There are some things to consider when choosing collagen face cream including the type of collagen in the product.
Firstly, an effective collagen moisturizer should provide facial rejuvenation through the promotion of natural collagen production.
Collagen skin cream cannot 'replace' collagen, since the 'solubility' of collagen itself through the skin surface is ineffective because collagen molecules (a form of protein) are too large to be absorbed.
Research on collagen and wrinkles has shown that it is one of the major structural components of the skin that can be stimulated to repair itself.
Secondly, collagen requires Vitamin C in order for it to be manufactured (also known as collagen synthesis) in the body.
Choose a collagen skin cream that also contains natural ingredients and works to boost collagen production. Ingredients to look for are vitamins A,C and E, hyaluronic acid, CoQ10 (ubiquinone), alpha lipoic acid and copper peptides.
Whether you choose to use a day cream with collagen or a collagen night cream is really personal preference. Night creams with collagen are generally thicker and richer, don't contain UV protection and are preferred by many women because most skin cell renewal occurs during sleep.
Recommended Collagen Creams
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (1.7 fl oz.) is one of my favorite collagen creams. It's formulated with a marine extract called padina pavonica, which is considered a nourishing ingredient that supposedly can reduce wrinkle depth by up to 78% and increase hydration to the skin by up to 45%. It's got a reputation for effectively promoting suppleness of the skin.
Avon CLINICAL Advanced Wrinkle Corrector is an affordable at home alternative to injections and is designed to help reduce the look of wrinkles. This and other Avon Clinical products is part of the Avon Anew anti aging skincare line that continues to be a leader in the anti aging and beauty industry in technology and in sales. It is a collagen face cream and also one of Avon's best selling facial anti wrinkle creams. It contains 'atelocollagen', which is a water soluble form of collagen that is commonly used in skin care products and in cosmetics. [Read reviews...]
Pevonia Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream (1.7 oz.) enhances skin's appearance by combining Collagen, hyaluronic acid, Jonquil Oil and squalane to moisturize and promote repair of collagen. This collagen face cream is for use as a day creme as it also contains UV protection and can be used on all skin types.
Pevonia Skincare, by Pevonia Botanica is a unique luxury anti aging skincare product, yet still very affordable. It's a worldwide recognized natural skin care line, whose products contain no allergenic ingredients, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, lanolin, alcohol or PABA, and are paraben free.
Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Firm is a powerful line fighter that contains a highly concentrated dose of seaweed-based firming agents and reparative vitamins that are specifically formulated for the delicate eye and lip areas; made by Dermalogica Skincare. It contains Vitamins A, C and E, plus a healing shield of organic silicones to protect against damage, accelerate repair, strengthen elasticity, and improve smoothness. Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Firm (0.5 fl oz.) Reviews
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