Photography: Emma Palmer
Collagen is a hugely hyped buzzword in the skincare world, but does it really help to plump and boost your skin? “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it plays a crucial role in the structure and elasticity of skin,” says Tammy Yaiser, VP of Product Development at Algenist. “Over time, the pace of collagen depletion accelerates, resulting in a loss of elasticity, wrinkles and even sagging skin,” she adds.
Skincare products that contain collagen can help to stimulate your body’s own production, which can give your skin a much firmer, youthful look. Here are five of our go-to collagen skincare essentials for a serious plump…
This lightweight day cream has an impressive plumping effect on skin, leaving it looking and feeling much firmer. It also offer a welcome dose of hydration and daily SPF 30 protection from both UBA and UVB rays, without any unwanted white cast. We also found that this formula sits perfectly under makeup.
Your skin is at its most receptive at night and this rich night moisturiser offers the finest repairing and plumping ingredients. It actually contains a vegan alternative to collagen to not only promote new collagen production but to actually put collagen back in to your skin. It’s also packed with ceramides to help fight signs of ageing whilst you sleep. Expect to wake up to radiant, healthy looking skin.
Help to smooth out fine lines and brighten dark circles with this rejuvenating eye creams. Packed full of antioxidants, including vitamins B, C and E, your eyes look fresher and well-rested. Use your ring finger to gently tap the formula onto skin in the morning and evening for the best results.
With a powerful blend of 16 super nutrients, including bakuchiol (you can read more about this all-natural retinol alternative here), this powerful serum targets wrinkles and dark spots by helping to repair and soothe damaged skin. You’ll love the dewy glow it leaves behind too.
For A Morning Boost
This lightweight, action-packed serum works wonders for giving your skin a boost first thing. Te almost-instant results include smoothing out fine lines, long-lasting hydration and dewy radiant – not too dissimilar to a post-facial glow. Longer term, this formula also helps to boost your own collagen production too.