XYZ Smart Collagen is a beauty product launched by Wolfson Berg late in 2016. The company was established more than a decade ago and is responsible for creating a number of leading health and beauty products including the number one diet pill, PhenQ.
According to the marketing material, people who use XYZ Smart Collagen may end up looking several years younger in just twelve 12 weeks.
This dramatic change to the physical appearance will apparently be made possible thanks to the formulation’s ability to encourage the cells responsible for collagen production to start step up their production rates.
Promised benefits include:
- Reduces wrinkles and lines
- Firms the skin and improves its texture
- Diminishes stretch marks
- Heals tattooed skin
- Lifts sagging skin and helps define facial contours
It’s easy to make big claims for a product. It’s much harder to support them, but in this case that doesn’t appear to be a problem. The dermatologist who supervised a 12 week, double-blind placebo-controlled study, stated the formulation had provided “measurable, visible improvements” to the skin of the 21 middle-aged women who tested it out.
The claim that people who use the cream can look 7.5 years younger in 12 weeks is based on the reaction of two different groups of people who were shown pictures of a woman in her 50s, who had been using the cream for 12 weeks. The members of the first group were shown pictures of the woman taken on the first day of the treatment. They said she looked 52.5-years-old and got it right. The second group were shown pictures taken 12 weeks later and mistakenly believed she was only 45.
Why Collagen is Necessary For Young-Looking Skin
Collagen is a protein manufactured in the body by cells located just under the skin.
The cells of young people produce a lot of collagen and its presence supports and tightens the skin, protecting it from wrinkles and other signs of old age.
Unfortunately, collagen production reduces as the body ages and experts estimate collagen levels under the skin reduce at a rate of around 2% per year.
So all those lines and wrinkles don’t happen overnight, they sneak up on people a bit at a time year after year.
The Correct Way to Use XYZ Smart Collagen
XYZ Smart Collagen has to be applied to the skin and neck two times per day. Once first thing in the morning and then again last thing at night.
Viability of the Blend
The active ingredient is obtained from the leaves of a South African plant called bulbine frutescens. It has long history of use in herbal medications intended to help heal injured skin. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, have examined the ingredient’s abilities and discovered its power to heal the skin can be explained by its collagen boosting abilities.
A number of other ingredients also have collagen boosting abilities, but they stimulate the release of vast quantities of low-grade collagen that is incapable of delivering quality results. Bulbine frutescens is often referred to as a “smart collagen” releaser because it encourages the release of high quality collagen in quantities that are exactly right for the skin’s needs.
Most manufacturers use extracts that have been obtained using techniques that cause the raw material to be be heated while remaining exposed to the air. This causes a degree of oxidation that means some of the natural components are lost. Wolfson Berg do not make this mistake. They use bulbine frutescens that has been obtained using advanced “cold pressing” techniques. There is no oxidation so all of the natural goodness is retained. This method of extraction is often used for producing nutritious vegetable and fruit juices. Using it to produce ingredients for beauty products is a new idea, but it’s a good one.
What People Have to Say About the Product
As far as customer reviews go, all’s quiet on the western front, but XYZ Smart Collagen appears to have made a big splash with the media and has been featured in Elle magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan. All four are respected publications so a favourable mention says a lot.
You can only buy this product from the manufacturer’s website. That means purchasing options are limited, but customers who buy XYZ Smart Collagen can be confident they are getting the real deal instead of a cheap copy.
Value For Money
At the time of this review a 60ml bottle carried a price tag of £39.99. That’s not bad at all. We’ve seen many lesser products that retail for considerably more.
Our Opinion of XYZ Smart Collagen
If you are looking for a good way to boost collagen levels and look younger, you won’t find a better option than XYZ Smart Collagen. It contains the most efficient collagen releaser discovered to date and the cold press extraction method ensures its is a particularly potent version of the ingredient.
Tests have shown the formulation can deliver the goods, and the price is surprisingly low for a product of this quality. We don’t usually award marks out of five, but if we did XYZ Smart Collagen would be a ten.