The biggest question that comes to mind when we think about collagen is, what's the hype about, and how does it actually serve our greater age-defying mission?
Collagen are fibers that hold the cellular matrix together, in other words collagen binds cellular tissue in the epidermis allowing for firm & elastic skin.
Collagen, along side elastin & hyaluronic acid, is responsible for the plump & full appearance of our skin. Over time, as with all the body's processes, collagen regeneration begins to slow, causing the skin to look thinner and even saggy.
One powerhouse ingredient is Vitamin C as it naturally & quite effectively stimulates & boosts collagen production in the skin, but in this post let's focus in on skin that isn't quite on top of its game in the self-regenerating potential, hence even stimulating the collagen will not be impactive enough.
Collagen is a very large molecule and in skin care it is an occlusive ingredient that can not penetrate the epidermis, at best it promotes hydration by locking-in the moisture, that is unless it is tropocollagen.
Tropocollagen is the micronized basic structural subunit of collagen fibrils made up of three polypeptide strands arranged in a helix.
What this means is that it's molecular size is small enough to penetrate the epidermis and in fact merge within the existing collagen fibers. Tropocollagen boosts the quality, density and strength of existing collagen and in turn improves skin elasticity, firmness and volume, smoothing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Tropocollagen's efficacy is further enhanced when combined with other Bio-Actives including peptides, Vitamin A and Vitamin E to mention a few.
Nature Pure TropoCollagen Spotlight:
Visibly contours, plumps nourishes and deeply moisturizes skin. Powerful age resisting peptide, Dermaxyl™ (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide), patented Soy Isoflavones complex and bioactive Hippophae Oil, smoothes the appearance of fines lines, wrinkles and dramatically refines skin texture. The creamy firming masque further transforms skin with the action of Collagen, Vitamins F, A and E, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Chamomile and Pomegranate.
The nourishing and firming gel cools on contact to help soothe and reduce under-eye puffiness.
Take advantage of the skin plumping benefits of Hyaluronic Acid, a key ingredient helping to maintain moisture levels and restores hydration within the skin, improves volume and elasticity around the eye area, and efficiently helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, while sustaining firmness with the abilities of Matrixyl™ and Palm Oil.
A special blend of botanical extracts including Cucumber, Hibiscus, Witch Hazel, Algae, Collagen, providing vital moisture, Azulene, and Allantoin, an ancient therapeutic remedy to calm inflamed skin, works to smooth skin to look supple and younger looking appearance.