What is Collagen and Why Does it Matter? 咩係膠原蛋白?點解對皮膚咁重要?

what is collagen and why does it matter

Collagen is something that is talked about a lot in the skin care industry, but what does it do and why does it matter for your skin?

In regards to anti-aging and your skin, collagen is the protein that keeps your skin elastic. When your skin loses collagen, it can lead to sagging, wrinkles, dehydration and loss of firmness. This is something that happens naturally as you age. In fact, you start losing 1% collagen each year from age 21! 21 not 51!! On top of that, environmental factors like pollution and UV can further deplete your skin’s collagen content. 

So you’re probably thinking, “Okay so I can just use a cream with collagen in it and I am good, right?” Sorry...collagen molecules are actually too big to penetrate the skin. But the good news is that there are plenty of ingredients that can help to boost the skin’s production of collagen. Vitamin C and white lupin extract are 2 wonderful ingredients that work to increase collagen production! 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and it’s also critical for collagen synthesis in skin. Vitamin C has been shown to stabilize collagen production and increase collagen protein synthesis to help repair damaged skin. This is evident in the reversal effect that vitamin C has on photo damage and hyperpigmentation of skin. Our Anti-Aging Beauty Oil has plenty of vitamin C plus a luxurious blend of oils for a nourishing collagen boost!

White Lupin Extract 

White lupin seed extract helps to inhibit the process of MMPs and helps minimize the breakdown of collagen and elastin. It also helps to renew the outer layer of skin as well as reduce the appearance and depth of fine lines and wrinkles to give you youthful looking skin! Our new Radiance and Firming Concentrate has white lupin seed extract to help firm your skin and increase collagen production. 

And don’t forget! You should protect your skin from environmental factors that can deplete collagen by always wearing sunscreen!

What is collagen and why does it matter

膠原蛋白經常都會喺抗衰老產品成份見到,但究竟有咩作用呢?對皮膚有咩影響呢?

對於皮膚同抗衰老方面,膠原蛋白係保持皮膚彈性嘅蛋白質。當皮膚失去膠原蛋白,就會令皮膚容易下垂、出現皺紋、脫水同鬆弛。隨住年紀嘅增長,呢啲係正常出現嘅情況。實際上,由21歲開始每年會損失1%嘅膠原蛋白。 留意,係21歲唔係51歲。最重要嘅係,其實污染同紫外線等環境因素都會進一步消耗皮膚膠原蛋白嘅含量。

然後你就會諗:「好啦,咁我用含有膠原蛋白成份嘅產品咪得囉。」但並唔係所有膠原蛋都可以幫皮膚回復彈性。不過好消息係,有很多成分都可以幫助促進皮膚膠原蛋白嘅產生,例如維他命C同白羽扇豆萃取都係可以增加膠原蛋白嘅高質成份。

維他命C

維他命C係一種強大嘅抗氧化劑,係皮膚入面膠原蛋白合成嘅重要因素。維他命C已經被證實可以穩定膠原蛋白嘅產生同增加膠原蛋白嘅合成,從而幫助修復受損肌膚。而且維他命C對光損傷周皮膚色素沉著嘅幫助好明顯。Anti-Aging Beauty Oil當中含有豐富嘅維他命C同高質嘅天然油脂,對滋潤膠原蛋白有好大嘅幫助,仲可以提亮膚色同平衡油脂。

白羽扇豆萃取

白羽扇豆萃取有助於抑制MMP嘅過程,同大大減少膠原蛋白、彈性蛋白嘅分解,而且有助於更新皮膚外層,減少同淡化細紋、皺紋嘅出現,令皮膚睇落更加年輕。新產品Radiance and Firming Concentrate含有白羽扇豆萃取,可以幫助緊緻皮膚同增加膠原蛋白嘅增生。

但係千祈唔好唔記得,無論點防曬產品都一定要搽,咁先可以真正保護皮膚唔會因為環境因素而導致膠原蛋白損失,令我哋擁有健康、年輕嘅皮膚。

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