Why Does Our Skin Age?
Among its many functions, the skin serves as a protective system for the body against external aggressors like the sun, pollution, tobacco, cosmetics, and makeup. Because it's highly exposed to environmental factors, the skin undergoes changes that affect not only its appearance but also its overall health, especially when it fails to act effectively as a shield.
However, skin aging is influenced by multiple factors. These external factors combine with intrinsic mechanisms of aging such as:
- Reduced activity of the sebaceous and sweat glands (resulting in less flexible, drier skin)
- Slower cell renewal rates: Dead cells accumulate on the skin's surface, leading to a duller complexion.
- A decrease in the number of melanocytes, causing irregular pigmentation.
- Loss of dermal elasticity: The skin becomes less taut, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
Additionally, a sedentary lifestyle leads to reduced oxygenation of all tissues, dehydration, an imbalanced and ultra-processed diet, and stress. Stress is particularly harmful as it induces oxidation in cells and reduces collagen synthesis.
All these factors contribute, among other things, to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin.
The hydrolysed fish collagen
To counteract the loss of collagen and elastin, the cosmetic industry is constantly developing new products. A wealth of scientific studies demonstrates the beneficial effects of Type I hydrolysed collagen proteins on skin elasticity, wrinkle and cellulite reduction, hydration, nail growth, and skin protection.
However, to reap the benefits of collagen, the proteins must pass through the intestinal membrane to enter the bloodstream and then reach the skin and cartilage (a concept known as bioavailability). Research has shown that hydrolysed collagen has high bioavailability in humans.
Other studies have also highlighted the antibacterial and antioxidant actions of hydrolysed collagen, as well as its role in improving calcium absorption in the intestines, as the calcium binds to collagen to cross the intestinal barrier.
Now you understand why COLLAGEN BEAUTY SUPERPOWDER by PARANTAGA® produces such excellent results for the skin. Each individual sachet contains 4g of hydrolysed fish collagen. To further boost its effectiveness, we've added three other crucial ingredients for the skin: Acerola cherries and sea buckthorn berries for their high level of flavonoids (natural antioxidants) and vitamin C, another antioxidant that contributes to collagen synthesis. Lastly, green tea is added for its exceptional level of epigallocatechin gallate, one of the most potent natural antioxidants. This synergy enhances the effects of collagen, leading to firmer skin and a reduction in wrinkles.
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