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Unlocking the Secrets of Collagen with Pro-Collagen Banking Serum

Collagen: it's the buzzword in beauty and skincare, but what exactly is it? This vital protein is the cornerstone of youthful and resilient skin. Let’s unravel the mystery of collagen and explore how the Pro-Collagen Banking Serum can be your ally in the pursuit of vibrant, age-defying skin.

Understanding Collagen:

Collagen, a protein essential for skin’s strength and elasticity, is composed of amino acids like proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline. These combine into a sturdy triple helix structure, requiring nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, copper, and manganese for synthesis.

Why Collagen Matters:

As the most abundant protein in your body, collagen is fundamental. It forms 30% of your body's proteins, constituting the primary building block of skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues. It’s crucial for maintaining firm, wrinkle-free skin and plays a pivotal role in wound healing and tissue repair.

The Diversity of Collagen:

Our bodies contain over 28 collagen types. In the skin, Type I collagen (accounting for 80-85%) maintains overall structure, while Type III (10-15%) offers support and flexibility.

Collagen Loss Explained:

After 30, collagen production drops annually by 1-1.5%, leading to less organized skin structures and visible aging signs. Factors like UV exposure, pollution, smoking, stress, and poor diet accelerate this degradation, weakening collagen's structure.

Do Collagen Creams Really Work?

Collagen molecules can't penetrate the skin's surface. Collagen creams mainly offer hydration and temporary plumping but don't boost collagen levels. Advanced skincare products with peptides and amino acids, however, can support collagen production.

Collagen Supplements vs. Topical Skincare:

Collagen isn’t absorbed in whole form by skin or gut. Effective collagen-boosting products should contain smaller peptides or amino acids. While oral supplements provide general benefits, targeted topical applications, like advanced pro-collagen serums, offer visible results, particularly when combined with a healthy diet and quality supplements.

Boosting Collagen: Treatments and Care:

Microneedling, a standout collagen-boosting treatment, creates micro-channels on the skin to stimulate collagen production. Other treatments include chemical peels, radiofrequency, laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and LED light therapy. To preserve professional treatment results and protect new collagen, incorporating a daily serum like Dermalogica’s Pro-Collagen Banking Serum is vital.

Maintaining and Enhancing Collagen Naturally:

Apart from treatments, a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, essential fats, and vitamins can boost collagen. Focus on lean proteins, dairy, eggs, vegetables, whole grains, and citrus fruits. Additionally, avoiding smoking, reducing stress, and using sunscreen are essential for protecting skin collagen.

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Alex Echeverri
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Products

Pro-Collagen Banking Serum 30ml

Dermalogica

A cutting-edge serum designed to future-proof your skin by preserving its collagen, offering protection against the signs of premature ageing.

£89.00 £76.00

Moisture Rich Collagen Cream 50ml

Monu

This rich moisturising cream will restore the skins natural balance whilst giving relief to dry and dehydrated skin.

£36.00

Collagen Peptide Skin Supplement 90 Caps

PureLogicol

This unique collagen boosting supplement, helps combat the visible signs of ageing from within.

90 caps for 1 month supply.

£39.00

Rapid Collagen Infusion 30ml

Murad

A face cream that plumps the surface of your skin and minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 2 hours leaving your complexion looking fresher and smoother.

£92.00

CP1 Pure Collagen Peptides 300g

Puori

A high-quality hydrolyzed collagen powder, which only contains pure collagen peptides that ensures optimal absorption and function in the body.

£34.99

CP3 Beauty Collagen Unflavoured 155g

Puori

Get ready to experience the power of beauty collagen a unique blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, zinc and vitamin C helps support healthy skin, hair and nails.

£44.99
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