Collagen is touted to transform skin, so it looks youthful, plump and better than ever. But does the coveted beauty ingredient actually live up to the hype?
Contrary to popular belief, Collagen is less of an ingredient but actually a structural protein in skin that gives it it’s elasticity and strength. Collagen starts to dip in mid to late twenties, which is when you may first notice fine lines and mild wrinkles. Unfortunately, it continues to drop by a percent every year from then.
Age along with environmental stressors such as smoking, high-sugar diet, pollution and UV rays, can also cause collagen depletion and accelerate the signs of ageing. While there isn’t a quick fix, there are many incredible products in the market to boost collagen production.
Collagen on its own, is a massive molecule that is unable to penetrate the dermis itself and needs certain ingredients to assist with the synthesis. The first and best fix is prevention, which comes from applying sunscreen. Other solutions include ingesting supplements or applying beauty ingredients that boost collagen like Retinol, Copper, Peptides and Vitamin C to turn back the effects of ageing and collagen loss. Here’s a list of the most effective products to invest in;
Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen
This collagen-based treatment shows results in as little as 10 days. Plant Collagen and naturally-sourced Microalgae oil restore skin’s elasticity and resilience by penetrating deep into the epidermal layers, while omegas 3, 6 and 9, as well as Vitamin E in the formula strengthen and even out skin’s texture for a revitalised and plump complexion.
MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Age Defence Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF30
A pioneering combination of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, SPF30 and collagen-boosting Retinol target fine lines and wrinkles while also protecting from UVA/B rays and free radicals to give you bouncy, youthful skin.
Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Glow in Lavender Lemon
Get beautiful inside out with this fruit-infused blend of collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, Biotin and probiotics. A serving a day, which can be mixed into drinks, desserts or had on its own, gives you an overall vitamin boost and noticeably improves skin elasticity, firmness as well as hydration.
Dhs199, Vital Proteins
The Ordinary “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1%
Turn back the clock with this powerhouse serum. Formulated with 1% concentrate of pure copper peptides combined with an array of age-defying peptides, 11 skin-friendly amino acids, multiple forms of hyaluronic acid and collagen-synthesis stimulant, Matrixyl 3000 help reverse signs of ageing and give you smooth and irresistibly supple skin.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream
Get visibly radiant and revived eyes with this lightweight formula. The Collagen Amino Acids and Vitamin C enhance cell reproduction to plump, brighten and protect the eye area which in turn targets dark circles and fine lines.
Medcoll Collagen Capsules
Scientifically-proven nutricosmetic daily capsules that activates inside your body to stimulate and secrete your body’s own natural collagen and helps cells combat free radical damage.
Dhs217, Aster Pharmacy
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