Collagen is one of the most important proteins in our bodies, and in particular in our skin, and collagen replacement as we age is essential.
But most collagen treatments don't actually resupply our skin's store of collagen.
Collagen is an extremely important protein for our bodies, and our skin, because it is extremely strong and forms fibers, or strands, that help hold us all together.
And collagen in our skin helps keep our skin firmer and more elastic, and more supple.
Pinch a piece of your skin and pull and let go and it snaps back into place.
It's collagen that supplies that "snap".
Well at least our skin snaps back into place if we're young, but as we age that "snap" back reduces.
Why? Because as we age our skin starts to lose it's essential supply of collagen, and doesn't produce as much as it did.
Gradually our levels of skin collagen reduce, and that is one of the major causes of our wrinkles, lines, crows feet and sagging skin that we seem to be stricken with as we age.
Basically our skin is losing it's "snap".
It's losing it's skin elasticity, and is suffering more and more from the forces of gravity.
So the question is, how do we restore our skin's supply of collagen as we age? Are there collagen skin care treatments that successfully restore our skin's collagen supplies? Do collagen treatments work? The basic answer is that most collagen skin care products don't restore our skin supply at all.
Traditional collagen skin care treatments found in most anti aging and skin care products revolve around adding it to that bottle of moisturizer or night cream or day cream or whatever cream it is that is promoted as an anti aging cream.
Sadly though, there is no evidence that supplying collagen to the skin can result in the skin increasing it's supply of collagen, because it is not known if skin collagen can even absorb any more.
And it is known that collagen molecules are too big to penetrate the skin anyway, so any applied topically to the skin remains on the surface of the skin, unable to penetrate.
So why would these skin care and anti aging companies put it in those bottles of skin care products if it really doesn't actually do anything? Because when people see collagen listed on the label they buy the products, and those collagen skin care products you see on the shelves sell like crazy.
So it's in the bottle.
But there is a product that is known to restore skin collagen.
It doesn't do it by adding it to the skin, because that isn't shown to work.
It does it by stimulating the skin to make more of it's own.
If the skin produces it's own supplies that has to work, because the skin is restoring it's own stock of collagen itself.
It's a product called Cynergy TK, and it's found in the best natural skin care products.
It's very effective, studies have shown visible results within a month.
But it's expensive, so the big brands don't use it.
Why would they when their anti aging products sell like crazy with cheaper ingredients.
But there are small niche skin care companies that make excellent collagen skin care products using Cynergy TK.
They can't possibley compete with the big brands on marketing, because they can't afford the TV advertising, so they compete on product quality instead.
So when they get a new customer they usually get a customer for life.
And their products are cost competitive because they don't need to factor in the cost of TV advertising.
But because they don't advertise you are unlikely to know their name.
So if you're looking for effective collagen skin care treatments they do exist, but you need to work a little harder to find them.