XYZ Smart Collagen Review with Before and After Pics

XYZ Collagen CreamXYZ Smart Collagen is a natural skincare product developed by Wolfson Berg.

It’s primarily marketed towards people who are looking for a collagen cream that will help them look younger and rid them of the fine lines and wrinkles that are a natural result of the ageing process.

XYZ Smart Collagen has proven to be very effective in this regard, but the cream has other uses as well.

It’s also good for managing the appearance of stretch marks and for encouraging faster skin healing after a tattoo.

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Tests show the cream works and some of the likely benefits provided include:

  • Wrinkle reduction (138%)
  • Increased skin firmness (84%)
  • Facial collagen increase (100%)
  • Skin texture improvement (137%)
  • Diminished stretch marks (212%)

There are a lot of collagen creams on the market, but XYZ Smart Collagen has succeed in getting an unusual amount of media attention and it has been featured in many respected women’s magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Elle.

What Makes XYZ Smart Collagen Different From Other Products?

XYZ Smart Collagen how it worksCollagen is the protein that keeps young skin so firm and gives it the resilience necessary to avoid wrinkles. It’s produced by cells (fibroblasts) located just beneath the skin’s surface, but collagen production rates decrease with age.

All collagen creams are designed to penetrate the skin and provide the fibroblasts with compounds that stimulate increased collagen production. XYZ Smart Collagen stands out from many other collagen beauty creams because it contains a particularly effective ingredient.

There are a few other creams that contain the same ingredient, but XYZ Smart Collagen still has an advantage because the extract it contains has been extracted by cold pressing.

The ingredients used in beauty products are generally refined using methods that involve so much heat and oxygen some of the active compounds are destroyed. Cold pressing is unheard off in the beauty cream business, but it is often the preferred method in the juicing industry because juice manufacturers are keen to retain as many nutrients as possible.

XYZ Smart Collagen is also a vegan friendly product. This may not be a major consideration for most people but, for the 375 million vegetarians in the world, the lack of animal extracts will be an absolute must.

A Closer Look at the Formulation

Bulbine frutescens creamXYZ Smart Collagen contains bulbine frutescens. It’s a natural ingredient extracted from the leaves of a plant. Its use as a healing compound in South Africa stretches back through many generations and it continues to be a the driving force in many herbal preparations designed to heal damaged or irritated skin.

The reason for this ability can be explained by science. Skin heals more quickly when a sufficient supply of high quality collagen is available. Bulbine frutescens has the ability to stimulate the fibroblasts sufficiently to provide it. This ability can be backed up by a number of scientific studies.

One of the more interesting ones was conducted at the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa, and shows bulbine frutescens produces “a significant increase in collage protein and DNA”.

Further Proof the Formulation Works

For the purposes of an early clinical trial, 21 women (aged 45 to 65) treated their skin with XYZ Smart Collagen. They applied the cream two times each day for 12 weeks. A dermatoligist monitored the results of the treatment and confirmed use of the cream had caused the women’s skin to show a noticeable improvement.

The results of a more unusual experiment suggest use of the formulation can make people appear 7.5 years younger in just 12 weeks. Two groups of women were involved in the experiment.

XYZ Smart Collagen before and after pics

Both groups were shown a picture of the same woman. The only difference between the two pictures was the first one was taken before XYZ Smart Collagen usage commenced and the second one was taken after 12 weeks of treatment.

The women who looked at the first picture thought the woman appeared to be 56.5 years old. This was indeed her correct age. The women who looked at the second picture said they thought the woman was 45.

Usage Guidelines

  • For stretch marks and painful tattooed skin: Rub the cream into the affected area two times each day—once in the morning and once each night.
  • For crow’s feet, wrinkles, saggy skin and other signs of ageing: Apply the cream to the neck and face once in the morning then again on the night. A gentle upwards massaging motion is recommended, being careful to avoid the tear ducts and lower eyelids.

The Conclusion

XYZ Smart Collagen is not a hard product to review. There can be no doubt about its potency because it only contains one active ingredient and it’s a compound with proven collagen boosting abilities.

The extract has also been refined in a way that guarantees none of its natural abilities are lost. The two tests conducted on the cream offer further proof that it works and the price is very reasonable. XYZ Smart Collagen gets top marks. It’s possible a stronger collagen cream may be developed at some time in the future, but this one is going to take some beating.

Availability and Pricing

XYZ Collagen CreamXYZ Smart Collagen is only available via the official product website and a 50ml pot of cream usually retails for £39.99.

