Clinical Trials

Ever wondered if all this collagen hype really makes any difference to your skin? Well, great news is at hand because the answer is a resounding yes! Rock & Roses are proud to share the clinical data on our world beating Glow Powder which is proven to: improve collagen restructuring, reduce wrinkle appearance, smoothen skin, improve suppleness and increase moisture retention.

Does Marine Collagen Improve Your Skin?

It depends on the grade used! Glow Powder’s marine collagen contains full spectrum 18 amino acids and is rich in type 1 collagen peptides; the identical type found in human bones and skin. Furthermore, our collagen is low Dalton standardized to between 5000-2000 Da and is 90% available in just a few hours after digestion ready to start work.

Our highly advanced marine collagen has successfully demonstrated positive contributions to skin beauty in several clinical studies: Japan 2008, France 2012 and Brazil 2021 with data published in the highly acclaimed, gold standard - Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

The aging process itself consists of fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity and these are all natural. Skin conditions leading to dry, rough and chronically inflamed skin left untreated can accelerate the aging process and may need guidance from a qualified dermatologist.

Whilst we know more today about the factors that exacerbate the aging process than ever before (UVA/UVB exposure, smoking and environmental pollution), many scientists choose to focus on ways to halt the process. Topically applied creams are one effective approach, but there is now a growing body of evidence that suggests that orally consumed supplements – in particular type 1 collagen, can have a significant role in maintaining youthful skin.

Collagen Study 1

Main finding: Decrease in collagen fragmentation.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial, 33 women from Japan were assigned to either 10g marine collagen or placebo per day for a period of three months.

Marine collagen was shown to:

  • decrease the fragmentation of the collagen network by 31% after twelve weeks of intake.

Collagen Study 2

Main finding: Skin hydration improvement.

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, double-blind trial, 106 women from France were assigned to either 10g marine collagen or placebo per day for three months.

Marine collagen has been demonstrated to not only increase skin's collagen density but also its moisture level. Marine collagen has been shown to:

  • Increase skin hydration by 28% after 8 weeks
  • 91% of the marine-supplemented group reported higher skin hydration levels during the same period

Collagen Study 3

Main finding: Wrinkle reduction.

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical study composed in Brazil with a 5g daily supplementation of marine collagen or placebo over 90 days showed a reduction in wrinkles:

  • 13% around the eyes
  • 10% around the mouth

Secondary finding: Hair strength improvement.

In the same study marine collagen effectively increased the break force of hair making it healthier and stronger:

  • 13% increase of hair strength

How Our Special Collagen Works

Scientists believe that after collagen consumption, small levels of peptides in the blood trigger a false signal that the structures in the dermis are being destroyed. As a result, collagen producing fibroblasts rally to the defence, synthesizing new collagen fibres which enhance structural integrity, reduce wrinkles and smoothen the skin surface.

Collagen Stimulates Expression of Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid!

Ex-vivo skin studies using histological techniques have confirmed that Glow Powder’s marine collagen has the capacity to increase the Elastin and various glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as Hyaluronic Acid. This means our collagen can improve elasticity and skin hydration in more ways than one! For superior hydration, did you know Glow Powder also contains 100mg Hyaluronic Acid and 100mg Coconut Water?

Keeping The Oceans Full Of Life With The MSC

Glow Powder’s marine collagen is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certified, meaning that all products carrying the blue fish label can be traced back to a sustainable fishery. The MSC's mission is to use its certification and ecolabelling program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognizing and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood, and working with partners to make the seafood market sustainable. We definitely share this vision!