Most of us have heard of collagen, and although for some it’s still synonymous with the huge lip implants of the early 90’s, collagen is actually a key component of the skin. As we get older, our body isn’t able to produce as much collagen, which is why the skin starts to sag, losing its plumped up appearance. The good thing is, it’s possible to stimulate the body’s ability to produce collagen, and we stock several products which can help. Here are five of the best:
Probably the most powerful product we offer in the fight against collagen depletion, Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream contains a powerful combination of ingredients which improves firmness and hydration in just 15 days. It’s clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles and increases cell renewal, firmness and elasticity through increased collagen support.
The eyes are often one of the first places from which collagen depletes, leaving the eyes looking saggy and prematurely aged. Dermalogica’s Age Reversal Eye Complex contains niacinamide which stimulates collagen synthesis, targeting wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and hyperpigmentation. The eye area will be dramatically hydrated and transformed.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; skincare doesn’t stop at your face! This balm from Elemis is designed to target the neck and décolletage, allowing you to increase collagen production and reduce the appearance of sagging in these areas. It contains padina pavonica to help hydrate, nourish and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as chlorella vulgaris which will help visibly improve the appearance of skin elasticity and smoothness.
This toning lotion from Decleor is designed to add deep hydration to ageing skin while offering protection to the collagen and elastin fibres of the skin from free radical damage. It’s rich in amino and fatty acids to aid skin regeneration, while hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
These gel-based masks are designed especially for the eye area and give the skin a rich wash of hydration to combat dryness, fine lines, dark circles and skin sagging. The individual gel masks contain potent plankton extracts as well as hyaluronic acid which leaves the delicate eye area looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturised.