How to Make a Homemade Collagen Face Mask

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Homemade face masks are nothing new, but have you ever tried a homemade collagen face mask?

Let’s explore the benefits of using collagen in your skincare routine and discover our favourite collagen powder face mask recipes.

scoop of collagen powder

What are the Benefits of Collagen Powder?

At Vital Proteins, we have a range of collagen powders with collagen peptides at their heart. Collagen provides structure to:

  • Skin
  • Hair
  • Nails
  • Bones
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons

This makes collagen the glue that holds everything together. Our natural collagen supply begins to decline once we reach around age 25, which is why many people choose to use a supplement like a collagen powder to help boost their body’s supply.

How to Use Collagen Powder

Our Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder can be added to hot and cold liquids, as well as some foods (like sauces and baking recipes) to help you to increase your collagen intake as part of your daily routine.

We recommend that you add a serving of our Collagen Peptides Powder to your routine each day to promote a youthful appearance.

Our Beauty Collagen Powder (available in Watermelon Mint flavour) provides another way to work bovine collagen peptides into your routine, alongside Hyaluronic acid and a selection of other beauty-loving ingredients.

Collagen powder doesn’t just have to be added to food and drink though – you can also add it to your beauty routine by making a homemade face mask.

Collagen Powder Face Mask Recipe

We recommend using this collagen powder face mask recipe twice a week to make collagen a regular part of your beauty routine and to allow you to benefit from the other ingredients too.

woman applying face mask

Here’s how to make your own collagen powder face mask:


  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil


  • Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, stirring until the collagen powder is completely dissolved.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off using cool water and pat your face dry.

Beef Gelatin Face Mask Recipe

Our collection of collagen supplements also includes Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin Powder, which includes 20g of collagen per serving. Our Beef Gelatin supplements dissolve in hot liquids but gel in cold ones, which make them a good binding ingredient for a homemade face mask.


  • 1.5 tsp Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
  • 115ml water + 2 tbsp water (keep these separate)
  • 20g oats
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Add the Beef Gelatin powder to the 2 tablespoons of water and leave to stand for 2-3 minutes to allow it to bloom.
  • Meanwhile, grind the oats, then add to a saucepan with the remaining water and heat until you have a thick porridge-like consistency – this should take around 5 minutes.
  • Add the thickened Beef Gelatin and stir into the oat mixture until the gelatin has dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to come to body temperature so it’s cool enough to apply to your face comfortably.
  • Stir in the honey, then apply the mask to your face, adding two layers if needed. You can gently massage it into your face for extra exfoliation.
  • Leave the mask on until it’s dry, which should take 15-20 minutes, then rinse off with a warm cloth.
  • If you have leftover face mask mixture, this can be stored in the fridge for up to a week – you’ll just need to warm it gently to melt the Beef Gelatin again before reapplying to your face.

Find out more about Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin here:

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A patch test should be done 48 hours before using one of these masks on the skin.

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