Powder or Liquid Collagen: Which is More Effective?

Becki Francis | June 04, 2024 | 2 min read

So, you're all set to start your collagen journey and unlock its amazing benefits - think glowy skin, luscious hair, and strong joints, to name a few. But with countless options crowding the market, choosing the right collagen supplement can feel like navigating a maze. Liquid collagen or powder collagen? The dilemma is real. Let’s break it down...

Why Use Collagen?

Before we delve into the different types of collagen and which is the best overall, let's quickly cover why you should take collagen supplements at all.

Did you know that collagen is the ultimate multitasker? It's not just a skincare hero; it also works wonders for your joints, bones, muscles, and even gut health! Our skin faces a daily barrage from the elements, pollution, and stress, which can accelerate ageing. This is where collagen can come in and save the day.

Collagen is responsible for plump, youthful skin, but from our 20s, collagen starts to diminish. Using a collagen supplement helps to replenish this fascinating little protein and can keep our skin looking healthy and happy - so it’s definitely worth making a daily habit! 


Liquid vs. Powder: What’s the Scoop?

The biggest difference? Form, of course! Liquid collagen is ready-made, while collagen powder is, well, powdered. But there’s more to it than that. Let's dig into the nitty-gritty:

  • Collagen Content

It depends on the brand, but many liquid collagen products are formulated with marine collagen, which contains predominantly types I and II collagen. Quick review: Type I collagen is found all over the body (except for cartilage) and is most highly concentrated in bone, ligaments, tendons, skin, hair, nails, and the gut lining. Type II is mainly found in cartilage. Powder collagen is more likely to contain animal-derived collagen, which is high in types I and III. Type III collagen is found in skin, muscle, and blood vessels. The combination of types I and III makes bovine collagen particularly well-suited for overall health.

  • Ingredients

Always check the label for hidden nasties and unnecessary ingredients! Liquid collagen products tend to have more additives and preservatives for flavour and shelf stability. Collagen powder, on the other hand, is more shelf-stable and usually contains fewer additives and ingredients like fillers.

Our clinically proven collagen packs in all the good stuff: 6,400mg hydrolysed collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, biotin, vitamins A, C, and D, inulin, zinc, natural flavourings, and stevia - nothing else. And, if you’re looking for a plant-based option, our Dewty Vegan Collagen has got you covered!


  • Cost

When it comes to price, powdered collagen supplements are typically less expensive than liquid collagen supplements. This is because liquid collagen supplements require a more complex manufacturing process and packaging, resulting in a higher cost for you.

  • Convenience and Sustainability

While liquid collagen wins for its grab-and-go convenience, powdered collagen takes the crown for versatility and eco-friendliness. No mess, no fuss! Powdered collagen is travel-friendly and can easily be added to almost anything - yoghurts, smoothies, you name it.

Moreover, powdered collagen products usually come in recyclable pouches, making them a greener choice compared to liquid collagen's single-use packaging. Scooping powder from a multi-serving pouch significantly reduces plastic waste.

Psst.. speaking of sustainability, have you seen our new recyclable pouch for our Dewty Daily Collagen? Read all about why we made this eco-friendly change here

So, Which is More Effective - Liquid Collagen or Powder Collagen?

Both forms will give you the benefits of collagen, but powder has a few extra perks. It’s cost-effective, shelf-stable, has less of an environmental impact, and usually contains fewer fillers and additives, making it closer to a pure collagen source than a liquid collagen drink. Plus, you can easily mix it into your favourite drinks. Some powder options, such as our Dewty Daily Collagen, also contain additional health-promoting ingredients that help build and support your natural collagen stores, like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.

In the end, whether you choose powder or liquid collagen, you’ll be supporting your skin, hair, nails, and more. But if we had to pick, we’d go for powder collagen every time.

Ready to give your skin and hair the boost they deserve? Shop our best-selling Dewty Daily Collagen here.


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