Did you know that starting in your mid-20’s you slowly begin to lose collagen?
According to dermatologist Doctor Ohara Aivaz, this is true and women can begin to lose more collagen as they age - especially going through menopause.
This doesn’t mean that you need to invest in every supplement or beauty product with “collagen” written on the label. There are options. Take a deep breath. Keep reading.... Let’s break down the building blocks of this mighty protein to better understand why collagen is important and what it does for your skin to help you push the ‘Pause’ button (or maybe just the ‘Slo-Mo’ button) on aging.
What is collagen?
Collagen is an important protein found in our skin that helps keep it healthy and youthful. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. In recent years, collagen has increased in popularity as many people turn to this natural protein to rejuvenate their skin for a more youthful, glowing complexion.
Why collagen is important?
Due to its fibrous, supportive nature, collagen helps skin cells adhere to one another which strengthens skin and improves elasticity. This helps to return skin’s natural volume, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and can even protect against environmental damage.
There is some evidence that collagen supplements help to improve joint pain but our focus will remain on the topical uses & benefits for this blog 😉
Why collagen matters for skincare
As with all things, not all collagen is created equal.
A number of topical products - like collagen moisturizers and serums - contain a collagen molecule that’s simply too large to penetrate the skin. That molecule and other ingredients are still hydrating your upper most layer of epidermis, but you’re not getting any of the collagen boosting goodness we mentioned above.
We recommend looking for a product that pairs the collagen ingredient with a tried-and-true booster like retinol, niacinamide or peptides - like the NEW GLOfacial Collagen Concentrate. This can help infuse skin with both niacinamide and smoothing peptides (while cleansing your pores in the most satisfying way.)
When paired with our GLOfacial Hydration Facial Pore Cleansing Tool, our new Collagen Concentrate is delivered directly into pores, helping to plump, hydrate and smooth skin. This cleansing duo goes beyond your typical collagen topical application.
Shop all things GLOfacial for your juiciest skin ever.