Collagen is a skincare buzzword, but do you know what collagen is?
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. It’s hugely important for maintaining the structural integrity of your body, and is found in your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons (we could go on and on…), and, most interesting to us, in your skin.
Collagen serves several purposes – it gives skin much of its strength, which is how we achieve the look of healthy, youthful skin and how we fight off wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen also functions as a barrier in the skin, keeping environmental toxins out of the body and bloodstream.
As we get older, collagen production begins to decline, usually around the age of 40. There are several cosmetic options to help boost collagen production, ranging from serums and lotions, to inducing collagen-producing inflammation through the use of the more intensive laser therapy. Topical vitamin C is well known for boosting collagen levels in the skin over time, and therefore helpful in keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Factors that damage collagen production include smoking, excessive sunlight and a high sugar diet.
At Silk Therapeutics, we pride ourselves in creating products that take advantage of the foremost innovations in science and technology. Pure liquid silk is designed to protect the collagen that you have and promote new healthy levels of collagen production. We think it’s important that you as the consumer are empowered to know what’s happening when you use our products.
Now when making decisions regarding your skincare, you’ll know what collagen is and how important it is for your skin’s vitality. Its production is one of the most critical pieces of vibrant skin, so be sure to treat it well.