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August 1, 2013 Reviewed by Marta 3 Comments

Collagen is our most abundant protein, accounting for around 30% of the protein content of the human body. Collagen gives skin its elasticity and strength. It’s inevitable degradation as we age causes wrinkles. There are anti-aging products that contain collagen (usually animal or fish derived), but I am not fully convinced that dabbing collagen on our skin, begets more collagen. However, there are clues as to what to look out for in the building blocks of collagen in our bodies. For example proline, an amino acid, makes up 17% of collagen; and vitamin C is important to collagen formation. Certain growth factors and synthetics peptides, such as Matrixyl, have research backup showing their impact on collagen production. So here are my Five Best with collagen-boosting actives.

  • September 10, 2013

    by Laurel

    I keep reading that life cell is the best. I also have read that the product must contain Q 10. I guess who eve has the best advertising budget works. Please comment if you have information on this. I am even finding basic body lotion with Q10 and face creams

  • August 5, 2013

    by Marta

    Hi Carol, I took a look at Skin Revelations and could not find a full list of ingredients. Nor is there any way to contact the company. The only contact form that they have is to recruit physicians to sell the line. Not very consumer friendly.

  • August 4, 2013

    by Carol

    I've come across a brand called Skin Revelations . Would love to have Marta review their products. Their reconstructive serum looks promising. Ingredients include Key Ingredients: Tripeptide-1 (PEPTIDE), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (PEPTIDE), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (PEPTIDE), Capric Triglyceride, Teprenone (PEPTIDE), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 (PEPTIDE), Hydroxypropyl Cyclodertrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 38 (PEPTIDE), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vit.Ester-C), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl- Hydroxythreonine (PEPTIDE), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate (PEPTIDE), Sodium Hyaluronate Niacinamide (Vit. B3), Panthanol (Vit. B5). I'm a little hesitant to purchase from a company that only lists "key" ingredients, and not a full list of ingredients. Any advice is welcome! Thank you!

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