In the cosmetic industry, two types of collagen, marine and animal, are used to produce creams, masks, and gels. There is also a plant, but calling it collagen is wrong, since it is produced only from animal cells. Vegetable protein, produced from wheat protein, is useful for the skin, but its properties are different from collagen.
Types of collagen. AT than the difference between them
Animal collagen is extracted from the skins of cattle. This is the cheapest type of collagen, which is most often used in the cosmetic industry. Molecules of animal collagen are too large, and with external use, it simply can not penetrate deep into the skin where wrinkles form. In addition, animal collagen often causes an allergy, which further worsens the skin condition.
However, animal collagen is well absorbed by the body when taken in. It, in contrast to plant proteins, contains essential amino acids that are not produced independently, but enter the body with food.
Marine collagen is extracted from the skin and bones of fish. This is a more expensive product than produced from animal skins, bones and cartilage. It requires special storage conditions. Marine collagen is also well absorbed by the human body. Its only drawback is that it can cause a severe allergy. And for cosmetic procedures it use is not obvious. Marine and animal collagen added to products for outdoor use, retains moisture well, but its regenerating properties are not proven. For joint health and tissue cell renewal, only collagen that is ingested is useful.
Vegetable protein – what is its difference from animal and marine collagen
The third type is vegetable protein. As mentioned above, this is not calloggen. Molecules of vegetable protein are small, with external application penetrate deep enough into the skin. They feed the cells, supplying useful substances. Vegetable protein very rarely causes allergies. However, it is not a supplier of collagen and does not affect the regeneration of tissues. In this case, vegetable protein is highly bioavailable when used in creams, which makes this component very popular in expensive beauty salons. In the production of drugs taken inwards, vegetable protein is practically not used, because it does not stimulate the production of collagen by the body.
Cosmetics with which collagen is more useful?
Cosmetics with both marine and animal collagen have a certain effect. It depends not only on what product is used in the product, but also on the accompanying ingredients. In addition, it is worth noting that any cosmetics with collagen has a cumulative effect. That is, the longer the serum or cream was used, the better the skin condition. However, you need to select the funds with collagen individually, and it's best not to do it yourself, but after consulting with a good cosmetologist and dermatologist.