Collagen is a fibrous protein that connects and supports bodily tissues, such as skin, bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage. About 25% of all the protein in our body is collagen, and collagen composes up to 80 percent of our skin.
Collagen works with elastin in supporting the body’s tissues. Collagen gives body tissues form and provides firmness and strength, while elastin gives the same body tissues much need flexibility. Collagen also works with keratin to provide the skin with strength, flexibility and resilience.
As people age, the natural supply of collagen in their body decreases and breaks down, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Replenishing a substantial amount of collagen to our skin is one of the most effective ways to fight the visible effects of aging on the skin.
Benefits of Collagen:
Replenishing collagen to our skin will revitalize and nourish it to help maintain a youthful appearance. It will also help with reducing the new occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles.
Deeply hydrate and moisturize skin
Improve skin’s elasticity, firmness and pigmentation
Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
Delay the aging process of skin
Rejuvenate aging skin
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a component of connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate. It is a substance that attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. HA is present in every tissue of our body, and it performs many important functions. The most important one is the retention of water to our skin, as well as providing nutrients and removing waste from cells that do not have a direct blood supply, such as cartilage cells. With a lower than adequate amount of HA, nutrients cannot be moved into these cells and waste cannot be eliminated from cells.
HA is found in large concentrations in the fluid-filled space between cells and helps locks moisture into the skin, keeping collagen and elastin moist and promoting a youthful appearance. In other words, HA hydrates our skin and allows it to appear smoother and more radiant. Clinical studies have shown that it also helps wounds heal more quickly, and can reduce the appearance of both old and new scars.
As we age, the HA contents in our skin decrease and result in dry, brittle and aging skin. Since HA is a natural component of our skin that keeps it hydrated and rids it of toxins, the replenishing of HA will keep the skin youthful, maintain collagen and elastin levels, and protect skin tissues against injury and supplies nutrients to the skin tissues. It promotes tissue healing and repair, thus slowing down the signs of aging.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid:
Retains water up to a thousand times its own weight
Hydrates your skin and increases its elasticity and strength
Moisturizes skin from the cell level, smoothing out wrinkles in the process
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and discolorations
Improves your skin's overall appearance to make it softer, more youthful and radiant
What is Coenzyme Q10?
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has two important roles in the body. First, it is one of the essential elements in our body that produces biological energy, or ATP, inside the cells. Second, CoQ10 is an antioxidant that helps neutralize harmful free radicals, which are one of the main causes of aging. Our body can produce as much CoQ10 as it needs if it were functioning at its maximum capacity. However, the levels of CoQ10 in the body almost inevitably decline with age. As a result, the ability of cells to regenerate itself declines. In fact, CoQ10 is seen as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging because its decline correlates with the aging process.