Collagen is a protein molecule that provides strength and structure to the body’s intricate framework. Found in muscles, tendons, bones, and skin – of course – you can think of collagen as the building blocks of our bodies. It is also a vital part of our connective tissue because it helps to hold the body’s cells together.

But as time unfolds, the skin undergoes natural changes as collagen production starts to wane. However, your genetic predisposition, stress levels, lifestyle choices (like smoking and excessive sunbathing), and exposure to pollutants – each play a role in the gradual depletion of the skin’s collagen levels, hastening the onset of wrinkles and sagging skin.

Luckily, collagen products can be used to address concerns around visible signs of ageing since studies have found that consistent topical collagen treatment can lead to improved skin elasticity and hydration.

Collagen benefits

The benefits of collagen for women include improved skin elasticity, which may reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, for a more youthful appearance. Your skin may retain moisture better with the help of collagen, this prevents skin from looking dry and dull. 

Collagen is essential for the process of wound healing, helping to repair damaged skin tissue as well as reducing scarring. Incorporating collagen-rich foods into a balanced diet can also make a noticeable difference. Sources such as bone broth and fish meat provide a natural boost to collagen levels. Furthermore, collagen powders offer a versatile option, easily added to beverages, for example, coffee or smoothies.

Collagen supplements offer another easy way to increase your collagen intake and are often paired with vitamin C because this helpful antioxidant makes the collagen work even better. It does this by stopping two important enzymes, lysyl and prolyl hydroxylase, from turning off. These enzymes help produce collagen, so when they stay active, our collagen production stays in good shape.

Which Celltone products can combat signs of ageing?

Celltone Collagen Boost+ Day Cream is a protective daytime moisturiser that contains naturally derived high quality collagen for the skin. As a bonus, this day cream contains keratin as well – another crucial protein found in the outermost layer of your skin.

In an in-house study conducted over 3 weeks, 94% of participants reported noticeable improvements in the appearance of their wrinkles after using Celltone Collagen Boost+ Day Cream. These results were observed among women with existing skin conditions, demonstrating the product’s efficacy in addressing diverse skin care concerns. (While it’s essential to acknowledge a potential error rate of up to 13.3%, these findings underscore the significant impact of Celltone Collagen Boost+ in enhancing skin health and vitality.)

To complement our day cream, there is also the Celltone Collagen Boost+ Night Serum: This night serum has an advanced formula to replenish lost collagen, resulting in visibly firmer and younger-looking skin.

Through its advanced formula, Celltone Collagen Boost+ Night Serum works to regenerate the skin, promoting a smoother and more radiant complexion. By harnessing the power of natural collagen and keratin, this serum helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and skin spots, restoring the skin’s youthful vitality.

Celltone’s Collagen Boost+ products are available online and at pharmacies nationwide.

Lifestyle strategies for collagen preservation

While using high quality anti ageing products can greatly benefit your skin, there are also lifestyle changes you can adopt to produce collagen.

Here are some tips to consider:

Stay hydrated: Drinking an adequate amount of water helps keep your skin to stay hydrated. Your daily intake of water should be around 35 millilitres per kilogram of body weight. If you are exercising or perspiring a lot, you can even drink a bit more.

Protect your skin from UV damage: Sun exposure can accelerate collagen breakdown and contribute to premature ageing. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen (with an SPF of 15 or higher) daily, and seek shade to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Get quality sleep: At night, our skin does a lot of regeneration, so it is best to help things along by getting enough rest. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep each night to support optimal skin repair and renewal.

Incorporating these habits into your daily routine alongside the use of Celltone Collagen Boost+ products can help you achieve and maintain radiant, youthful-looking skin for years to come.

Celltone’s Collagen Boost+ products are available online and at pharmacies nationwide.

If you have any product questions and want to speak to our experts, you are welcome to #AskCelltone by sending us a WhatsApp message to +27 609 966 087.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the information provided on this site is for educational purposes only and does not provide a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for any questions or skin concerns.