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Collagen the Anti Aging Booster

Updated on January 23, 2016

Anti Aging Skincare and Collagen Production

The truth is we all want young looking skin, but as we get older the collagen that used to be a Type 3 is now a Type 1! Yes collagen is essential because it gives structure to our cells. It works hand in hand with elastin in supporting the bodys tissues. This provides firmness in our tissues, it is collagen that gives it form while the elastin gives it flexibility. As we age the skin losses elasticity and its capacity to retain moisture. Truth be told, our body produces less of it causing our skin to lose its fullness and so wrinkles form. Free radicals, the sun, pollution are responsible for the breakdown of collagen.We all want to look younger and with so many breakthroughs in the skin care world, collagen is something we all should know more about.

What is Collagen

Collagen is the most important and abundant protein formed by a number of amino acids. Its main function is to sustain hydration in the skin. Collagen grows naturally in the body, but starts to decrease in adults, beginning at age thirty. At fifty, the human body produces only 35% of the collagen necessary for sustaining the skin and other organs. There are many types of collagen found throughout the body…such as in the connective tissues, cartilages, organs (including the liver, kidneys, and spleen). It’s also in the neural system, the eyes and in the muscles and skeletal cells. And it is great for wrinkles that come with age.

The Importance of Collagen

As people age, collagen degradation occurs, leading to wrinkles.
As people age, collagen degradation occurs, leading to wrinkles.
Collagen Wrinkle Filler - Anti Aging
Collagen Wrinkle Filler - Anti Aging

An Anti Aging Protein

Anti Aging Benefits from Collagen
Anti Aging Benefits from Collagen

The Benefits of Collagen

In Anti Aging Skincare

Tighter Skin

The skin starts to sag when collagen in our system becomes depleted. This happens as the skin has little support structure internally and therefore it looses its firmness.

Less Cellulite

Cellulite is the name for collections of fat formed under a person’s skin. With time, as we age the support structure of our tissues becomes weakened.

Fewer Stretch Marks

When there is a healthy collagen support the skin is more resilient to weight gain.

Collagen the Anti Aging Truth
Collagen the Anti Aging Truth

The Different Types of Collagen

Type 1

The most abundant collagen in the body. This type is found in the tendons, skin and tissues. It can also be found in scar tissue.

Type II, IX, X, XI

These types are found in the cartilage.

Type III

This is most common in children and tissue that grows rapidly, like at the beginning when a wound starts to heal. The abundance of the type III collagen is partly responsible for the softnessa babys skin. Later on in life this type turns into Type I collagen.

Vitamin C

Truth be told, Collagen can help to repair wrinkles
Truth be told, Collagen can help to repair wrinkles

Collagen and Vitamin C

When the body is deprived of Vitamin C, collagen production breaks down. In an easy way to understand, collagen is the glue that holds the body together and is responsible for skin's elasticity. It is Vitamins C's job to interact with amino acids within collagen cells for it adds hydrogen and oxygen to those amino acids, so that they may do their part in collagen production.

In the scientific world, the water-soluble vitamin C is known as ascorbic acid (meaning "without scurvy," the disease caused by a vitamin C deficiency).

Topical Vitamin C, whose capacity to stimulate both type I and III collagen has been shown in a number of studies

increase collagen production for younger looking skin
increase collagen production for younger looking skin

Collagen Injections

For Younger Looking Skin

There are so many different collagen treatments on the market, and out of this collagen injection is probably the most talked about treatment in the media. It is because it is associated with actors and models.Designed for the treatment of wrinkles and minor skin depressions Injectable collagen is an easy way to go. With an average cost of $350 per treatment ,it is a very costly method of providing collagen to the skin. Collagen injections often produce an immediate results, but it does cause pain and swelling. And the results of this treatment only lasts for a short time, therefore more money and more pain to come.

Decleor - Collagen Booster
Decleor - Collagen Booster

Decleor Expression

Radiance Smoothing Cream - one of best ways to stimulate collagen production with Retinol
Radiance Smoothing Cream - one of best ways to stimulate collagen production with Retinol


Stimulate New Cells To Be Made

Retinol- has been praised for its ability to produce collagen that is lost from the sun. When it comes to collagen production, retonoids are time tested and over and over have proved that it help stimulate collagen production.


Expression De L'Age Radiance Smoothing Cream

Description: A skincare product that is Light textured cream smooths and helps prevent the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, while boosting the skin's radiance.Helps in the production of collagen.

Hibiscus Extract targets micro-tensions on the face and Bio-Retinol ap2™, the hottest anti-ageing ingredient around, smooths fine lines and expression lines and also helps limit their appearance. A selection of plant active ingredients combined with a unique cocktail of Essential Oils acts on hydration, imperfections, environmental stress and pollution makes this a great skincare moisturizer.

Recommended skincare Use: Apply to perfectly clean face and neck in the morning.

