What is collagen used for?


Collagen is a protein found in most organs in your body. 75% of it is present in your skin, structuring it and allowing it to remain firm. In other words, it is THE key protein for your skin. In dermatology, collagen is often referred to as the "architect of the skin". In addition to maintaining its firmness, it contributes to its strength as well as its smooth appearance.

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1. Collagen is actually a combination of several collagens

Today, 29 different types of collagen are known, at least 12 of which are found in the skin. The main collagens, the ones you'll hear most often about when it comes to your skin and skincare, are type 1 and type 3 collagens.

  • Collagen 1 is one of the essential building blocks that make up the skin cells. It alone accounts for 90% of all collagen proteins in the human body. Due to its molecular structure, it plays a role in maintaining cellular bonds.
  • Collagen 3, on the other hand, ensures, among other functions, the elasticity and firmness of your skin.
  • Another collagen whose importance is increasingly understood in dermatology is collagen 13: it is thought to play a crucial role in the cohesion of the epidermis.

2. Collagen loss is a natural phenomenon

During aging, the properties of collagen are gradually lost, at a rate of 1% per year. With menopause, this phenomenon accelerates and this figure of 1% per year can rise to 30%. Collagen loss is also amplified by external phenomena such as sun exposure or atmospheric pollution.

Don't let that stop you from having beautiful skin at any age! Collagen loss coincides with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but wrinkles are part of your beauty. They testify to your smiles, your bursts of laughter, your sadness...

Luckily, collagen has another exciting quality when you take a close look at dermatology: it can be recreated.

3. Collagen regenerates

Collagen plays a crucial role in skin repair and regeneration. Through ongoing research, we continually discover its potential in skincare. Enhanced collagen levels can lead to effective anti-aging results. At Diadermine, we harness dermatological expertise to offer suitable, natural collagen boosters. Nighttime is pivotal for skin regeneration, making it ideal for collagen-boosting skincare routines. Prioritize cleansing to optimize absorption of night cream, ensuring your skin benefits fully.

4. Collagen can be stimulated by botanical actives

Our dermatological expertise leads us to combine ever greater performance and naturalness. In our Lift + Bio range, composed of 99% ingredients of natural origin, we use formulas with botanical active ingredients such as organic hemp oil, vegetable hyaluronic acid and algae extracts. Their combination in the Anti-Aging Day Cream and the Anti-Aging Night Cream stimulates the natural production of collagen fibers and firms the skin. All while soothing and moisturizing it.

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