A Look Inside Collagen Skin Care


 January 22, 2019

Collagen loss is one of the major issues associated with aging and a decrease in skin elasticity. As we get older, our body naturally starts to decrease stores of collagen levels and needs a little help when it comes to maintaining supple skin. This is where collagen skin care and supplements can come in handy to help support the body’s production of the essential protein.

To help you better understand the amazing benefits of collagen for skin care and cosmetics, and how it can help improve the signs of aging for your clients, we’ve put together some common questions below.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein naturally found in the human body (accounting for 25-35% of total body protein content) that gives strength and elasticity to skin and works to replace dead skin cells as we age. Simply put, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together. In fact, the word collagen actually comes from two Greek terms: kola which means: “glue” and gen which means: “producing.”

Collagen is also an essential protein predominantly found in animal cartilage, skin, blood vessels, intervertebral disc and other fibrous tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

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Is Collagen Skin Care Beneficial for Anti-Aging?

Collagen is the most important nutrient for skin elasticity. Collagen begins to break down with age and toxin exposure. This results in signs of premature aging, such as crow’s feet, sagging skin and wrinkles. To promote new production of collagen in skin, skin care and cosmetic formulas must incorporate specific ingredients to deeply penetrate and rebuild collagen stores. And consumers are looking for its benefits.

According to a report by Transparency Market Research Company, global sales of collagen products are expected to reach $9.3 billion by 2023 and the market for nutricosmetics will be worth $7.4 billion by 2020 driven, in part, by an aging population and a growing acceptance of functional foods.

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Can Collagen be Found in Plants?

Considered the miracle protein, collagen contains a concentrated source of the key amino acids that your body needs to build new collagen: primarily glycine and proline. These are the keys to preventing damage from toxins and keeping skin firm, hydrated and supple.

Since collagen is a protein from connective tissue, it is found in abundance in animals —  which can be challenging for vegans or people searching for animal-free products. But, even though collagen does not naturally exist in plants, both glycine and proline – those two key amino acids – can be found in other sources of food such as bananas, kale, pumpkin and asparagus, buckwheat and cucumber. Foods rich in vitamin C (citrus) and sulfur (broccoli) can also aid in the development of collagen, as well as bone broths and supplemental collagen protein powders.

Where Can I Find Ingredients for Collagen Skin Care and Cosmetics?

At Kinetik, we offer a vast line of active innovations for anti-aging ingredients, perfect for collagen skin care and cosmetic products.

Let’s take a look at two of our popular ingredients:

  • GLB STANDARDS WILLOWBARK EXTRACT AQ– This extract by Green Line Botanicals is standardized to 10% Salicylic Acid. Increases cell turnover and effectively reduces reproduction of P. Acnes, the microorganism associated with acne.
  • ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID. This cosmetically stable, etherified derivative of ascorbic acid by Selco demonstrates excellent stability in formulations. On the skin, it is metabolized to ascorbic acid and provides strong antioxidant performance, skin brightening, and collagen boosting properties.

Kinetik is headquartered in the USA, but we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide. Contact us at (732) 335-5775 to speak with one of our sales representatives about ingredients to support your collagen skin care and cosmetic formulations today.