The skin-firming benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen
Our skin is the largest organ of our body which covers and protects all the internal organs of our body. The proteins are the building blocks of skin which keep our skin smooth and firm. Without proper proteins or deficiency of proteins can make our skin look loose, wrinkled and crepey. As a fact, the three proteins that make the basic structure of our skin are Collagen, Elastin, and Keratin.
Out of these three, collagen makes up almost 30% of the total protein content of our body.
What are Hydrolyzed Collagen?
Collagen is a protein fiber in our body which is made of numerous peptide bonds between amino acid molecules. This protein fiber structure is also found in the dermal layer of our skin which keeps our skin stretched firm and smooth. If this collagen protein structure breaks down or collapses due to internal or external factors, it leads to wrinkle-formation making our skin look old.
There are various reasons why collagen structures would collapse, from unhealthy diet practices to harmful weather conditions to the process of aging. All these are responsible for causing damage to skin collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a smaller, broken-down version of collagen that is soluble in the bloodstream. It is also made up of amino acid molecules forming peptide bonds.
Hydrolyzed collagen is extracted from mainly two sources:
- Cow’s meat(and bones)
- Marine organisms such as fish
Collagen extracted from the second source is called marine collagen.
Why use Hydrolyzed Collagen for Skincare?
When aging signs start to show up, fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots pop up at random areas of our face. This happens because the collagen structure beneath that skin layer is breaking down. And it may be time to provide collagen from outside.
Our body contains collagen in the form of long chain fiber. If we took it topically or orally, it would take too long to be absorbed in our skin or bloodstream. That makes it ineffective. That is why collagen is broken down into smaller parts through the process of hydrolysis so that it can get easily absorbed. This process of hydrolysis turns collagen into hydrolyzed collagen, which is a more efficient version of collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen easily penetrates our skin easily and thus can reach the places in our skin where it is needed the most. It supports and improves the collagen in our body to give us visibly smoother, healthier and firmer skin.
The Ageless series of Bee Elite Essentials uses the highest quality marine hydrolyzed collagen to craft the products. Its smaller molecules easily penetrate the skin and protect the collagen structure for long.
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