Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing. And while no one is immune to the signs of ageing. There are things we can do to slow the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkles form when the structure that keeps our skin firm starts to lose its integrity. A key element in keeping skin strong and elastic is collagen, which is found naturally in the skin’s dermis. Supplementation with a hydrolysed collagen peptide powder is clinically proven to firm fine lines and wrinkles from inside the body, at a cellular level, where wrinkles form. If you’re curious about how collagen supplementation can effect wrinkles, keep reading.
What are wrinkles?
Over time, our skin begins to crease and sag due to a decrease in collagen production, the protein responsible for maintaining our skin's firmness and elasticity. These creases and lines can appear on our foreheads, around our eyes and lips and the contours of our necks and only deepen with time. The repeated facial expressions and movements we make throughout our lives also contribute to the development of expression lines and wrinkles on other areas of our face and body too.
What causes wrinkles?
There are both internal and external factors that contribute to ageing and there are many things we can do to minimise them. From our mid-20s we start to lose our natural collagen levels. As these deplete we start to see the first signs of ageing; like fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, external factors like sun exposure, environmental pollutants, and lifestyle choices like smoking, not drinking enough water, lack of sleep or a poor diet can hasten skin ageing. By supplementing with a collagen product, like Vida Glows clinically proven Natural Marine Collagen sachets, we can keep not only soften fine lines and wrinkles but strengthen the collagen matrix and boost skin elasticity in the dermis in as little as 8 weeks.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a crucial protein in the body that plays a fundamental role in the health and structure of our skin, as well as other connective tissues in the body. This essential protein acts as the scaffold within our dermis, providing the foundation for supple, radiant, smooth skin. When we’re young, we have an abundance of collagen. But as we age, our natural collagen levels start to decline, accelerating as the years go on. This is when supplementing with a hydrolysed collagen, like Vida Glow’s marine collagen, becomes important as it can help you maintain the benefits of collagen as your body’s own supply slows.
Collagen in food
As well as collagen supplementation, collagen can be found in foods. However, raw collagen found in bone broths and animal organ meats is too large a molecule for the body to absorb. Unlike our Natural Marine Collagen which has been activated through a process called hydrolysation, which transforms it into collagen peptides. Basically, the smaller the collagen peptide, the easier it is for your body to absorb and the more visible your results will be.
Natural Marine Collagen: Perfect for those new to collagen supplements, Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen provides a convenient and versatile way to incorporate collagen into your daily routine. Available in *eight* flavours, our high-quality, bioavailable Natural Marine Collagen Sachets, make it easy to add to your favourite beverages like coffee, tea, or smoothies so you can customise your collagen routine to suit you and your tastebuds. By replenishing collagen levels from within you can improve skin tone and texture, promote skin firmness, increase elasticity and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Collagen Liquid Advanced: Designed for individuals looking to increase their collagen intake fast. Collagen Liquid Advanced is supercharged with a double dose of collagen in liquid form so you can take it on-the-go. Ideal for those wanting to boost their beauty routine before a special event or who want fast acting results. At the heart of Collagen Liquid Advance lies the power of Natural Marine Collagen, only unlike our marine collagen powders, its packed with 5g of collagen enriched with potent antioxidants and a powerful dose of vitamin C to supercharge your collagen levels and provide you with results in as soon as 8 weeks.
Complement your collagen journey with a comprehensive approach to smooth skin. While Vida Glow's collagen products work their magic from within, topical skincare treatments can enhance your results. Keep an eye out for the ingredients below when skincare shopping next.
The delicate skin around the eyes is prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Eye creams formulated with ingredients like peptides, caffeine, and vitamin C can help hydrate the skin, reduce puffiness, and minimise the appearance of crow's feet and under-eye wrinkles.
Retinoids, such as retinol and prescription-strength retinoids, are derived from vitamin A and are renowned for their wrinkle-fighting properties. They can help accelerate skin cell turnover, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots over time. It's important to start with a low concentration and gradually increase usage to avoid skin irritation.
Peptides are amino acid chains that support collagen production and can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptide serums deliver concentrated formulations that penetrate the skin deeply, promoting a smoother and more youthful complexion.
If topical creams and serums aren’t working hard enough for you, treatments like laser therapy or micro-needling can promote collagen production in the skin and help decrease the appearance of wrinkles. By combining these external treatments with ingestible collagen, you can target your skin concerns from both sides and prolong the results.
Remember, consistency and patience are key when beginning to incorporate collagen into your routine. Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, but there are effective ways to combat their appearance and rejuvenate the skin. Collagen supplementation, such as Vida Glow's Natural Marine Collagen and Collagen Liquid Advanced, can help replenish collagen levels, improve skin elasticity, and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. Whether you prefer the convenience of the sachets or the concentrated power of the liquid formula, when you incorporate collagen into your routine you’re bound to see impressive results.