Is Botox the answer? L'Oreal is supposed to have a line of products that stimulate collagen regeneration. I don't know if it's possible. Peptides that are used in more expensive cosmetics are supposed to help. What about the baby quasar system? Q10? microdermabraision? ???Well. but there's much more involved that just collagen....there's elastin to name one.
Retin-Atriggers collagen and elastin production by the body.
Vit C serum helps with Retin-A to produce and breakdown elastin, so it remodels the skin.
Sunblock protects against collagen breakdown by the UVA/UVB light of the sun.
And the list goes on of ways to fight wrinkles....
Would love to buy a collagen drink! Didn't know it exists! Any thoughts where I can buy this drink?!In japan they drink collegen and insert collegen in their food, How can you get collegen to drink???
I am equally confused, Mari. Hope someone will soon enlighten us on this issue.I'm totally confused about this issue. I always believed that collagen loss was the initial sign of aging -- that loss could be a indication of tissue reduction so your skin sags, also caused by the lack of elasticity. I didn't think there was any oral substance that you could take -- like a vitamin to increase collagen production. I thought that external stimulation of the skin promoted collagen production; I know Vit.C is good topically. Some new peptides are. I don't want to have to make a facemask out of sardines. Help?
While in the Health Food store a year ago I talked to another customer about my hair problem. She recommended BioSil which I have been taking since. I just read all the info on the bottle and it contains Orthosillicic acid which is essential for collagen synthesis and regulates calcium deposition in bones. Orthosillicic acid aids the formation of healthy connective tissue, strong bones, smooth skin, shiny hair and hard nails. (from the label).I am equally confused, Mari. Hope someone will soon enlighten us on this issue.
Thanks Fawnie. Does it mean if I take Vit c orally, will it help in collagen production in my body and skin in general?Go back up to the 5th post from the top of this thread and click on the link for an explanation of collagen and where to buy oral supplements and topical collagen. The collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the epidermis. All it can do is sit there and be a moisturizer.
Mari is right - the things she mentioned can stimulate collagen synthesis. Hyaluronic acid orally can help too. Bio-Sil, MSM and Vit C orally also.