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busting collagen myths: does topical collagen boost skin's natural collagen production?

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In the ever-changing world of skin care trends, topical collagen serums and creams have become a hot topic. At Dermalogica, we're dedicated to debunking skin care myths with science-backed insights. So let's dive into the collagen conundrum:

can topical collagen products actually enhance your skin's natural collagen reserves?

First, it's important to understand the structure of collagen: collagen molecules, by their very nature, are large. They're so large, in fact, that they can't effectively penetrate the skin's outer layer, the epidermis. This means that while collagen creams can offer other benefits (namely surface dehydration or temporary plumping effect), they are unable to effectively reach within the dermal layers to stimulate skin's own collagen synthesis.

The short answer is that topical collagen creams will not support your skin's natural collagen production.

how can i support my skin's collagen production?

True skin health comes from supporting skin's natural processes with ingredients that can get where skin needs them. Rather than banking on topical collagen to help skin look healthy, turn to ingredients known to support skin's collagen - like amino acids or peptides.


For a topical serum that helps to promote skin's natural collagen production and reserve skin's current collagen, try NEW Pro-Collagen Banking Serum. The potent Pro-Collagen Preservation Complex delivers an innovative blend of Collagen Amino Acids, Carnosine Dipeptide, and antioxidants to help save collagen by defending against collagen-degrading free radicals.


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