Pretty much every commercial for facial creams mentions it: collagen. Collagen benefits the skin by rejuvenating it, however, not all collagen products have the anti-aging effects of collagen facials though. We believe that it’s important to educate our clients on beauty, so they can select beauty products that actually work and maximize the results of our treatments. For that reason we’d like to tell you a little bit about collagen, its part in anti-aging, collagen facials and collagen facial benefits.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein – a large biological molecule – that makes up about 25 to 35% of all the proteins in our body. It’s mostly found in connective tissue; things like tendons, muscle and skin. The word collagen comes from the Latinized Greek word kolla which means “glue.” This is because back in the day skin from mammals would be burned and turned into glue. Collagen is what makes our skin elastic, firm. Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we get older this amount becomes less and less, declining with about 1% a year. Things like smoking, sun damage and a bad diet dramatically increase this number.
Do Collagen Creams Really Work?
Most collagen creams on the market that contain collagen are good for moisturization and a quick skin boost, but don’t actually increase collagen in the skin. This is because collagen is a large molecule that doesn’t easily penetrate the skin. Collagen molecules are sometimes made smaller by products though, so they can penetrate the skin somewhat better. High grade Serums with Hyaluronic acid would be the best choice.
What is a Collagen Facial?
At Serenity Bliss Holistic Spa, Collagen Booster Facial starts with a cleansing of skin with enzyme mask. After this we use our airbrush to gently infuse oxygen, vitamins and Collagen Booster to the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen Booster contains collagen messenger peptides that signal your skin to increase collagen production. Next we’ll give your face a tightening massage for increased blood circulation. When your skin is ready for the last steps you will get Sheep placenta concentrate jelly mask, amazing hydration and rejuvenation.
What Are the Collagen Facial Benefits?
Because our collagen facial uses collagen boosting products rather than creams that contain collagen, collagen in the skin actually increases, especially with repeated treatments. The exfoliation beforehand thins the outer layer of your skin, which helps it absorb the collagen booster better. The massage and moisturization give you a more even and glowing complexion. Effects are immediate, which makes it a perfect facial.