The Science: How do DermaShotz work?


DermaShotz are a unique blend of ingredients proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin hydration and suppleness, and improve the health and strength of hair and nails. DermaShotz are water soluble, for fast absorption, and when mixed with water, make a delicious orange flavoured drink. DermaShotz contain a market-leading 11,000mg of World leading Peptan Marine Collagen; the highest amount found in any single-serve collagen product available* (*correct as at 11/11/2020). Find results of an unpublished clinical study carried out by Peptan on the effects of taking collagen for wrinkle reduction, hair strengthening and skin hydration at



Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body (making up around 30% of the body’s total protein content). It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of our body’s connective tissues and therefore maintains the form and function of our skin, cartilage and bones. Collagen constitutes 75% of the skin’s dry mass content. A key component of the skin’s structure, collagen fibres provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity, and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture.

The human body produces its own collagen, however the rate at which we make collagen declines as we age. This process begins when we are around the age of 25 and accelerates in our late 30s. This leads to the inevitable visual and noticeable signs of ageing, and it is why, as collagen production slows down, our skin develops lines and wrinkles. Collagen loss is a natural process, but this can be addressed by taking collagen as a supplement.

Your skin and hair say a lot about your lifestyle, living environment, nutrition and even the skincare routine that you have. The outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) protects us from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harmful chemicals, and infections. The dermis is the much thicker second layer of skin. This is where you will find collagen. Collagen fibres in the dermis provide the framework for elastin. Aging takes place here before being visible on the surface. Hair consists of 65-95% protein. With age, hair fibres weaken, making them more breakable and appear less shiny.


Skin Aging


Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that occurs naturally within our body. It is used in our joints, connective tissues and skin, and can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It also has the ability to be able to control the moisture level within our cells (so that it they don’t hold on to too much). It even helps to draw moisture from the air, helping to keep your skin moist.

However, just like with collagen, our ability to produce our own Hyaluronic Acid declines as we age. Hence the reason Hyaluronic Acid has become one of the wonder ingredients for skin hydrating and anti-ageing products and supplements. In fact, many Dermatologists insist that Hyaluronic Acid is essential for maintaining skin hydration.

When skin is hydrated it’s appearance is soft, plump and ‘dewy’, and it can help wrinkles and lines (even deep set ones) appear reduced and smoother. It also has anti-oxidant properties which can help to protect our skin from external factors such as pollution and the sun’s damaging rays.

So, how does Hyaluronic Acid work WITH Collagen to benefit your skin?

Hyaluronic Acid actually ACCELERATES your body’s ability to both produce and synthesise (or use) collagen. So, when you take a supplement containing both Hyaluronic Acid and collagen you increase the efficacy of both.



MSM (or Methyl Sulphonyl Methane) is a natural, organic form of sulphur that is found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bioavailable form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals that are vital for cell regeneration, and it plays a key role within the body in the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. It is extremely well researched and documented highly effective in the treatment of skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. However, in general, it helps to keep the skin healthy and combat premature ageing and skin damage. There is significant research on MSM’s effectiveness in relation to hair growth and retention. Studies have shown that MSM sulphur can form bonds essential to strengthening hair and influencing hair growth.


And now Curcumin…

Turmeric is a spice, and a member of the ginger family. It is well known for its bright yellow / orange colour, and is commonly used in many Asian cuisines. Turmeric contains Curcuminoids, which are bioactive compounds, responsible for delivering all the health benefits that we read about. Curcumin is one of these Curcuminoid compounds. In fact, 75% of the active Curcuminoids found in Turmeric are Curcumin. This why Curcumin is the key active ingredient, found in Turmeric.

So how does Curcumin positively affect your skin? Firstly, it is a powerful anti-oxidant. Curcumin can help wounds (such as those caused by acne) heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. It also lowers the response of your body to cutaneous wounds, which results in your wounds healing more quickly. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of Curcumin may help conditions such as eczema and psoriasis by controlling flare ups and other symptoms. Studies have found that Curcumin can positively affect tissue and collagen as well.

So can you just consume Turmeric to get the BENEFITS of Curcumin?

In theory, you could. But realistically, no. Curcumin actually makes up only 3% of the weight of Turmeric. So, you’d need to consume a lot of Turmeric for your body to absorb the right amount of Curcumin to be effective. However, extracting Curcumin from Turmeric is pretty complicated and therefore, a very expensive process. Which is one of the reasons Turmeric is mosty commonly used in supplements ahead of Curcumin. DermaShotz contains 100mg of the World’s leading water soluble Curcumin, containing a minimum 95% Curcuminoids.