Collagen, collagen, the fountain of everlasting youth. You have probably stumbled across this ingredient especially if you’ve searched for anti aging or repairing skincare products. The word collagen is derived from the Greek word ‘kolla’ which means glue. Collagen is a vital protein naturally found in the human body, providing strength and structure of our bones, skin, muscles and other tissues. As the skin goes through ageing process, it naturally loses about 1% of collagen each year and this usually starts to occur when we are in our twenties. Other factors contributing to collagen loss include poor diet, smoking and constant exposure to UV. Therefore, incorporating anti-aging skincare products such as those that include collagen is a must in order to maintain your skin’s elasticity, firmness and youthfulness.
Collagen works by increasing skin cell turnover and rebuilding damaged skin tissue which gives the appearance of plumper, bouncy and firm skin. However, it’s not just any type of collagen that you can apply on your face and wait for the magic to do its work. Pure collagen’s structure is similar to a braid or rope and it has molecules that are fairly large to penetrate the skin quickly. To get around this issue, most skincare products use hydrolyzed collagen or known as collagen peptides that can penetrate deep into the skin well to form building blocks to repair your skin and also make new collagen.
Who’s keen to incorporate collagen into their skincare routine? We have selected our most popular collagen products, as well as those that stimulate collagen production naturally for you to try.
The Best of Both Worlds
What if we combined hyaluronic acid- a hydrating, hydration retaining ingredient, together with collagen? Well my beauty lovers, your skin will get its daily dose of collagen and deep hydration with ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Toner! With watery, fresh and fast absorbing texture rich in hydration, this toner helps replenish dehydrated skin for plumper looking finish. It’s the perfect start to any skincare routine, especially after cleansing.
An Age-Defying Cocktail for Your Skin
With 90% hydrolyzed collagen and other active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, birch tree sap and fruit extracts, you can say MIZON Collagen 100 Ampoule is a potent, anti-aging concoction. This functional ampoule restores your skin’s vitality, strength and suppleness quickly by delivering deep moisture that lifts and firms tired, sagging and dull skin. It has a viscous texture that forms a layer of protective barrier for effective nutrient delivery to the skin, thereby improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and also helps naturally tone up skin. Just a few drops mixed with your essence of moisturizer to see and feel the difference in your skin!
The Best Wrinkle is one that You Never Get!
While wrinkles are inevitable and something that everyone will experience as the skin goes through the natural aging process. However, minimizing their appearance with proper treatment is possible! You would know that the first signs of aging usually begins on the skin around your eyes, as it is the thinnest and most delicate. What if we can signal our skin to boost collagen production with the help of this one ingredient- peptides? Peptides are building blocks of amino acids that signal your skin to produce more collagen which will result in plump, evenly-toned and smooth skin.
Reset the aging clock with LANEIGE Perfect Renew Youth Regenerating Eye Cream, a richly textured eye cream that wraps around the skin with smooth texture. Formulated with LANEIGE’s patented Energy Glyco from wild ginger and tri-peptides, this eye cream works by firming tired-looking, sagging skin effectively. Its silky smooth texture sinks into the skin well, leaving layer of moisture barrier.
Who Says Collagen is only for Anti-Aging?
Well, collagen is a must-have ingredient as part of your anti aging routine, but it can also greatly benefit those with damaged, blemished skin thanks to its skin healing abilities. So if you have damaged skin that needs rescuing ASAP, you’re not alone! SOME BY MI Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Cream is here to help repair damaged skin and diminish blemishes resulting from acne by increasing skin cell regeneration, strengthening skin barrier and keeping the skin moist and firm. This moisturizer also contains snail mucin that seals in moisture, fights bacteria and maintains moisture balance.
And now, to boost collagen production in your skin, try incorporating any of these ingredients and products into your routine. With higher collagen levels, your skin will feel smoother, firmer and keeps aging signs at bay! We are sure everyone here is in for plump, youthful-looking and smooth skin!
Ginseng to Erase Deeply Rooted Wrinkles
Widely known for its anti-aging benefits, ginseng has been proven to stimulate collagen production to promote healthy, smooth and rejuvenated complexion. After cleansing, apply SULWHASOO First Care Activating Serum EX to nourish, moisturize and firm the skin to prepare it for the following skincare steps. It contains a blend of Korean herbs including ginseng to improve overall skin texture, glow and elasticity.
Follow with THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Heaven Grade Ginseng Toner, a deeply moisturizing and nourishing toner with Heaven Grade Ginseng which is classified as the top 1% of red ginseng. This 6-year old aged ginseng, coupled with pine mushrooms, helps increase skin cell turnover and collagen synthesis for improved skin health, elasticity, firmness and suppleness.
Good Skin Begins with Art and Science
Apart from ginseng, scientifical ingredients like peptides have also been proven to facilitate collagen production in the skin. IOPE Age Corrector 2500 is a serum packed with IOPE’s R2500 Collagen Spring which helps build and maintain collagen, effectively targeting wrinkles by strengthening skin barrier, blocking decomposition of collagen for smooth, firm and radiant complexion. Its creamy, smooth texture absorbs into deep wrinkles, like those around the eyes, smile lines and forehead to improve skin density. This serum can even be applied on your neck to maintain its firmness and smooth texture.
Peptides is another skin-loving ingredient that you have probably heard of. They are building blocks of amino acids that signal your skin to produce more collagen when applied topically. Finish your skincare routine with KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Cream, a soothing moisturizer formulated with different peptides to rebuild and strengthen skin barrier while keeping the skin moist and soft. It also contains centella asiatica and Guaiazulene to calm red, irritated and damaged skin. For best results, we recommend coupling this with KLAIRS Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop.
Excited to bring your skin back in time with collagen? Yes, we know how great skin can really uplift your mood! While results may vary from one individual to another, starting early and bring consistent with your routine are the keys to achieving your desired results. Besides skincare, you can also get additional collagen from supplements and adopting a healthier lifestyle by changing your habits and incorporating collagen-rich foods into your diet. Shop collagen products today to see and feel the notable difference on your skin!