ON THE TOPIC SKIN - COLLAGEN
Unique structures in the deep layers of the skin
Collagen is the most important structural protein in the human body. It has a fibrous structure and accounts for more than 30 percent of the total mass of all proteins in the body. Collagen is an essential component of bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and the skin. 80 percent of young and healthy skin consists of this structural protein.
Due to its considerable swelling capacity, collagen is excellent at retaining moisture – which in turn plumps, smoothes and firms the skin from within. Exposure to sunlight, smoking, hormonal changes or diet can affect the body’s collagen balance. In addition, collagen production already slows down from the age of 25 and continues to decrease throughout life.
DETECT DECREASED COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Noticeable all over the body
Decreased collagen production in the skin is quickly apparent. The changes in the face are naturally particularly noticeable. But the neck, décolleté, back of the hands and upper arms are also often affected by a decline in elasticity. In addition to a limited regenerative capacity of the cells, the reduction of the subcutaneous fat layer plays an important role.
Consequences of skin aging
The stabilizing collagen fibers of the deep skin layers lose strength with increasing age and are more degraded – hydration of the subcutaneous layer deteriorates, the skin becomes drier and elasticity and tone are lost.
Where the mimic muscles are affected, the loss of elasticity leads to the formation of rest and expression wrinkles (laugh lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, worry and frown lines, lip wrinkles).
Decreased collagen production can often also be related to hormonal changes. When hormonal balance changes during menopause or pregnancy, this can also have an impact on skin appearance and collagen levels.
WHAT CREAMS CAN NOT DO
Until now, the collagen contained in skin care products has only been applied to the surface of the skin – but this is not enough, as it only remains in the top layer of the skin. This is because the breakdown of collagen and hyaluron takes place predominantly in the deep layers of the skin. The bioactive nutrients in the ELASTEN® drinking ampoules, especially vitamin C, reach these skin layers via the bloodstream (especially the middle skin layer, dermis).
STRENGTHEN CONNECTIVE TISSUE
The vitamin C contained in the drinking ampoules of ELASTEN® stimulates the natural collagen formation of the skin, which in turn can also have an effect on skin density and thickness. In addition, however, ELASTEN also contains the [HC] Collagen Complex®. Recent studies have shown that after just eight weeks of taking ELASTEN®, elasticity increased by up to 31% and firmness also increased by up to 48%.
To improve the appearance of the connective tissue, the intake of ELASTEN® should be started at an early stage. Due to the very good tolerability, a cure of several months can be carried out with ELASTEN® – or it can also be taken permanently.
Source: Laing, 2022; Bolke, 2019