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When we are in our 20s, the amount of collagen that our bodies produce can start to decline (2) at an estimated rate of 1% in our skin every year (3-4). This means that our skin cell structure starts to weaken which results in visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, dryness and loss of shape to our skin (10).

Collagen is vital for skin elasticity. It can be greatly affected by endogenous and environmental factors such as ageing (2-5), UV radiation (6), pollution (7), smoking (8) and poor nutrition (9).

Recently collagen peptides have gained a reputation for their ability to positively influence human collagen metabolism (11-13).

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VERISOL®P is made up of pure, natural collagen peptides that have been specifically developed and scientifically proven to provide the highest possible efficacy in human skin, with results showing as soon as after 4 weeks (14,16). Collagen peptides work by stimulating our skin’s metabolism from within (16). Consumers who ingest VERISOL®P, can experience noticeably smoother skin (14,15) with a reduction in the depth of their eye wrinkles (16) and improved skin elasticity (14). Other positive effects of VERISOL®P include improvements in skin surface structure, a reduction in cellulite (15) and faster nail growth with consumers saying that their fingernails were chipping less (17).

When taken regularly, VERISOL®P collagen peptides can visibly reduce the depth of eye wrinkles (16) and improve skin elasticity (14), as skin starts to gain tone and firmness. This effect cannot be achieved with any topical skin care product because they can only reach the outer layers of the skin (18) – even the effects of the most expensive face creams are short-lived.

Collagen molecules


There are 3 prominent types of Collagen: I, II and III (1). Collagen I and III are the main collagen types located in the skin (1). Collagen II is mainly the basis of cartilage (2), which makes joints easier to move. VERISOL®P has been derived from peptides obtained from type I and III Collagen (3,5).

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Some of the key benefits noticed after 4 weeks of consuming VERISOL®P were:

  • Improvements in skin elasticity (14)
  • Reduction (16) in wrinkles
  • Delays in the visible signs of skin ageing (14,16)
  • Reduction in visible signs of cellulite after 3 months


How do collagen peptides manage to achieve all of the above? To better understand collagen and how we can reap its benefits, we need to look at it under the microscope as a molecule.

Natural collagen is made up of chains that each contain around 1000 amino acids. These chains wind around each other like a spiral to form a triple helix (19). This solid structure is what makes collagen a strong, secure and flexible protein (19).

Our body naturally produces collagen, but over time, our metabolism becomes weary and collagen production starts to slow down. When we think about skin ageing, many of us think that it happens later in life. However, the process starts much earlier than we think and is well-established by our mid-late 20s (2,21).

After the age of 45, these changes to our skin speed up. A study found that in the first 15-18 years after the menopause, collagen in skin starts to decline by 2.1% a year, while the thickness of our skin can reduce at an average rate of 1.13% per year (28).

Skin ageing, in our faces, is caused by a reduction in skin elasticity. It’s thought that skin elasticity declines by 0.55% per year during our fifties (30), which results in the quality of our skin deteriorating and increased wrinkles.

Skin appearance and collagen level diagram - after 30
Skin appearance and collagen level diagram - after 40
Skin appearance and collagen level diagram - after 50
Verisol®P results - before and after


VERISOL®P – optimized for skin improvement, can increase skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles in only 4 weeks.


  • Numerous clinical trials investigated the potential of VERISOL®P
  • Double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled studies (from 2011 to 2015) with a total of 288 participants studied the benefits of VERISOL®P supplementation on skin

Verisol®P results - skin elasticity study diagram


A study with 69 women aged between 35 and 55 years revealed that VERISOL®P leads to significantly higher skin elasticity compared to placebo treatment. This effect could be measured after just 4 weeks of treatment and persisted after 8 weeks of VERISOL®P supplementation. Another 4 weeks after the last intake of the product, the VERISOL®P group still showed higher skin elasticity levels compared to the placebo group.

Proksch et al. (2014) Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol, 27:47-55.

Verisol®P results - reduced wrinkles study diagram


The oral administration of VERISOL®P (2.5 g/day) significantly reduces wrinkles starting after 4 weeks and leads to a significantly higher skin procollagen formation.

Proksch et al. (2014). Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal density

Verisol®P results - dermal density study diagram


VERISOL®P supplementation has beneficial effects on the dermal extracellular matrix of the skin and can help to decrease cellulite. Contrary to current cellulite supplements that mainly address the aspects of excessive fat or microcirculation/drainage, VERISOL®P directly stimulates the extracellular matrix formation in the skin.

Schunck et al. (2015). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. J Med Food, 18:1340–1348.


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