Many people in the skincare industry today think of collagen as a buzz word for skin care products. If you search the web for information about skin care products you will find a lot of information about collagen and how best to promote collagen growth in the skin in order to reverse the effects of aging. Collagen is a protein that is used in most of your body including the largest organ, which is your skin. It is part of the material that surrounds and supports cells and is responsible for the flexibility and the strength of your skin. As we age it breaks down and wrinkles form. With all the hype, and all the products and creams that list collagen as an important ingredient, which one is best?

It turns out collagen is a large protein that can not pass through the skin, so any cream or lotion that contains collagen is wasting your time and money. Smearing collagen on your skin is not helpful at all since it can not be absorbed into the skin to be helpful in promoting collagen growth.

There is evidence and studies that show that ingesting the right kind of collagen can promote collagen growth, but since it is the most common form of protein more research is needed to determine the kind of collagen that should be ingested and under what dietary conditions.

Promoting the skins ability to produce collagen has shown in research to be very effective in reducing the wrinkles and effects of aging. As collagen levels increase the flexibility and strength of your skin returns and wrinkles lesson.

Some simple ingredients like Cynergy TK, and Nano-Lipobelle H EQ10 can be used for promoting an increase in the creation of new collagen and elastin within your skin. Cynergy TK is a combination of enzymes and protein complexes, while Nano-Lipobelle is a nano-emulsion form of the nutrient coenzyme Q10. Less technical ingredients like Phytessence Wakame is an exotic kelp, native to the Japanese Sea. It can be used to block a harmful enzyme in your body called hyaluronidase that breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin.

Still to technical or obscure? How about grape seed oil or even avocado oil? Grape seed oil can be used in the prevention of collagen breakdown associated with collagen diseases and aging. The avocado produces rich and deeply-penetrating oil, which has been valued for thousands of years for its healing and moisturizing properties for the skin.

As you can now see, there are many ingredients that can be used to protect or promote the growth of collagen in your skin. These ingredients, when used properly can be used to maintain or increase the amount of collagen in your skin and reduce the impact of aging.