. Hate coffee but still crave caffeine? Go with our matcha crush. Feeling sick? Take the turmeric crush.
SO excited to re-up!

Not having CT for like 2 months proved how worth it is for me.

I literally saw my skin change back to… not glowy.
I definitely saw a difference when i was on it at the time, but I don’t think I realized how much of a difference there was until I didnt have any.
I didn’t notice a huge difference in my bowel movements (lol), but even my bf was like “yea.. it definitely made you… glow... more?"

Also, i’ve been doing laser tattoo removal and i feel like the tonic helped my skin heal a lot faster!

Honestly so excited to have it again ugh

I love it!

the original is my favorite — &since I can put it in coffee and smoothies I was able to take it everyday :) I also have a really bad stomach and I feel like it has really helped with inflammation which I used to get so much more frequently! I'm addicted