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HelloGiggles: “What’s the deal with collagen supplements? Experts tell us whether or not they’re safe”

The search for products that will give us the healthiest and most radiant skin is never-ending. From retinol-filled serums to hyaluronic acid-based moisturizers, we’ve tried everything topically to ensure our skin retains its elasticity and smoothness. But there’s one trend in particular that’s recently piqued our interest: collagen supplements.

Collagen is the protein essential to building our skin, bones, joints, cartilage, hair, and nails. Board-certified dermatologist Lian Mack, MD, says to think of it as the glue that holds the body together. Where our skin care is concerned, it’s responsible for keeping our skin plump and filled with volume. When we begin to lose it our mid-20s and early 30s, we experience sagging skin and the appearance of fine lines. It’s no surprise that when something promises to restore it, we’re ready to eat it up (pun very much intended). But does it actually work? How safe is it? Is this another trend trap we’ve fallen for? Click here to read the full article.