Collagen is the most common type of protein found in our body. It is the key factor that is responsible for the elasticity of our skin. It also protects our skin from the UV rays of the sun. It is known to even the skin tone, reduce the lines of aging, prevents the formation of scar especially after acne, traps the moisture into our skin and gives us a tighter and firmer skin.
The wide arrays of benefits given by the collagen have caused a lot of cosmetic companies to harness its potential and combine collagen to their skin care products. Collagen in our skin care product is the latest trend in the industry of skin care. Some of the top producing cosmetic companies with collagen on their products include Celeteque, St Ives, and L’Oreal.
The anti-wrinkle collagen of Celeteque can be purchased in leading drugstores and department stores nationwide. This gel moisturizer feels oily. It tends to work effectively on areas that are prone to wrinkles such as the forehead and the neck area. It is also best to apply this gel before bedtime.
L’Oreal Paris is one of the cosmetic companies with collagen on their product. They combined the use of collagen into their mascara. This product was said to thicken up your eye lashes. The product also gets better as it dry. You will never experience flaking, fading, and smudging. It is also very easy to remove and will cause no irritation to sensitive eyes.
Facial moisturizer of St Ives is a perfect daytime moisturizer. It can give you a more glowing skin without the sticky feeling. It also hydrates your skin that leaves your skin more glowing and vibrant.
The super collagen of Mario Badescu combined with the hydrating oatmeal is best used before bedtime. It is advised to put it generously around the face in a circular motion while avoiding the area of the eye. Let the skin absorb the benefits of this product for 20 minutes before rinsing it completely.
When choosing a product with the collagen, you must first be aware about the type of collagen that it offers. There are at least 28 types of collagen but only I, II and III are the most common type of collagen found on skin care products. Type I collagen is responsible for the firmness of our skin, Type II improves the motion of our joint and Type II which is abundant on the skin of babies causes our skin to be soft and plump. You should also take notice on the source of collagen. Consumers are advised to stay away from cosmetic companies with collagen products that are produced in China. When drinking a supplement, it is recommended to drink at least 7,000mg per serving to achieve the best result. The proper dosage of collagen will speed up the repairing process of the damaged tissue in our body.