Is Collagen Good For Skin?
People swear by collagen for tightening wrinkles and moisturizing skin, but is the effect real or just another sensationalized fad? Resync Your Beauty with these tips on how to maximize what your collagen can do for you.
In this post we cover:
- Where is collagen found in the skin?
- Can collagen be absorbed through skin?
- Can collagen reverse wrinkles?
- Does collagen moisturize skin?
- Which collagen is best for hair and nails?
Which Collagen Is Best For Skin?
Tradition has it that drinking bone brothーa natural source of collagenーhelps reduce wrinkles and give vigor to your joints and bones.
Take some spare bones, boil them down for a couple days, choke down the resulting gel, repeat. Sounds fun, easy, and not time consuming at all, right?
I hope you can sense my sarcasm. As opposed to DIY collagen, collagen supplements provide a standardized alternative to bone broth that won’t leave you bending over a stock pot for days.
We’ve taken a look at the science, and I’m confident that you can get a leg up on tradition with a product as thoroughly tested as Resync Collagen.
A collagen source like the one used for Resync’s Collagen Blend has been clinically studied to help:
- Reverse age-related wrinkles
- Speed up the healing process
- Improve skin moisture from the inside out
- Strengthen hair and nails
...and the list goes on.
Whether you’re asking “How can I make my skin look younger?” or “How can I improve my skin elasticity?”, when it comes to enhancing your beauty there’s a lot going for collagen hydrolysate!
How Does Collagen Work for Better Skin?
If you or your kid have ever taken a nasty fall that took some skin with it, you know first hand that your skin is made up of a few layers.
After wiping away the tears, you probably tended to that wound and watched it heal over the next weeks. Layer by layer, you can see how the skin regenerates until you’re left with a white-washed reminder of the accident and (hopefully) nothing more.
Did you know that process is actually happening all the time, whether you can see the damage or not?
Your skin cells refresh every 28 days to keep up with the damage we regularly throw at it, from sun exposure to scrapes and everyday wear and tear.
Yep, what you see in the mirror today is a body made of completely different cells from last month. Gives a new meaning to the phrase “new year, new you”, doesn’t it?
The layers of your skin are about 75-80% collagen. Where is collagen found in the skin, exactly? The thickest layer in the middle (called the “dermis”) and the connective tissue underneath that lays the foundation for your skin, are 89-93% pure collagen.
The collagen in your skin is almost entirely made up of collagen types 1 and 3. So, which collagen type is best for skin? Types 1 and 3, of course! Although all collagen is made up of mostly the same proteins, eating types 1 and 3 (the types found in Resync Collagen Blend) give your body the exact building blocks it needs to build up that beauty!
Now what about collagen masks and facials? Can collagen be absorbed through skin?
It does, actually, but not by much. One study showed that a skin cream made of 10% collagen increased the moisture in the skin by only about 6%.
Compared to the 28% increased moisture by taking the “beauty-from-the-inside-out” approach - I’ll get to that in just a sec - it’s pretty obvious what the best way to take collagen is.
How Does Collagen Work For Aging Skin?
A decrease in skin collagen (µg collagen/mg protein) and bone mineral density (mg hydroxyapatite/cm²) is associated with age. Figure adapted from: Castelo-Branco C. et al. (1994). Recent evidence has shown that supplementing with 5 grams of collagen per day for a year improves bone density (König et al. 2018).
Unfortunately, the amount of collagen in your skin gradually decreases with age. When collagen decreases, your skin can’t hold as much water, which causes stretch marks and wrinkles.
If your skin is constantly regenerating, do you need a constant supply of pre-made building materials to optimizeーnot just maintainーits appearance?
Fortunately, if you’ve got enough of the building blocks, your body is perfectly capable of making enough collagen to keep your skin working fine. What’s more, you can keep your constantly-evolving skin well-nourished with a healthy diet.
That might not be enough, and I know that’s not why you’re here. You don’t want skin that’s just “fine”, you want skin that shines!
I’ve got good news: clinical trials, customer reviews, and personal experience all confirm that supplementing with collagen can make waves in your beauty routine. If you’re not taking a quality-certified, formulated-by-science collagen product, then it’s time for you to start!
The Natural Effect of Aging
Natural aging ⇒ ↓ collagen density ⇒ ↓ skin hydration ⇒ more wrinkles
The Natural Effect of Supplementing With Collagen
Resync Collagen ⇒ ↑ collagen density ⇒ ↑ skin hydration ⇒ radiant skin
In fact, the collagen source used in our Resync Collagen Blend has been clinically studied for its moisturizing, anti-aging effects on the skin. “Which collagen is best for wrinkles”, you might ask? The one that’s been clinically researched to prove its effectiveness, of course!
