Collagen is often referred to as the body’s scaffolding, and the reason for that is because, as we mentioned above, it's the most important structural protein in your skin. Not only is collagen made in our bodies, but it can also be derived from plants and animals.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Protein.
MAIN BENEFITS: Moisturizes the skin.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, anyone interested in moisturization and anti-ageing can use collagen skincare.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Topical collagen, as well as oral collagen, can be used on a daily basis. When applied to the skin, collagen can be used in be morning or night or both as it's not sun-sensitizing.
WORKS WELL WITH: If your ultimate goal of using collagen skincare is to stimulate collagen production, we recommend adding to your routine a retinoid or retinol or peptides and growth factors as a less irritating option can help by acting as “messengers” to signal cells to create collagen. We also recommend vitamin C (another collagen producer) and sunscreen with UVA protection to prevent your collagen from breaking down further.
DON'T USE WITH: In general, collagen is safe to use with most ingredients and topical products. When you apply hydrolyzed collagen, it gets right into the skin and penetrates rapidly and for that reason, it shouldn't interfere with any other product or ingredient.