What is Bovine Collagen?

What is Bovine Collagen?

The experts at Carol Joy London examine the benefits of bovine collagen, as well as its uses when it comes to effective, anti-ageing skincare. Discover more.

Bovine collagen is similar to the collagen found throughout the human body, but this type is found mainly in cattle, along with other bovine animals. The collagen is typically extracted from the bone, dried and then powdered down for use.

The use of bovine collagen has been linked to an improvement in both skin and bone health, keeping everything supple, smooth and strong.

Bovine collagen can be obtained from food, supplements and some skincare, to keep skin looking youthful, healthy and radiant. Carol Joy London’s hydrating skincare and firming and anti-ageing skincare collections are perfect for those with dry or mature skin looking to banish fine lines and sagging skin.

Benefits of bovine collagen

Bovine collagen boosts collagen types I and III – the main collagen types found within human skin that prevent the visible signs of ageing. Therefore, bovine collagen can help to fight wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.

Collagen derived from bovine animals also contains essential amino acids that can help with wound healing and joint repair.

There are several clear benefits when it comes to bovine collagen:

• It has the potential to help maintain bone health and prevent bone loss.
• By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, it helps to smooth wrinkles and blur fine lines, while plumping and tightening sagging skin.
• It can improve overall skin health, with its wound-healing properties helping to minimise acne scarring and stretch marks.
• When ingested as a supplement, it’s thought to assist with wound and injury healing, as well as minimising pain in ligaments, joints and muscles.

Uses of bovine collagen

When it comes to using bovine collagen, especially within skincare, it’s best to look for bovine collagen peptides or hydrolysed collagen.

The hydrolysis process breaks the protein down, making it smaller and, ultimately, easier for your body to absorb. Carol Joy London utilises a Triple-Action Collagen system across our collagen skincare collection. We incorporate Soluble Collagen Molecules into the formula for our Pure Collagen Spray. These molecules are small enough to penetrate your skin barrier, allowing them to work from within to plump, smooth and blur wrinkles. Our specially formulated Collagen Peptides are also small enough to penetrate your skin’s barrier.

You can also take supplements featuring hydrolysed collagen in drinks and sports shakes. Hydrolysed bovine collagen is available in both powdered and tablet forms, making it easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

Bovine collagen vs other collagen types

There are a number of other collagen types available, beyond bovine:

• Marine collagen is derived from fish skin, scales and bones – it works to boost collagen types I and II, benefitting your overall skin health. This type of collagen also has a good absorption rate.
• Plant-based collagen is a great option for those following a vegan lifestyle. It is also an environmentally sustainable option.
• Collagen derived directly from food is found in sardines, skin-on chicken and more. Other foods, like citrus fruits and leafy greens, can boost your vitamin C levels – this vitamin is required as a precursor to the body’s natural production of collagen and so can help you make more of it.


Is bovine collagen safe?

Bovine collagen is used across many supplements and some skincare products. It is generally regarded as safe to use and is tolerated by many with no obvious side-effects.

However, if you experience any adverse side-effects when taking collagen, whether as a supplement or as an ingredient in skincare, you should always discontinue use of the product and consult your doctor. Those with allergies should be especially careful when trying a new product.

Can you take marine and bovine collagen together?

Combining different types of collagen could be beneficial, boosting multiple types of collagen within your body and further supporting your skin, joints and muscles.

If you’re taking supplements, make sure you’re not exceeding the recommended dose of either type of collagen.

Does bovine collagen help skin?

Yes, bovine collagen can help to boost the levels of collagen types I and III within your body, minimising signs of ageing when it comes to your skin.

Bovine collagen can help to smooth away wrinkles and keep skin looking plump and youthful.

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