What is collagen?
Collagen is the glue that holds our skin, body and organs together, our bodies most powerful basic protein. Collagen fibers exist in every element of our bodies major organs. Collagen, is the main player that supports our skin protein. Collagen guarantees the efficient functioning for firmness and elasticity of skin, including cells of our whole body.
Collagen is made from the Greek word “Cola” meaning “glue”, and “Genno” meaning “birth”. Collagen “glues” cells to form the very basis for the body’s tissues and organs.
Collagen is a connective tissue protein which appears:
- in all body organs
- including the heart,
- kidney, lungs, liver,
- blood vessels,
- bones and
Collagen is the most important protein in the body and it represents approximately 30 per cent of total human body protein mass and 70 per cent of skin protein mass.
Together with elastin, it’s responsible for your skin’s elasticity and firmness.
Collagen is highly resistant to physical damage.
During our lifetime, protein is constantly recirculated – mature collagen is degraded and immediately recycled, thanks to fibroblast and chondrocite activity.
But after the age of 25, your skin loses its ability to rebuild natural collagen.
This is when wrinkles, cellulite and dryness appear and the ageing process begins. Cells become weaker and lose water, and the skin’s metabolism slows.
What does collagen do?
Collagen is responsible for an invisible layer on the skin…
..which maintains optimum moisture levels in the skin’s cells and causes cells to regenerate and produce collagen themselves.
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Why Fish Collagen?
So far, almost all collagen based cosmetics have contained protein extracted from animals. Due to BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy – mad cow disease) animal collagen is being systematically withdrawn from use. Collagen extracted from fish is replacing it. It has much better cosmetic and medicinal properties. Cosmetics based on animal Collagen proteins have a very low absorption rate for human skin. To combat this absorption problem, a hypodermic injection treatment was introduced. This procedure, though, is very painful, expensive and carries with it a risk of infection. Now, for the first time ever, scientists from the Poland have developed a unique process of extracting fish collagen. Unlike previous collagen treatments, fish collagen is absorbed perfectly by human skin. This is known as collagen with transdermal initiators. Fish live in wide variety of water temperatures, depths and pressures which means that collagen extracted from their skins is exceptionally resistant to chemical and physical damage. In the collagen used by Natural Collagen Inventia, there are also polypeptides which provide anti-inflammatory, pain-killing, and anti-clotting properties. These polypeptides compliment and further enhance the effectiveness of the collagen. This discovery has completely changed modern cosmetic science. Previously, rejuvenating treatments were only available in beauty salons but now everyone can make their skin look younger, firmer and smoother in their own homes.
Natural Collagen Inventia’s natural collagen products come in the form of collagen gel, collagen cream and collagen supplements as dietary supplements for joint pain and skin care. We even have one of the best lip gloss on the market for dry and extremely chapped lips.
Collagen Treatment Effects
A three dimensional picture of the skin’s surface created by a respected dermatological institute in Germany
The depth of wrinkles after two weeks of collagen treatment
Man, 62 years old
Examined area: deep forehead wrinkles
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
Collagen was used 7 days twice a day
After 7 days wrinkles got shallower.
Collagen was used 14 days twice a day
AFTER THE TREATMENT
After 14 days of therapy wrinkles got significantly shallower ad smoother
Skin is more strained, pores are shallower
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Careful Production Process
Collagen gel is produced during a complicated and demanding process of silver carp skin extraction. The silver carp eats only seaweed, which further enhances its skin’s properties as a raw material for cosmetic production.
This type of fish is under strict protection, which is why a special ecological farm has been created where silver carp can be bred in healthy, natural conditions.
The production process is compatible with the GMP system. This is a control and quality maintenance system, which ensures the highest hygienic standards of the plant as well as its surroundings, during every stage of the production process of our collagen products.