Many people try to turn back the hands of time by using collagen face creams. Collagen is the most prevalent protein in the human body, and is in charge of our skin’s firmness and elasticity. However, as we age, collagen levels decrease, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. Collagen wrinkle creams are one of the most popular products on the market for these issues, but make sure you know everything about these products before you buy or use them.
- It’s Actually Gelatin – Collagen is added to beauty creams and lotions in the form of hydrolyzed collagen, otherwise known as gelatin.
- Check the Label – When buying a collagen-based beauty product, look for the following ingredients on the label: marine collagen pre-cursors, hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C, E, lycopene, alpha lipoic acid, resveratrol, seaweed or micro algae, and isoflavones.
- Needs Research – While a lot of products containing collagen claim to have incredible anti-aging properties, there have not been nearly enough studies done on the effectiveness of these products. Exercise caution when buying and applying these products.
- Can’t Be Absorbed – Collagen molecules found in ant-aging collagen wrinkle creams are too large to penetrate the outer surface of the skin. Rather than making your skin look healthy from the outside, the cream stays on the outside, where it is usually washed off or excreted after a day.
- Not for Everyone – Do not expect a miracle from a collagen cream, because they do not work for everyone, and for those they do work for, the results are not always the same.
Collagen wrinkle creams are a great anti-aging product, but you want to make sure they contain ingredients that will stimulate your own natural collagen production, rather than just relying on absorbing collagen through the skin.