skin plus is an incredible beauty supplement contain five essential ingredients formulated specifically to combat the signs of ageing.
Key ingredients include Collagen hydrolysate, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, these key elements are proven to work within the body to retain flexibility, mobility and moisture retention within the skin. Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promoting a more youthful look.
The benefits of collagen supplementation are widely known and research has confirmed the role of collagen within the body and how a supplement can aid in the natural production of collagen whilst supplementing the body’s natural levels.
Ingredients and benefits
Collagen hydrolysate, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A, Gelatin
- Collagen forms a key component of the skin, hair and nails. Collagen makes up for 90% of skin proteins – the largest organ in the body which is significantly affected by the ageing process and menopause. It appears that women lose collagen at a faster rate than men during ageing, a process which is accelerated following menopause. A variety of symptoms are increased in post-menopausal women associated with a reduction in oestrogen including epidermal thinning, declining dermal collagen content, dryness, decreased laxity, bruising and impaired hearing. A recent study reported a reduction in patchy discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye following collagen supplementation. Whilst there are only a limited number of scientific studies examining the role of collagen supplementation on the skin, these recent findings offer some exciting possibilities in slowing the ageing process and maintaining skin health. The role of collagen in maintaining healthy nails and hair has long been known, with a vast array of topical (creams, gels etc.) products available on the high street. Anecdotal evidence supports the use of collagen in topical products and there is a growing recognition for the role of collagen supplementation in promoting hair and nail health.
Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Each collagen molecule resembles a microscopic rope which is extremely strong and flexible. – Professor Greg Whyte
- Hyaluronic acid plays a major role within the body, it is found in all connective tissue and occurs naturally in the dermis of the skin, incredibly it has the ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water. This ability to retain moisture is what promotes it as an anti-ageing saviour. The reduction of Hyaluronic acid within the body starts at an early age, 18-20 yrs old, this depletion of Hyaluronic acid leads to a lack of moisture within the skin leading to dryness, fine lines and wrinkles, all the signs associated with premature aging.
- Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen within the body. When collagen molecules are formed vitamin C molecules are destroyed. It is essential in the production in procollagen (a precursor) to the collagen molecule. Therefore no heart or blood vessel can survive without vitamin C.
As the conversion from procollagen to collagen takes place a reaction occurs that replaces a hydroxyl group, OH, for a hydrogen atom, H. The proline residues are then converted to hydroxyproline and secure the chains in the triple helix of collagen. A reaction occurs transforming the lysine residue to hydroxylysine, linking the triple helices into the tissues. Vitamin C serves in inducing both these reactions.
- The mineral zinc has proven properties that help to maintain healthy skin. It is able to support immune system function and is also believed to have antioxidant properties which help to slow down the ageing process.
- Vitamin E has numerous health benefits, it processes antioxidant qualities, having the ability to fight free radical damage caused by our environment. It also has the ability to regulate Vitamin A within the body making it a skincare essential.
- Vitamin A helps in the repair of skin cells, offering antioxidant protection for the body and in turn promoting a more youthful appearance.
Three capsules per night.
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