What is Vegetable Collagen?
Vegetable Collagen is a new genetically engineered ingredient derived from corn, soy and wheat proteins. It is a plant-based, vegan alternative to animal collagen which has been used in skincare for many years. Vegetable Collagen can be used for intensely hydrating and preventing TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss).
Note: Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body and can be found in skin, bones, teeth, muscles, hair and joints. It is important for the structural development of cells and tissues and tissue repair. As we age, we lose collagen, and this can cause our skin to sag and lines and wrinkles to start appearing. Therefore replacing lost collagen is an important step in fighting the signs of ageing.
Skin benefits of Vegetable Collagen
Vegetable Collagen is an effective humectant i.e. it attracts water into the skin. This means that it intensely moisturises and prevents water from evaporating back off the skin. In doing this skin will be conditioned, outer layers strengthened and a film will be formed across the skin to promote long-term hydration.
Due to Vegetable Collagen's ability to hydrate skin cells, the skin will look less crepey and wrinkles will appear reduced. Clinical tests show that Vegetable Collagen has a more superior moisturising ability compared to that of soluble collagen.
Why We Use Vegetable Collagen
“We originally used marine collagen in our products, however in 2017 we decided to remain true to becoming a vegan-friendly brand. We knew that collagen plays an important role in the health of skin cells, and we wanted to ensure that the efficacy of the products were not compromised. We researched at length to find a vegan alternative and we have been happy with the hydrating and smoothing results that it gives our customers.”.”- Shelley Martin, Co-Founder & New Product Development Lead
Vegetable Collagen Skincare Products
Firming Serum 50ml
SKINICIAN Firming Serum is formulated with Vegetable Collagen to strengthen the skin’s outer layers, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 to firm skin and our Advanced Lifting Complex™ to reduce wrinkle depth. Together these ingredients also give an intense boost of hydration to improve skin health and the appearance of maturing skin.
Who Vegetable Collagen Is Best For
Vegetable Collagen is suitable for all skin types and plays an important role as we age to prevent visible signs of skin ageing.
Before and After Using Vegetable Collagen
Take a look at some of our real before and afters taken by customers who used SKINICIAN Firming Serum containing Vegetable Collagen: