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Bottoms Up to Youthful Skin!

As the age-old saying goes – beauty is more than just skin-deep. When we talk about the complexion, we’re usually thinking of the surface of the skin. The smoother it is, the less visible wrinkles, fine lines and open pores are.

The importance of good support
However, it is actually the underlying dermis layer of skin that is responsible for the firmness, plumpness and overall smoothness of the surface. More specifically, it is the collagen and elastin fibres that form a mesh to support the skin’s internal structure, much like the spring coils in a mattress.

The thicker, stronger and more numerous they are, the firmer the mattress. Likewise, the stronger, healthier and densely-populated with collagen and elastin fibres your skin’s dermis is, the firmer, smoother and more “bouncy” your complexion looks (and feels!).

Unfortunately, as we age, the quality and level of collagen in our skin’s dermis layer decreases. According to FANCL research, the production of collagen diminishes from 20 years of age. Environmental factors like a lack of sleep, UV exposure, smoking, stress and frequent contact with skin-harming preservatives also cause collagen fibres to weaken and break down.

By the time we hit our mid-30s, collagen loss is accelerated, leading to a drastic fall in collagen levels in the skin. By the age of 45, the severe loss of collagen in the skin can lead to very visible ageing signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, dullness and sagging skin. The verdict? The secret of youthfully firm and glowing skin lies in boosting collagen levels.

Beauty from the inside-out

You are what you eat - yet another age-old pearl of wisdom that has been proven true by scientific research. Our lifestyle habits and what we choose to consume into our bodies greatly impact on the health of our bodily organs. And our biggest organ of all – our skin, of course!

Eating our way to good skin is a concept that is fast growing around the globe. Certain foods are known to enhance skin quality and bestow anti-ageing benefits, such as foods high in antioxidants, polyphenols and vitamins (like pomegranates, red wine and kale) and fatty fish and nuts that are high in omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a skin-friendly diet will go a long way to help slow down the ageing process, but what if you’re looking to go a step further and reverse the loss of collagen through ageing? The answer – FANCL Tense Up collagen drink.

As leading pioneers in skincare supplements, FANCL’s bestselling Tense Up collagen skin supplement drink has garnered a devoted following the world over. Each bottle of Tense Up contains 2,600mg of Tri-Peptide Collagen produced using a patented Japanese technology.

Normal collagen molecules tend to be very large, and are usually not able to reach the skin when consumed into the digestive system. The ultra-fine Tri-Peptide Collagen which is the exact collagen type for skin. These Tri-Peptide collagen molecules are tiny enough to pass through the digestive tract, and are absorbed directly into the skin for optimal and quick-acting results.

Clinical studies from the FANCL Research Institute a whopping four-fold increase in collagen levels within the skin’s dermis with the regular intake of the Tri-Peptide Collagen in FANCL Tense Up. The amount of Tri-Peptide Collagen in each bottle of Tense Up is optimal for multifold benefits – it not only prevents the breakdown of existing collagen in the skin, but also replenishes supply by boosting collagen production.

What’s more, Tense Up also contains Apple Polyphenols, which helps skin to resist damage caused by UV rays. It’s also packed with high-potency skin-hydrating ingredients that helps skin to retain moisture.

The result? Skin becomes firmer, smoother and plumper, while pores appear less visible. Skin elasticity and hydration improve, resulting in a complexion that is balanced and perfectly refined and radiant. One bottle per day is all that’s needed for this stunning skin transformation. Youth in a bottle? You’d better believe it.