When you browse through all of the neck creams we review on this site, there’s one thing that you commonly see when it comes to all of these anti-aging skin care products: collagen. So what is collagen and why is it so important to the body? Why is it such a hot topic when it comes to products that make you look younger.
In today’s post we’ll give you the lowdown on why this protein is so key as it pertains to restoring your skin to a more youthful appearance.
What is Collagen?
Let’s start off with the collagen definition:
The main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues, widely used in purified form for cosmetic surgical treatments.
As you read that, you can already tell how crucial it is to the human body. It resides in pretty much everything that makes the body function. Without it, the structural integrity of the body is nothing, it’s basically the building block that makes us what we are. Whether it be your bones, muscles, skin, tendons, ligaments, everything has the presence of this important protein in it.
This is why it is such a trendy thing to use in anti-aging products. Since this site is dedicated to topical skin care products, we’ll talk about its use in those kinds of treatments. When it comes to the skin, collagen helps boost the robustness of the skin’s cells. When your skin ages, the cells become more frail and weak. This leads to less elastic skin that hangs and droops and forms wrinkles.
With a boost of collagen, the skin cells become more firm and plump, fuller in volume. This helps to eradicate the gaps that lead to fine lines and wrinkles visible at the surface of the skin. As the skin cells become more voluminous, the epidermis becomes more full and taut, leading to a more firm and smooth surface and reduction of wrinkles.
This protein is found in many of the products that we review on this site. It is also commonly used in cosmetic treatments in the form of injections. It’s easy to see why it is popularly used in the facial area. You can also find it widely used on the forehead, cheeks, lips, and neck to bring back skin to a younger appearance.
If you are looking for a product that will turn back the hands of time on your skin, be sure to look for language about collagen when reading the product description. Your skin will thank you for it!