Collagen is a skincare buzzword that is frequently included in anti-aging dialogues and conversations, but what benefits does collagen provide for skin health? Why is it important, and how can you support your skin’s natural collagen with not only your skin health regimen, but also your lifestyle?
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a type of protein found in the body, primarily in the bones, cartilage, connective tissue, and of course, the skin. Collagen also helps provide structure to your cells and has been found to play an important role in many cellular processes, such as tissue repair.
There are many different types of collagen, with type 1 collagen being the most common type found in the human body. The body’s fibroblast cells, oversee collagen production.
Benefits of Collagen for Skin
It makes sense that collagen offers numerous benefits to the body, since it is deeply entwined with major components and processes of the body, such as skin renewal and bone health. Collagen benefits for skin also include:
- Improving skin elasticity
- Strengthening skin
- Improving + maintaining hydration
- Skin renewal process
Collagen-Supporting Skincare Ingredients
Your skincare regimen can help support natural collagen. In skincare, the goal is to help inhibit future signs of aging and to minimize the existing manifestations, such as improving visible fine lines, wrinkles and skin elasticity for a younger, healthier appearance.
Firming Serum visibly tightens and firms the skin, contributing to a more defined facial contour. It also is formulated with exclusive Sodium DNA and ZCORE™ complex, which help to improve the appearance of sagging skin.
10% Vitamin C Self-Activating offers efficacious antioxidant protection with two forms of vitamin C plus vitamin E to powerfully help protect the skin against environmental aggressors. Free radical damage can affect cellular function, which can impact skin’s natural ability to synthesize collagen.
A high-potency retinol, such as Wrinkle + Texture Repair, minimizes the look and feel of aging skin, such as improving texture, skin uniformity and evening skin tone. Wrinkle + Texture Repair also contains ZCORE™ complex which helps to improve the visible signs of sagging skin for a more youthful complexion.