plays a key role to maintain the firmness and elasticity of your skin. This
protein is also found in your bone structure, including tendons and cartilage.
Unfortunately, the natural production of collagen decreases with age (starting in
your 20s or 30s), making sagging skin more likely! That’s why people are
looking for ways to turn back the hands of time. How about topical application
such as collagen creams?
though there are lots of so-called ‘miracle collagen creams’ on the market,
it’s not always easy to find the best one that meets what you need most. Also,
there is no single formula for everyone. And the effectiveness of a collagen
containing skincare product can vary between individuals.
seems a little homework is required before finding the real one you’re looking
for. If you still don’t get any idea to start, the following products may help.
it comes to choosing anti-aging products, some factors that stand out above the
rest is how quickly they work and results! Of course, we also consider their
price, scent, packaging, or probably texture — but at the end of the day, any
of that would be meaningless if we’re still plagued by fine lines and sagging
by a luxury British skincare brand, this product is quite promising. While
other collagen creams can take months to see the results, it works more
quickly. Independent clinical trials showed it might be effective enough to provide
a difference of reducing wrinkles and improving skin firmness in 14 days, the
can say it provides an innovative blend of active ingredients. The main ones
are ginkgo biloba (extracted from the maidenhair tree) and Mediterranean algae
(Chlorella and Padina Pavonica), which are good for your skin extra protection
from free radicals.
also provides a deluxe, natural spa-like scent with absolutes of Rose and
Mimosa (which is also an anti-inflammatory agent). It’s available in 50ml and
100ml jar. A small spatula is included.
this product is free of parabens and artificial colors. It seems the
manufacture does have a commitment to offer a more natural alternative choice.
skin care products are too heavy for face, which could be counterproductive if
your skin is sensitive.
Pro-Collagen Marine cream is light in texture. Its gel-cream texture is
pleasant, most consumers love how it’s easily absorbed into the skin. Your
skin’s likely to feel refreshed and moisturized without leaving greasy residue.
In general, it’s OK for all skin types, including oily and combination skin
improvement of skin firmness is mild. And it usually only takes a month to see
a difference, most consumers say! Although it doesn’t provide a dramatic result
as well as surgical-lift procedures, I do believe you may love it and would
continue to use it (regardless its price issue, lol).
of this product come down to personal preference. For example, if you’re not a
fan of marine scent, you may dislike the scent. Moreover, a few consumers say
it’s still slightly greasy and not powerful enough to moisturize their skin.
Dr. Dennis Gross
Skincare C+ Collagen Deep cream
study suggests vitamin C may have a role to stimulate the body produces more
collagen . So if topical application of
collagen does have an effect to boost skin collagen, applying it with vitamin C
would work more effectively.
product has 3-O vitamin C technology, allowing the active ingredients absorbed
quickly into the skin. This 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid is an effective, stabilized
vitamin C. It has stabilized acidic properties so it would effectively
penetrate deep into your skin. Another key ingredient is collagen amino acids,
derived from natural sources. It is a well plant-sourced collagen with building
blocks of proteins and peptides. Also, the cream has energy complex formula
(including antioxidants) to help improve cellular metabolism and give extra
protection for your skin cells.
may work best for normal and dry skin, though the manufacture says it works for
all skin types. Some consumers find that it’s not only helpful to promote
smooth and brightness skin, but also a good moisturizer to keep the skin
hydrated, making your skin wouldn’t dry at all.
it comes to improving sagging skin, probably it’s not as powerful as Elemis
cream above. But it’s worth a try for more affordable choice.
it’s a vegan product (cruelty-free) and free of sulfates, phthalates, and
parabens. It fulls of natural ingredients – even it’s not added perfume. There
is almost no report about negative reaction when applying the cream!
beware that it’s quite greasy. If you have oily skin, it could be too heavy to
apply under makeup during the day. What else?
- A few consumers find it might
trigger breakouts, though most consumers don’t agree.
- The price tag is still a bit
pricey compared to most Vitamin C creams.
- Some consumers don’t like the
scent of the cream.
you’re a fan of serum, this Dr. Denis anti-aging product is more recommended!
Collagen All-in-One Gel
is no information whether it’s effective to help improve sagging skin. The
manufacture only explains it’s mainly formulated to help tone, hydrate, and
brighten the skin. However, this doesn’t mean you can underestimate this
Japanese skincare product since it contains astaxanthin, a carotenoid from freshwater
thought that the ketocarotenoid astaxanthin may have a role to inhibit
collagenases, resulting in potent antioxidant and anti-wrinkle effects . Astaxanthin is very powerful
antioxidant, 6000x more powerful than vitamin C and 1000x than vitamin E .
it contains hyaluronic acid, an effective humectant to keep the skin moist and
hydrated even on the coldest days of the winter. And it’s more affordable for
most individuals, only about $49 to get all the benefits in one step.
Cons: There is no conclusive evidence
that astaxanthin works for improving sagging skin. But it could be a potent
thing to help ease skin wrinkles.
heavy cream turns into a gel when you apply it. So you may not like its texture
if you have oily skin, especially when applying the cream on your T-zone. Also,
it takes time (about 10 minutes or probably) to be absorbed into the skin.
help boost your collagen and get rid of sagging skin more effectively, you
should not only rely on your collagen creams!
Even the effectiveness of topically applying collagen to the skin is still debatable. Just because you have collagen cream, this doesn’t mean you can simply boost your skin collagen with ‘collagen’!
a number of other approaches are necessary for your best results. The most
important ones are as follows:
Protect the skin
from UV radiation!
know well that we will naturally lose collagen with age. But exposure to UV
radiation can accelerate this process, making your collagen breaks down more
quickly at higher rate than your normal aging! UV radiation can penetrate into
the dermis (middle layer of your skin), which then may result in the abnormal
buildup of elastin. In time, continued exposure would provoke solar scars and
factor to further skin wrinkling and sagging.
use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB,
especially during outdoor activities! Most experts recommend at least SPF 30
Stay away from any
smoking does hurt your skin health. It can factor into narrowing of tiny blood
vessels of your skin’s outermost layers.
blood vessels cause poor supply of essential things (oxygen and nutrients) to
support the firmness of your skin. As a result your skin begins to wrinkle and
sag prematurely. Also, tobacco smoke lots of harmful chemicals that damage your
skin collagen and elastin.
it’s not fully known how effective your diet in dealing with sagging skin with
age. But what you eat does matter for your overall skin health. A few studies
show that what you eat we might act as anti-sagging fighters.
of these potent foods include essential fatty acids (omega-3 found in flaxseed
oil and cold water fish), soy-based products, and foods high in vitamin A, C
and antioxidants. But a healthy, balanced diet is the key since each food
contains unique properties. So don’t only focus on particular foods — eat a
wide variety of healthy foods!
Looking for more
it’s not easy to boost skin collagen with something of ‘collagen’ through
creams or other topical applications, we’re looking for alternative ways.
most effective way is probably with injection. Collagen can be injected into
the skin as a filler to help replenish your skin natural collagen. But this may
cause allergic reaction for some people. Thankfully, today we have hyaluronic
acid fillers, which can be injected into the skin with less allergenic. Also,
they last longer than collagen fillers.
But many people are likely to choose ‘topical’ option. If you do stick out to this option, creams containing retinoid and hyaluronic acid could be your best bet.
is one of effective, scientifically approved ingredients to stimulate collagen
growth. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant to give short-term difference since
retinoid takes time to kick in. They are relatively better than ‘collagen-containing’
cream since they have more science behind them!