What is collagen?
Collagen is an abundant protein that lives in all of our connective tissue, and gives skin its firmness. (AKA: it keeps skin from wrinkling and sagging). Think of it as scaffolding on a building. Our body produces collagen throughout our lifetime, but the production starts slowing down as we approach our mid-twenties (yes, that young!)
The majority of collagen in our bodies is made up of three types: type one gives skin its firmness, type two makes up our joints and type three gives tissue its elasticity.
The collagen protein is too large to penetrate or affect the surface of your skin to do any good. It really ends up just sitting on our skin until it's washed off. However, when collagen is taken orally, the benefits are amazing. It increases levels of collagen helping brighten and tighten the skin to give you a beautiful glow.