If you’ve been searching for ways to improve your skin health naturally by using vegan or cruelty free alternatives to animal collagen, you have come to the right place. While there is no such thing as vegan collagen per se, there are vegan alternatives to animal collagen. Many people wonder what exactly vegan or animal collagen alternative is and if it is truly beneficial for the skin as well as if it should be used over animal collagen. While both forms can be effective, if you are vegan, plant-based or simply prefer to use plant-based skin care, using the right, plant-based products can be imperative.
Vegan, or plant-based collagen alternatives can help give the skin a more youthful appearance while helping the skin look plumper and more radiant. At DERMA E, we only use vegan, cruelty free alternatives to animal collagen derived from plant-based sources for all our 100% vegan products enriched with flora collagen.
What is collagen?
Collagen is a crucial protein found naturally in the body. Collagen can be found in the hair, skin, nails, intestines, muscles, and blood vessels. Collagen is what adds elasticity to the skin. While collagen is plentiful in younger years, it begins to deplete as we age.
Typically, around the mid to late 20’s, collagen begins to decline and skin begins to look less plump and full, giving skin a less youthful, less plump appearance. While collagen production will naturally lessen as we age, and we also can lose it, there are ways to keep skin looking youthful and radiant even in older age.
How do we lose collagen?
Aside from naturally losing collagen from aging, collagen can also be depleted from daily habits, diet, and lifestyle. Eating a diet with excessive amounts of sugar, smoking cigarettes, stress, and UV light exposure can all cause collagen to break down.
Anti-aging benefits of collagen
Collagen works to improve skin’s elasticity. As we age, skin loses some of its natural elasticity and wrinkles, frown, and laugh lines begin to form. Collagen can effectively reduce visual signs of aging and wrinkles. Skin tends to become drier as we age, which can increase the look of laugh lines.
Essential hydration needed to keep skin looking plump and youthful is not as readily found in skin as we become older. Collagen works to increase hydration in aging skin which can give skin a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Our clinically proven, dermatologist recommended Skin Restore line has many anti-aging benefits. The Advanced Peptides and Collagen Moisturizer
and Advanced Peptides and Collagen Serum infused with multi-peptides and plant-derived collagen alternative works to visibly soften and smooth advanced signs of aging. Matrixyl® synthe’6® helps support collagen for healthy-looking tone and texture.
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Argireline® helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin feeling soft. Also enriched with anti-aging antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea, this intense wrinkle-fighting, peptide-infused formula promotes a more youthful-looking complexion.
What is plant-based or vegan collagen made of?
Unlike animal based protein, Vegan or plant-based collagen alternatives are genetically engineered. Although this collagen boosting and collagen promoting protein uses no animal products, it is as effective as animal collagen when it comes to skin care. Plant-based collagen alternative is a high quality collagen alternative that can be made from yeast and bacteria sources and has moisturizing and hydrating benefits that can help keep the skin looking youthful.
How to prevent collagen loss
While we can’t prevent the collagen we lose due to age, we can still prevent some collagen damage. High sugar consumption, UV rays, and smoking can all deplete collagen levels. If you consume a lot of sugary foods or drinks, cutting them out can help keep your collagen levels higher. Instead, replace store-bought juices with natural homemade juices and sugary desserts with fruit, as often as possible. Drinking plenty of water and eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can also improve the look of skin.
Chemicals found in tobacco can cause harm to collagen, as well as skin’s natural elasticity. Cutting out smoking cigarettes completely can help prevent collagen loss as well as many other health issues. Sunlight and UV rays can cause rapid collagen breakdown and even cause wrinkles to form.
Our All Sport Performance Face Sunscreen SPF 30 with broad spectrum protection works to protect the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. This oil-free, lightweight, non-greasy facial formula delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and anti-aging antioxidant defense.
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In addition to applying plant-derived collagen alternatives on the skin, there are also plant-based collagen alternative supplements that many people take internally to help with collagen loss. If you’ve been struggling with collagen loss, be sure to check out the dermatologist recommended, clean beauty solutions above to help give the skin a more youthful appearance, while helping the skin look plumper and more radiant.