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Smarter Skin Collagen

Smarter Skin Collagen

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Encourage Improved Glow and Texture and the Diminished Appearance of Wrinkles

Collagen Peptides Powder Alone Isn’t Enough! Address the Three Causes of Skin Aging:

BUILD. Discourage wrinkles with plant extracts that support collagen production*

NOURISH. Choose the right source of collagen to support skin health*

PROTECT. Promote your skin’s natural barriers to discourage dietary and environmental damage*


The Foundation:
Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid

Normal, healthy skin has a smooth surface, is firm and hydrated, and has an even color and tone. But why does our skin change when we age?

To answer this question, we need to go beneath the surface, below the epidermis (the outer layer of your skin) into the derma — what dermatologists refer to as the “extracellular matrix.” This is where the real action happens.

There are three main
components of healthy skin


When we’re young, these three components are all abundant. They make up your extracellular matrix to provide the foundation for smooth and vibrant skin:

  • COLLAGEN — which provides structure for firm, smooth skin (70% of your skin is collagen)

  • ELASTIN — which supplies skin elasticity and rebound

  • HYALURONIC ACID — which keeps the skin hydrated and moist (50% of your body's concentration of HA is in the skin)

A decline in the body’s production of these three is what leads to dry, dull, wrinkled, and sagging skin as we age.

But what you need to know is that both internal and external factors can damage the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in your skin, causing accelerated skin aging and the appearance of signs of aged skin that include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles / Sagging skin

  • Dry skin / Coarse and rough skin

  • Loss of elasticity and plumpness

  • Uneven tone / brown spots / Crepey skin*

* Skin that is thin and looks finely wrinkled, like crepe paper. This skin is thin and fragile, and sags and feels loose. It is common under the eyes, on the neck and the upper inner arms.

Why Does Skin Wrinkle with Age?

Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years, regardless of external influences. According to Dr. Nancy Lin, Ph.D, we produce 1-1.5% less collagen on average each year starting around age 20, and the loss only accelerates from there. As a result, our skin becomes thinner and more fragile. There’s also a similar decline in the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Without supplementation we produce, on average, 25% less collagen by age 40 than we did in our youth, and by age 60, our bodies are producing a shocking 50% less collagen [1,2].

Some wrinkle formation is inevitable, as a result of intrinsic aging, but it is slight compared to the accelerated aging effects of these external factors.

1.5 %


produced each year after the age of 20

25 %


produced each year after the age of 40

50 %


produced each year after the age of 60

This is what's really behind
accelerated skin aging:


Ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes inflammation and damage to the skin called “photoaging.”

Stress and poor sleep

Both trigger the release of a hormone called cortisol, which may accelerate the decline of collagen.

Air pollution

Pollution is very fine, microscopic particles that penetrate the skin, resulting in inflammation and free radical damage. Over time, its effects usually become visible as dry, stiff, and wrinkled skin.

Poor diet

A diet that is high in sugar and carbohydrates contributes to high levels of sugar in the blood, which generate a steady stream of free radicals and other toxins. These, in turn, create glycation products, which attack and rapidly degrade collagen in the skin.


Smoking damages the skin from both the inside and outside. Smoke, including secondhand smoke, contains toxic particles that irritate and inflame the skin, which can seriously degrade the skin’s collagen.


One of the worst toxins for your skin, alcohol not only causes dehydration, but also, like smoking, can shrink the tiny capillaries that deliver the nutrients needed to promote healthy collagen.

It’s the combination of intrinsic aging and the external factors that can cause the accelerated loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

Turning Back the Clock

The best way — actually, the only way — to adequately encourage the replacement of lost collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid is from the inside out.

It’s a simple three-step supplementation process that addresses both the production of new collagen and the preservation and protection of the body’s current collagen stores.




Get the Right Collagen

Human skin is made of Type 1 collagen. Most collagen powders include the wrong form of collagen for skin, settling for cheaper, less effective Type 3 collagen from bovine (cow) sources.


Add Collagen Production Boosters

As we age, we can help our bodies continue to produce collagen by consuming natural plant extract “boosters” that may encourage the restoration of the skin to youthful collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid productivity levels.


Add Skin Protection Factors

Finally, a truly effective skin collagen formula simply must include a high concentration of plant-based extracts that can help enhance the body’s natural cellular processes that discourage skin damage from environmental and dietary factors.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Collagen

Shopping for collagen can be confusing. There are so many different options, and collagen marketers don’t make it any easier. However, it’s not as complicated as it seems, if you just shop with the desired benefit in mind.

Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know when choosing a collagen supplement by benefit. There are actually at least 16 different types of collagen, but most collagen is either type 1, 2, or 3.

