How Does Collagen Benefit Your Skin?

How Does Collagen Benefit Your Skin?

Collagen is essential for healthy, radiant skin. Discover more about the benefits of collagen when it comes to your skin from the experts at Carol Joy London.

Collagen is a protein that is produced naturally within the human body. It provides the main framework for our cells, helping to support our muscles and tissues. Collagen also helps maintain your skin cells, keeping your skin looking smooth and enhancing strength and elasticity.

We utilise a Triple-Action Collagen system for science-backed skincare that delivers truly visible, anti-ageing results.

Our collagen skincare range features Pure Collagen, clinically proven to plump skin and keep your complexion looking radiant while simultaneously reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen benefits for skin

So, what does collagen do for your skin? This hero ingredient:

• boasts anti-ageing properties, working to reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles
• keeps your skin looking plump and youthful, providing you with a radiant complexion
• firms and smooths the surface of your skin
• hydrates dry, tight and uncomfortable skin while also improving blood flow
• boasts wound-healing properties – this is particularly useful for those who struggle with scarring from acne.

If you’re still wondering why collagen is good for you, it’s worth remembering that someone lacking in collagen may experience:

• dull, saggy and wrinkled skin
• thin, dry skin
• dry or brittle hair
• dry or brittle nails
• stiff or painful joints
• trouble with skin healing.

Our bodies naturally produce less collagen as we age – this is why young children and teens have such plump, bouncy skin, while more mature skin tends to have more lines and can feel dry.

Using firming and anti-ageing skincare in your 20s is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking youthful for longer. These products can act as preventative measures, further stimulating your skin’s natural production of collagen.

Don’t worry if you haven’t been using anti-ageing skincare from a young age – these targeted products will still have a positive effect on more mature skin, working to soften wrinkles and give you a radiant glow.

Your collagen-boosting skincare routine

Collagen delivers the best results when incorporated into a regular skincare routine that features a range of skincare products .

Collagen-infused serums and moisturisers are a great way to incorporate collagen products into your everyday routine. You should follow a targeted skincare routine that addresses your specific skin concerns – however, there are a number of basic steps that everyone should take. If you have a particular skin concern or want a routine that targets your specific skin type, take a look at our in-depth skincare routine guide.

Basic morning routine

Your morning routine should include these four essential steps:

1. Cleanse.
2. Apply a serum.
3. Moisturise.
4. Apply SPF.

Basic night-time routine

 We recommend that your nighttime routine should feature a couple of extra steps to ensure your skin receives extra care and hydration before you go to sleep:

1. Cleanse.
2. Tone.
3. Apply a serum.
4. Apply an eye cream.
5. Moisturise.

If you’re looking for instant collagen benefits for your face and skin, try our Pure Collagen Spray to plump and smooth your complexion in just one spray. This is the perfect way to give your skin a little boost, whether it becomes part of your morning skincare routine, or you pop the spray in your handbag for a little lift when you’re out and about.

Further collagen treatments, such as facemasks and eye masks, can be used once or twice weekly for truly radiant, healthy skin. Always check the instructions on your specific product for the correct frequency of use.

Our collagen collection utilises a Triple-Action Collagen approach. Using multiple products across our range allows you to harness the power of Collagen Peptides, Soluble Collagen Molecules and Native Collagen Fibres for skin that looks radiant, plump and youthful every day.

Our Insoluble Collagen cools, calms and hydrates the upper layers of the skin, while our Soluble Collagen Molecules are absorbed further into the skin to plump and deeply hydrate.

It’s true that most collagen cannot penetrate your skin barrier, but our Collagen Peptides have been specially formulated to be small enough to do so. Instead of sitting on top of the skin, our Peptides sink in deeply, acting like messengers for your other cells. They send signals to the fibroblasts (the cells that help to form connective tissue) to produce more collagen and elastin, helping you achieve the skin of your dreams.

How to protect your collagen

So, what does collagen do for your body? As well as plumping and smoothing skin, collagen also helps to maintain the health of your muscles and bones. There are a number of lifestyle choices that, when paired with a regular skincare regime, can help your body and skin retain high levels of collagen.

In order to protect your collagen, you should:

• drink plenty of water
• eat collagen-rich foods, including eggs, skin-on chicken and sardines
• eat antioxidant-rich foods, including berries, kale and dark chocolate, to help neutralise free radicals
• regularly apply SPF.

To prevent premature collagen loss, you should avoid:

• smoking
• excessive drinking
• regularly eating highly processed foods, such as crisps and biscuits.

If you have more mature skin, you might want to consider applying a night cream or night-time serum as part of your evening skincare routine to help lock in moisture. Follow this application with an at-home facial massage using a facial roller to stimulate blood flow and collagen production.


Is collagen good for your skin?

Yes, in fact, collagen is essential for our skin health and radiance.

Collagen helps to keep your skin plump, firm and hydrated. Collagen-infused skincare can help to reduce the signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a radiant glow.

When collagen skincare is used as part of a regular, daily routine, it will help to limit the signs of skin ageing. Once you have been using the products for a number of weeks, you should start to see significant results.

At what age can I use collagen skincare?

Collagen skincare can be used at any age to produce anti-ageing results.

For the best results, you should start using collagen skincare in your 20s as a preventative measure – this is when your body’s natural collagen production begins to drop off. However, you can still see positive anti-ageing results if you start using collagen skincare later in life.

Very young tweens and teens do not need to use collagen skincare. Their skin already contains plenty of the protein and therefore the products will have little to no effect.

Are there different types of collagen?

Yes, there are 28 different types of collagen, with five main types found throughout the body. Type one makes up to 90% of the collagen within your body and provides structure to your bones, skin and more.

Type two collagen provides support for your joints, while type three is found throughout your body, including within your arteries. Type four is found within the different layers of your skin and type five can be found in the corneas, hair and even the placenta.

Many skincare products contain bovine or marine collagen. Bovine collagen helps with skin healing and repair. Marine collagen can improve your overall skin health, as well as that of your hair and nails.

Our collagen skincare utilises Native Collagen Fibres, Soluble Collagen Molecules and Collagen Peptides – these hero ingredients work together to plump and smooth your skin from within. Our Collagen Peptides are small enough to penetrate your skin barrier and get to work from inside, providing your skin with structure and smoothing fine lines.

Collagen skincare provides multiple anti-ageing benefits, smoothing skin and fine lines. It also delivers effective hydration and gives your skin a radiant glow.

Discover our full skincare range and unlock the youthful skin you’ve always dreamed of.