Oral collagen supplementation for skin aging: A fad or the future?

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Apr;19(4):910-912. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13096. Epub 2019 Aug 14.


In recent years, oral collagen supplements have become a popular and trendy treatment in the world of skin health. It has been widely marketed to consumers for purported benefits in wrinkle reduction, skin-rejuvenation, skin-aging reversal, and skin plumping. However, there are currently limited data available in the literature and much regarding its possible effects on the skin has yet to be fully elucidated and understood. Here, we summarize some of the prominent studies in the literature and offer an evaluation of oral collagen supplementation for skin health.

Keywords: aesthetics; aging; collagen; collagen supplements; dermatology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Collagen / administration & dosage*
  • Diet Fads*
  • Dietary Supplements*
  • Humans
  • Rejuvenation*
  • Skin Aging / drug effects*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Collagen