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7 of the best collagen creams & oils for 2022

19 Jan 2022 • 4 min read

Here are 7 of our best collagen creams here at H&B that can help give you that glowing, youthful skin you’ve been lusting after.

What is collagen?

Collagen is everywhere – literally – our bodies create the protein collagen to help support our skin, joints and ligaments.

You can also find it in animal products like meat, fish and eggs, as well as in supplement form and beauty products – especially those designed to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.

What are collagen creams?

Collagen creams usually fall into 2 categories:

  • Collagen creams that contain real collagen, e.g. marine collagen
  • Collagen creams that help promote collagen production in the skin

What sort of collagen is in collagen creams?

There are a few different types of collagen usually found in skincare products, including:

  • Marine collagen, sourced from the skin and bones of fish
  • Bovine collagen, sourced from the skin and bone of cows
  • Hydrolysed collagen, aka collagen peptides, which is collagen that has been broken down into easily dissolvable amino acids.

How do collagen creams work?

Collagen creams work by promoting collagen synthesis in the skin.

They also usually contain other nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, botanical oils, and vitamin C (which is vital for collagen production).

7 of the best collagen creams and oils for 2022

In this guide, we will run through both collagen creams that contain real collagen ingredients.

We'll also collagen-promoting creams that contain ingredients like peptides that support our natural collagen production.

Collagen skincare that contains real collagen

If you’re looking to nourish your skin with real collagen, here is our top roundup of collagen creams full of the good stuff.

The best collagen cream for face

1. Jacob Hooy Super Collagen Day Cream

Best for: A light, daily dose of collagen cream

Type of collagen: Hydrolysed collagen

This gorgeous day cream contains a winning combo of hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and other moisturising ingredients.

It’s amazing for hydrating, smoothing and protecting the skin against air pollution, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet.

What our customers think:

Jojo – Lovely Daycream – 5/5 stars
“Beautiful daycream with a beautiful smell. Really nice. Would recommend.”

Anonymous – Cream – 5/5 stars
“Beautiful cream. It smells amazing I would Definitely purchase again.”

The best under eye collagen serum

2. Grounded Collagen Under Eye Serum

Best for: Caring for delicate under eye skin

Type of collagen: Hydrolysed collagen

Suitable for: Not suitable for vegans / vegetarians

Kiss tired eyes, dark circles, dryness and eye bags goodbye with this delicate collagen eye cream!

It has a lightweight texture that the skin under your eyes will lap up straight away, leaving a dry, cooling and refreshing feel.

The hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C work together to encourage cell turnover for more moisturised and plumped up skin.

What our customers think:

PaulDuVois – Great Eye Serum – 5/5 stars
“I like the syringe pump its very convenient to dispense - I would like a little more product inside however the ingredients are very good quality as the serum sinks in nicely around the skin. I have noticed my under eyes looking more refreshed. A good idea I found was to keep it in the fridge, so the product goes a little thicker and lasts much longer. Overall, very impressed with it.”

Margaret Bell – Magic serum – 5/5 stars
“You can feel this working. Has definitely made a difference.”

The best collagen night cream

3. The Jojoba Company Intense Overnight Renewal Cream

Best for: Nourishing skin overnight

Type of collagen: Marine collagen

Suitable for: Not suitable for vegans/vegetarians

Want to wake up to glowing skin?

This intense overnight renewal cream contains marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and vitamin A to promote healthy ageing and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

It also contains vitamin E, CoQ10, argan oil and green tea extract to help protect your skin from damaging environmental effects like pollution the next day.

What our customers think:

Liling – Excellent product that I have ever used – 5/5 stars
“Having tried so many skin products including high end brands, i.e. Creme De La Mer, SK II, Shiseido, Lar prairie Caviar and many others, I found the products from Jojoba Company the best. I need not say much. One must try in order to know how good they are.”

Annonymous – Smooth soft skin – 5/5 stars
“Started using this a few weeks ago not every night though as also use the same brand oil but it makes skin soft and smooth. I break out easily with high street brands and these products don't aggravate skin keeping it clear.”

