Ingredient 101: Collagen

Ingredient 101: Collagen

Collagen is a protein found in your body and keeps your skin firm and plump. We have a lot of it when we’re young (hence the smooth and bouncy baby skin!) but as we age our collagen production slows down, causing our skin to lose that youthful appearance. Thankfully, this ingredient has been known to help with minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles!

What type of skin benefits the most from collagen?

Dry and aging skin types would benefit the most from this ingredient. It will help lock in moisture and hydration, allowing your skin to be balanced and healthy. It will also work to smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles!  

What benefits does it have on the skin?

Collagen is a humectant ingredient that will help hydrate your skin and plump it up. The added hydration will help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines and prevent any moisture from leaving your skin, working as a film of protection over your skin. It will bring your skin radiance while improving skin elasticity! Ultimately, it plays an important role in maintaining the resilience of your skin!

So, should you use collagen?

Typically, collagen/hydrolyzed collagen molecules can be quite large and can have a hard time sinking into your skin. Marine collagen, on the other hand, is small enough for your skin to absorb so definitely keep a look out for that ingredient in your skin care products! But even if collagen is a bit more difficult to absorb into the skin, it’s still great to use for humectant benefits! It adds loads of hydration and moisture, plus does a tremendous job healing inflammations. Your skin will be glowing thanks to this popular ingredient!

What masks or skincare products contain collagen?

FaceTory Ace that Face Collagen Mask
Best For: All Skin Types

In need of glowing smooth skin? This mask infused with super nourishing and skin plumping ingredients such as Hydrolyzed Collagen and Ganoderma Lucidum Mushroom Extract will help bring out the best in your skin.

DewyTree Melting Chu Collagen Mask
Best For: Combination, Dry

Who doesn’t love a good collagen mask? This DewyTree collagen mask works to keep your skin soft, plump, and moisturized!

23 Years Old Seaweed Silky Mask
Best For: All Skin Types

With its innovative and fresh ingredients, this 23 Years Old mask doesn’t disappoint. This particular mask uses ingredients from the sea to have your skin feeling silky smooth. Don’t be alarmed as it completely covers your lips, we just want to make sure every inch of you is well-hydrated.

And that's all for today's ingredient, collagen! Until next time sheet mask junkies! 🥰
As always, just keep glowing~