How to Boost Collagen Naturally – Harnessing Nature’s Power

by Nicole Sherwin, founder Eco Diva Natural Superfood Skincare

In a world where skincare is often inundated with complex chemicals and questionable practices, the quest for healthier, more radiant skin has taken a turn towards nature’s embrace. Collagen, the protein responsible for skin elasticity and firmness, forms the cornerstone of many skincare routines. However, instead of relying solely on synthetic products, a shift towards clean, kind, and ethical skincare infused with superfoods, coupled with plant-based wholefoods and collagen-boosting exercises, offers a holistic approach to enhancing collagen production. Let’s delve into the synergy of these natural elements and how they can revitalize your skin from within.

Eco Diva Collagen

Clean, Kind, and Ethical Skincare:

Embracing clean skincare involves using products formulated with minimal, natural ingredients devoid of harmful chemicals. Ethical skincare goes a step further, ensuring sustainability and cruelty-free practices throughout the production process. Opting for such products not only benefits your skin but also the environment and animal welfare.

Look for skincare products enriched with superfoods renowned for their collagen-boosting properties. Ingredients like vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum, antioxidant-packed green tea extract, and hydrating hyaluronic acid can stimulate collagen synthesis while nourishing the skin. Additionally, seek out brands committed to transparent sourcing and eco-friendly packaging, reflecting a dedication to both skin health and environmental stewardship. Look for brands that offer high counts of superfood in their formulations like baobab, cacao, maca, marula, cranberry, sesame, and moringa, these all help to stimulate and boost collagen from the outside in.

Collagen Foods

Plant-Based Wholefoods:

The old adage “you are what you eat” rings especially true when it comes to skin health. Incorporating plant-based wholefoods into your diet provides a bounty of nutrients essential for collagen production. Foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, berries, and leafy greens, play a pivotal role in collagen synthesis by supporting the body’s natural production processes.

Moreover, prioritize foods abundant in pro-collagen nutrients like copper and zinc found in seeds, nuts, legumes, and whole grains. These minerals aid in collagen formation and promote skin elasticity, helping to maintain a youthful complexion from the inside out. By fueling your body with nutrient-dense, plant-based foods, you lay the foundation for radiant skin that glows with vitality. High doses of natural mineral supplements like trace minerals are another way to ingest collagen stimulating actives, that help with bone, hair, nails, skin and teeth regeneration.

Collagen Exercises

Collagen-Boosting Exercises:

Physical activity not only benefits overall health but also contributes to collagen production and skin rejuvenation. Incorporate exercises that engage the muscles and stimulate blood flow, such as strength training, yoga, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These activities promote circulation, delivering vital nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells while flushing out toxins.

Targeted facial exercises can help tone facial muscles and improve skin elasticity. Simple techniques like facial yoga and massage increase blood flow to the skin’s surface, enhancing collagen synthesis and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By integrating regular exercise routines into your lifestyle, you amplify the natural mechanisms that uphold skin health and resilience.

Achieving radiant, youthful skin doesn’t have to entail harsh chemicals or invasive procedures.  This holistic approach not only enhances collagen production but also fosters overall well-being, reflecting a harmonious balance between inner and outer beauty. Embrace nature’s wisdom and unlock the secrets to timeless radiance. | | 021 200 5900 | @ecodivanatural


Nicole Sherwin is a serial ecopreneur with a mission to inspire more change for good. She is the founder and director of Eco Diva Natural Superfood Skincare and partner at Danish furniture brand SOFACOMPANY and is laser focused on bringing about more consciousness around health and safety in cosmetics, personal care products, care for the environment, care for animal welfare and self-care, something most of us put off as a nice-to-have.

In 2011 with a lifetime of holistic health experience and wellness knowledge, garnered from her father, Dr. Philip sherwin, Nicole revived her health after a life-threatening heavy-metal poisoning episode (lead and mercury found in her cosmetics and personal care products), and healed her own skin from adult acne, pigmentation and rosacea completely.

Nicole was invited to join the team on SABC3’s Expresso Show every Thursday morning as their plant-based cosmetic chef. For 2 years she created over 85 different natural personal care, skin care and cleaning products and launched Eco Diva Natural – Superfood Skincare. Eco Diva Natural offers biology smart, functional skincare, gut balance nutricosmetics and superfood make-up products that focus on holistic beauty, wellness & sustainability. 


Eco Diva Natural – Superfood Skincare is an award-winning brand that offers biology smart, functional skincare, gut balance and make-up from Africa, focusing on holistic beauty, wellness & sustainability. Every product is manufactured with impeccable organic superfood ingredients that not only creates a radiant complexion, but also provides the skin with the nutrients it needs to self heal from all skin conditions. The high vitamin, antioxidant & omega count in every product is the key to skin re-balancing, necessary to heal & calm skin irritations like eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis, dark marks and pigmentation as well as breakouts and acne. The key healing factor is the powerful plant superfoods that re-balances the skin pH, creating a harmonious skin microbiome.

The Eco Diva ethos and practice is clean. kind. ethical. That means kindness to people, planet and animals.

When applied, skin recognizes the specific nutrients it needs to enable deep absorption of these nutrients for self healing and self repair.

Eco Friendly | Organic | Non-toxic | Chemical-free | Paraben-free | Sulphate-free | Cruelty-free | Vegan |PETA approved |Beauty Without Cruelty Certified | Proudly made in South Africa.

The Eco Diva Natural range is gender inclusive and safe for pregnancy. Packaging is either fully biodegradable, recyclable or upcyclable. Eco Diva never test on animals, only on willing humans. All ingredients are impeccable in the harvesting and manufacture of all products through GMP, eco-certified laboratory partners.

We’re passionate about holistic skincare.

“Nature-cure is based upon the observation, that it is the nature of things to heal themselves. We believe the same exists for our skin and that is why we choose only the highest quality natural ingredients that support skin’s regeneration & self-healing”. Nicole Sherwin, founder Eco Diva Natural