Re: Anyone know if you can rebuild collagen in skinI've recently been doing research to devise an anti-aging regemin for myself, and here are just random excerpts from my notes where collagen is mentioned.
Vitamin C: Potent antioxidant, noted for protecting skin cells from sun damage, low risk of skin irritation at concentrations of 10% or lower, strengthens skin’s barrier and minimizes water loss, encourages collagen production, thereby thickening the skin’s dermal layer, reduces inflammation, lightens hyperpigmentation
Amino Acid Peptides: Helps with collagen and elastic producing cells (fibroblasts) becoming less abundant. They start lazy fibroblasts and encourage new ones to return to the aging dermis.
- Work better when combined with antioxidants such as white tea, pomegranate and grape seed extracts plus components essential to restore the ceramide barrier lost as our skin ages. They work together to stimulate dermal fibroblasts to rebuild collagen and elastin fibers
- Treatments are more powerful than AHA treatments, produce more dramatic results, and are not as photosensitizing to the skin, and result in less irritation. Amino acid treatments act by attaching to skin cells to fill in lines and make skin appear smoother, in addition to improving skin tone and color, providing exfoliation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and minimizing the appearance of photodamage
- Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 – instructs the body to make more collagen wherever the cream is applied (DDF Cellular Revitalization Age Renewal Cream)
Copper Peptides: Stimulates collagen formation, diminishing fine lines and firming the skin ; stimulates elastin formation, cutting down on sagging and fine lines ; stimulates the formation of the extracellular cement between cells, thus improving skin strength, cutting down on fragility ; Stimulates the formation of GAGS (glycosaminoglycans). This helps to thicken the dermis resulting in a lessening of sagging and helps firm the skin ; Increases blood vessel formation and oxygenation within the skin ; Acts as a potent antioxidant by stimulating the enzymatic function of Superoxide Dismutase.
- Use products like Glycolic Acids and/or vitamin A products to thin the epidermal layer, use products with vitamin C and copper peptides on alternate mornings to stimulate fibroblast activity which results in collagen formation and other important dermal elements. Don't use Vitamin C at the same time as copper products.
- Vitamin A helps with collagen formation in addition to its exfoliating functions, copper peptides act both as an antioxidant to help prevent aging skin changes while helping stimulate collagen and elastin formation within the dermis