Let’s face it, there are “only” about a million moisturizers to choose from, whether you are shopping online, in the department store or your local discount chain. And, I haven’t seen one that isn’t marketed to make you look younger, or give you better skin.
That’s not to say some of them don’t work. Your job is to find out how to separate the hype from the reality.
This article will help.
First, the most popular fad products these days seems to be collagen moisturizers — which, as the name suggests, purport to replace the collagen your skin is losing as you age.
Skin care companies all want to stand out and have the best, most popular product and if promises about collagen work, then that’s what they try to sell you. After all, we are all conscious of aging–if you aren’t, then you are too young to be thinking about collagen moisturizers–and what better way to sell a product than to appeal to our collective fear of looking old?
So, what is a collagen moisturizer and what does it promise to do for you?
There are many products in every price range from under twenty dollars to several hundred that make the claim to replace collagen.
So our first job is to understand what collagen is.
Collagen is a protein found throughout our bodies–especially in the lower layer of the skin (the dermis). It functions as a framework for the skin, helping it to fight off environmental factors and wrinkles from repetitive motions.
Remember when your mother told you not to make that face because you would freeze that way? Well, she wasn’t exactly right, but the loss of collagen from our skin causes wrinkles in that lower layer when it can’t spring back after holding a frown.
Your skin, as it ages, is less able to hold off the power of gravity and facial movements and that’s when the lines and wrinkles start to show up. Some of them are just fine, surface lines, while others are deep wrinkles in the brow. They all have the lack of collagen to blame.
Collagen moisturizers currently on the market make the claim that they can actually put this protein back into your skin, but the science on these is flawed.
Collagen molecules are actually too large to be absorbed through the skin in the form of a moisturizer or other topical cream. If you choose a collagen moisturizer, you will be smearing your skin with collagen, but it won’t be getting into that dermal layer to make any changes in the appearance of your skin.
You might not be doing yourself any physical harm, but you are definitely wasting money for a product that isn’t really doing what it promises to do.
Companies aren’t making false claims by calling these collagen moisturizers because they do actually contain collagen, but their assertions about making a positive change in the appearance of your skin just don’t pan out.
In short, they hope you remain uninformed about how collagen works. But luckily for you, you’ve found this article.
So what’s the solution?
Rather than wasting money on collagen moisturizers, you should look for natural skin care products that will help your skin rebuild its own stores of collagen and elastin and repair itself from the inside out, not the outside in.
Products that contain enzymes and antioxidants, and rich in essential oils and other soothing moisturizers will allow your skin to work better and look younger. Makuna honey is a powerful moisturizers and helps your skin repair itself.
Cynergy TK, too, is a largely unknown but clinically tested natural collagen stimulator.
Learn more about these ingredients at my web site and the products that I use which contain them.