Collagen is fast becoming a household word. It is one of the most well-known ingredients for skin & beauty. And it should be, as it works as an inner anti-aging serum for youthful, healthy, and radiant skin. As we age our collagen levels naturally decline, from our 30s we produce less collagen within the body.
The word collagen comes from the Greek word “kolla” meaning glue. Collagen acts as structural framework support for connective tissue in the body. This helps us remain strong and helps hold our tendons, ligaments, and joints in place. Collagen truly is more than just a skin-deep ingredient, it is an essential ingredient for health and plays a vital role in our skin, cell, and connective tissue well-being.
The everyday benefits of healthy collagen levels are evident in our skin’s appearance alongside connective tissue, and joint health. Collagen is a protein that provides strong structural support for the skin and more. It is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. Collagen is one of the major building blocks of our bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. There are at least 16 types of collagen, with type 1 collagen being responsible for up to 90 percent of collagen found in the body. From our teeth, to our connective tissue, and skin.
The superpower of plant collagen
Boosting our collagen naturally can often bring about sustainable and visible results, using beneficial ingredients to stimulate our bodies' production of collagen. Including unique natural ingredients can help to support beautiful and radiant looking skin, combined with powerful antioxidants and polyphenols this helps skin health and act as protection against free radical damage by U.V exposure. Up to 80 percent of skin aging is a result of U.V light and over exposure. Plant collagen can help support our cells to produce more collagen by encouraging more collagen production through enzyme activation.
The beauty of boosting collagen
Our skin helps to reflect our inner health, and our everyday wellness depends on many factors such as our gut microbiome, nutrient absorption, diet, lifestyle, including our physical and emotional health. Hydrated cells are happy cells, having enough water is a vital part of skin and cell health, helping with nutrient uptake and healthy cell behavior. Beneficial ingredients for naturally boosting collagen offer more than one benefit, they can offer multi-health benefits.
Our skin barrier also benefits our skin health. Healthy skin contains the necessary building blocks as effective skin protection, helping protect us against the elements, locking in moisture and hydration for skin wellness. Aging slows down the metabolism of cells. As a result, there is not enough water in the collagenous fibre and elastic fibre of the skin, thus forming wrinkles and resulting in less firm skin.
6 common signs of collagen deficiency...
- Wrinkles, less firmness in the skin
- Tired and stiff joints
- Dull or thinning hair
- Dental issues
- Leaky gut
The unique ingredients for healthy skin
The outer layer of your skin is made up of skin cells and lipids. Skin lipids are made up of more than 40 percent of skin ceramides. As we age, skin hydration and moisture become compromised and ceramide, alongside collagen levels, decline.
The skin barrier also becomes less effective in its protective role. Skin ceramides help with normal skin protection and as building blocks for healthy skin, they act as a powerful ingredient for skin protection.
This supports healthy skin function, boosting hydration, and providing a moisturising effect for smooth radiant skin.
Hyaluronic Acid (HLA) also helps to further boost skin moisture and hydration supporting youthful-looking skin by locking in more skin moisture for a super hydrating effect. HLA acts as a super plumping ingredient for skin with its ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.
The nutrients we put into our body for everyday well-being also act as our skin food and help not only our skin health but our inner wellbeing.
The new Lifestream Collagen Beauty Booster is a scientifically researched vegan formula that provides pure plant rice ceramide- PCD® with high strength hyaluronic acid. Helping to boost ceramide levels in the skin, restore hydration and moisture while supporting skin smoothness for visible results in just 6 weeks. A unique beauty formula that is collagen-boosting ingredients for healthy and radiant skin.
-Article by Lifestream