Why collagen is so important for skin health

Why collagen is so important for skin health

Collagen is one of the body’s most important proteins. It serves several key functions in the body, many of which revolve around the skin. Collagen helps to repair damage to the skin, maintain skin’s elasticity and hydration, combat the formation of wrinkles, and give an overall youthful glow. Collagen also supports other functions like joint mobility and healthy hair and nails.

Collagen is naturally produced in the body, but production slows down with age. Most people start to see declines in the mid- to late-20s, with further declines from that point forward. For this reason, many people choose to aid their body’s collagen production over time by supplementing with additional collagen.

There are a number of methods to supplement your body’s collagen production, including ingestible supplements and topical collagen solutions. Let’s take a closer look at the topical collagen.

Topical collagen is scientifically proven to promote the formation and protection of collagen. Topical collagen will come in the form of serums, creams, lotions, and other solutions that you’ll apply directly to the skin.

At Purodoré, our product range contains several valuable ingredients which enhance the skin's natural ability to produce collagen. Here are some of the highlights:

Gold helps keep collagen levels stable and makes the skin firm.

Hexapeptide-11 has been shown to enhance the skin's natural ability to produce collagen (and elastin, which has similar benefits).

Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Collageneer® is a patented active ingredient derived from white lupine seeds. It is rich in Lupeol, an active molecule that increases the synthesis of collagen I, and Collageneer®, which accelerates the body’s production of high-quality collagen.

Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract is a drought-tolerant legume (commonly known as mat bean or moth bean) that enhances cell regeneration and collagen production.

Highly Effective Amino Acid Compound includes eleven amino acids, many of which are related to collagen production:

Arginine is known to provide antioxidant properties and help maintain collagen production.
Glycine interacts with collagen production and helps the skin repair damaged tissue.
Threonine is known to help create glycine and serine in the skin, which are required to produce collagen and elastin.

Look for these ingredients throughout the Purodoré product line if you’re hoping to see the benefits of increased collagen in the skin. If you’re like most people, you’ll notice the difference collagen is making in your skincare routine within just a few uses—and the results only get better over time!