The innovative drink is described as the “The Elixir of Youth, combining the worlds of gin and beauty to create a premium spirit for the beauty conscious drinker.” Sold.
Camilla Brown, 30, and Liz Beswick, 29, are introducing the world’s first gin range distilled with pure collagen to UK shores, aptly named: CollaGin.
“We said ‘yes’ to turning our dream into reality and didn’t think how we were going to actually do it until after our rollercoaster journey started.” Comments Co-Founder and beauty expert Liz Beswick.
She continues: “But if we had really thought it all through before starting then the overwhelming reality might have stopped us in our tracks and we wouldn’t have achieved what we have done so far.”
“To make this happen, I found myself doing meetings at 5 am, writing to-do lists and emails to suppliers whilst on the cross trainer in the gym and have sacrificed my social life for ‘Ginmin’. But seeing our creation in my hands makes it all worth it.”
Drinks expert and Co-Founder Camilla Brown adds: “Working at all hours is worth it when you truly believe you are working on something special. This belief is reinforced when social media goes crazy when we post images, when people invite us to speak at events on female independence and when you overhear strangers discussing your baby.”
“I’ve learnt that the key to a successful partnership is finding someone who compliments your skills. On top of this, mine and Liz’s personalities work in sync together – when she is lacking morale or feeling overwhelmed I lift her up and vice versa.
“Passion, motivation, ambition and being nice to people is key to making a business work, especially in an industry typically dominated by men with a different attitude to business.
“We are proof that if you put your mind to something you really can do anything. And surround yourself with good people who support you and want to be a part of a life-changing journey. Having the wrong support squad around you will get you nowhere.”
The key botanicals in CollaGin are star anise, grapefruit, vanilla, pink peppercorn, orris (from the iris plant), Angelica, coriander and liquorice. The amount of collagen per 50cl bottle of CollaGin 100mg per bottle or 200g per 1,000 litres
Source: Langley’s Distiller.
Credentials of gin in general
Juniper berries are a superfood and full of antioxidants that boost the regenerating cells in the body for a smooth, healthy and youthful skin.
Why is drinking it better than tablets or creams?
When you ingest collagen, you increase the pool of amino acids available to the cells in your body that make collagen. In the skin, the fibroblasts in the dermal layer produce the collagen, so flooding the body with collagen can stimulate or optimise your own collagen formation, especially in cases where the supply is declining due to age or diet. Topical collagen just affects one specific area of the body, but ingestible collagen helps with overall healthy skin. Physical appearance begins on the inside. Sipping collagen, rather than applying it topically or injecting it, provides the entire body with the building blocks it needs to support the creation and repair of the body’s connective tissues – a process that starts to break down once you hit your mid-20s. Providing your entire system with collagen can help kick start it again.