COLLAGEN clinical study

Methodology

Usage of Cutometer®, a skin elasticity meter that analyzes the skin stretching from its original state, and measures the time and quality of its ability to return to the original state. All 40 participants were females around the age of 55. The testers were split into two groups: 1 group ingested collagen daily and 1 group received a placebo treatment.

Hypothesis

12 weeks of daily collagen ingestion increases skin hydration, in addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen Group

Placebo Group

DATA FINDINGS

Wrinkles
Week 1
3.5 m+/-et
Week 6
2.8 m+/-et
Week 12
2.6 m+/-et
0 1 2 3 4
The clinical score of wrinkles, assessed by the Investigator, decreased significantly under collagen ingestion at Week 6 and Week 12 by average of -9.73%.
ELASTICITY
Week 1
0.27 m+/-et
Week 12
0.5 m+/-et
0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1
Studying the skin biomechanics parameters, and testing how quickly skin bounced back to various pressures, skin elasticity was found to be significantly improved (by average of +27.2% by week 12.
HYDRATION + FIRMNESS
Week 1
55 m+/-et
Week 6
60 m+/-et
Week 12
77.8 m+/-et
0 25 50 75 100
The level of skin hydration increased significantly at an average of +22.8% during the study for the collagen group.

Conclusions

Participants who ingested collagen saw improvements to wrinkles, skin elasticity, as well as hydration and overall firmness.