About Beverly Hills Beauty Lab Collagen Restoration Powder
Using polyphenol-enriched type I collagen peptides, Beverly Hills Beauty Lab Collagen Restoration Powder promises to help revitalize your skin at the structural level and protect against free radical damage.
By boosting collagen and ceramide levels, we’re told Collagen Restoration Powder can deliver smoother, more youthful-looking skin that’s nourished, hydrated, and boasts a healthy glow. No more saggy, crepey skin.
Drinking just one scoop of lemonade-flavored, quick-dissolve Collagen Restoration Powder each day, Beverly Hills Beauty Lab claims you can expect a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, along with a more vibrant looking complexion within weeks.
But seriously: Is it “case closed,” as noted in the Collagen Restoration Powder video?
In other words, can you expect this supplement to strengthen the protein matrix of your skin and provide meaningfully younger-looking results? Or, is this just a bunch of hype based on very little science? Here, we’ll help you decide by discussing what we learned during our research.
How a Lack of Collagen Makes Your Skin Look Older
Collagen is a protein. In fact, it’s the most common protein in your body and acts as a type of ‘glue’ that helps hold you together. Without it, you’d literally start falling apart.
Collagen (and all protein) is made up of chemicals called amino acids, which act as the basic building block for almost every metabolic (i.e. life-sustaining) process in the body.
Now, the most common form of collagen is type I. It forms fibrils, which are long structures of interwoven collagen that help provide support, so it’s common in most bodily tissues, including skin, tendon, bone, and ligaments.
As mentioned in the Collagen Restoration Powder video, beginning in our 20s, our body begins producing increasingly less collagen. Collagen levels are also impacted by environmental and lifestyle factors like pollution, diet, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, and excessive sun exposure.
Once the skin has less collagen support, it begins sagging and wrinkling, leading to the common signs of aging.
As a result, it might make logical sense that supplementing your diet with collagen will help improve the condition of your skin, right? What does this clinical evidence have to say, though?
Can Collagen Supplements Like Restoration Powder Reduce the Signs of Aging?
Remember those amino acids we just discussed? As outlined in a 2016 Yahoo News article, the reality is that after you consume collagen, it’s broken down into its individual amino acids “that may or may not be doing any good whatsoever.”
Why? Because there’s no guarantee that your body will re-form these amino acids into protein—or more specifically, into a type of collagen protein that can benefit your skin.
Interviewed in a Prevention article from 2014, Jennifer Linder, a dermatologist, reinforced this idea by saying, "For collagen fragments to be ingested, travel through the highly acidic digestive tract, and accumulate in the dermis is hard to imagine."
However, the article goes on to note that there is some clinical evidence that collagen peptides can positively impact skin condition. But keep in mind that a single study doesn’t prove efficacy, so authoritative websites indicate it’s important to temper these positive results in light of the bigger picture.
What About the Polyphenols In Collagen Restoration Powder?
The biggest difference between the formula used in some of these studies and Collagen Restoration’s is that the latter also includes polyphenols. How so?
We’re certainly not medical professionals here at HighYa, but taking a look at much of the clinical evidence on the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed, it appears that polyphenols (antioxidant compounds found in plants) have a stabilizing effect on collagen. That is, they seem to help prevent its degradation.
However, we didn’t encounter any direct clinical evidence during our research that polyphenols—when included as part of a powdered collagen supplement—can meaningfully improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, or any other signs of aging, or improve the standard effects (if any) of collagen supplementation.
Nonetheless, what ingredients will you find in Collagen Restoration Powder?
Are Collagen Restoration Powders Ingredients Effective For Anti-Aging?
- Thiamin 1.5mg
- Riboflavin 1.7mg
- Niacin 20mg
- Vitamin B6 2mg
- Folate 400mcg
- Vitamin B12 6mcg
- Biotin 2,500mcg
- Pantothenic Acid 10mg
- Calcium 75mg
- Sodium 50mg
- Verisol Collagen Peptides 2,500mg
- Ceramosides 30mg
- Proprietary Blend 150mg: Acai fruit extract, Apple peel powder, Black currant powder, Blueberry powder, Raspberry juice powder, Tart cherry powder
While vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and so forth are largely essential for our health, unless you’re deficient, we didn’t encounter any clinical evidence on authoritative websites that they can improve the look or feel of your skin in any meaningful way.
Verisol is a trademarked proprietary peptide formulation from Gelita that claims to stimulate fibroblast cells in the skin and promote collagen production. The manufacturer provides several clinical studies to support these claims, although it’s important to keep in mind that it can take dozens—or even hundreds—of positive studies to classify something as ‘proven.’
