As much as we love a G&T after a long, hard day, the general consensus tends to be that alcohol is not good for your appearance. At all. So you can imagine our excitement when we heard that there is an gin out there that actually makes you look better, not worse.

Step in CollaGin a skin boosting combination of gin and collagen that’s been described as the “The Elixir of Youth” – if we needed an excuse to sip on a G & T this is surely it. But what is the best gin for gin and tonic?

This age defying gin was dreamed up by Bristol University graduate Liz Beswick and friend Camilla Brown the “premium spirit for the beauty conscious drinker” is available from the end of March and harnesses the power of anti-ageing botanicals such as star anise, pink grapefruit and orris, to make your skin plump once more. And as an added bonus it goes down nicely as well, with a “smooth and unique” finish. We’ve got our cucumber slices and tonic at the ready!

Buy it from www.collagin.co.uk for £34.99.

This wouldn’t be the first time a food or drinks company has cottoned on to this idea. Recent years have seen the rise of ‘beauty sweets’, which are baked fruit snacks infused with protein. And there are even ‘beauty restaurants’ in Japan, where diners can enjoy chucks of collagen in their meals. Tasty.

We’re dubious as to whether these lofty claims will actually hold up in practice, however if testing them out involves a few G&Ts on a sunny afternoon, feel free to sign us up!


Just make sure you go easy on the tonic and heavy on the gin, for your skin’s sake.

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