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Absolute Collagen and Maxerum: Better Together!


Absolute Collagen and Maxerum are the perfect pair, designed to complement one another and work in harmony for full-body wellness. We explain what they do, how they work, and why you should take both.

February 26, 2021


Photo showing a relaxing bubble bath with a wooden bath tray that contains candles, a latte glass, Absolute Collagen sachet and Maxerum bottle

February 26, 2021


Here at Absolute Collagen, we’re all about championing great skin for everyone.

But when it comes to choosing the right products to care for your skin, we know there are a multitude of options out there. That’s why we keep it simple, straightforward, and always following the science.

We’ve created Absolute Collagen and Maxerum as the perfect pair, working together to nourish you both inside and out, helping you feel your absolute best. But what do these products do, and why should you take both? Read on to find out all the answers!

What Does Absolute Collagen Do?

Absolute Collagen is an award-winning marine collagen drink. It contains premium marine collagen and is enriched with Vitamin C, which is essential for collagen synthesis. It provides the highest amount of collagen in the smallest dose on the market, and works by entering the bloodstream and stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Each sachet contains 8000mg of hydrolysed collagen, perfectly measured and ready-mixed for your daily dose.

Absolute Collagen has a very low Dalton weight, which means the molecules have been chemically broken down to an incredibly small size and can easily pass into the bloodstream and be utilised effectively by the body in boosting its own collagen production. We all produce collagen naturally, but from around the age of 25, these natural collagen levels deplete, which is what gives us signs of aging like fine lines, sagging skin, and thinning hair. Absolute Collagen helps to counteract this by triggering increased collagen production by the body.

What Does Maxerum Do?

Maxerum is a powerhouse serum, clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 18% and increase skin firmness by 28% in just 28 days! It was developed over two years to perfectly complement Absolute Collagen’s collagen drink. Maxerum is dermatologist-approved, vegan, cruelty-free, and kind to skin.

Graphic showing how Maxerum serum reduced wrinkles by 18% and increased skin firmness by 28% in just 28 days in a clinical trialWhereas the sachets work from inside the body, entering the bloodstream and getting to work internally, Maxerum is a topical product, which means it is designed to be applied on top of the skin. The important distinction between collagen supplements and collagen-boosting products is that a collagen supplement won’t work externally on the skin, as it won’t be able to get into the bloodstream and directly trigger the body’s collagen production. Maxerum collagen-boosting serum, however, works by caring for the skin externally, boosting fibroblast production, which in turn helps collagen creation.

Maxerum contains four incredible active ingredients:

  • Matrixyl 3000 combats photo-aging and prompts aging skin to behave like young skin. A study by Croda found that Matrixyl 3000 delayed photo-induced aging by 5½ years in just 2 months, making it the perfect ingredient for our fabulous anti-aging serum.
  • Matrixyl Synthe 6™ evens out skin and smoothes wrinkles by rebuilding the skin from the inside out. In a study by Croda, participants saw a 105% increase in fibroblast productivity, which is really important because fibroblasts create collagen, elastin and fibronectin - so while a topical serum can’t create collagen itself, it can increase your fibroblast productivity to indirectly boost collagen creation.
  • Bakuchiol is a new and exciting plant-derived alternative to retinol. It’s all-natural and vegan friendly, and the big news is that it doesn’t cause any of retinol’s common side effects such as photosensitivity, dryness, peeling and irritation - while still replicating retinoid binding mechanisms! This is great news for sensitive skin types, and also means you can apply Maxerum during the day - in fact, we recommend applying it both morning and night.
  • Hyaluronic acid is a powerful hydrating ingredient - although some people find the name misleading, as you don’t expect acids to be hydrating! This powerhouse ingredient is already present in our skin as part of our body’s natural moisture retention, helping our skin stay supple and moisturised. Hyaluronic acid delivers ultra smoothing hydration that soaks in without leaving any oily residue on the skin, which is why we just had to include it in Maxerum. Fun fact: just a single gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six litres of water!

Why Do You Need Absolute Collagen and Maxerum?

We’re all about feeling your absolute best, both inside and out! When Maxine launched Absolute Collagen, she wanted to ensure the maximum amount of collagen in the smallest dose, so that’s exactly what she did. As time went on, lots of Absoluters contacted us to ask when Maxine would be releasing a topical skincare product, and so, after two intensive years in development, Maxerum was born - because we’re all about our Absoluters and what you want from us!

Photo of Maxerum and Absolute Collagen sachets alongside text describing the ways they work together for better skincare

On a practical level, it makes perfect sense to take Absolute Collagen and Maxerum together because one takes care of you from the inside, while the other provides nourishment, hydration and protection to your skin externally. They do different things and work in different ways, meaning that to get the best results we’d recommend taking them both together - one sachet a day, alongside two daily applications of Maxerum (one in the morning and one at night - the perfect self-care routine to start and finish your day!)

Are Absolute Collagen and Maxerum Right For Everyone?

Absolute Collagen is for all ages, genders, ethnicities and skin types! Collagen occurs naturally in the human body, so everyone already has their own collagen. We use all-natural ingredients and our collagen supplement has been extensively tested, and no side-effects have been found. It does not contain any shellfish, and has no artificial flavourings or colourings - although it does contain fish collagen, so we wouldn’t recommend it if you have an allergy to fish, or are following a vegan diet. Absolute Collagen is halal, but not kosher (due to the type of fish we use) or vegetarian - you can read more about collagen and dietary requirements in our blog.

At Absolute Collagen, we’re all about feeling your absolute best, and we love and accept all Absoluters whether you filters on selfies, wear acrylic nails, undergo cosmetic surgeries, or just prefer to go completely makeup-free! Our collagen drink is for people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and skin types - we can all benefit from a collagen boost, whether for preventative or restorative reasons, and we absolutely love seeing the selfies and testimonials from our incredible Absoluters, each one unique and brilliant!

When it comes to Maxerum, good news - our serum is kind to skin and designed for use on all skin types, ages and colours! We have Absoluters with sensitive skin, dry skin, combination skin and more, all happily using Maxerum and experiencing great benefits. Plus, as Maxerum is vegan, it’s a brilliant way to support your body’s collagen production if you’re unable to take the sachets. It’s important to remember, though - we always recommend applying a patch test with any new skincare product as standard.

Graphic showing the steps to patch test a skincare product

We’re so proud of the perfect partnership we’ve created with Absolute Collagen and Maxerum, and, when you join the Absoluter family, there are exclusive discounts to be had, too. Did you know that when you subscribe, you automatically enjoy an 18% discount? And what’s more, if you add Maxerum to an existing subscription, you’ll get it for the exclusive Absoluter price of £23.99 - because as Maxine always says, beauty shouldn’t be pocket deep.

We hope you love Absolute Collagen and Maxerum as much as we do - we really do think they’re the perfect pair! If you have any questions about our products, please get in touch with our friendly team.

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