The main connective tissue protein in animals, collagen helps the skin to regenerate itself and therefore maintain a youthful and wrinkle free appearance. It makes up about 25-35% of your body’s protein content, and in humans, it is responsible for skin elasticity and strength.
Doctors have used collagen to accelerate wound healing, treat burns, improve the quality and appearance of hair, skin, and nails, and support healthy joint function. It is vital not only to a youthful appearance, but also to general health concerns. But with age, collagen breaks down, and your body is unable to produce as much as it once used to, resulting in the common signs of aging such as wrinkles.
And unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to replace or replenish collagen outside the body. When introduced from a foreign source, unprocessed collagen is indigestible by the human body. However, a number of wrinkle creams and serums have now processed collagen into a number of different forms, which the skin can absorb and use in restoring its basic structure.
Collagen is one of the main proteins to dissolve as you age and one of the main causes of aging. So both collagen in its basic form and ingredients that would stimulate the production of collagen, such as peptides, are necessary in any dependable wrinkle reducing product.