Similarly, Ceramosides is a proprietary wheat seed oil, although there doesn’t appear to be any third-party clinical evidence that it can deliver meaningful anti-aging results.
Although Collagen Restoration Powder’s FAQ indicates it contains probiotics, we didn’t find any reference to these beneficial bacteria on the supplement’s label.
Finally, we didn’t encounter any direct clinical evidence during our research that the ingredients found in Collagen Restoration Powder’s proprietary blend—while containing high levels of antioxidants that can prevent free radical damage—can provide any meaningful anti-aging effects when ingested internally.
But what about side effects?
Will Collagen Restoration Powder’s Ingredients Cause Any Side Effects?
While there seems to be limited clinical evidence reported by authoritative websites that Collagen Restoration’s ingredients will meaningfully boost collagen production or reduce the signs of aging, the good news is that they likely won’t cause anything worse than mild, temporary digestive upset.
However, the most commonly reported side effect related to niacin is flushing, which should subside quickly.
Important note: The collagen contain in Restoration Powder is derived from animal byproducts, so it’s not suitable for strict vegetarians or vegans.
Side effects or not, will you pay a lot for the supplement?
How Much Does Collagen Restoring Powder Cost?
Beverly Hills MD has priced Collagen Restoration Powder as follows:
- 1 Jar: $49
- 2 Jars: $86
- 3 Jars: $120
The single jar option comes with a $4.95 S&H charge, while the two- and- three-jar options include free shipping.
Regardless of which option you choose, all orders come with a free Collagen Restoration Powder recipe book, which outlines ten different recipes using the supplement, including frozen yogurt pops, chocolate pancakes with raspberry sauce, and strawberry lemonade shortcake.
Like all Beverly Hills Beauty Lab products, Collagen Restoration Powder comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. Customer service can be (800) 357-9126 or email@example.com.
What Do We Know About Beverly Hills Lab’s Other Products?
Beverly Hills Beauty Lab is a sub-company of Beverly Hills MD, which manufactures a fairly extensive line of popular anti-aging products like Dark Spot Corrector, Crepe Correcting Body Complex, Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream, and Resurface + Restore Youth Revealing System.
In general, these products tend to come with 4-star or better ratings here on HighYa, based on hundreds of individual reader reviews. Most compliments tend to reference effective results, such as tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and reduced overall signs of aging.
On the other hand, many common complaints relate to ineffective results (which is common for anti-aging products in general), high prices, and less-than-stellar customer support experiences.
HighYa’s beauty expert also reviewed Lift + Firm Sculpting Cream, and found that—although we weren’t thrilled with the unhygienic aspect of its jar-based design—the formulation was lightweight, the smell was pleasant (although the fragrance might cause irritation), it didn’t interfere with other makeup products, and could be ideal for a wide range of skin types:
Granted, none of this is intended to insinuate that you’ll experience the same with Collagen Restoration Powder. We’re just here to provide you with a full understanding of the situation.
Who Is Dr. Payman Danielpour?
Along with Dr. John Layke, Dr. Payman Danielpour is a co-founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, as well as co-creator of Beverly Hills MD's and Beverly Hills Beauty Lab's product lines.
Prior to co-founding the companies, Dr. Danielpour attended The Chicago Medical School, studied in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Nassau University Medical Center in New York.
Does this training and expertise mean that you should buy a jar of Collagen Restoration Powder?
Beverly Hills Beauty Lab vs. Other Collagen Powders: Our Final Thoughts
Quickly searching online, it’s easy to see just how many collagen powders Beverly Hills Beauty Lab is competing against, many of which can be found for as little a $8 for a 7oz tub.
But will Collagen Restoration Powder’s polyphenols and antioxidants—and meaningfully higher price—provide younger looking skin?
Beverly Hills Beauty Lab doesn’t provide any clinical evidence on their website or promotional video that Collagen Restoration Powder’s specific formulation can boost collagen production enough so that it delivers younger looking skin.
We also learned from authoritative websites that collagen supplementation for anti-aging purposes is largely looked upon skeptically by the medical establishment.
And while there is mounting clinical evidence that polyphenols can help prevent the degradation of collagen, the evidence drawing a correlation between this support and improved anti-aging benefits seems to be much less robust.
Despite these potential concerns, most of Beverly Hills MD’s products seem to come with positive customer feedback, despite their higher prices. And if you don’t experience the same, you can always take advantage of the company’s 60-day refund policy.
Just keep in mind that you might be out a few dollars in S&H charges in the process.