It’s so good that the perks are just a bonus.
June 29, 2020 1:30 A.M.
I am one month away from my 25th birthday; and while some may think of the occasion as marking my quarter century, I am unable to think of it as anything other than “the age when my collagen levels officially start to decline.” Tragic, I know.
And so, within weeks of the end of the milestone, I found myself desperately browsing the supplement shelves for something outfitted to keep my face intact without needles (I’m terrified, for the record).
Perhaps it was the fact that the tubs were essentially begging to be included in a “gram-ready” flatbed configuration that caught my eye? No comment. Okay, it sure didn’t hurt – but there’s no need to feel guilty about going after the visual – the packaging is 100% plastic-free.
Keep in mind that despite being on my way to my mid-20s, my taste buds apparently stopped aging around ten, and so anything that turns into a moonlight milkshake is top notch in my books. And boy, did it. The flavor actually made the ritual feel more like a treat than a task.
This is where my usual nature became a blessing (I turn on the exact same TV episode every night to fall asleep; on Groundhog Day, Gilmore Girls style); I could. Not. Stop. The real plus is how the range fits perfectly into my daily routine; it’s a super easy form of self-care that you can indulge in every day (or once you, like me, are obsessed with vanilla powder, probably several times a day).
I also did some research on the brand while taking a sip. I would be lying if I said I had no doubts it could be so tasty without a hidden drawback, but let’s just say that founder Libby Matthews’ nutritionist and naturopathic credentials got me right.
It turns out that she herself was looking for the perfect complement, and when she noticed that the baddies tend to outweigh the perks (damn, fillers, and questionable sweeteners), she decided to create her own line. FYI, Dose & Co. was also developed in New Zealand; let’s call it a Trans-Tasman home advantage.
Bovine collagen is a clever combination of type 1 and type 3 collagen, and is actually responsible for the growth and repair of skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments – I know I’m super performing. . So when you start taking bovine collagen supplements, your body absorbs the amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and collagen molecules in the formula and distributes them throughout the body to areas that need a bit of extra muscle training. collagen (ie, skin, hair and nails).
TBH, the ritual got so damn delicious after a few weeks that I rightfully almost forgot that it came with benefits.
But I’m not kidding, my face is plumper, smoother, and firmer than ever (take this, 25), I’m wearing my fingernails bare for the first time in months (they’re long, strong, and shiny with a new natural a sheen I wouldn’t dare to cover with polish, in case you wondered), and my hair (which, being a partial bottle blonde to a curling wand, hasn’t seen any growth). major for ages) have grown a few solid extra inches – in fact, I even reserved a haircut to finally let go of the scattered ends now that the hair that grows is stronger, thicker and smoother.
I definitely have my favorites (the aforementioned vanilla and caramel creams and powders depending on how sweet I want to go), but there are a ton of options available.
The range is as affordable as it is efficient; with all seven products priced at under $ 55 each, it proves that skin supplements don’t have to be splurge.
As for me, it turns out that I won’t need to wish for plump skin, shiny hair, and strong nails when I blow out my candles after all, the ultimate gift.