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The Best Collagen Face Creams

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author image Lynne Sheldon
Lynne Sheldon has over 12 years of dance experience, both in studios and performance groups. She is an avid runner and has studied several types of yoga. Sheldon now works as a freelance writer, editor and book reviewer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and art history from Boston University and recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in writing from Pacific University.
The Best Collagen Face Creams
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Overview

As you age, your skin stops creating as much collagen; this lack can make your face look saggy and not as youthful. To perk up your cheeks and forehead, use face creams that encourage collagen production and work to firm and smooth your skin. Look for products with ingredients like retinol and peptides, which will help to build up your skin’s lost collagen supply, according to Allure and Marie Claire magazines.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30

Sunlight and UV rays can wreak havoc on skin and make the visible signs of aging, such as sagging and wrinkles, look worse. Protect your face from sun damage while also promoting collagen growth by using a daily moisturizer that contains a sunscreen. Marie Claire magazine recommends Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30, which promises to hydrate your skin as well as make it firmer and more elastic. This cream contains antioxidants and other ingredients that help ward off environmental and sun damage, and its blend of peptides works to stimulate collagen and make your skin look and feel younger. It contains no artificial fragrances or colors, and can be used by those with either mature skin or skin that has begun to show premature signs of aging.

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Dermadoctor Poetry in Lotion Intensive Retinol 1.0

According to Allure magazine, dermatologists agree that retinol is a key ingredient in increasing collagen production. The magazine suggests using Dermadoctor Poetry in Lotion Intensive Retinol 1.0, which contains 1 percent pure retinol to revitalize your skin with the least amount of irritation. This product promises to give you a more uniform-looking complexion while also working to make your skin firmer and more elastic. In addition to retinol, it contains a blend of botanical and other natural ingredients, like licorice root, elderberry and St. John’s wort, that act as anti-inflammatories to decrease irritation, soothe your skin, and help protect it from environmental harm. It promises to be safe for people of all skin types.

Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment

Face creams that contain peptides work to promote collagen growth, and Marie Claire recommends Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment. This product promises to restore damaged skin, improve your skin’s tone and texture, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It contains a combination of vitamins C and E, as well as other ingredients that work to plump up skin cells, fill in wrinkles, and help your skin improve its ability to lock in moisture. This will prevent overdrying and give you a more youthful appearance. The green tea helps fight free radicals and sun damage, while the beta-glucan works to increase your skin’s immunity and speed up cell turnover, leaving you with protected, more radiant-looking skin.

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