The official website has been translated into may languages and all the majore currencies are accepted $, €, CA$, AU$ and £

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P90X Factual Review – whats in the box and how to use it

p90xP90X is a home-workout system developed by the American company Beachbody. The company has been trading since 1998 and produces a number of health, fitness, and beauty products. It has a good reputation and usually develops its products in close association with a team of experts. In the case of P90X, Beachbody called on fitness trainer Tony Horton, who used his extensive expertise to develop the Power 90 Extreme system. Horton has a reputation for being a hardcore coach though, so P90X is only suitable for people who are serious about improving their levels of health and fitness.

Beachbody claims P90X can “transform the body from regular to ripped in just 90 days”, and many customers are full of praise for how well the package has been designed and for the results it apparently delivers. Beachbody states much of their product’s success can be attributed to muscle confusion.

Anybody who knows anything about bodybuilding will probably be aware what muscle confusion is and the benefits it offers. For those who are not familiar with the concept, muscle confusion involves a process of regularly changing the way the muscles are worked. The human body can adapt to new situations quite quickly and as it adapts the exercises designed to strain the muscles and encourage them to grow become less effective. A constant change to the routine prevents this from happening and encourages improved results.

What the P90X Home Workout System Includes

In the main P90X is just a collection of DVDs and some supportive reading matter, but customers are also provided with online support.

  • The “How to Bring It” video provides a general overview of the system and the P90X Fitness Guide book explains how to get the most from P90X.
  • The P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan has been designed to ensure users eat the correct food to fuel the high intensity workouts, while also helping them to burn off excess fat. A workout calendar is also provided to assist with goal setting and ensure users can accurately track their progress.


There are also 12 coaching CDs and each one concentrates on a different aspect of the system. Some of the CDs teach the exercise required for targeting certain areas such as the chest and back, others teach important yoga techniques etc. The DVDs are listed below and a quick inspection of them hints at how some of the promised muscle confusion is achieved. (The chest and the back are exercised together one day, but a few days later it is the legs & back.)

1.     Chest & Back

2.     Plyometrics

3.     Shoulders & Arms

4.     Yoga X Legs & Back

5.     Kenpo X

6.     Stretching

7.     Chest, Shoulders & Triceps

8.     Back & Biceps

9.     Cardio X

10.  Ab Ripper X

P90X is also shipped with a preliminary fitness test so customers can check if they are fit enough to commence with the training. This is a wise precaution, but the fact that most customers will be unaware a test is required until they receive their order could mean “unfit” users will have wasted their time unnecessarily and will have to return the product.

What the P90X Home Workout System Does not Include

In order to complete all the required exercises some additional equipment is necessary:

  • Dumbbells
  • Pull up bar
  • Resistance band

It is still possible to follow the program without these things, but some exercises would have to be skipped and this would prevent the user from getting the full benefits of the program

Using the System In order to get the most from the system users will need to adapt their diet and follow the P90X nutrition plan. It is also necessary to set aside an hour each day, seven days a week, to perform the required routines.

Customer Feedback & Testimonials

Many customers have taken the time write rather lengthy descriptions of their experiences with the product and the majority of users give it their strongest endorsement.

One customer states:

“In the last week my calfs have got bigger my shoulders my biceps and i’ve lost weight i had stobern stomach fat that wouldn’t go and it going if you want to get in shape then do p90x”

Another adds:

“Recommended it to friends and family, rather than paying money on gym membership buy this work out dvd package and you’ll be worked harder than any gym session.”

Key Points

  • P90X is a home workout system developed by an experienced fitness instructor
  • Good results should be apparent within 90 days
  • A 90 day money back guarantee is offered
  • The system contains over a dozen DVDs, along with some supplementary material
  • Customers also get online support
  • It is important to follow the P90X nutrition plan
  • P90X users need to set aside an hour a day (6 or 7 days a week) to complete the exercise routines.
  • A certain level of physical fitness is required before commencing the program (this is ascertained by a fitness test, packed with the product).
  • Some additional equipment will be required
  • Customer feedback is excellent
  • Much of the systems success is attributed to “muscle confusion”

Purchasing Options & Considerations

Although it is possible to purchase P90X from Amazon it is probably easier to buy directly from the Beachbody website, and there will be no need to pull out all the money at once because Beachbody takes payment in three instalments. Customers in the UK can expect to pay £99 plus shipping and all purchases are protected by a 90 day money back guarantee.