|Timebomb Collagen Bomb |
Essential Skin Fuel
Right now, my main attempt at slowing the ageing process down is to use SPF15 or more in my usual routine (it's in both my CC cream and my day time moisturiser) and keep up with the endless water guzzling and veggie munching! I still stick by these methods as the most effective but I also wanted to try a dedicated product, Timebomb's Collagen Bomb...
I was very excited to test this product after hearing rave reviews about it, it's been named QVC’s Beauty Pick of the Month for October It's always sold out on Amazon.co.uk and QVC so I figured there must be something special about it.
As I'm sure many beauty addicts will already know, collagen, a protein that's naturally produced by the body, makes up around 70-75% of our skin while we're young and it is collagen that's responsible for our skin's firmness and elasticity.
According skincare expert, Gemma Clare: "After about 25 years of age your skin begins losing collagen at a rate of 1% a year, which can soon stack up and result in wrinkles and saggy skin". Yikes! That's my 'timebomb' (sorry!) ticking then as I rapidly approach my 25th birthday!
Collagen Bomb contains powerful ingredients, including Pycnogenol, an industry biggie. Why is this important? Simply attempting to apply collagen topically to the skin doesn't work, as collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. That's why it's best to choose creams containing ingredients, such as Pycnogenol, as these are said to help fuel collagen production.
I've been using Collagen Bomb twice daily for the last month. I apply a few pumps using a cotton pad after cleansing but before moisturising. While long term usage is obviously the only way to test an anti-ageing product's effectiveness, it's safe to say that Collagen Bomb has had a positive impact on my complexion in the short term. It's already looking brighter, more radiant and a lot less tired already!
I really like the smooth texture and the peachy colour of the cream, giving my skin an instant glow. It reminds me a lot of Benefit's POREfessional primer, as it glides on smoothly hiding fine lines and blurring pores along the way, making me look a lot fresher and a tad younger as a result.
I love the product for its luxurious texture and appearance under a light layer of make up, my only criticism is the choice of packaging. The pump can be a real pain when the product is down to about halfway and I find myself banging it on the sink to try and get it to work again - which it does, thankfully.
Collagen Bomb, just like the rest of the Timebomb range, is high-end and has a price tag to match. Expect to pay around £25-35 for a 30ml bottle, depending on where you purchase it from. As QVC have awarded Collagen Bomb ‘Beauty Pick of the Month’, you can buy a supersized Collagen Bomb (50ml) for £55.56 and you can pay this in two installations with QVC’s ‘easy pay method’.
Fortunately, for those of us on a budget, there are also many cheaper alternatives to anti-ageing skincare products for boosting and protecting or skin's collagen reserves. These include including lots of tasty fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes and carrots, drinking water, quitting smoking, getting plenty of sleep and wearing sun protection.