Let’s face it, there are a TON of collagen face products on the market to choose from. How is it even possible to tell which ones are worth using? This article will explain EXACTLY what to takes to keep your skin as firm, elastic, and youthful as possible.
When it comes to the overall design of most collagen face products, most companies are going at it completely wrong. This may be because they do not want to investing the time and money it takes to design a truly effective product, or it may be because they only care about making extremely cheap products that people will more likely purchase. Either way as a consumer, I do not feel like it’s good business because what I ultimately want is results!
Speaking of results, let’s discuss what is necessary for collagen face products to do if you want to keep your skin as youthful and smooth as possible…
There are 4 major causes of aging skin, and the best collagen face products will address all of them.
The first one is inflammation. If left unchecked, inflammation will lead to the faster breakdown of important structural proteins in the skin. Excessive inflammation (both internally and externally) can lead to the production of toxic chemicals which can cause premature aging. Ingredients like Shea butter and babassu work well at reducing inflammation.
Secondly, you should really protect your skin against free radicals. These are unstable molecules that reek havoc on your skin and breakdown it’s cells. Things like excessive UV radiation, pollution, and a poor diet create more of these molecules in your body which makes it easier for wrinkles and fine lines to develop. I suggest looking for collagen face products with all-natural antioxidants like CoQ10, manuka honey, and natural vitamin E which will stabilize these molecules before they cause serious damage to your skin.
Third, it’s smart to prevent the moisture retention of your skin from diminishing as you age. Hyaluronic acid is a substance in all of your cells that is responsible for retaining water but as you get older, an enzyme called hyaluronidase breaks this substance down more and more. Ingredients like Japanese wakame will actually stop the activity of this enzyme so your skin can retain more moisture (which ultimately makes the skin much smoother).
And perhaps MOST IMPORTANTLY, the best collagen face products should contain ingredients that encourage and stimulate the production of more collagen and elastin protein, which are the primary structural proteins that determine how firm and elastic your skin is. DO NOT use products that actually contain these proteins as ingredients! They are worthless because the protein molecules themselves are far too large to actually penetrate through your skin!