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I tried this collagen peptide range and it reduced the appearance of my skin damage in just two weeks

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20th May 2021
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I tried this collagen peptide range and it reduced the appearance of my skin damage in just two weeks

My acne scars and sun damage are no longer my biggest insecurity.

As a former Californian, my skin has suffered a lot of sun damage. This, combined with the use of prescription acne products as a teen, has left my natural skin tone looking uneven.

When it’s bare, my face takes on a puffy, reddish hue with a few permanent sun spots and acne scars – something that’s always been a source of insecurity for me.

I’ve tried colour correcting creams, and while they do help my complexion’s appearance, they are just temporary fixes. None have ever actually affected my natural skin tone.

So, when I decided to try the Olay Collagen Peptide24 range, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything much. I thought the peptides might help with my dryness and a few wrinkles but I hadn’t realised the products would have other benefits as well.

My skincare regime

I have combination skin and tend to get a few dry spots in recurring areas. So, each morning I wash my face with a cream cleanser, pat it dry and apply the Olay Collagen Peptide24 serum. 

It soaks into your skin instantly, delivering potent collagen peptides and hydrating niacinamide (vitamin B3) deep within the skin’s surface.

I then follow this by applying the Collagen Peptide24 day cream. I have sensitive skin that can flare up when I try new products so I was sure to double check it was fragrance-free. The moisturiser is light and creamy, and it glides over the skin, ensuring a little goes a long way.

Silky smooth

The first thing I noticed was how hydrated my skin was. Like I said, I’ve always had combination skin (dry skin with an oily T-zone) and it’s tough to find products that can regulate my oil production without drying out the rest of my face further.

But after just a few days of using the serum and day cream, my skin was significantly more supple and, on the days I wore make-up, my foundation went on much smoother. 

After two weeks, my skin tone was more even, making my acne scars less noticeable. When I realised I couldn’t see them, I started examining my face from all different angles. In the right lighting, I can still make them out but they have been remarkably reduced in such a short time frame.

Even skin tone

After three weeks, my overall complexion had improved – something I’m pleasantly surprised about.  That natural redness that’s always pushed me to apply foundation before I hop on a Zoom call or run to the shop has dimmed to a light pink.

The dark circles under my eyes that usually rage after a bad night’s sleep have been tamed as well, becoming a bit lighter and brighter. Overall, my complexion’s hyperpigmentation has evened out, allowing me to look fresh-faced even when I don’t feel like I am.

It’s giving me the confidence to have more make-up-free days and wear my bare face in public, although I would recommend wearing an SPF on top if you’re going to spend the day outside. 

I’ve learned the lesser known benefits of collagen peptides and niacinamide, and I am quite happy with the results thus far. Plus, the collagen range’s labels say ‘results after 28 days’ so I’m looking forward to seeing it work even more over the next few weeks.

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