Wrinkles are inevitable as people age. As skin wrinkles, it becomes thin and fragile too. One of the best ways to reduce the signs of aging is by generating new collagen production in your skin.
Collagen is an essential protein that makes the skin healthy and shiny, and gives you younger looking skin.
The Dermis, the inner layer of the skin, contains large amounts of collagen whose fibers form a supporting mesh responsible for skin’s mechanical characteristics such as strength, texture and resilience. It provides the basic foundation for your skin, cushioning and supporting the epidermis (the skin’s surface) and also preventing the epidermis from collapsing in on the muscles and bones underneath.
As we age our body naturally produces less collagen, resulting in aging, sagging skin. Collagen production naturally decreases approximately one percent each year. Without correction, this inevitably contributes to the development of wrinkles and a reduction in the skin’s elasticity. Products containing ingredients that stimulate collagen production are irreplaceable in anti-aging, helping your skin to delay the onset of wrinkles over time.
Why Collagen Cannot Be Absorbed by the Skin
Though many skin care products tout the fact that they contain collagen, the fact is that collagen is too large to be assimilated directly through the skin. Collagen, when applied to your skin, is pretty much like oil and water. They don’t mix. Even if it is made smaller, there is no way to know that it would actually be integrated into the skin matrix instead of being flushed away. No matter how big the quantity or how often it is applied on the skin, it will not do anything to improve the structure of the skin.
Taking a collagen pill will certainly not help to build your collagen level. When you take a pill, it is quickly assimilated into your system and then passed out in a matter of hours. Therefore a collagen pill will not suffice.
On the other hand, injecting collagen into your skin will help with firmness, however these collagen injections are expensive, painful and the procedure has to be repeated every couple of months. Do you want to have to go through that agony for appearance? Some might think it is worth it, however if you can afford to then by all means.
However, it is possible to stimulate your skin to produce more collagen like it did in your twenties. Some face creams have ingredients that trigger your cells to begin replacing collagen fibers.
What Collagen-Boosting Ingredients are Found in Skin Care?
Naturally occurring polypeptides (small proteins), epidermal growth factors, or EGF, stimulate significant cellular growth and proliferation. By switching on fibroblasts, EGF stimulates collagen production, helping to improve skin density and elasticity. Skin care serums, such as RG-CELL, that include EGF stimulate collagen production and trigger our skin’s natural ability to heal making it invaluable against premature aging.
AFA Blue Green Algae has important properties that helps the skin, including collagen production. Blue green algae is the purest, most nutrient intact algae available in the world. AFA is six times richer in protein and minerals than mother’s milk. It is highly bio-available and contains a full spectrum of minerals, chlorophyll, B Vitamins, Beta-Carotene, Pro Vitamin A, Lipids, active enzymes, essential amino acids, nucleic acids, DHA and EPA fatty acids. It is crucial for collagen production and has an immediate smoothing effect by connecting to skin cells.
Caviar extract greatly supports the skins natural production of collagen, it transforms the skin and makes it firmer, stronger and younger looking, as smooth as marble. It was found to speed up the natural production of collagen up to 67% and significantly reduces the protein cross linking (fibronectin). Moreover, caviar extract is highly concentrated in minerals, vitamins and essential fatty acids, protein-rich caviar is known for its skin-moisturizing, remineralizing, regenerating and protecting properties.
The proteins and amino acids in Phyto Placenta have a special affinity for keratinocytes which constitute 95% of all skin cells in the epidermis and fibroblasts, the cells that make collagen and the extracellular matrix of the skin. In particular this ingredient has been shown to restore the levels of Type III Collagen closer to that of younger skin while reducing the predominant “Age Related” Collagen Type I which is associated with wrinkle formation.
Orange Blossom or Neroli oil is one the most beneficial botanicals in the fight against wrinkles for all skin types. It supports the skin’s renewal process of shedding old skin and stimulating new cell growth. In addition, it has a positive action on collagen 3 to help prevent further signs of aging. Neroli’s soothing and regenerating properties enhance skin tone and is especially recommended for dry, damaged skin.
Rose Hip Oil is extracted from the seeds contained in the intensely red berry-like fruits -or hips- of a wild rose-bush. Rose hip oil increases collagen and elastin levels of the skin, making it firmer and softer. Its formula exerts an immediate beauty effect, eliminating signs of fatigue and bringing tenseness and natural luminosity back to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is often used to enhance the delivery of other bioactive herbs, vitamins and minerals as well. Studies suggest it may actually stimulate fibroblasts to increase collagen synthesis improving skin integrity and appearance. It is thought that the hyaluronic acid may induce collagen production and help achieve more normal skin function.
Adenosine increases the production of dermal fibroblast proteins ( elastin and collagen) reducing skin sagginess and improving tone. It also increases blood flow to the outer layers of skin improving damage repair and cell volume resulting in a fuller appearance. Adenosine has been shown to enhance the effects of botox in facial wrinkle reduction.
And to help you get clearer and younger looking skin, RG-CELL contains more active collagen boosting ingredients than any other skin care cream or serum on the market. These ingredients are effective, because they penetrate deeply and “nourish” the skin.