Want to Know How to Naturally Produce Collagen?

Published: 28th June 2009
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If you are like me you probably did not know anything about collagen protein until you started doing research into what makes good skincare products. If you are reading this then you are also looking for a way to help keep, or maybe restore your youthful skin with less wrinkles.

Now that I have learned about collagen I see it listed as an ingredient on lotions and creams in over the counter products which surprised me the first time I saw it.

I say surprised because it does not make any sense to me to have collagen in any skin care product because collagen molecules are too big to pass through your skin. Therefore using collagen topically on your skin can not increase the collagen in your skin. This makes me wonder if the big skin care companies are trying to be misleading or just jumping on the hype bandwagon because it sells products.

Collagen protein is responsible for the firmness of your skin which in turn makes it look young and without wrinkles. Since we can not add collagen protein to the skin, we need to know how to naturally produce collagen.

It turns out that naturally producing collagen by getting your skin to grow new collagen is the key. Studies have shown that increasing the collagen by promoting this collagen growth reduces wrinkles and does restore the younger appearance.

I have learned of at least four things that studies indicate actually get your skin to naturally produce collagen. I say at least four because I am sure there are more that the skin care market has found but with all the hype you have to do your research to know which the true claims are and which claims are more hype. It seems that so much is based on what the consumer believes will work instead of solid science.

One thing I have noticed is that there are a few common ingredients found in many products that promote collagen growth and then in some of the harder to find products there are less common ingredients that have been shown in studies to also promote collagen growth.

The more common ingredient is called CoEnzyme Q10 or CoQ10. I refer to it as a common ingredient because I have actually seen it listed as an ingredient in lotions and creams found in my local supermarket.

CoQ10 is a natural substance that is made inside our bodies and like so many other things can also be found as a dietary supplement in your local supermarket. CoQ10 is used in the basic functioning of our cells but when applied to our skin it has been shown to promote the growth new collagen.

Some less common ingredients like cynergy TK, phytessence wakame and something called Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 are often not found in skin care products at your local stores. I have only found them in products on the web, but in studies all three ingredients promote the natural growth of collagen protein in the skin.

Your next step? To take what you have just learned and research the ingredients in your skin products. Now that you know how to naturally produce collagen, you will be able to recognize products trying to use collagen in ways that do not make any sense. Of course you can use Google or Wikipedia to research these ingredients further, or you can take advantage of my research and visit my website at http://www.healthy-skin-site.com now.

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