Collagen Serum Elasticity & Suppleness, $35 at Sephora
Love customized skin care? Mix this nutrient-rich serum with other serums to tackle all skin care concerns at once. Or apply it by itself. The formula quenches parched skin, boosts firmness and elasticity and improves the appearance of fine lines. Patented Japanese seaweed encapsulation technology ensures we get maximum benefits from the potent formula.
Genius Liquid Collagen, $115 at Algenist
This liquid collagen isn't for drinking, it's for skin. It is dubbed the first-ever vegan, plant-based collagen formula with the highest concentration of active collagen. How much, you ask? There are a whopping 13,000 beads of microalgae oil in every bottle. Prior to using serum and moisturizer, apply one dropper full of the product to clean skin morning and night. The omega-rich formula will improve the suppleness and bounce of skin.
The Crème Shop
Clear the Way! Collagen 60 Pre-Wet Towelettes, $8 at The Crème Shop
Get rid of dirt, oil and waterproof makeup by gently rubbing faces with one of these pre-moistened towelettes. The 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free wipes are formulated with collagen to help firm and tighten. Stash one package in your desk and another in a gym bag to refresh skin on-the-go.
Advanced Peptides & Collagen Eye Cream, $29.95 at Derma E
Apply collagen all over, including the eye area. This rich eye cream targets fine lines and deep wrinkles while brightening had-four-hours-of-sleep dark circles. The powerful formula blends a cocktail of vitamins, green tea, peptides and collagen. Plus, it's cruelty-free, vegan and doesn't contain gluten, sulfates or mineral oil.
Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 100ml Supersize, $199 at Elemis
Elemis is known for its effective collagen range. This is the supersized version of the popular Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. The formula is suitable for all skin types and helps fight the signs of aging while moisturizing and improving elasticity. This limited-edition design features an adorable sea-inspired package and keepsake box by British accessories designer Karen Mabon. It's begging to be Instagrammed.
Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer, $8.99 at Target
Think of this moisturizer as a good filler that doesn't involve any needles. Formulated with natural collagen, the formula brings back skin's bounce while providing intense hydration. It's nourishing, but the moisturizer doesn't feel greasy or heavy underneath makeup.
Super Collagen Mask, $18 at Nordstrom
Wondering what's so super about this product? It's a pore-refining mask that's nondrying, making it suitable for mature, dry and sensitive skin. Nourishing botanicals and collagen purify and plump skin without stripping it. Apply a thin layer a couple of times a week to keep skin hydrated and dewy.
Rebound Collagen-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray, $32 at Sephora
One part skin care, one part makeup, this priming spray combines the best of both. The collagen-infused spray helps skin bounce back. Literally. It quenches and smooths parched complexions, creating a good base for makeup and can be reapplied any time skin needs a boost. The mist is so light, it's barely perceptible so it won't ruin flawless contouring. Also, try it at night before your regular skin care routine.
Dr. Dennis Gross
C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, $78 at Nordstrom
Collagen and vitamin C are two effective skin care ingredients and this serum features both of them. Dull skin gets recharged thanks to the radiance-boosting formula. The serum also helps minimize the appearance of discoloration and improve firmness. With continued use, the product works to build collagen.
Master Lab Intensive Moisturizing Collagen Sheet Mask, $2.80 at Ulta Beauty
It's possible to get almost any ingredient in a sheet mask. This one is made out of natural cellulose and drenched in a liquid collagen essence. The secure-fitting style will ensure all the actives are absorbed into skin for a more hydrated, luminous complexion. After removing the sheet mask, pat in any excess serum. You don't want one drop to go to waste.
Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion, $84 at Murad
When it comes to skin care, we want results and we want them now. Luckily, it doesn't take weeks to notice results after using this fast-acting anti-aging treatment. The product claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in two hours. With continued use, the collagen amino acids combat signs of aging, making wrinkles look less obvious.
We hear the word collagen bandied around a lot in beauty, but many of us are probably a bit fuzzy on what exactly it is. We’re not talking about facial fillers, nor are we talking about beauty supplements. We’re focusing on collagen beauty products and how the ingredient can plump skin without a needle in sight. Promise.
To start with the basics, collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and one of the major components of skin, saysDr. Karyn Grossman, board-certified dermatologist and creator of KARYNG. Collagen literally holds the body together and is the scaffolding that holds skin up, addsPaula Begoun, founder and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Without it, skin would be floppy and sag. Of course, that’s what starts to happen when we age. After the age of 20, our collagen levels deplete by about one percent per year, says Grossman. The loss of collagen in skin results in wrinkles, sagging and enlarged pores.
It would be nice if beauty products could add collagen to our depleted reserves but, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. (Those looking to actually stimulate collagen should scan product ingredient labels for collagen peptides or collagen amino acids, which are not the same as collagen found in skin care products.) Instead, collagen contained in beauty products acts as a humectant, a molecule that brings water into skin, helping to plump and hydrate, says Grossman. The ingredient can be used at any age to help moisturize skin.
According to Begoun, there are three sources of collagen: synthetic, animal-derived and plant-derived. Unfortunately, the ingredient label doesn’t indicate which type is in the product, so we’re left to trust the brand’s claims. The good news is, according to research, one type isn’t better than the other and they all help to hold moisture within skin’s surface layers.
Now that we’ve been filled in on collagen, here are the hydrating collagen beauty products to use.
The post No Filler: How Collagen Beauty Products Can Transform Skin appeared first on theFashionSpot.