What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.
Collagen is most commonly found in the skin, bones and connective tissue. Apart from giving the skin it’s structure. It also plays a role in the replacement of dead skin cells. In the middle layer of the skin, collagen helps form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow.
As we age, Collagen production declines, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and leading to thinner, sagging skin and the formation of lines and wrinkles. This rate of decline increases dramatically in menopausal women. By the age of 60 there is a considerable decline in collagen production. This is further aggravated by exposure to ultraviolet light and other lifetsyle factors, such as smoking and high sugar consumption.
Treatment and Results
Products that claim to contain actual collagen in them and promise to increase collagen through applying it on the skin are unlikely to work. The collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin. Any benefit seen from these products are most likely due to the effects of other ingredients contained in the products.
Now I love vitamin c serums. They can stimulate collagen production. So does retinol and algae product. You do not have to break the bank with spending a lot of money. Trust me I worked in huge global skincare companies. Spending hundreds of dollars. And these companies were not organic and they had added chemicals that can interrupt your hormone receptors. Not a good thing. My favorites are Body Merry Super 6 Serum and for the retinol I love their Pro A Serum. Foxbrim has an amazing line of collagen products that hydrate that I love. Peptide Complex Serum and Peptide Complex Moisturizer. Foxbrim also have a great algae moisturizer Ocean Mineral Lotion. These lines are amazing I have tested them. You don’t have to break the bank to purchase healthy amazing products for your skin!