Collagen skincare that supports collagen production

If you want to help your body reach its full collagen-synthesising potential, then these creams and oils could help you out!

The best anti-ageing collagen face cream

4. Dr Organic Pro Collagen Plus Dragon’s Blood

Best for: Daily use on stressed/ dry/sensitive skin

Suitable for: Vegans and vegetarians

Collagen production naturally slows down as we age – boo!

But that doesn’t mean it can’t respond to a little encouragement from creams like this pro-collagen formulation by Dr Organic.

The combination of Dragon’s blood, hyaluronic acid, biotin and other organic ingredients help to increase hydration and promote smoother, firmer and more youthful skin.

What our customers think:

Zsuri – The only cream that really moisturises – 5/5 stars
“I bought it a while ago but didn't want to open it until I run out my aloe face cream. Huge difference. Whilst the aloe a few minutes after application dries and my skin feels dry, this serum really locks the moisture in. I can already see the difference and a more youthful look after using only for a couple of days. I must buy it again. Very pleased.”

KJane – Superb face cream! – 5/5 stars
“This product is superb. Does not irritate skin, smells pleasant and leave my skin super soft and supple. I can apply makeup really easily after using the cream.”

The best peptide facial serum

5. Q+A Peptide Facial Serum

Best for: Nourishing the skin with peptides before moisturising

Suitable for: Vegans and vegetarians

The pure peptides in this serum help to promote collagen levels while the vitamin C and hyaluronic acid helps give your skin a youthful glow.

What more do you need?!

It sits great under moisturiser or can even be used by itself to give your skin some quick lightweight nourishment.

What our customers think:

CANBERRA – Fantastic price – 5/5 stars
“Easily absorbed serum not oily and mixes with my other serums and moisturizer my skin looks great after a few weeks use.”

PeggyM – Lovely serum – 5/5 stars
“I am 55 years young & I Love this serum does everything it claims. I also love this around my eyes very cooling & sinks right into the skin with no tackiness left over, my skin is extremely sensitive and had no reactions what so ever just a lovely serum bets any high end brand out there in my opinion.”

The best collagen-boosting night cream

6. Vitaskin Vitamin C Collagen Boosting Night Cream

Best for: Helping boost collagen while you sleep

Suitable for: Vegans and vegetarians

Wake up to plump, moisturised and glowing skin with this collagen boosting night cream by Vitaskin.

It’s full of vitamin C goodness – with a zingy citrus fragrance to match – as well as omega, kiwi seed, sea buckthorn and sweet orange oils.

What our customers think:

Beth – Great night cream – 5/5 stars
“Really great night cream. Best I've found so far. I have combination skin with a tendency to get spots if my face cream is too thick or oily. This cream is neither. It soaks in well and leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh. I'll be buying more in this range.”

Cheryl51 – Fab collagen night cream – 5/5 stars
“Good value for money and I have noticed an improvement in my skin. Soft, plump and I feel, looks better/fresher!”

The best peptide eye gel

7. Q+A Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel

Best for: Supporting new collagen synthesis in undereye skin

Suitable for: Vegans and vegetarians

The skin under our eyes needs love too, but it’s very gentle, so you need to bear that in mind when you’re choosing products.

This seaweed peptide eye gel by Q+A supports new collagen synthesis in the skin with seaweed amino acids, while also firming it up and helping to brighten dark circles.

What our customers think:

Sarah – Fantastic – 5/5 stars
“I have never believed in under eye cream for dark circles. It shows that I've never bought the right one. Until now. This had made so much difference to my dark parts under my eyes. I find it better to put on with a cotton bud and after 30 seconds I can feel it tingling then the feeling goes away. This is the second product I am now using from Q+A Love them both.”

Amelia – No more lines! – 5/5 stars
“Using this eye gel every evening has helped to smooth out the lines around my eyes, and they generally just look so bright! I started applying to a particularly noticeable line on my forehead too and even that has evened out massively.”

Want to learn more about the different ways you can take collagen? Check out:

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 2 September 2021

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