Collagen is a plentiful protein in your body which is found in your muscles, bones and skin to name a few. It is what makes our skin strong, and provides it with elasticity and helps replace dead skin cells. However, as we age, the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, begins to thin, and our body’s collagen production naturally slows down – it’s happening as you read this! – which is the reason why we begin to get wrinkles and sagging skin. Skin ageing is a fact of life; everyone will face it sooner or later. In fact, our collagen production decreases as soon as we turn 20. Collagen synthesis varies at different stages of life and, as you age, the ability to replenish collagen naturally decreases by around 1.5% per year.
Thus, increasing collagen levels will help your skin to look firmer, smoother, and younger.
There have been many studies which investigate the wonderful anti-aging properties of collagen, where it has been discovered that using collagen rich products on a daily basis for up to eight weeks can significantly improve the skin’s elasticity.
Dry skin and uneven skin tone is a very common problem, which can be treated with collagen as the amino acids that your skin is missing slowly get replaced, which can help moisturise and diminish the appearance of imperfections to foster an even skin tone. Stimulating collagen can greatly improve your chances at achieving a flawless complexion, as it helps to reduce the appearance of scars, and even out dark spots.
Collagen is mainly found in the dermis, the amino acids found in the protein can help to maintain the strength of the outer layers of your skin, keeping it strong, healthy and youthful looking. This is why at Able, we have a wide range of products which are rich in collagen to help fight against all of signs of aging and bring out the skin you were born with. Our Anti-Ageing Collagen Skin Perfecting Primer for instance, is designed to smooth texture, boost coverage and help products wear better and last longer. It hydrates and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish.
While you cannot stop our bodies clock and put the aging process at a halt, it is possible to improve the appearance of the skin, and the best way to do so is with collagen!