A Guide to Collagen Skin Care - Health - Skin Care

A Guide to Collagen Skin Care   by Frank Langella

in Health / Skin Care    (submitted 2009-05-24)

It's unbelievable how much misinformation is out there related to Collagen skin care. This is a hot topic amongst skin care experts and almost all the cosmetic manufacturers are jumping onto this bandwagon, each with their own take on how to use collagen to your benefit. Let's find out what works and what doesn't.

As Collagen skin care has become popular, many companies are trying to target the customer's half-baked knowledge about collagen. They try to pass off ineffective products like collagen supplements, knowing fully that this form of collagen intake is not going to have any impact on your skin. These companies are counting on the customer not having the complete technical knowledge on how collagen works.

Other offending collagen treatments of this category are skin creams containing collagen as an ingredient. Fact is, collagen molecules are too big in size to be absorbed by the skin directly. What is really needed is - the body's ability to produce collagen in house should be enhanced. This is not possible by the usual ingredients you find in the common creams. There are some specific ingredients that can do this job effectively. Let's find out what these ingredients are.

The best ingredient that you can find for this purpose is Cynergy TK. This natural extract helps in stimulating the body's capability to produce collagen and elastin - the two proteins responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. It is able to do so because it contains functional keratin - a protein which forms an integral part of the human body and plays a major role in the beauty of our skin.

Phytessence Wakame is another natural ingredient that keeps the skin youthful by preventing the breakdown of the essential hyraluronic acid. It also keeps the skin nourished and healthy by providing plenty of vitamins and minerals to it. To top it off, this natural wonder also protects the skin from the damage caused by the UV rays of the sun.

CoQ10 is a powerful anti oxidant and protects the skin from the free radicals found in environmental pollution. It also has a strong anti wrinkle effect.

Top off these collagen skin care ingredients with a plant based oil like avocado and macadamia to keep the skin moisturized; and you have a complete skin care program in your hands.

Make no mistake about it. Collagen skin care cannot be complete without including these effective natural ingredients in your beauty regimen. So do some research and find out a cream that can help you in naturally keeping the skin smooth and wrinkle free.