The most important thing you need to know is that 80% of the collagen in your skin — the collagen that helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles — is Type 1. And by far, the most abundant source of Type 1 collagen is fish.

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Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides

As Dr. Lin explains in the video above, what’s really in collagen powders is called “collagen peptides.” For collagen to be best absorbed into the body, it first needs to be broken down into smaller units of protein, called peptides, which are two or more amino acids linked in a chain. These tiny peptides are easier to digest and absorb, and exactly what your body needs to efficiently make new collagen.

This is why collagen peptide powders are so popular today, as opposed to bone broth or other sources of collagen. Collagen peptides are the best source of collagen because they are fully hydrolyzed — broken down into those peptides for better absorption. Bone broth and other gelatin forms of collagen are only partially hydrolyzed, so they must be broken down further in the body to be absorbed.

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Best Collagen for Joint Health

Type 2 collagen accounts for the majority of the collagen in your joint cartilage, including the connective tissue that protects your bones at the joints. It’s in your spinal disks too. Basically, Type 2 is a great collagen for your joints. If you’re looking for improved joint health, then your best bet is to find a supplement that contains Type 2 collagen derived from chicken cartilage.

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Best Collagen for Gut Health

Type 3 collagen is found naturally in large quantities in the intestines, muscles, and blood vessels. Many people take it as a supplement for muscle building or gut health and repair. Most Type 3 collagen in supplements is bovine collagen.

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Best Collagen for Skin

Marine (fish) collagen is mostly Type 1, which is the same type that makes up the majority of the collagen in your skin. According to Dr. Lin, the amino acid profile in fish collagen lines up much better with the requirements for the production of collagen in human skin than other collagen sources.

Over 50% of collagen is made up of three amino acids: glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. These three amino acids are the most important when it comes to collagen synthesis for the skin, and marine collagen peptides contain a higher percentage of each than any other collagen source.

Marine collagen also has the smallest particle size of all collagen, making it far easier to absorb than bovine or porcine collagen – a full 1.5 times better than bovine, in fact!*

Smarter’s Marine Collagen Blend Offers Real Results!

Smarter’s Marine Collagen comes exclusively from fresh fish sources identified as sustainable by the Aquaculture Certification Council for safe, premium-quality collagen peptides.

The collagen used in Smarter Skin Collagen has been studied for its ability to improve skin hydration in humans. After 8 weeks of supplementation with marine-derived collagen, study participants showed a measurable increase in skin moisture levels.

This same study also measured the effects of marine-derived collagen on collagen fragmentation and the content of collagen and glycosaminoglycans (connective tissue components that contain amino groups and perform various functions throughout the body). It was concluded that “oral supplementation with specific collagen peptides improves skin hydration as well as the density and structure of the collagen network in the dermis” and “very clearly and significantly increased the amount of glycosaminoglycans in the epidermis in a dose-dependent manner.”

  • imagesImproved Skin Texture
  • imagesWrinkle Reduction

Step 2 and Step 3: Natural Support Ingredients

Encourage The Body's Production and Retention of Skin Collagen


images How it supports skin collagen production:

Supports collagen synthesis by discouraging damage by environmental and lifestyle factors to collagen-producing cells*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Called "internal sunscreens," these berries promote the body’s natural responses to discourage damage from the sun, poor diet, and other external factors*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Discourages the activity of the main cell-damaging enzyme (MMP) that shuts down collagen and elastin production*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Catechins in green tea uniquely discourage the breakdown of existing collagen from sugar, stress, and outside factors*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Most critical nutrient for skin production cells (called fibroblasts) to produce collagen efficiently*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Encourages the reduction of UV skin damage from sun (photoaging) and other unwanted effects from external factors (pollution, stress)*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Supports cellular collagen production by discouraging damage from free radicals encountered over the course of daily life*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Helps to promote the diminished appearance of skin discoloration (dark spots) caused by UV sun effects and other environmental factors*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Helps to discourage the activity of the main cell-damaging enzyme (MMP) that shuts down collagen and elastin production*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Encourages the extension of skin cell lifespan through the inhibition of the effects of highly reactive free radicals called hydroxyls*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Can help discourage the formation of damaging glycation products (triggered by sugar consumption) that shut down healthy collagen production*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Its unique anti-glycation properties help discourage skin aging, especially wrinkles.* Also may encourage processes that interfere with the development of photoaging from UVA/UVB exposure*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Works synergistically with Vitamin C to encourage even greater collagen production efficiency*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Antioxidant properties discourage the activity of free radicals that may cause UV skin damage and provide additional skin nourishment*


imagesHow it supports skin collagen production:

Discourages the activity of the main cell-damaging enzyme (MMP) that shuts down collagen and elastin production*

imagesHow it encourages skin collagen retention:

Helps promote skin hydration and thickness by discouraging the development of inflammation as a result of UV exposure, as well as the main enzyme (MMP) that breaks down existing skin collagen*

Only Smarter Skin Collagen provides all three steps... one great-tasting berry powder, to encourage the replenishment of the lost collagen, elastin, and hydrating hyaluronic acid in the extracellular matrix, and turn back the clock for more youthful, glowing skin!*


Frequently Asked Questions

What about mercury?

