The skin’s major structural protein that is responsible for its strength and durability and occupies 75% of its space is called collagen. You might have heard the name used often in relation to skincare products, and you might have heard how useful this fibrous protein is to keep the skin looking young, elastic, plump, and how its reduction in time causes the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Natural aging processes in fact make collagen production rarer, which apart from other health problems that come with aging, affect the skin by making it lose vitality, moisture and smoothness even.
Collagen Peptide is a usable form of collagen for the skin, or just collagen hydrolyzed, and it contains ten times the amount of the amino acids such as proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline than found in other proteins. Collagen and elastin combine to create collagen peptide bundles that cause the firmness of the skin. Loss of collagen peptide directly causes the loss of firmness in the skin, which plummets and sinks in, and eventually forms wrinkles and lines.
My recent ULTA shopping trip didn’t end with the Neutrogena miracle; I actually got what I went for, which was pressed powder (and I may have picked up another tube of Telescopic mascara – I’m an addict). My coupon didn’t apply to any of the fancier brand name powders, so I went cheap and grabbed Ulta’s own. I felt dubious as I had a rather negative experience with an Ulta-brand concealer once, but the label says “Mineral”, which is all the rage in makeup and a big selling point for me, as mineral makeup tends to produce a smooth, seamless look. The limited color choices added to my concerns: they only offer “Light to Medium” and “Fair to Light”. Diverse!
I finally chose Light to Medium since I don’t like the geisha look, and my skin has warm yellow undertones. (I’m not weird for knowing that, right? You really should know these things about your skin.)