If you've always wondered what gives Jennifer Aniston that effortlessly cool, California-girl glow, the secret might just lie in one of her morning routine staples. Perhaps you already know that she likes to start the day with a skin-care routine, a workout, some meditation, and a breakfast smoothie. But she just revealed the one thing she always adds to not only her smoothies but her coffee, too: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides (Buy It, $25, vitalproteins.com), a collagen powder packed with tons of beauty-boosting ingredients.
Refresher: Collagen is a protein found naturally in the body's muscles, skin, and bones that, among other functions, keeps skin looking plump, smooth, and youthful. Your body makes new collagen every day, but production eventually begins to slow down in your 20s, allowing wrinkles to form.
That's where collagen supplements, like Aniston's pick, come in. "My go-to collagen routine is adding Vital Proteins' Collagen Peptides in my morning cup of coffee or smoothie," Aniston said in a statement, adding that the product is "so easy to use." (Related: The Best Collagen Powders for Women, According to a Nutritionist)
Aniston loves Vital Proteins' products so much that the brand just tapped her to be its new chief creative officer. In a statement announcing their partnership, Aniston said she's eager to spread the word about the many benefits of adding collagen to your diet. "Collagen is the glue that holds everything together," she said. "I've always been an advocate for nourishing your wellness from within, which is why I started using Vital Proteins so many years ago." (Pssst, Kourtney Kardashian is also a fan of the brand.)
That said, the Aniston-approved Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides still boast some pretty legit ingredients. The supplement's hyaluronic acid is key to helping the skin retain hydration, while vitamin C is known for its ability to not only brighten the skin but also protect against the damaging effects of UV rays and pollution. (This doctor's DIY experiment demonstrates exactly how vitamin C benefits your complexion.)
Want the scoop (pun intended) on Aniston's other favorite Vital Proteins products? Shop her top picks from the brand below.
A delicious scoop of this vanilla-flavored creamer in your coffee adds nourishing fats from organic coconut milk powder along with an added boost of collagen for a tastier, more filling cup of java.
Made with a whopping 14 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, this sweet-and-salty bar is a yummy way to keep your energy up throughout the day. Despite only having 2 grams of sugar per bar, reviewers say they're surprisingly "delicious." One shopper even likened the taste to chocolate chip cookie dough, calling the bar their "go-to pre-workout snack."
If keeping your immune system humming is top of mind lately, you'll love Vital Proteins' Vitality Immune Booster. Made with a blend of immune-boosting ingredients — including zinc, vitamin C, and L-glutamine (an amino acid that supports the body's immune cells) — these stick packs can be added to warm or cold water any time of day for added energy and hydration benefits.