Collagin

So. Many. Questions. I have two drinks – rose wine or gin and tonic – I’m an expert in neither, but my day usually ends with a small glass of one or the other. Strangely, rose leads to more rose but one G&T is plenty… and no, there isn’t half a bottle in each glass. When you work at home, it’s important to have something that signs off your working day so, unless I’m out and about, fixing a proper G&T, with big square ice cubes and generous slices of lemon (and Fevertree Slimline Tonic) is the marker.

Collagin

I do find the idea of collagen in gin a bit hilarious to be honest – how much would you have to drink before you see results? I am imagining women and men flat on the floor in a state of sozzleness trying to recall why they were necking it in the first place. I can get on board with idea that if you’re drinking it anyway, then collagen isn’t going to do harm and it might in some very round about, distant way, do some good, but any of that ‘good’ (in terms of skin hydration) surely would be negated by the fact that drinking makes you feel crap and alcohol is dehydrating anyway!

That said, it’s a nice, flavoursome gin – botanicals include pink grapefruit, orange, green tea and witch hazel so if you are an afficionado that doesn’t swamp everything in tonic you might like it over ice. There is a ‘fun size’ version at £6.99 and the large size is £34.99 HERE. The bigger point, I guess, if you want to drill down, is that while collagen infusions aren’t new (and you can also buy collagen infused coffee, chocolate and beer), scientific studies aren’t particularly consistent in their results on whether it makes any difference to your skin or not and there is nothing I can find on the skin dehydrating effects of alcohol vs the skin hydrating effects of collagen taken at the same time.

 

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