Type 1 collagen (as contained in Dr Spiller collagen cream) is the best type of collagen for use in a skin supplement, according to Organic Beauty and Skin. It is well established that collagen is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging.
As we get older, our body’s collagen production reduces which can result in an increase of wrinkles and fine lines, and decreasing smoothness and suppleness of the skin. The good news is that these signs of aging can be slowed down if your total body collagen levels can be increased. Since collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin people have turned to supplementation. The problem is the traditional sources of collagen (bovine, and porcine) were not considered to be all that well absorbed.
In recent times there has been an advancement in collagen supplementation with the emergence of collagen peptides (especially fish collagen peptide). Studies range in demonstration from showing increase absorption after ingestion1, to other positive efficacious markers of absorption such as the synthesis of new collagen fibers 2, and positive effects on the skin as would be expected by an increase in collagen.
Collagen is a protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues. It provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure.
Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures. Maximizing collagen levels through diet will keep skin supple.
Collagen is present throughout the body. To date, 29 types of collagen have been identified. Over 90% of the collagen in the body is of type 1-5, with the most abundant being Type 1.
Dr Spiller collagen cream contains a concentrated emulsion is rich in collagen hydrolysates, powerful anti-oxidant and moisture-binding properties to provide the skin with long-lasting anti-ageing protection.
The skin appears plump, smooth and radiant – it’s a bit like rewinding the clock.