Collagen and its skin benefits
Collagen has often come up as a skin care buzzword in recent years, but do you feel you know enough about it? What is collagen exactly? What does it do? What is the difference between collagen and Collagen Peptides? Read on and discover all you need to know about collagen in an easy-to-understand way and check out how Olay can help you take even better care of your skin.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein that makes up about one-third of the proteins in the human body. It is present in many places: it can be found in bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, corneas, blood vessels and even teeth. Collagen is also present in your skin, and its purpose is to serve as a building block, as some kind of a glue that holds things together. Even the word’s origin suggests this very function: ‘kólla’ means ‘glue’ in Greek.
There are several types of collagen, but when it comes to skin care, the most important one is the type that is responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity. This type of collagen is produced by specialised cells in the dermis, the lower layer of your skin.
What does collagen do?
We have mentioned before that collagen is like a glue in your skin. Now let us add the fact that with age, your body produces less of it. Olay’s one-of-its-kind study showed that skin can start to lose elasticity as early as in your 20s. Loss of collagen may result in your skin showing signs of ageing, such as skin sagging, wrinkles and loss of firmness. Don’t worry, this is a natural process, however, there are certain factors that speed this up. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can break down collagen in your skin, so that is why sun protection is a fundamental part of any effective skin care routine.
Hydrates and Protects
Naturally, many people’s next thought would be that either this natural process needs to be slowed down or lost collagen should be replenished somehow. Both can be done, and this is where Collagen Peptides come into the picture.
What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen is a larger molecule, so it would be unable to penetrate your skin’s natural barrier if it were applied topically in a cream, for example. This may be the reason why some people give up on collagen skin care products, since they may notice little visible improvements to their skin.
Olay have researched Collagen Peptide, a specific molecule made up of a sequence of amino acids that is naturally found in collagen. This peptide has been shown to trigger skin cells to produce new collagen.
Skin benefits of Collagen Peptides
With the help of Collagen Peptides you will be rewarded with amazing skin benefits. Multiple clinical studies showed that Olay’s Collagen Peptide can help smooth your skin’s texture, giving it back its original glow, and it can efficiently reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Basically, by giving a helping hand to your own body, you can help your skin look younger than it actually is. Who wouldn’t want to look into the mirror with fewer wrinkles around their smile?
Olay and Collagen Peptides
Olay has always paid special attention to selecting the best ingredients, and the best ingredients only for you. So, with this in mind, we have created our new Collagen Peptide24 collection with a Collagen Peptide that is further optimised to penetrate the surface layers of your skin and Niacinamide as a power duo for stronger skin.
Strong and Glowing Skin
The skin around your eyes tends to be thinner, so it needs special attention when it comes to skin care. This is why we’ve developed Olay Collagen Peptide24 Eye Cream, so your delicate eye area can gain its glow back and the strength to your skin is restored.
The bottom line on collagen
Now you know that collagen is a highly important protein that serves as the glue in your skin, keeping it visibly stronger and more elastic. Natural collagen levels decrease with age, so with the help of Collagen Peptides, you can strengthen your skin while smoothing its texture. This way, you can help reduce the visible signs of skin ageing and give your skin back the strength it deserves.