5 Breakthrough Ways to Treat Acne With Liquid Collagen

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You look in the mirror, and all you can focus on are the red and inflamed spots across your skin. You tell yourself, ‘It’s just acne - it could be worse.’ But if that’s true, why does it make you feel so bad?

While some people embrace their skin in all forms, it’s okay if acne affects your self-esteem. You’re allowed to feel sad and want to clear up your skin. After all, acne can be painful. And the pressure to have a glowing complexion (thanks social media) can affect you even more. But what can you do about it?

In this article, we’re breaking down our top-rated collagen formula and how it’s a fantastic way to soothe your skin. Let’s get this treatment started.

What Causes Acne?

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There are a considerable number of causes for acne. Some are small and easily treatable, and others are significantly more challenging. And that’s because there’s a variety of factors that trigger acne. Here are some of the main reasons:


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Have you ever watched a friend eat several sugary treats and never get a single pimple? Then you have one chocolate bar, and BOOM, it’s acne central. 

Beautifully clear skin is usually down to genetics, and so is acne-prone skin. This makes it one of the toughest forms to treat. But don’t fret. There’s promising research on using retinol, otherwise known as vitamin A, to treat acne (more on that later).

Hash Products

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Skincare companies say you need everything from a salicylic acid cleanser to a purifying toner. And they make big claims, declaring their bottles are the perfect acne treatment that is sure to work. And if it doesn’t? Try this product instead.

The problem is that many skincare companies use ingredients that are too harsh, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some people break out simply from removing makeup because it irritates their skin. So, you can only imagine what a seven-step skincare routine will do.


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Teenagers are notorious for their acne trouble. Their bad skin is because of raging hormones, which also accounts for the mood swings and door slamming (well, maybe). But hormonal changes don’t just happen when you’re a teen. Periods, menopause and pregnancy are also times when your hormones don’t know which way is up and which way is down.

Sugary Diet

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Everyone knows that a significant cause of acne is sugar. But we want to make this clear - it isn’t always the case. 

A glucose spike and drop caused by high-sugar foods interrupts your hormones and can lead to bigger breakouts. But the motivation for reducing sugary treats should be to nurture your overall well-being rather than just for acne.

What’s more, some people can eliminate sugary products and still struggle with acne. The takeaway? Limiting sugar is helpful, but you’ll probably need additional treatments.

Best Ingredients in Liquid Collagen to Treat Acne

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If you’re suffering from acne, the good news is that liquid collagen could be your answer. We’re covering the best collagen on the market (cough, cough, ours) and why the ingredients could help clear your acne.

Liquid Collagen Containing Ginseng 

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Arella’s Beauty’s Liquid Collagen contains the Ayurvedic herb Panex Ginseng, also known as Korean red ginseng or Asian ginseng. Research into red ginseng and acne found it’s as effective at treating acne as benzoyl peroxide and azelaic acid. These are common ingredients in skin care products typically used to treat acne bacterial infections.

The positive results are likely because ginseng is a potent antioxidant which protects cells from inflammation. Inflamed skin cells look red and swollen, appearing in the form of acne.

Read more: The Truth About Ginseng For Your Skin.

Liquid Collagen With Retinol

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Retinol is also known as vitamin A, and a wealth of studies use retinoids as acne therapy. But what happens if you take retinol orally? A 2022 study indicates that taking vitamin A supplements reduces the severity of acne.  

Our natural collagen supplement is carefully curated with a wealth of vitamins, including vitamin A (retinol), to soothe your skin. If you have blemish-prone skin, collagen and retinol could be your answer.

Read more: 5 Reasons Why You Need Retinol in Liquid Collagen.

Liquid Collagen With Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C

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The problem with topical skincare products is they are all separately packaged. You have a vitamin C serum, a retinoid treatment, a bottle of hyaluronic acid…The list goes on. And your bathroom cupboard is fit to burst. Instead, try rolling some of the best hydrating skincare ingredients into one.

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Collagen with hyaluronic acid makes the perfect collagen supplement for acne because it strengthens the skin barrier, calming aggravated cells. Hyaluronic acid then draws water molecules from the air to rehydrate your skin, keeping it quenched and reducing inflammation.

But what if you could go one step further and make a liquid glow collagen supplement by adding vitamin C?

Collagen and vitamin C are a killer combination because your body needs the vitamin to build collagen. The more collagen you have, the better because collagen stimulates cell turnover to refresh skin, acting as acne scar care.

Read more: The Truth About Vitamin C: Do You Really Need It?

Plant Based Collagen

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A collagen essential has to be one that contains amino acids, which you get from plants. Amino acids are the building blocks of collagen - the Lego bricks to a Lego building, if you will. Arella Beauty has created the best vegan collagen using VeCollal®, providing your body with the amino acids needed to generate more collagen.

And why is this good for acne? It helps shed and replace old cells with new ones, a critical process for clogged follicles that can cause acne. It also regulates sebum production to prevent oil buildup in your pores.

Clean Collagen With No Nasties or Fillers

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A mistake many people make is choosing a liquid collagen supplement without checking the ingredients. Animal and marine collagen is made from crushed-up bones, hides, tendons and scales, which is why it tastes…kind of gross. 

And these animals aren’t necessarily fed premium diets or kept in beautiful living conditions. So, whatever they’re eating, you’re eating too. That’s not to mention the link between animal collagen and mass deforestation.

Many companies also pad their ‘super collagen protein powders’ and ‘top collagen tablets’ with fillers. And the collagen they contain isn’t always absorbed by the body. Our liquid vegan collagen isn’t just the best vegan collagen but has a fantastic absorption rate for radiant results.

Treat Your Acne With Love Using Arella Beauty

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We want you to look at yourself in the mirror and love your complexion - acne and all. But we also understand the importance of feeling confident and comfortable in your skin. So, try our whole body collagen and nurture your acne from the inside out with Arella Beauty.

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Written by Emma Carey for Arella Beauty.

Emma is a holistic beauty and wellness writer. She has three years of experience in the well-being industry and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Wellness. Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.