Face & Body Care
Collagen: Boost Hydration & turn Back Time on Your Skin
When it comes to anti-ageing, Collagen is King! Using Collagen in your daily skincare routine will nourish and feed dry, dehydrated, and mature skin, to help bring that youthful glow back to where it belongs. There are many different types of Collagen from different sources. Here at SBC, we use marine collagen, which has some wonderful benefits for the skin, so let’s find out more…
Let’s get technical…. Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues in our bodies, comprising about 30% of the body’s total protein content. Naturally produced by the body, Collagen helps the skin maintain its elasticity, keeping it looking youthful.
We are born with an abundant supply of collagen, as a baby our skin is plump, firm and smooth, thanks to all the collagen. Unfortunately, our body stops producing collagen as early as our mid to late 20s, (therefore it is never too early to add Collagen to your skincare routine).
Around age 30, our collagen production begins declining slightly faster, right around the time those first fine lines and wrinkles appear on our face. After 30, our collagen level drops 1%-2% every year. So, by age 50, we are down 20%-40% collagen. These degrading collagen levels lead to loss of support within the skin, leading to wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin.
How can Collagen help my skin?
Hydrated skin equals happy skin and Collagen protein is known for its occlusive properties. This means it will increase moisture levels in the skin by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. Water evaporation will be reduced; therefore skin will stay hydrated for longer, looking brighter with even skin tone. Hydrated skin also plumps out the appearance of fine lines for a more youthful-looking complexion. Because of its unique ability to bind water, topical collagen can naturally condition the skin and help maintain moisture levels.
Collagen is important in maintaining the skin’s elasticity. Having supple skin, full of elasticity, will prevent facial wrinkles from being formed every time you make an expression, giving that plump and youthful appearance of younger skin. As the collagen breaks down as we age skin’s elasticity is reduced, so using Collagen products will help to boost elasticity, which is the key to a smoother complexion.
Daily expressions will leave their mark on the skin causing wrinkles and fine lines over time, this added to the inevitable fact of ageing, exposure to the sun and free radical damage; skin does need a helping held. Using Collagen on the skin will help to gradually top up collagen levels temporally, making wrinkles look smaller and less prominent.
As our collagen progressively breaks down, our skin can scar more easily and may appear deeper and more pronounced. Externally applying a product containing Collagen can help scarring heal quicker. By minimising the appearance of the scar and improving the skin’s texture surrounding the area.
How can SBC Skincare help?
SBC’s Collagen range is the “hero” of the SBC ranges, this versatile ingredient helps to plump, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Smoothing and anti-ageing, this collection is ideal for dehydrated, mature skin types.
SBC’s recommended Skincare Routine:
- Cleanse with Hydra-Collagen Replenishing Cream Cleanser – gently massage onto the face, then remove with the ingenious SBC Skin Shammy
- Treat with Hydra-Collagen Intensive Serum – apply 1-2 pumps onto your skin with gentle tapping movements
- Moisturise with: Collagen Day & Night Cream – smooth over face, neck and décolleté morning and night.
Not forgetting your body:
- Cleanse with the Hydra-Collagen Body Wash – Apply to a damp sponge and wash gently as it lathers, or add the desired amount to a running bath and soak.
- Moisturise with: Hydra-Collagen Body Butter – Apply daily to the entire body after bathing or showering. Massage until absorbed.
- Treat Hands & Feet: Hydra-Collagen Replenishing Hand & Foot Cream – Apply daily or as often as necessary to the hands & feet. Massage until absorbed.
Boost your routine with the signature Collagen Moisturising Gel:
This youth-renewing face and body moisturising gel helps to address the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore moisture to dry, dehydrated skin. Containing Marine Collagen, this sophisticated moisturiser can help soften, hydrate, and soothe skin. And help diffuse the signs of ageing for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. This lightweight formula may be used on its own or to enhance and customise existing skincare regimes. Smooth over the face and body as a moisturiser, paying attention to areas showing signs of dehydration, dryness, or ageing. Apply morning and evening on its own or under tiyr SBC Collagen Moisturiser for an extra boost.
Yes, our collagen is declining, but as long as we look after ourselves inside and out, we will enjoy a healthy, youthful glow for a lot longer.
Have you tried SBC’s Hydra-Collagen Range?