Understanding the importance of collagen and how to stimulate its production can help us maintain youthful and radiant skin. We highlight why collagen is important, the effects of collagen loss, and the best way to incorporate collagen into your skincare routine!
What is Collagen and How Does it Work?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up a significant portion of our skin, bones, muscles, and connective tissues. It acts as a vital building block, providing structure, firmness, and elasticity to the skin.
The Effects of Collagen Loss on the Skin
As we get older, our natural collagen production declines, leading to a decrease in the overall collagen levels in our skin. This loss of collagen has several visible effects on the skin, including the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.
Additionally, your skin may become thinner, drier, and more prone to damage. Other factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor diet can further accelerate collagen loss and contribute to premature aging.
How to protect Collagen:
The Importance of Sunscreen
The sun is not your friend when it comes to collagen production, excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is one of the main causes of collagen breakdown. UV radiation penetrates the skin and triggers the production of free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage collagen fibers and disrupt the skin's natural repair processes. Over time, this leads to the breakdown of collagen and the appearance of aging skin.
One of the most effective ways to protect collagen and prevent breakdown is by wearing a light SPF daily such as our Mineral shield. This will help to block harmful UV rays and minimize the production of free radicals. We recommend opting for an SPF 30 or higher to ensure your skin is protected.
Collagen supplements have gained popularity in recent years as a means to boost collagen levels and promote skin health. These supplements typically come in the form of powders or capsules and contain hydrolysed collagen peptides.
Research has shown that collagen supplements can improve skin hydration, elasticity, and texture. They can also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. These sources provide high-quality collagen that is easily absorbed by the body.
Our Seahorse Plankton Intense pure source collagen serum and gummy duo are an example of marine collagen infused skincare, however instead of obtaining it from the sea, we grow our own mircoalgae thus not disrupting the ecosystem and stealing the seahorse’s food!
Our microalgae infused gummy collagen supplements work in harmony with our serum to boost collagen production from the inside and out. Enjoy a delicious blueberry flavoured gummy per day that makes your skin feel and look good. Paired with a few drops of our Pure Source Collagen serum every morning and night for the perfect youthful glow.