What’s my secret to graceful ageing?

A healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle, and regular movement are all important — as is consistently nourishing my body with the building blocks it needs to mature elegantly.

Introducing my Mature and Aging Skin, Gracefully, KIT: a skincare vitamin protocol designed for maintaining youthful, tight, and radiant skin. I’ve hand-picked a vitamins for this kit and loaded a shopping cart on an online dispensary called Fullscript. All you need to do is log in or sign up for Fullscript (it’s FREE!) to access the kit as a pre-loaded shopping cart.⁠

Customize Your Kit

Don’t be alarmed by the cost as you open up this kit—it is your kit to customize. The first 4 products are universal essentials while the last 2 products are for skin specific needs; you can choose what to add to your cart as you read along.⁠


Total of 2.5-10 g per day, minimum 8 weeks (2)(4)

  • Type I collagen hydrolysate derived from fish has been shown to improve wrinkles and roughness, as well as increase collagen density, skin firmness, skin moisture, and skin elasticity (3)(10)
  • A systematic review of 11 studies found both short and long term collagen supplementation improved wound healing and skin aging factors like elasticity, hydration, and dermal collagen density (4)
  • BioCell Collagen, collagen from chicken sternal cartilage, improved skin appearance  and dryness shown by decreases in facial lines, wrinkles, and crows feet and a 12% increase in skin elasticity and cutaneous collagen content (17)
  • Skin hydration, collagen density in dermis, and dermal collagen network integrity all improved when given Peptan®F and Peptan®P; additionally ex vivo experiments found supplementation to induce collagen and glycosaminoglycan production (2)
  • Low-molecular weight collagen improved skin hydration, elasticity and visual assessment of skin wrinkling when compared to placebo (10)

Hyaluronic Acid   

Oral: 120 mg, once per day, minimum 6 weeks (9)(15)
Topical: Apply 0.1% hyaluronan formulations, twice per day, minimum 2 months (16

  • Oral hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase skin moisture content and skin elasticity (7)(9)
  • Compared to placebo, greater improvements in wrinkle volume ratio, wrinkle area ratio, and whole sulcus volume ratio were observed when oral hyaluronic acid was administered (15)
  • High (800k) and low (300k) molecular weight oral hyaluronan supplementation both improved skin moisture content and subjective facial aging symptoms compared to placebo; low molecular weight hyaluronan improved moisture content as early as 2 weeks compared to placebo (9)
  • When using hyaluronic acid in topical form, twice daily application found all tested molecular weights (50, 130, 300, 800, and 2000 kDa) to improve skin hydration and overall elasticity; additionally, 130 and 50 kDa improved mean and max roughness as well as wrinkle depth (16)


2-6 mg, total per day, minimum 8 weeks (8)(18)(21)

  • Male and female subjects experienced improved skin wrinkle and elasticity on crows feet, as well as skin texture, moisture content of corneocyte layer, and corneocyte condition on cheeks; male subjects had improved skin wrinkles, elasticity, and transepidermal water loss on crows feet, as well as moisture content and sebum levels on cheeks (18)
  • When given in conjunction with 3 g of collagen, 2 mg of astaxanthin per day improved skin elasticity, skin barrier integrity, and transepidermal water loss in photoaged facial skin; gene expression improved as shown by an increase in procollagen type I mRNA expression and a decrease in MMP-1 and -12 mRNA expression (21
  • Moisture loss in skin decreased in irradiated skin, while roughness and texture of skin improved in non-irradiated areas when healthy subjects were supplemented with 4 mg of astaxanthin and exposed to UV induced skin deterioration (8)


Variable based on form (follow manufacturer’s dose instructions)

  • A systematic review of 18 studies found that skin disease severity improved compared to control in a variety of skin conditions including facial photoaging when using topical and/or ingested turmeric (19)
  • Herbal combination containing turmeric (but not turmeric extract on its own) decreased transepidermal water loss in skin compared to placebo after four weeks (20)
  • Hot water extract of curcuma longa improved skin hydration as shown by increased hyaluronan production; additionally, UVB-induced tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin-1β were inhibited at the mRNA and protein levels (1)
  • A systematic review of 11 studies found turmeric to improve a variety of skin conditions including facial redness (12)


75-100 mg, total per day, minimum 30 days (6)(14)

  • Postmenopausal women experienced improved skin hydration, skin elasticity, and increased mRNA expression of hyaluronic acid synthase-1 (HAS-1); a more pronounced effect was found for those suffering from dry skin conditions (11)
  • Clinical grading of skin photoaging scores and age spot pigmentation decreased in women with mild to moderate photoaging (6)
  • Women with melasma experienced a decrease in average area affected and pigmentary intensity when supplemented with pycnogenol; additionally, a general effectiveness rate of 80% was found (14)

Green Tea  

Consider green tea extract as part of your acne regimen. In a 2012 study, these plant polyphenols were shown to also offer cancer-prevention effects when used to protect the skin and immune system support. 

EGCG (component of Green Tea) reduces sebum expressions and lowers acne. In a 2016 study, participants took 1,500 mg of green tea extract for 4 weeks. At the conclusion of the study, participants showed a significant reduction in the red skin bumps acne causes.

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Feature image by Jenn Fontaine Photography.