Hello, you! Here’s another post on ingredients.
Today’s post will focus on ingredients that help to increase collagen levels and/or repair our skin as well as aid in our anti-aging adventure.
One of the ways to increase collagen levels is… most obviously add more collagen. As part of connective tissue in our skin that supports firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells, Collagen is vital for skin elasticity.
Products containing collagen use hydrolysed collagen and elastin which helps skin fatigued by time to rebuild the connective tissues for firmer skin.
Just like other organs in our body, our skin needs vitamins too. Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin, in particular Vitamin E, play a vital role in maintaining the health of our skin. As a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels, Vitamin is key to the production of collagen and hence gives our skin its firmness and strength.
Vitamin is also an important helper when it comes to repairing our skin as it helps to create scar tissue and ligaments, thus stimulating the process for our skin to repair itself.
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
Similar to Hyaluronic Acid in our last post, Co Q10 also naturally occurs in our bodies, as it is found in every cell of the body. With a main function of helping cells to produce energy and keeping them healthy, Co Q10 is an antioxidant that can boost skin repair and regeneration. It increases collagen and elastin within the skin, thus repairing damaged skin cells while replenishing our skin’s natural collagen levels.
Co Q10’s anti-aging properties also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Epidermal Growth Factors (EGF)
As naturally occurring proteins, EGF has potent skin regenerating abilities as they regulate cellular growth by attracting cells to unhealthy skin sites to trigger the skin’s healing response. EGF also stimulates collagen production and reverses harmful effects of the Sun by promoting the growth of new cells to replace injured cells.
EGF restores damaged skin by improving cell turnover for immediate smoothing, moisturising and firming effect on our skin by keeping the skin active and allows our skin to look young.
Hopefully, this post has helped you to understand (as much as we have while researching and writing) what the ingredients added in Japanese skincare does and how it helps the skin!