52 Results for "collagen"

Article 31 Items

  • Science & Ingredients
    What Causes Skin Aging?

    Wrinkles, altered pigmentation, loss of skin tone… we all associate these changes with skin aging. Age-related skin changes are the result of genetically programmed changes (intrinsic factors)...

  • Skin Conditions
    New Age: No Time Like the Present

    As Americans of the 21st century, we sometimes beat ourselves up for our youth-obsession. More traditional cultures, we remind ourselves, honor elders. We berate ourselves for being shallow and vain ...

  • Science & Ingredients
    The Cure-All for Your Eyes

    Worried about fine lines? Wrinkles? Uneven tone? Furrow no more. As early as your mid-20s, you may start to notice the very first signs of aging, with the eyes usually leading the wrinkle brigade. Re...

  • Skin Conditions
    Structural Changes Associated with Aging Skin

    If we look at skin that has only endured normal intrinsic or chronological aging, without environmental influences, it is smooth and generally unblemished. There are exaggerated expression lines on t...

  • Alternative Therapies
    What Is Cellulite?

    Few subjects have elicited more debate and controversy amongst the scientific community and professional skin and body therapists than that of cellulite. For years, many in the medical community ha...

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Glossary Term 16 Items

  • Magnesium Sulfate

    Part of the hydrolyzed algin complex that maintains metalloenzymes (collagenase, elastase, etc.) at optimum activity to repair damaged skin tissue.

  • Manganese Sulfate

    Part of the hydrolyzed Algin complex that maintains metalloenzymes (collagenase, elastase, etc.) at optimum activity to repair damaged skin tissue.

  • Zostera Marina Extract

    Commonly known as Sea Grass, accelerates collagen synthesis and promotes skin suppleness.

  • Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate

    A Vitamin C derivative that inhibits melanin formation and stimulates collagen formation.

  • Ascorbic Acid

    Vitamin C, antioxidant, essential for collagen synthesis, water-soluble.

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Ask the Experts 5 Items

  • Science & Ingredients
    When a product claims to stimulate collagen produc...

    Collagen is a very large group of proteins and is a main component of connective tissues (joints, cartilage) and skin. Because of its size, putting it on the skin will not likely penetrate on its own...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    What is the best treatment for deep wrinkles above...

    Ridding of deep lines really requires the care of a dermatologist for an injectable filler like Restylane or a laser resurfacing procedure. To soften lines, look for a treatment product that contains...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    How do broken capillaries and thread veins occur? ...

    These veins can be caused by many factors, such as allergies, hot water, friction, incorrect extractions, etc. The walls contain collagen, and with constant expansion due to increased blood flow, the...

  • Methods & Modalities
    What is the difference between Fraxel, Co2 & Titan...

    There are many types of lasers and light therapies available today and new technologies enter the market place daily! There are invasive or ablative lasers (which remove skin through cell destruction...

  • Skin Conditions & Treatments
    Is there anything I can do/buy for my boyfriend th...

    Crater scaring is a tough condition to treat. What has happened is white blood cells attacked not only the bacteria of acne but also his new collagen and elastin, creating the scaring. While microder...