It is referred to as the protein of youth. It’s responsible for skin density, firmness and elasticity. With age, our body produces less and less of this substance. Collagen – what is it, what are its properties and in which cosmetics it occurs?
What exactly is collagen?
Collagen is a substance produced by the human body. Its main function is to connect all the cells together. Collagen is the building block, among other things, of the skin, bones, teeth, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels and most organs. Over the years, the ability to create collagen fibres diminishes, resulting in wrinkles, cellulite, skin sagging and hair loss.
Collagen – properties
Collagen has a number of properties that positively affect human life:
- protects and supports internal organs such as the kidneys, stomach and liver,
- protects the body against microorganisms, toxins and cancer cells,
- provides the skin with cell renewal and the right level of hydration, and thus – elasticity and softness,
- it is very flexible and durable.
In which cosmetics does collagen appear?
Collagen can be found in many different cosmetics. These include:
Facial care cosmetics, especially creams and toners
They can be used by women with all skin types, even with acne, sensitive, capillary and atopic skin. In the case of acne skin, collagen normalizes sebum secretion and minimizes face oiliness, it will even out its colour and smooth out acne scars. In turn, the care of sensitive, capillary and atopic skin should be based on the action of an effective yet natural substance such as collagen.
Body care cosmetics, such as lotions and shower gels
Collagen is a popular ingredient of cosmetics that fight cellulite and stretch marks. It is also recommended for people after surgical (including plastic surgery) procedures, which resulted in damage to the epidermis.
Collagen will provide hair regeneration, prevent it from breaking and restore its natural shine.
Collagen will harden the nail plate, increase gloss and protect against mechanical damage.