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collagen banking – how to boost and preserve your collagen

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Understanding collagen – what is it and what it does for our skin.

Collagen Boosting Formulas – the types of products that work to boost and preserve collagen in the skin.

Collagen Boosting Professional treatments – advanced treatments to boost collagen and improve signs of skin ageing.


In the ever-changing world of skin care trends, collagen serums and creams have become a hot topic. Today, we will explore the science-backed wonders of collagen preservation with the brand-new Pro-Collagen Banking Serum, whilst taking a deeper dive into your skincare routine and lifestyle choices, uncovering the secrets to maintaining that coveted plumpness. Whether you want to turn back the clock on skin ageing, or preserve your youthful radiance, Dermalogica has a solution you can bank on!

understanding collagen

Firstly, it’s important to understand the structure of collagen and the role it plays within our skin. Collagen is a crucial protein that provides structure and elasticity, playing a key role in maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. Think of it as the skins scaffolding. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to wrinkles and ‘sagging’ of the skin.

Alongside natural collagen degradation, which accounts for approximately 50% of our skins ageing, we face relentless “collagen thieves”. These culprits are activated through sun exposure, smoking, pollution, stress, even our diet, and all accelerate the breakdown of collagen, emphasising the importance of solutions beyond collagen creams. Protective skincare measures such as SPF and antioxidant rich formulas, alongside a mindful lifestyle are critical for maintaining healthy collagen.

collagen boosting formulas

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 hydration or a temporary plumping effect), they are unable to effectively reach within the dermal layers to stimulate the skin’s own collagen synthesis. True skin health comes from supporting the skin’s natural processes with ingredients that can get where skin needs them.

Introducing your collagens new BFF, Pro-Collagen Banking Serum. Packed with a potent blend of cutting-edge peptides and amino acids, this serum goes beyond the conventional. Helping promote, protect, and preserve skins collagen, supporting visibly plumper, more luminous, and hydrated skin.

How to use: Dispense 2 pumps of serum onto fingers and lightly spread over clean, dry skin including around the eye orbit. Follow with your moisturiser over the top to seal in the hydration and protect the outer layers of the skin.


Partner this with Daily Glycolic Cleanser, a gentle exfoliating, brightening cleanser and the antioxidant powerhouse Prisma Protect SPF 30 for the ultimate defence against skin ageing and your most radiant skin yet.

If you’re already noticing signs of collagen loss in your skin and you’re seeking an extra boost, we would suggest alternate products specially designed to address more advanced skincare needs. The Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Pro-Collagen Banking Serum and Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 make the perfect trio.

collagen boosting pro treatments

To achieve the ultimate firming results, enhance your at-home routine with a professional skin treatment, and when it comes to collagen banking there is one obvious standout – microneedling. Sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive service where tiny needles create micro-channels on the skins surface. This in turn stimulates the skin to dramatically accelerate collagen production. Dermalogica’s Pro Microneedling treatment is an advanced transformative treatment, combining the power of advanced exfoliation and microneedling, offering unparalleled benefits and guaranteed results for smoother, firmer, radiant skin!

Speak to your Dermalogica Skin Therapist who will advise you on the best course of action for your unique skin and will prescribe you a program that incorporates professional services and key formulas to maintain results at home. Find your skin expert here.