Category: Weird Articles
Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00
Written by Cheryl Teo Kai Lin
There have been multiple studies proving the detrimental effects alcohol has on your skin, but apparently the creatores of this new brand of gin did not get the memo. Aptly named “Anti-aGin”, the 40% alcoholic spirit supposedly contains skin-boosting ingredients like collagen and other antioxidants, giving it anti-aging properties. So now all you alcoholics out there can binge drink without having to worry about it showing on your face.
Created by UK-based Warner Leisure Hotels, in collaboration with contemporary food design company Bompas & Parr, the age-defying gin has been distilled with pure collagen – the glue that holds our skin together. As we grow older the collagen level in our skin declines, leading to wrinkles and sagging, so the supplement present in the gin is meant to reverse that. Who needs botox when you can eliminate wrinkles while getting drunk and dropping it hella low?
The beverage also contains antioxidant rich ‘skin-healing’ ingredients like green tea for detox, witch hazel oil to kill bacteria, gotu kola that helps reduce cellulite and sun damage, chamomile for healing and relaxation, and burdock to repair cracked skin. Other ingredients include angelica root, coriander, liquorice, and cardamom.
“Our guests are predominantly over 50, but they are all young at heart and love to stay social and drink and dance long into the night,” said Marc Caulfield, head of marketing at Warner Leisure Hotels.
“We’ve stayed true to the principles of a classic gin, but given it a rejuvenating boost through these unusual botanicals that channel the fountain of youth,” added Bompas & Parr co-founder Harry Parr.
Dermatologists, however, are refuting the makers’ claims, stating the lack of scientific evidence that collagen supplements can improve skin health. According to the Association of UK Dietitians, “Further and more comprehensive studies would need to be conducted to confirm collagen claims.”
Anti-aGin is priced at £34.99 (S$69) per bottle, and available at all 13 hotel locations and online at drinksupermarket.com
. Take note though, even if this drink really does what it says to do, all alcohol should be consumed in moderation, it is not an elixir of immortality and binge drinking will probably lead to liver failure even if it does give you a youthful glow.