How to increase collagen production ｜ Anti-aging｜ Environ
Environ has a range of anti-aging products to address mature skin concerns such as sagging, wrinkles, lines and dull skin. With vitamins and various peptides, they aim to promote the metabolism of the fibroblasts that are involved in the production of collagen and elastin.
There are various different types of peptides, whose components are a combination of the amino acids that make up proteins.
The human body is mainly composed of proteins, of which 30% is collagen. Around 70% of the skin structure is made of collagen.
Collagen is produced by fibroblasts, and the activity slows down as we age. As a result of this, the alteration of the collagen structure has a great influence on the appearance of the skin.
If you want to reinforce collagen production, ingesting collagen itself into the body does not directly deliver any benefits to the skin, unfortunately. It’s better to assimilate co-factoring ingredients to promote collagen production and protect the skin’s structure.
From the cosmetic point of view, peptides have small molecules so are easy to penetrate into the skin, and are active ingredients to convert into the end process of collagen production.
Environ Avance Elixir Serum contains three active ingredients: Matrixil® 3000, Trylagen®, and Matrixil® Synthe 6®️.
These components have a synergistic effect that stimulates fibroblasts, promotes the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, and helps strengthen the structure of the dermal layer.
In addition to these, it also contains an active ingredient called Meiritage. This is an ingredient extracted from the roots of Chinese plants, which protects the skin from free radicals, improves dullness and uneven skin color, and has a brightening effect.
On the other hand, Environ Avance Moisturizer is a serum with an enhanced moisturizing effect, which contains hyaluronic acid, squalane, and vitamin E in addition to Matrixil® 3000, Trylagen®, and Matrixil® Synthe 6®️.
For ageing skin concerns such as sagging, wrinkles, and dullness, Environ Avance Elixir Serum with a brightening effect is recommended. For anti-aging for dry skin, Environ Avance Moisturizer would be a better choice.
Another tip for usage
However, some effort is required to make these boosters work more effectively in the skin.
This is because the dermis layer is located below the stratum corneum, so the active ingredients are not penetrated to that level, and the benefits of the products are not as effective as expected.
Facial home care devices and microneedles can help to enhance this effect.
At Environ, Cosmetic Roll CIT are available as home care microneedles.
By making a myriad of small holes in the epidermis to enhance the penetration of active ingredients, invisible “wounds” created by the needle helps to promote the collagen production.
In addition, Environ has a facial care device for home care called Electro-Sonic DF Mobile. This device has five modes with dual-technology – iontophoresis (electric current) and sonophoresis (sound waves). This technology helps to create a small gap between cells in the stratum corneum, thus increasing the absorption.
The Environ Avance Moisturizer can be used with Cosmetic Roll CIT, and the Environ Avance Elixir Serum can be used with Roll CIT and/or DF Mobile, for further enhancement of the anti-aging effect.
From my experience, I feel that both the Roll CIT and the DF mobile device are very powerful as a home facial care device. By devising a way to use it, it is possible to have an effective self-esthetic treatment at home.
Promote collagen production from inside the body
Since anti-aging care needs to work on the dermis layer, which is even deeper than the stratum corneum, it’s hard to rely on only cosmetics to increase collagen production. As a final option, you may consider supplementation – anti-aging care from inside the body.
Foods that contain a lot of vitamins C and E, as well as zinc and sulfur, are recommended for collagen production and strengthening connective tissue. In addition, sugars cause saccharification of collagen, and cue not only wrinkles and sagging, but also textured skin, dullness, and uneven skin tones.
As raw material for supplements, vitamins C, E and A, and a well-balanced blend of antioxidant components and SOD (SuperOxide Dismutase) that supplement antioxidant enzymes, would be the most effective.
There is no purpose to taking supplements on their own.
However, a well-balanced diet and purposeful skin care routine, along with a good quality of cosmetics and supplements to your skin care, will help with anti-aging.
In addition, it is important to get both a good amount of sleep and productive stress management, to give you a happy and regular life.
This article has summarized the subject in a very simple way, but keeping your skin youthful requires a lot of time and effort as well as extra cost!
I would be pleased to know I could help you to work on your skin, and banish any discouraging thoughts!