Collagen is currently one of the buzzwords when it comes to skin care, whether it be topical creams containing collagen as an ingredient or collagen supplements.
Collagen is the protein that makes up most of the body’s connective tissues including the hair, skin, nails, bones and joints. It provides structure to connective tissue cells ensuring the stay strong and elastic. It also gives the skin its firmness.
However, after about the age of 25 collagen levels begin to decline resulting in sagging skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Keeping your collagen levels high is the ideal way to promote beautiful skin as you age. There are more than 28 types of collagen. Type I is the collagen type that makes up the majority of the hair, skin and nails.
Collagen can be boosted by taking collagen peptides orally or it can be used as an ingredient in creams and lotions. Research shows that collagen supplements improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, boost skin hydration, and increase the density of fibroblasts — cells in connective tissue that produce the protein.
Celltone has created the Celltone Collagen Boost+ Anti-Ageing system – a three-step programme for replacing collagen. It contains naturally derived collagen to supplement the skin’s natural collagen production which slows down as one ages. It also helps to regenerate the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and skin spots.
The range consists of Collagen Boost+ Day Cream SPF30; Celltone Collagen Boost+ Night Serum and Collagen Boost+ Mask.
For more information on the Celltone Collagen Boost+ Range go to www.celltone.co.za.