Collagen isn’t just a buzzy beauty ingredient—it’s a hardworking, naturally occurring protein made up of amino acids that helps the body’s connective tissues. It’s known to boost hair, skin, nail, bone and joint health. Because of its overall wellness benefits, it’s popping everywhere, and we’re willing to bet that includes your pantry.
By now you’re probably pretty familiar with Vital Proteins, the brand that’s made collagen easy to consume as an ingestible powdered supplement that blends right into your meals. If you like the results you’ve seen from mixing two scoops of Vital into your morning coffee, we want to encourage you to expand your collagen horizons with these ten other beauty products that all feature it as a main ingredient—from serums to elixirs.
PSA: It’s worth mentioning that while many collagen products on the market are sourced from bovine, a lot of options are marine- or plant-based. So if you’re vegan or vegetarian (or pescatarian; looking at you, sushi lovers), don’t shy away from collagen products. Just make a point to notice where it’s sourced.
1. BeautyBio Bright Eyes Collagen-Infused Eye Masks
The eye area is delicate, which is exactly why it’s prone to looking so fatigued. These cooling eye gels use colloidal silver and collagen to instantly de-puff, brighten, revitalize and reduce the appearance of fine lines around your eyes in as little as ten minutes.
2. Evolution_18 Beauty Boosting Collagen Shot
Each shot of this collagen elixir is formulated with marine collagen peptides to restore dry and dull skin, reduce fine lines, and strengthen hair and nails. The doses are individually packaged, making them easy to toss into your bag. Oh, and did we mention the delicious natural berry flavor?
3. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer
This transformative moisturizer plumps, hydrates, smoothes and evens skin thanks to a slew of anti-aging ingredients like ceramides, peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and squalane (just to name a few). You can use it both morning and night, and even under makeup.
4. Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Lip
Formulated with active plant collagen and naturally sourced Alguronic Acid, this lip treatment visibly fills and improves definition with long-lasting benefits. Basically, you can kiss mouth wrinkles goodbye.
5. Physicians Formula 24-Karat Gold Collagen Serum
Looking for an overall better complexion? Take a chance on this elasticity-restoring vegan collagen serum. The firming collagen works together with moisturizing glycerin and brightening vitamin B3 to give you tighter, plumper, more youthful-looking skin.
6. LashFood Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer
Yes, collagen can be good for your lashes too. This wand combs and separates to perfectly distribute said collagen, while thickening microfibers and a Nano-Peptide Complex sculpt, plump and volumize.
7. Bioelements Collagen Rehab
This face and lip mask uses plant collagen amino acids like carrot, quinoa and red ginseng to fill the appearance of fine lines and leave skin acting years younger. The vitamin F and fatty acid–infused lipids mimic the skin’s natural ability to maintain elasticity, and the mango seed oil helps create a moisture barrier that lasts up to 72 hours.
8. Evolution_18 Beauty Hair and Nail Growth Capsules
If you’re pretty good about taking your vitamins, these capsules are a great choice. They’re made with a unique blend of collagen, soluble keratin and biotin to provide nutrients to the areas of your body that typically show the first signs of aging. Two capsules a day and you’ll be on your way to better hair, skin and nails in no time.
9. Dr. Dennis Gross C + Collagen Perfect Skin Set & Refresh Mist
Face in need of a midday pick-me-up? Reach for this refreshing mist. It’s rich in antioxidant vitamin C and full of plant-sourced collagen amino acids, and it uses micellar technology to effectively penetrate your skin so that the ingredients can get in there and do their best work.
10. Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Hand Cream
Your hands are one of the first parts of your body to show signs of aging. Slow it down with this targeted cream, which uses active vegan collagen, vitamins E and C, and Alguronic Acid to strengthen and condition skin, improve its bounce, and maintain a youthful, bright and even skin tone.