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Review: NeoCell Super Collagen Powder

What is It?

Collagen is a protein found in our connective tissues. As we grow older, we begin to lose the ability to produce collagen which can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and even joint pain. NeoCell’s Super Collagen Powder is a dietary supplement rich in hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which are two key amino acids specific only to collagen and especially important to collagen production. It has a 90% absorption rate into the blood stream where cellular changes occur.

While many creams on the market advertise their collagen boosting properties, it’s important to know that collagen actually cannot be absorbed by the skin. The best way to take it would be through your diet.


I started taking NeoCell’s Super Collagen Powder a little over a month ago. After reading amazing reviews for it all over the internet, I was excited to see what the hype was about. The powder comes in a 7oz jar which will last you about 30 days. You’re supposed to take it on an empty stomach and then wait 30 minutes before you eat.

On the jar it claims to be tasteless, so the first time I took Super Collagen Powder, I scooped some into a big glass of water and attempted to stir it in. It got really clumpy and would not dissolve; I got impatient and just I gagged down the clumps. Not pleasant. It’s hard to describe the taste of the powder. It doesn’t have a strong flavor at all, but for some reason it was hard for me to drink.  The next day, I figured I needed a better method. I decided to blend some of the collagen powder in my protein shake in order to mask the flavor. Using a blender worked wonders! The powder dissolved right away and I was barely able to taste it.

After about three weeks of taking the supplement regularly I had started to notice some subtle (but welcomed) changes. My nails were growing super fast and I found myself having to file them much more often. My nails are usually very brittle, and they start to peel if they get too long. The collagen powder has strengthened them and I’ve noticed a lot less damage on the nail beds. After another week, I noticed that my hair was not only growing faster, but it was shedding a lot less as well. I have a lot of hair, and it is always coming out. While I usually lose between 20-30 hairs after a shower, lately it’s been around 10-15.  I’m 24 years old, so I don’t have wrinkles, but I do have small fine lines around my eyes. I have started to notice them filling in a bit.

Another common benefit I found while reading other reviews was that the powder is supposed to help immensely with joint pain. I do not have joint pain, so I cannot vouch for it’s effectiveness with this particular issue, but I feel it’s worth mentioning!

Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with NeoCell’s Super Collagen Powder. I read that after 25, collagen begins to break down at a rate of 1.5% a year. I am definitely going to keep this powder in my beauty routine as another defense against anti-aging. The price is fantastic too! At between $8-16 (depending on where you buy) for a month’s supply, Super Collagen Power is an easily affordable addition to any beauty regimen.

Will it be Going in my Kit?

N/A, It is a personal supplement

Cruelty Free?

No. Super Collagen Powder is derived from food grade bovine collagen so it is not cruelty free, and would not be suitable for vegans.

Natural and/or Environmentally Friendly?

It is not plant-based. It is also made with bovine collagen from “selected food source cattle” meaning it is also not environmentally friendly, as the environmental impact of the meat industry is enormous.  51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture, according to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute.


Super Collagen™ Type 1&3 Derived from Pharmaceutical Food Grade Bovine Collager, Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate), Magnesium Stearate




Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by the company. I pride myself in providing my readers with honest feedback of the products I am testing. I will not recommend something I would not use personally. Sending me product does not guarantee a review and I accept no monetary compensation for in exchange for positive reviews.

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  • Reply Maggie September 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    It says to wait 30 minutes before eating after taking it, but I think a shake would be considered “eating”. If you still noticed improvements, then maybe waiting that 30 minutes is not so important?

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey September 20, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      My schedule is pretty tight so I didn’t really have 30 min to wait before eating. It’s usually best to follow the recommended directions but I did still noticed results doing it my way 🙂

      Hope this helps

  • Reply agie November 19, 2012 at 1:40 am

    from which animal is this taken from?

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey November 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      it’s from “bovine,” which is ox or cow (probably cow).

  • Reply Sh April 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Dissolve using warm water. Then add orange juice. Works like a charm.

  • Reply Biaya Kuliah January 14, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Environmentally Friendly

  • Reply Paula beltran May 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    i read that this collagen comes from cows i feel horrible when i realized that i would like to know if i can take fish collagen, im not a vegan but i tried to not used products that comes from cows or pigs, i love animals and i want to know the true

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey May 17, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Hi Paula, yes this collagen does come from cows (bovine). There are products that use fish collagen. I have also seen a few vegan/veggie collagen supplements as well. I wish I had a recommendation for you but I haven’t tried any of them. Sorry about that!

  • Reply Patricia Brown January 3, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Can you have your coffee before. Your. Collagen

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey January 10, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Yes, I believe you can. I’ve actually heard of people actually putting their collagen in their coffee.

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