Women aged 45 to 60-years-old saw results within 8 weeks of using collagen every day. Besides visibly fewer wrinkles, the water in their skin increased to 112% to 128% of where it started from. Young-looking skin is within reach, no matter your age!
You can see in this picture, adapted from Peptan (2018), that the collagen source in Resync visibly reduces crows-feet wrinkles around older women’s eyes.
If you’re wondering “Which collagen is best for hair growth?” or “Which collagen is best for wrinkles?”, that same study shows that, even though your hair isn’t made of collagen, regularly supplementing with collagen like the one present in Resync can make your hair 6 times stronger in just 8 weeks! Say “sayonara” to split ends!
Other uses of collagen backed up by science include making pores less apparent and moisturizing skin from the inside out.
But like we said earlier, not all collagen is the same and not all collagen supplements are created equal! For example, what collagen type is best for skin, hair, and nails? What quality certifications do collagen supplements have?
The best types of collagen for beautiful skin are types I and III, both of which are found in Resync’s Collagen Blend. This combination let’s your skin build strength and retain moisture naturally, through what you eat.
In addition, Resync contains the vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid) your body needs to absorb and use collagen effectively. Besides that, other natural antioxidants and botanicals in Resync Collagen and Resync Recovery can help keep your skin cells happy as they go through their short little lives!
Resync Collagen ⇒ stronger blood vessels & better circulation
⇒ better nutrient delivery ⇒ glowing skin, stronger nails & hair
Since Resync’s Collagen Blend supports your collagen and your heart health, you know that when you take it you’re directly supporting your skin, hair and nails at multiple levels. Supplement with intention and reap the benefits of looking and feeling your best!
Which Collagen is Best for Hair & Nails?
Resync’s Collagen Blend is unlike any other product out there, and we’re not just saying that because every other collagen supplement says it!
We don’t just give you the best collagen on the market. We’ve done the research to know that your collagen needs a couple of extra ingredients to make sure it can do its job.
*Results may vary from customer to customer. The experiences attested in this testimonial should not be expected by everyone.
Let me explain. The cells that make your hair need a constant supply of proper nutrients. You know when you pull out a hair and you see the root? That root makes a strand of hair with a constant supply of nutrients directly from your blood.
So, a strong heart and healthy blood veins ensure that your skin is getting vital nutrients.
Unfortunately many, many people don’t get enough blood circulation for all kinds of reasons. Aging, not exercising, chronic conditions… the list goes on. Because of this “nutrient-delivery issue”, we made a product that gets at the issue from both sides.
Resync gives your body the building blocks it craves to make healthier skin, and it gives you the maximum effect by making sure those building blocks can get to where they need to go.
Collagen types 1 and 3 can also strengthen your blood vessels (similar to how it strengthens your skin), which helps your blood deliver nutrients and clear toxins.
And besides the easy-to-digest collagen protein that you body craves, Resync also delivers natural ingredients that boost your circulation with something known as nitric oxide, or “N-O” for short.
Nitric oxide is what your blood veins use to relax, open up, and increase blood flow.
Red spinach extract is one of the most powerful sources of nitric oxide known. We use it alongside the antioxidant aronia berry extract and the time-tested standard, beetroot powder, to truly maximize the blood-vessel-opening effect of natural nitrates.
If you decide to supplement Resync Collagen Blend with Resync Recovery Blend, then you can also count on mango fruit powder (one of our favorite ingredients in the Recovery Blend!), a natural micro-circulation enhancer, to boost your circulation at even the tiniest level.
Can your other supplement brands say they help your skin and hair to get the most out of your collagen like that?
There really is no product that matches Resync’s commitment to transparency and quality or our unique beauty-supporting blend.
The tests confirm our reputation, the science backs up our claims. All that’s left is for you to experience what it means to Resync your Beauty!
What Is The Best Collagen Supplement?
If you want to know more about using collagen to look good, check out our article on collagen for beauty at any age here.
If you want to dive deep into all the reasons Collagen is a must-have for your beauty routine, try out a bottle of our collagen and we’ll give you a free copy of our ebooks: “Collagen 101: The Ultimate Guide to Improve Skincare, Joint Health & Energy”, “7 Drinks to Guarantee You You Look, Feel & Perform Your Best”, and "The Best Strategies to Resync Your Performance & Recovery With Collagen".
If you want to know which collagen powder to buy, what different certifications mean, and what products return the best results, check out our buyers guide here:
But if you’re ready to do the work yourself, examining every product label in the supplement aisle, here’s our guide on how to choose the best collagen supplement:
You already know that Resync is one of the highest quality, most well-tested products out there, and now you know why Resync Collagen Blend is so good for looking good on the outside!
Look for our next article on the topic, where I’ll tell you about the best collagen for weight loss and performance enhancement.
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