Collagen is definitely ‘the’ beauty buzz if you want younger, firmer looking skin. It is the go-to supplement - here’s why.
Collagen fibres provide structural integrity to the skin, giving it elasticity and firmness. As you age, your collagen fibres begin to shorten and thicken and your skin begins to lose collagen, becoming thinner and more rigid. This may be at the rate of around 1.5% each year after the age of 30.
Hydrolysed collagen peptides reach the dermis where they stimulate new collagen production, whilst also providing the amino acids that are the building blocks from which new collagen is made. The result? A reduction in wrinkles and increased elasticity giving more youthful looking skin.
But collagen doesn’t act alone, or just on collagen fibres, it also increases hyaluronic acid production, one of the largest components of the skins scaffolding matrix, and a beauty secret in its own right. Hyaluronic acid is integral to skins suppleness and elasticity, by keeping skin hydrated so it looks plump and firm.
Astaxanthin, the perfectly pink carotenoid is also a hidden gem, a powerful antioxidant and research shows it may improve skins elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, don’t forget
vitamin C, a vital part of collagen formation and a hero in the fight against free-radicals.
Make sure it’s in your beauty box for nourished, hydrated and youthful skin.
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