Collagen benefits for the skin

Feeling lost in the labyrinth of skin care products? Want to cut through the noise and find that one anti-ageing product to trust for your skin? Look no further—Collagen benefits for the skin, allow Collagen supplements to claim a lasting throne. 

Collagen seems to be the lasting champion for those seeking glowing, youthful skin. But what’s the science behind Collagen’s age-reversing effects? Is it really the ultimate solution to the ‘’Foutain of Youth’’?

Join us as we unpack why Collagen is your skin’s missing VIP, how to make the most of it, and why Avea’s Collagen Activator should be at the top of your must-have list. Don’t just take our word for it—we come armed with scientific facts and glowing customer reviews.

What is Collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. Remember amino acids– the building blocks of proteins? Well, Collagen has a special helical structure, rich in glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline amino acids.

collagen amino acid and protein
Collagen structure

These give the protein its high resistance structure and ability to expand to almost about 90% of its original size and return to its original state. Together with elastin, Collagen provide support and mechanical resistance to our skin.

Collagen benefits for the skin

collagen function in the skin
Collagen structure

Collagen

  • acts as the scaffolding for your skin, bones, and tissues. 
  • provides firmness and elasticity.
  • helps maintain your skin’s youthful appearance. 
  • provides your skin with essential components for both elastin and collagen
  • is attached to the fibroblast receptors in the dermis to initiate the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid.

Collagen loss with ageing

Starting from your 20s onward, you begin losing 1-1.5% of your collagen every year.

The dermis, structuring the entire skin, becomes less dense, leading to weakening of the epidermis. This results with a loss of elasticity, increase in skin thickness, and the eventual appearance of wrinkles.

Besides a natural decline in Collagen production with age, Collagen fibres also undergo damage from external factors, including UV rays, pollution, smoking, or an unbalanced diet. 

Extrinsic ageing leads to the increased production and activity of enzymes (MMPs), responsible for the degradation of Collagen. Production and activity of MMPs inhibitors also decrease, triggering further Collagen loss.

collagen loss graph
Collagen levels decrease with age

Collagen is a protein with a long life span– making it an ideal target for slow enzymatic reactions like glycation. Think of glycation as a caramelisation process, causing Collagen fibres to become stiff, leading to loss of skin elasticity, sagging, wrinkles, and more.

Glycation is a chemical reaction mainly caused by the excess sugar we ingest, but also oxidative stress and UV radiation. Inflammation further triggers oxidation reactions, which destroy Collagen structure and function. 

Collagen as supplements

Hydrolysed Collagen (peptides or amino acids) have been shown to promote anti-ageing skin changes:

  • decreased wrinkle formation
  • increased skin elasticity
  • increased hydration
  • increased collagen content, density & synthesis

Topical vs. Oral Collagen

Topical Collagen might not infiltrate the skin completely, due to its high molecular weight. 

Oral Collagen peptides or amino acids are absorbed relatively quickly due to their lower molecular weight, being distributed easily across different tissues. 

Oral Collagen ingestion may improve mechanical properties of your skin by increasing both the density and diameter of collagen fibrils. They have been shown to enhance skin moisture, reducing wrinkles and roughness.

Why choose Avea’s Collagen Activator?

Avea Collagen Activator

The Avea Collagen Activator is an ideal blend, providing benefits above and beyond collagen production.

A lab researched, vegan, Collagen precursor – our ingredients

ColgevityTM

Our patent-pending Collagen precursor developed with ETH scientists. Increases Collagen synthesis and extends lifespan and healthspan in model organisms. It consists of three amino acids – glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, the building blocks of Collagen fibres.

Calcium AKG

Naturally found in our body but declines with age. Involved in Collagen production and can improve skin appearance. Supports mitochondrial health, lowers inflammation and has been shown to reverse biological age. The Calcium form is used for best bioavailability.

Acerola Cherry

Contains highly bioavailable Vitamin C. Strengthens your immune system and provides cardioprotective effects. Vitamin C plays an active role in Collagen synthesis, as it stimulates natural Collagen production and helps keep your body’s Collagen network strong.

Astaxanthin

A carotenoid and red pigment found in algae. It is one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. Highly anti-inflammatory, reduces oxidative stress, protects skin from UV damage and enhances Collagen production to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles.

Debunking myths on Collagen


MYTH #1: You can’t supplement with collagen if you are vegetarian/vegan.
Of course, marine, bovine, porcine, and chicken collagen can never be vegan or vegetarian. BUT, hear this out. Animal-free collagen analogues are already in the picture! Scientists are already producing forms of collagen derived from genetically modified yeast and bacteria. Let’s call them collagen boosters – plant-based supplements that contain all the ingredients our bodies need to make and maintain that extra collagen. Thanks to science!

MYTH #2: Collagen supplements only benefit the skin.
Hold onto your seat because this one will blow your mind away. No, but seriously, collagen supplements have been scientifically proven to benefit more than simply providing more hydration and glow to your skin. In fact, they are known to significantly improve joint wellbeing, reduce osteoarthritis pain and osteoporosis, promote nail and hair health, strengthen your bones, improve gut health, as well as optimising muscle recovery and function. Best part? They carry no side effects.

 MYTH #3: I’m too young to feel or see any of the benefits.
See, this one depends! Before age 20, we’re in our peak collagen-producing days. So there’s not any need to supplement it. But, studies show that we lose about 1% – 1.5% of our collagen every year once we hit our 20s. Definitely not a ticking time bomb, but remember that we all age at different rates – depending on genetics, diet, smoking habits, UV exposure, and more. If you want to keep shining and thriving in your 80s, might as well add collagen amongst your top list of supplements.

Fact vs. myth on collagen

How to use Avea’s Collagen Activator?

1. When to use: Best taken at night when your skin is in repair mode.

2. How often: Daily.

3. Dosage: One serving as per package instructions.

How long does Collagen supplement take to work?

Like any effective solution, Collagen isn’t a quick fix. It takes consistent use over a few weeks to see substantial changes. Our customers report feeling benefits within a month of daily supplementing.

collagen activator review

Why increase Collagen levels?

Years of research show the importance of Collagen for: 

  • Hydration: Collagen holds water like a sponge, keeping your skin hydrated and plump.
  • Elasticity: boosts skin’s resilience and elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines.
  • Wound healing: supports tissue regeneration, speeding up the healing of scars and imperfections.
  • Joint health: Well, think of collagen as the lubricant for your joints.
  • Bone health: Your bones are not just solid minerals but also contain collagen, which provides a certain amount of flexibility.
  • Hair and nails: supports stronger nails and can impart a natural shine to your hair.

Ready to bring out your inner glow? Avea’s Collagen Activator is available on our website, trusted by holistic health enthusiasts for its quality, safety, and efficacy.

Your skin is waiting, what are you waiting for?

By Aishani Rajarai

Aishani Rajarai is a scientific writer and neuroscience enthusiast. She holds a BSc in biochemistry and cell biology, and a minor in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Her mission at Avea is to bring the science of longevity through blog posts, newsletters, podcasts, and social media content to the public, so people can live a healthier, longer, and happier life.

Aishani Rajarai is a scientific writer and neuroscience enthusiast. She holds a BSc in biochemistry and cell biology, and a minor in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Her mission at Avea is to bring the science of longevity through blog posts, newsletters, podcasts, and social media content to the public, so people can live a healthier, longer, and happier life.