"Collagin" contains collagen that helps improve the skin’s natural glow and prevents the signs of aging.
Ask most dermatologists and they probably wouldn’t recommend alcohol as a means of retaining the skin’s health. But there’s a very interesting gin on the market that aims to change that perception.
It’s called Collagin, and it's entering its third year of sales. Originating from the minds of “gintrepreneurs” Camilla Brown and Liz Beswick of Oxford, England, they formed the company Young In Spirits to explore the marriage of beauty and booze. Their first product: a collagen-infused gin.
Collagen, in case you didn’t know, is a protein that can be found all over the body, from the skin, hair, and nails to things like organs, bones, and teeth. About 75% of the skin is comprised of collagen, and that percentage should stay as high as possible in order for the skin to retain its youthful look.
Unfortunately, we lose about 1% of our collagen stores per year we’re alive. Collagen injections have existed for a while as a medical treatment, but that tends to be on the expensive end of the beauty spectrum.
Collagen supplements, on the other hand, are a cheaper option with some evidence to suggest they can help keep skin young and glowy. But if you could get that same supplement from having a fun cocktail, wouldn't that be a far more desirable option?
Collagin is available for £34.99 in the UK, but it can be delivered internationally (where it comes to around $46 before delivery fees). And now the company is making a special brew in celebration of their third year in business.
"Collagin Rose" contains "11 botanicals including pink grapefruit and orris," as well as "rose oil steam distilled from rose petals." Of course, it still contains the namesake dissolved collagen that breaks down into the anti-aging components as is it consumed.
“The result is a deliciously smooth, velvety gin with floral notes, finished with a subtle rose sweetness,” says the Young In Spirits website.
Unfortunately, the Rose gin is only available in the UK, where you can order it from Not On The High Street. The rest of us will have to drink our way to a youthful glow using the clear stuff.
And as always, please drink responsibly, and do not consume Collagin if you are under the legal drinking age wherever you are.
Sip, sip, hooray!