Our Founder Olivia Boyd-Smith recently sat down with Stevie Ford of Topshelf Beauté to share information about the importance of collagen sourcing and traceability and the benefits of marine collagen.
WHAT IS MARINE COLLAGEN ?
Marine collagen is an ingestible collagen protein sourced from the skin of fish. Marine collagen provides the body with the key amino acids to stimulate fresh collagen production that starts to deplete in our early 20’s leading to lacklustre skin, thinning hair and brittle nails. Marine collagen has also been clinically proven to absorb 1.5 times more efficiently than bovine collagen (sourced from cattle).
WHERE IS THE MARINE COLLAGEN IN PEARL POWDERS SOURCED FROM?
PEARL Marine Collagen is the most pure, premium collagen on the market. It is sourced from 100% wild caught cod in the crystal clear waters of Norway only. Our collagen is single - origin, meaning we can track your jar of PEARL down to the registration and time of catch in Norway.
Something we are so passionate about is leading with transparency in the saturated ingestible beauty space. For a long time, I had seen the science of collagen, however, I never felt comfortable with the lack of transparency in regards to where the collagen is sourced from. Most marine collagen brands source their collagen from China, Brazil or France - and interchange suppliers depending on the most cost effective option. I would never consume a piece of meat without knowing where it came from, so I never felt comfortable consuming a collagen every single day with so little transparency. So when I failed to find a pure, premium collagen supplement that was wild caught, prioritised sustainable practices and packaging, I teamed up with a Dermatologist and Dietician to create PEARL.
WHY SHOULD WE OPT FOR WILD CAUGHT MARINE COLLAGEN?
Oh, where do I start? If you are taking a supplement every day (the only way to see real, tangible results with collagen) it is so imperative that you know the quality of the supplement you are putting into your body everyday to support your long term health.
Most brands are sourced from farmed fish, which contain high levels of antibiotics, microplastics and heavy metals from the atrocious standards in these fish farms. As mentioned above, I am conscious of consuming local, sustainable produce and meats, so I never felt comfortable consuming a collagen product flaunted by the latest influencer or celebrity, with no traceability or transparency behind the brand. Mixed origin collagen also leads to a lack of quality control, as many brands are sourcing their collagen from a variety of different regions, this month's collagen could be from China, and next months from France or Brazil.
PEARL is certificated MSC sustainable wild caught marine collagen, with quality control and traceability in each and every batch.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING MARINE COLLAGEN?
PEARL Marine Collagen has been clinically proven to improve skin hydration, elasticity and firmness, stimulate healthy hair growth and strong nails. As our natural collagen production begins to deplete in our early 20’s, supplementing with PEARL Marine Collagen peptides provides the body with the key amino acids to drive fresh collagen production to avoid lacklustre skin, thinning hair and brittle nails with age.
Our community results speak for themselves, you can view them here
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU TAKE PEARL POWDERS TO GET MAXIMUM RESULTS?
Our placebo controlled clinical studies demonstrate results with PEARL after 6 weeks of consistent supplementation, however, many of our customers see results in as little as 2 weeks.
WHAT SETS PEARL APART FROM OTHER MARINE COLLAGEN PRODUCTS IN THE MARKET?
PEARL Marine Collagen is wild caught and hydrolysed down to the smallest molecule weight of 2-3 KDa which leads to maximum collagen absorption, which yields maximum results. Many of our beautiful customers even remark the difference in the look of our PEARL Marine Collagen - a finer, cleaner looking powder, and that's before even seeing the results.
The biggest point of difference to PEARL Marine Collagen in the market is our transparency with sourcing, our sustainable practices, packaging, and our approach to marketing.
Our recent partnership with our new Brand Ambassador Lisa Wipfli came after she genuinely used the product for over 12 months, and saw incredible results. Our PEARL Model Phoebe Ghorayeb has also used PEARL for over 6 month before shooting our campaign. Our mission is to clear the noise in the ingestible beauty space through transparency and clinically backed results. We never use fillers, ‘natural’ or artificial flavourings of any kind. Just pure, premium and provem formulas developed by a leading Dermatologist and Dietician.