I recently came across a study published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (March 2021) which evaluated the safety and performance of a hydrolyzed marine collagen supplement called Vinh Wellness Collagen (VWC). The study covered aspects of skin health and quality in women between the ages of 45 and 60.
Several of our products contain hydrolyzed marine collagen including Hydro Collagen and Marine Silk Serums. The Euro Institute founder, AnneMarie Camenzind, recognized the power and strength of this multi-faceted ingredient many years ago. The results from ongoing research with ingredients she began formulating in the 1980's when it was all still very new, is a credit to her instincts, knowledge and vision.
Malkanthi Evans DVM, PhD, et al, led the randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled study, which assessed skin wrinkles and elasticity in the participants as well as their self-reported appearance using VISIA skin analysis, Cutometer and Skin Quality Visual Analogue Scale. The outcomes were assessed at baseline, six weeks and 12 weeks after beginning treatment. Participants were included if they were females between 45 and 60 years of age with a BMI of 20.0-29.9 kg/m2 and displayed signs of natural and photo aging on their faces as assessed by a Fitzpatrick questionnaire at screening. All subjects agreed to avoid prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation for the duration of the study.
After 12 weeks, participants supplemented with VWC had a 35% reduction in wrinkle score from baseline (a 24% greater reduction than those on placebo). A planned subgroup analysis based on age showed women 45 to 54 years of age had a 20% and 10% improvement in cheek skin elasticity from baseline to week 6 and 12, respectively. At week 12, participants in the VWC group reported a greater precentage of improvement in overall skin score (9%) and wrinkle (15%), elasticity (23%), hydration (14%), radiance (22%) and firmness (25%) scores versus the placebo group.
Read the full study here.