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Definition: Collagen

This explanation is long overdue since this term comes up so often, especially in the context of skincare. Collagen is a long, fibrous, and extremely strong protein located inside of your body's connective tissue. It is what keeps skin looking plump and elastic, and it is abundant in cartilage, bones, ligaments, tendons, and teeth.

As we age, our bodies begin to produce less collagen. That's why mature skin can appear saggy, wrinkled, and less resilient. Some topical products tout collagen as an ingredient, and while it can help keep your skin moisturized, it can't replace collagen that's been lost. However, collagen can be injected into isolated areas of the skin to create a firmer, smoother appearance.


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Linda15182981 Linda15182981 3 years
The No No hair removal device is a SCAM it does not work. They do not give you your money back!!! The better Business Bureau Should be notified and class action suit filed. Don't waste your 300.00$$$$. You will be a very unhappy person after realizing you've been .....
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
Bella, thanks for all your help. :froggy:
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Check your messages, BeachBarbie. :)
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
Bella, I really haven't researched Botox or collagen injections. What I was wondering is, which is the safest between the two, if one were to go down this road? Also, is there any vitamins and/or foods and drinks we should be in-taking to reduce the loss or delay of losing collagen? From the article in the link above, which I skimmed, it sounds like adding a lot of Vit C to ones diet would be this true? Also, if you happen to know the pro's and con's between the two that would be absolutely wonderful. I'm almost 40, and I'm noticing some tiny fine lines. Or, do you know of an oil-free foundation that doesn't sink into fine lines? Again, I would be grateful for any help at all. Thank you for your time regarding this matter.
emalove emalove 9 years
I think I'm all set with the needle thing too...
mrsk02 mrsk02 9 years
I would not want anyone sticking needles in my face to prevent wrinkles.I will age gracefully,thank you.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Great explination!
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