Will Eating (And Drinking) Collagen Give You Better Skin?

Like BB cream and cloth face masks, Asia has once again spawned a skincare trend that’s slowly making its way to the U.S. This one, however, is a bit less traditional: ingesting collagen. The reality is much less Hannibal Lector-y than you’d imagine (it isn’t collagen from a living human being, for starters). However, it’s not exactly the most traditional means in our quest for J.Lo-status skin, either.

To help us separate fact from fiction, we spoke with dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic & clinical research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Keep reading to find out if collagen supplements really work!