We understand that mercury is always a concern whenever fish is used. But not to worry — we test all of our products for heavy metal content, toxins, and microbials and unless the ingredients pass these tests they cannot be released to the public. We can also assure you the product is free of microplastics and radiation. Our internal team and third-party partners work together to ensure that our ingredients meet or exceed the highest standards of quality, safety, and purity.

Why doesn’t this include multiple types of collagen?

A lot of companies take a “jack of all trades” approach to collagen by throwing in a bunch of different types, and claiming their product will help everything — muscles, joints, and skin. But you know what they say, right? A jack of all trades is a master of none.

Rather than trying to do everything at once, which just isn’t realistic for a supplement, we chose to focus on one thing and do it right. 80% of the collagen in your skin is Type 1, so we focused on creating a truly effective skin collagen formula by including the right type of collagen, from the right source (we use a marine source, which has a lower molecular weight, for better absorption by the body).

Instead of adding other types of collagen and leaving no room to fortify our collagen blend and make it really effective, we chose to add additional ingredients that both support natural collagen production and encourage the maintenance of skin's built-in barriers from environmental toxins.* Anthocyanins (found in the three berry extracts in our support ingredient list) have high antioxidant activities and can help support collagen synthesis by shielding collagen-producing cells from damaging environmental and lifestyle factors.* They are vital for any 'beauty from within' product. The berries that we use include blueberry, currant, and crowberry extracts, all containing various collagen-producing and protecting properties.*

How long does it take to see results?

A study conducted on the marine-sourced collagen we use suggests that improvements in skin hydration, collagen fragmentation, and glycosaminoglycan content can take place in as little as eight weeks. Another study showed improvement in wrinkle appearance and hair strength in just 90 days.

Where are the fish sourced?

Smarter's Marine Collagen comes exclusively from fresh fish, identified as a pure and sustainable source by the Aquaculture Certification Council to reduce the negative impact of fishing on the environment and provide the highest quality marine collagen on the market.

Is there a flavorless option?

The flavor in our current formulation actually serves an important purpose. The natural berry flavor comes from our collagen-stimulating and maintenance support ingredients such as blueberry, black currant, crowberry (and several others) which support collagen synthesis by shielding collagen-producing cells from damaging environmental and lifestyle factors.* Called "internal sunscreens," the antioxidant properties of these berries discourage damage from the sun, poor diet, and other external factors.* So the flavor in our product is an essential part of what makes our triple-action blend so powerful.

Do I have to drink it in water?

No! Some of our customers mix it into their morning smoothies, where it imparts a great berry flavor boost. Other customers have told us they make blueberry lattes by frothing their milk (or non-dairy milk alternative) with collagen and they love it!

Can I take while pregnant or nursing?

Please consult your healthcare provider before taking while pregnant or nursing.

Is it beneficial for hair?

Hair, skin, and nails ALL benefit from the nourishing power of Type 1 hydrolyzed collagen peptides! You also get an antioxidant boost from our anthocyanin berry blend, along with Vitamin C and E, which all have very positive effects on hair and nails by helping deflect free radical damage and promoting skin’s natural molecular barrier!* And the best part, according to studies on the marine collagen we use, is that it works quickly.*

Is it beneficial for acne?

While this product is not intended for the treatment of acne, the antioxidant properties of our anthocyanin berry blend, along with Vitamin C and E, may provide beneficial nourishment and encourage the less-prominent appearance of blemishes on the skin.*

Am I too young or too old to start taking collagen?

In our twenties, collagen production starts to decrease by 1.5% every year and that accelerates to 50% by the time we are 60. So, starting early is key to preventing signs of aging from appearing on our skin and keeping our skin looking young, bright, and wrinkle free for longer! That being said, there is no age too old to begin protecting your skin's collagen and supporting ongoing production. Just because you didn’t start at 20, doesn’t mean you can’t start now!

Are there any side effects?

There are no known side effects. As with any supplement, please read over our ingredients and ensure there is nothing you may be allergic or sensitive to, and consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns, or are taking any existing medications.

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