14th Apr 2022

Did you know that Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in mammals and makes up 75% of our skin and 25% of total body protein?


Collagen comes from the Greek word “Kolla” which means glue.

Collagen is the body’s most important building block and it makes up approximately 30% of the protein.

It can be described as a hard, insoluble and fibrous substance.

Collagen’s strong fibres work like glue to hold things together in the body. It ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissue including skin, cartilage and bones.

Did you know that there are at least 16 different types of collagens?

In most collagen types, the molecules are packed together to form long, thin fibrils. These molecules consist of 3 polypeptide chains wrapped around each other like a triple helix.

We lose collagen as we age and eventually, from the age of 25, we start losing up to 1% of collagen per year, making our skin lose and saggy.



Healthy Body:

  • Maintains healthy joints
  • Improves muscle mass, bone strength and density
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds up recovery of connective tissue
  • Activates energy production
  • Balances appetite
  • Promotes normal functioning of the cardiovascular and nervous systems

Skin Beauty:

  • Improves skin collagen density and structure
  • Enhances hydration
  • Helps to maintain skin firmness and supports the maintenance of a firmer skin
  • Counteracts visible signs of ageing
  • Enhancement of hair strength and appearance 
  • Anti-oxidant that protects against damage caused by free radicals
  • Stimulates repair of damaged tissues


Collagen supplements get digested into amino acids and collagen peptides. In this way, the collagen can be absorbed by the small intestine, circulates into the bloodstream and is then essentially used by the body to improve its health.

Hydrolysed forms of collagen taken orally increases the collagen levels in the blood quickly. 

When a collagen supplement is hydrolysed, the collagen has been broken down, making it easier for absorption. From there, the broken-down collagen peptides travel throughout the body. In the case of skin, they help support the body's natural collagen production.

Oral supplements may assist in supporting the body's natural collagen production by being absorbed through the bloodstream. Hydrolysed collagen is easiest to digest, as it is broken down into the smallest forms of peptides and amino acids. 

Research shows that these collagen peptides can support skin elasticity and dermal collagen density and reduces skin wrinkling.

Collagen - topical application vs oral supplementation


Nimue contains certain ingredients that can assist with collagen production when applied topically in a formulation.

Ingredient: Colloidal Platinum and Acetyl Tetra-Peptide 17


  • Remarkable increase of collagen and elastin
  • Improves hydration

Nimue products: ai Range - ai Face Serum 30mlai Eye Serum 15mlai Day Cream 50mlai Night Cream 50ml and ai Cleansing Cream 100ml

ai Face Serum 30mlai Eye Serum 15ml ai Day Cream 50ml

ai Night Cream 50mlai Cleansing Cream 100ml

Ingredient: Ubiquinone

Function: Encourages the production of collagen and elastin, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing the skin's firmness and elasticity

Nimue products: Nimue Super Hydrating Mask 60ml and Nimue Eye Serum 15ml

Nimue Super Hydrating Mask 60mlNimue Eye Serum 15ml

Ingredient: Argan Stem Cells


  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Increases skin firmness and density

Nimue products: Nimue Multi Day Plus and Nimue Multi Night Plus

Nimue Multi Day PlusNimue Multi Night Plus

Ingredient: Peptides


  • Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin

Nimue products: Nimue-TDS Interactive Serum 30mlNimue Skin Refirmer and Nimue Anti-ageing Eye Cream 15ml

Nimue-TDS Interactive Serum 30mlNimue Skin Refirmer 50mlNimue Anti-ageing Eye Cream 15ml

Ingredient: Encapsulated Retinol


  • Decreased skin irritation
  • Increases skin hydration and elasticity

Nimue products: Nimue Purifier 50ml

Nimue Purifier 50ml

Ingredient: Vitamin A Ester


  • Activates collagen production
  • Increased level of GAGs - improving dermal hydration

Nimue products: Nimue Anti-ageing Hand Cream 100ml and Nimue Cleansing Gel 140ml

Nimue Anti-ageing Hand Cream 100mlNimue Cleansing Gel 140ml

Ingredient: Vitamin C L-Ascorbic

Function: Stimulates collagen production and inhibits pigment production

Nimue products: Nimue Multi Rejuvenating Serum 30ml

Nimue Multi Rejuvenating Serum 30ml

Ingredient: Alpha Lipoic Acid


  • Boosts collagen production 
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Prevents glycation

Nimue products: Nimue Rejuvenating Mask 60ml and Nimue Radiance Serum 30ml

Nimue Rejuvenating Mask 60mlNimue Radiance Serum 30ml

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