Anna Lahey Founder of Vida Glow



I first discovered marine collagen whilst on holidays in Japan where collagen supplements are readily available in pharmacies and supermarkets. I had no idea what collagen supplements were, but I couldn’t help noticing the collagen drinks available at the gym and was even asked at a restaurant if I wanted my soup infused with it. 

Needless to say, my curiosity had been sparked so I found a qualified pharmacist to get some answers. She explained that Japanese women have been using marine collagen for its health benefits for over 300 years. They even credit the supplement for their extended life expectancy. 

It honestly seemed too good to be true and I took it all with a grain of salt, especially since Japanese women, in general, seemed to have amazing skin. At that point in my life, however, I was struggling with hair loss and I had tried nearly every hair, skin and nail supplement on the market, with little to show for it. So I decided to give the so-called miracle supplement a go. 

I began taking three servings, or 9 grams, of collagen each day. Within three weeks, my hair loss had dramatically decreased and my shower was no longer clogged from the amount of hair I was losing each day. I was truly stunned especially since I hadn’t made any other lifestyle changes. Even my hairdresser was amazed at how thick my normally fine and wispy hair had become. It had even grown so much that I was able to remove my hair extensions for good.

Within four weeks, my skin was noticeably clearer, plumper and significantly more hydrated. My nails, which had always been brittle and would tear easily, were finally growing and I no longer needed acrylics for a polished manicure!

My hair, skin and nails weren’t the only things to benefit from collagen. I now sleep better, the uneven texture on my thighs has significantly diminished, my sweet tooth vanished and I’ve gained great muscle tone from much gentler exercise. 

With collagen being the most abundant protein in our bodies, it’s little wonder that replenishing our collagen levels has such amazing benefits for the whole body. I started Vida Glow so I could share those amazing benefits with everyone.

My initial focus was marine collagen, but the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from customers worldwide about our ingestible supplement inspired all of us at Vida Glow to offer a more holistic approach to beauty and wellness. One highlighting that real beauty begins within and that the nutrients needed for radiant health can be obtained through the goodness of real food.

From this philosophy, the Vida Glow range grew to include plant-based functional beauty and protein powders, ready to drink, nutrient-dense waters as well as Vida Glow Cosmetics, our line of Red Algae Marine Collagen topical skincare. Our entire range and all products in development have been created with the goal of executing functional beauty blends that not only target beauty and health but provide real results. 

Ensuring product quality and providing the purest ingredients are imperative to me and the team. That’s why I’m personally involved in every process, from concept to production. I’m proud to say that no short cuts have been taken! Where possible, Vida Glow's ingredients are organic and are all free from gluten, dairy, allergens, artificial colours and flavours, preservatives, parabens, mineral oils, and never tested on animals. I’m also proud to say that I personally believe in and use Vida Glow products on a daily basis. 

Vida Glow is my passion and a lot of hard work has gone into making this a reality. Our goal is, and always will be, to empower you to take control of your health and wellbeing so you can enrich yourselves with a little extra life (vida) glow!

With that said, it’s my absolute pleasure to welcome you to Vida Glow.