Many anti-aging skincare products aim to either stimulate collagen production or prevent collagen breakdown.
What is Collagen: Collagen is a group of proteins that give structure to connective tissues such as the skin and cartilage.
As we age our bodies produce less collagen, therefore we lose firmness and elasticity in our skin.
Many factors slow collagen production such as genetics, UV exposure, and the natural aging process. Applying topical ingredients that stimulate collagen production can help to retain collagen levels and enhance hydration in the skin.
Products that stimulate collagen: Vitamin C, chemical exfoliants (AHAs), LED light devices, and topical retinoids
General Rules to slow collagen breakdown:
Always wear SPF
Apply Vitamin C in the am
Exfoliate with AHAs
Apply Retinoids at night
Reduce Sugar Intake
Looking for Vana Skincare products that stimulate collagen production? The Pumpkin & Papaya Enzyme Glow Mask contains glycolic acid which stimulates collagen while gently exfoliating. It can be found in The Big Night In at-home facial kit and will be soon sold individually.