The Collagen Effect

Anyone delving into the skincare world will undoubtedly hear this word again and again – Collagen, and with good reason. Collagen is a structural protein found in your body and is often referred to as the building blocks of your body. Collagen is the reason for our firm, plump and smooth complexions. But what happens when our body slows collagen production? Can we ever get back? Let’s explore!
Collagen is naturally synthesised in your body and is essential for healthy skin, hair, nails, muscles and joints. Collagen is the reason youthful skin is free from fine lines, and it is also the reason your skin sits buoyantly without wrinkling or sagging.

As we age our collagen production decreases, which is why we see an increase in the signs of ageing. Collagen synthesis begins to decline in our mid-to-late twenties (terrifying, we know!), with most people starting to notice the effects of the lack of collagen around their mid-thirties. The decline of collagen also results in reduced skin elasticity.

Although we are unable to kick-start our collagen synthesis to that of a twenty-something-year-old, there are ways to support your skin and boost the collagen in your body.

As we mature, we can’t prevent the loss of our collagen we can incorporate pro-collagen practices into our everyday life – such as consuming collagen-rich foods like bone broth and salmon or applying it topically through science-based skincare products containing peptides. You can counteract the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, by looking for skincare products that are rich in peptides – a breakthrough when it comes to youthful-looking skin. Peptides work synergistically to mimic the appearance of broken collagen, causing the skin to react by producing more collagen, as well as elastin.

Powerful antioxidants such as Retinol have been a game-changer in the anti-aging world of skincare because retinoids help to facilitate the natural synthesis of collagen in your skin, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture. Dehydration is a major cause of skin aging because our cells need proper hydration for optimal function. Ingredients such as Matrixyl® 3000, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid are a potent combination to combat the signs of aging, but more importantly, these ingredients work together to stimulate collagen production, rebalance your skin and the cells.

The John Plunkett's SuperLift Skincare Range has been formulated with these all-star ingredients at levels significant enough to guarantee visible results within eight weeks for more hydrated, collagen-boosted, youthful-looking skin.

 To discover more of John Plunkett’s anti-aging skincare heroes, head to the SuperLift Page on our website to brush up on your ingredient knowledge while exploring the SuperLift range. Want a deeper dive into the world of anti-aging? Read this article for your complete guide to retinol and how to use it.