Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is always found where strength and elasticity is in demand: such as in the skin, in our various connective tissues and bones.
Up to 50% of our skin is made of collagen and its abundance gives the skin its youthful and perfectly smooth appearance. The gradual break down of collagen fibers during aging reduces the elasticity and the firmness of the skin, leading to the formation of wrinkles. When we smile, for example, the elasticity conferred by collagen makes sure that our skin returns to its naturally smooth contour without retaining mimic lines.
Proven Benefits of Collagen
Back in the mid 1960’s, my grandfather researched the superb skin moisturizing properties of collagen, and decided to add collagen to our products for mature, demanding skin. My father took it to the next level, and while still in pharmacy school he further developed our collagen line of products. Collagen Supreme was launched in the summer of 1973 and is still one of our most popular products.
Native collagen is known for its ability to form a protective coating on the skin, thereby helping to increase skin hydration, and protect our skin from harmful environmental influences.
Due to its excellent skin compatibility it is increasingly used in pharmaceuticals, even more so than in skin care products. Collagen matrices are used in tissue regeneration, bone grafting, and as components of dressings for burns or other large surface wounds.
Using native collagen on the skin can have remarkable results: We’ve had many customers report it visibly reduced the redness of their psoriasis-prone skin.
Skin Care Tips: Collagen, the Wrinkle Warrior
As the skin becomes less elastic and supple this type of care becomes a must-have, especially for dry, demanding skin.
In addition to our Collagen Balm and Cream, to get your daily dose of skincare collagen, try our Active Concentrate Collagen Complex, a lightweight gel containing a potent amount of collagen. Apply after cleansing, and follow with your usual day or night cream.
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The Integral Role of Vitamin C in Producing Collagen
Hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine , the two structural amino-acids of collagen fibers can only be formed in the presence of vitamin C. They facilitate the formation of beautiful collagen fiber bundles, which give the skin elasticity. Fruits and vegetable that are rich in vitamin C are the perfect complement to collagen skin care. My quick go-to source: Freshly squeezed orange juice.