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105. Conversations with a Skin Therapist ~ Pump up the volume = Collagen

Updated: Mar 21

Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in the skin and provides it with elasticity and strength. In skincare products, collagen is often used to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, as well as to promote a more youthful and plumper complexion. It can be found in various forms such as creams, serums, and masks.


According to various studies and research, here are some statistics about collagen in the skin:


🧬 Collagen makes up around 75-80% of the dry weight of your skin.

🧬 As we age, our natural collagen production decreases by about 1% per year after the age of 20.

🧬 By the age of 50, your collagen levels may have decreased by up to 50% compared to your youth.

🧬 Loss of collagen leads to noticeable signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and a loss of elasticity.

🧬 Environmental factors like UV exposure, smoking, and pollution can accelerate collagen breakdown.

🧬 Collagen supplementation has been shown to improve skin elasticity, hydration, and overall appearance.

🧬 Collagen peptides (smaller fragments of collagen) are commonly used in skincare products due to their ability to penetrate the skin more effectively.

🧬 Collagen creams and serums can temporarily improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but their effects are not permanent.


Other factors, such as a healthy diet, proper hydration, and avoiding excessive sun exposure, also contribute to maintaining collagen levels and healthy skin.


What is collagen banking?


Collagen banking in skincare refers to the practice of preserving and maintaining collagen in the skin through various treatments, products, and lifestyle choices.


The goal is to promote the health, elasticity, and overall appearance of the skin by preserving and increasing collagen levels. This can include using collagen-boosting skincare products, such as serums or creams that contain ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, peptides, or hyaluronic acid.


Additionally, treatments such as microneedling, laser therapy, or radiofrequency can stimulate collagen production and improve the skins texture and appearance. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and protecting the skin from harmful UV rays also contribute to collagen banking in skincare.




Pro Collagen Banking Serum is a serum that goes beyond plumping to preserve collagen in the skin.


Clinically proven to help cheeks and jawline look firmer within 7 days* using every day, morning and night.

This powerful serum helps promote, protect and preserve skin's collagen today, so you have more for tomorrow-supporting visibly plumper, more luminous skin and hydrating to help reduce the look of fine lines.


Apply after cleansing and toning. Use two pumps to the face and neck. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.


Benefits:

• Helps protect and preserve collagen.

• Plumps and hydrates for a firmer appearance.

• Helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


Inside the Bottle:


🧬 Pro Collagen Preservation Complex ~ preserves collagen and improves elasticity, smooths wrinkles, firms and plumps the skin. This biomimetic collagen booster targets expression lines on the forehead, eye contour and mouth areas.


🥭 Jojoba Ester ~ helping skin retain moisture and improving its barrier function


💦 Polyglutamic Acid - impressive ability to hydrate skin. High molecular structuring this amino polymer, moisture-binding film on skin's surface to hydrate, smooth and plump out fine lines. This film helps skin keep moisture in its surface layers, even in conditions of low humidity, making polyglutamic acid an effective humectant.


🧬 Arginine PCA ~ help restore skin's radiance, visibly brightens and firms the skin. It is an essential building block of proteins and plays a vital role in maintaining the skin's health and function. Arginine helps support collagen synthesis, promoting skin elasticity and firmness.


🪻Wild Indigo Extract- reduces the appearance of redness and enhances skin's

Wild indigo is also rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV radiation. Antioxidants can help to prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness


🌸 Pink Carnation flower extract ~ helps improve skin's softness and resilience. Rich in antioxidants which is good for fighting free radicals. Minimi inflammation and reduce wrinkles


There is ongoing research and development in the field of collagen skincare, including the use of advanced delivery systems and innovative ingredients to enhance collagen production and skin rejuvenation.


It is important to note that while collagen can temporarily improve the skin's appearance, it cannot fully replace or rebuild the body's own collagen production.




Thank you for reading, if this was useful please 🩵 and if it could help someone in your network, please share.


Thank you ~ Diana x


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