Healthy Beauty from Within - Collagen & Antioxidants

How can we leverage the power of collagen and antioxidants to boost our health and beauty?


You may have noticed a lot more foods and beverages enriched with collagen when you walk down the isles of your supermarkets and convenience stores recently, and for good reason. While most people maintain their healthy skin primarily by using topical skin care products, collagen, an essential building block of healthy skin is best consumed orally.

Collagen is the protein network in the middle skin layer and is responsible for the skin's elasticity and hydration. It can break down from many factors such as pollution, UV, smoking, stress and also ageing. These factors make the collagen network thin out, causing the skin to appear wrinkly and inelastic.

Currently, the collagen contained in food cannot be used directly in skin tissues. This collagen is made up of a long chain of amino acids that must be first broken down into a shorter form. Collagen supplements make use of hydrolysis to convert the collagen into shorter chains which are more easily used by tissue.

To learn more about the benefits of collagen, different types of collagen, and how our food team can support your food and beverage product development, please read our full article on collagen on our food website: ​



The Human body has a trillion cells facing formidable threats, from cell deterioration, infection with a virus, etc. We often overlook the threats from chemicals called free radicals. The body generates free radicals as inevitable byproducts of turning food into energy. They can damage cells and genetic material if they are at high levels. This leads to ageing like wrinkles, lack of eye health and short memory. Therefore, the body should always have a supply of “antioxidants”, which cope with the free radicals to prevent some of the damage caused.

Antioxidants can slow damage to cells caused by free radicals and can lower the risk of chronic oxidative stress-related cardiovascular diseases, cancer, etc. Moreover, antioxidants provide protection against many sources of ageing. Thus, people often use antioxidants in supplements for beautification, anti-ageing and well-being.

What are the best sources of antioxidants? Read our full article on antioxidants to find out!

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About Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients is a leading solutions provider and distributor of specialty chemicals and life science ingredients covering a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. Our expert technical sales and responsive customer service teams connect technologies from our world-leading partners to thousands of manufacturers across South East Asia and China. 

In business for over 60 years, we operate six regional business lines: Coating & Resins, Plastics & Rubber, Performance Chemicals, Feed, Food, and Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care. Leveraging our local presence, technical expertise and extensive portfolios, we solve our customers’ problems and keep them updated with the latest market intelligence and trends, creating maximum value for all of our stakeholders and helping bring innovative products to market faster.

  • Direct presence in 8 countries including emerging markets, with local-language technical sales and customer service staff at 17 locations
  • Locally present and regionally integrated distribution partner, with regional technical sales and distribution network covering all of ASEAN and China
  • World-class, certified warehouses in each market
  • 600m² of regional innovation labs provide customers and technology partners with outstanding development and application opportunities
  • Distributing 100,000+ tonnes of specialty chemicals and ingredients annually
  • More than 175 technology partners, including many of the world’s leading brands, serving 4,000 customers throughout the region
  • The Jebsen & Jessen Group was the first industrial company in South East Asia to achieve 100% carbon neutrality (since 2011)


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