L'oreal Collagen Wrinkle Filler
L'oreal Collagen Wrinkle Filler

L'oreal Collagen Boost

Collagen Moisture Filler a Secret Anti Aging Weapon
Collagen Moisture Filler a Secret Anti Aging Weapon

Repair Damaged Collagen

L'oreal Collagen Remodeler Day

A Daily Contouring Moisturizer for face and neck, this day cream features the breakthrough ingredient Pro-Collagen. Used regularly, this innovative formula works to recharge skin. It restores lost volume while boosting skin and its underlying support structure.  It boasts of reducing the visible signs of aging.  Smoother, more defined facial features and a more youthful appearance every day. Collagen Remodeler Day is non-greasy, non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested for gentleness, making it an ideal choice for all skin types.

Loreal Collagen Moisturizer

L'oreal Collagen Remodeler Day Anti Aging Cream
L'oreal Collagen Remodeler Day Anti Aging Cream
The Secret Of Beautiful Skin
The Secret Of Beautiful Skin

Ole Henriksen Collagen Booster

Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum
Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum

Truth Serum® Collagen Booster

Ole Henriksen

Good for all skin types/anti aging

A high-potency vitamin C complex that prevents and corrects signs of aging while promoting brightness. This serum is powered vitamin C complex which will help smooth out lines and wrinkles. It also helps with the  prevention of any further damage. It is loaded with antioxidants to fight off free radicals and has moisture binding ingredients to keep your skin nourished and protected. Serums are absorbed instantly and penetrates to the deeper layers of the skin to provide long term results. All skin types will benefit from the calming properties of this oil-free serum.

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    acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

    Brilliant hub - loved it. Thank for sharing.

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    drbj - lol you really do make me smile..... so how was the nap?? Its a typical April day here in Ny .. perfect for napping. . and I have no where to be today so I may just follow suite and have a nap today!

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Now that I know, thanks to you, almost everything there is to know about collagen, I think I was happier before in my ignorance.

    Gonna go take a nap

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    I will tell them! And don't forget I will be visiting real soon!!!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Shari, if your parents need any help, just holler--I'm down the street. Journey mercies!

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    Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

    ~ prettydarkhorse - thanks Maita .. and don't you worry I have a few more beauty tips up my sleeve!

    ~ sandyspider - the spider may not be as young but she is just as pretty as ever.. like wine I bet your webs grow more beautiful with time ;)

    ~ Pamela99 - just remember "C" for collagen! And it is one of the best for a topical cream . .and it smells so good :) Always nice to see you .. thanks for stopping by:)

    ~ jill of alltrades - always great to see you here. . and I am so glad that you 'took' something from this fun hub!!

    ~ anglnwu - deliquent has been me all week. Tomorrow is the big day my folks head your way. And it has been a LOOOONg week getting them packed and ready to go. 40 years in the same house so it was more than I realized was going to be packing them up!!!! If ever I need you it is going to be the coming days as I make up for the lost days in getting my 60dc hubs out! I am going to need all your best "Jia Yu" and then some ;)

    ~ Ann Nonymous - you always make me smile with your comments. Nothing like solving a mystery!!!

    ~ JBeadle . .lol . .all you need to do is take a little cream massage into your hands and get a nice pair of cotton gloves to sleep in ;)

    ~ Cagsil - anytime I share any knowledge with you is a GREAT day. Thanks for the words and the visit ;)

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    Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

    Hey Wavegirl, another great hub. Nicely written and well presented. Yet, again...keep up the good work. :) Thank you very much for sharing. :) Worth a rate up! ;)

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    JBeadle 7 years ago from Midwest

    That was an extensive and super informative hub. As a man, I tend to not worry about my skin and just expect it to wrinkle up and dry out but I'm not a big fan of the idea. It sounds like most of the steps to keep your skin tight and fresh looking are good health tips as well so it is a win-win all around. It is what is happening with the hands that freak me out. Those paws have looked better!

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    Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

    Thank you for solving this mystery of mine, wavegirl! Good, thorough hub!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    I know i've been delinquent in my "Jia Yu" cheerleading job. Life can sometimes send you on a spin but here i'm back on track. Anyway, very interesting hub. I didn't know about collagen type 1 and III--now, that explains everything. You've also introduced us to many products that can help plump the skin and restore youth. Overall, great layout with arresting visuals. What can I can? You outdid yourself, my Jia Yu girl. Rated it up and of course, Jia Yu!

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    jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

    How true, how true about collagen! I'm glad that you mentioned the relationship between collagen production and vitamin C.

    Thanks for this very informative hub wavegirl!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    It seems I have heard before that collagen treatment and creams are the best way to prevent lines. I'm glad some of the products are in the affordable range as I am going to try one of them. Good hub.

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    Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Nice hub. I really need to take better care of my skin. This spider isn't as young as she use to be.

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    prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

    beautiful hub and thumbs up friend, Go girl, write some more about beauty secrets! Maita