One walk through the beauty aisle or browse of a big box beauty website and it’s abundantly clear that anti-ageing skincare products reign supreme. In fact, research shows that anti-ageing claims are the second most sought after beauty benefit, next to moisturising. It seems the pursuit of younger looking, vibrant skin is always on trend.
And if youthful beauty is in high demand, so are its star ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, niacinamide, peptides — and especially collagen. Renowned for its potential to promote skin elasticity and combat visible signs of skin ageing, collagen has become a buzzword in the beauty industry. In this article, we’ll debunk myths about topical collagen and explore its benefits, effectiveness, and best practices for incorporating it into your skincare routine.
Understanding Collagen & Skin
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, providing structural support and elasticity to various tissues, including the skin. As you age, your natural collagen production declines, leading to the development of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. This process begins as early as your 20s, although it may take several more years for visible signs of ageing to appear. This is why it’s so important to adopt a quality skincare routine early. For women, collagen loss is further exacerbated during menopause, as declining estrogen levels and collagen production go hand in hand.
To counteract the visible effects of the ageing process, topical collagen-based skincare products have emerged as a promising solution. However, collagen molecules in their natural form are mostly too large to be absorbed into the skin.
However, depending on how a collagen ingredient is manufactured, it may be absorbed into the skin’s surface layers more effectively, thereby delivering visible topical benefits. What’s more, topical collagen can act as a hydrating and protective barrier on the skin’s surface, providing temporary improvements in texture and appearance.
So, how do you know you’re getting what you pay for when shopping for collagen-based beauty products?
Trust your complexion with scientifically studied, award-winning Modere CellProof.†
The Benefits of Topical Collagen in Modere CellProof
The secret to the effectiveness of Modere CellProof lies in its patented collagen ingredient, BioCell Collagen® CG. A cosmetic-grade version of our multi-patented, award-winning Liquid BioCell® collagen supplement, BioCell Collagen CG is backed by Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology. This means each molecule undergoes a patented Bio-Optimized™ manufacturing process, resulting in a micromolecule ideal for topical application. Plus, these micromolecules don’t only deliver collagen — they’re a single-source matrix of collagen + hyaluronic acid + chondroitin sulfate.
This unique collagen matrix supports the following topical skin benefits:
Visible Wrinkle Reduction: BioCell Collagen CG’s ability to promote skin elasticity can help visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use of CellProof products can help smoothen and plump the skin’s appearance, diminishing the visible signs of ageing.
Moisture Retention: Not only does the collagen in BioCell Collagen CG have excellent water-binding properties, aiding in the retention of moisture, but it also delivers hyaluronic acid, which holds multiple times its molecular weight in water. By locking in hydration, CellProof products can help combat dryness and improve overall skin texture.
Brighter and More Even Skin Tone: Products in the Modere CellProof line are enriched with ingredients like antioxidant astaxanthin, niacinamide or bakuchiol which can promote a brighter, more even complexion. Combined with BioCell Collagen CG’s visibly rejuvenating properties, these formulations can help promote even-looking skin tone and improve skin radiance when used as part of a daily collagen skincare routine.
How to See Results With a Collagen Skincare Routine
Modere CellProof offers a complete skincare routine that helps you look as vibrant as you feel. But with any skin goal, consistency is key! Some products, like CellProof Serum and Lip Complex, deliver visible results in as little as 5 minutes, while other products need to be used consistently for 2 weeks or more to see optimal results.
Not every product in a collagen skincare routine contains collagen, and CellProof is no exception. BioCell Collagen CG is targeted to CellProof formulations that are designed to stay in contact with skin for long periods of time (like a serum or moisturiser) vs. those that rinse off (like a cleanser). This way, you get maximum mileage out of the entire CellProof range—and avoid washing precious collagen down the drain.
Just because a CellProof product doesn’t contain BioCell Collagen CG doesn’t make it any less essential to a collagen routine. Certain products like cleansers or boosters with additional bioactive ingredients don’t deliver collagen but instead help enhance the benefits of BioCell Collagen CG. Here’s how every product in the CellProof skincare line works to support younger looking skin:
Step 1: Modere CellProof Double Cleanser is a two-in-one, oil-to-foam cleanser that utilises potent botanicals to remove several types of impurities without stripping the skin’s moisture barrier. This leaves the skin optimally cleansed and prepped for the benefits of BioCell Collagen CG.
Step 2: Modere CellProof Serum delivers BioCell Collagen CG plus a plant-based skin tightening complex to help visibly firm and lift skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works in as little as 5 minutes.
Step 3: Modere CellProof Moisturizer delivers BioCell Collagen CG plus vitamin C, super antioxidant astaxanthin and plant-based butters to deeply moisturise and promote more even skin tone and a smoother looking complexion.
For eyes: Modere CellProof Eye Cream delivers BioCell Collagen CG plus gentle yet effective botanicals for an all-in-one approach to improving the look of dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and more around the delicate eye area.
For lips: Modere CellProof Lip Complex delivers BioCell Collagen CG and a tripeptide blend to help visibly plump and smooth lips. It can be used alone or worn under your favourite lip color.
To take your routine to the next level: Modere CellProof Bakuchiol Booster boosts the benefits of BioCell Collagen GG by promoting optimal skin exfoliation with bakuchiol — a plant-based retinol alternative shown to be as effective as retinol — plus niacinamide and squalane to further support skin’s moisture barrier and visibly brighten skin’s appearance.‡ It can be used alone or mixed with CellProof Serum or Moisturizer.
In addition to this simple collagen skincare routine, you can see even more benefits by supplementing with Liquid BioCell®. This inside-out approach is scientifically shown to improve skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 6000% in 28 days and may even help the body produce more of its own collagen. Plus, it may help reduce hyaluronidase – an enzyme known to contribute to skin ageing.
Choosing the right topical collagen has the potential to promote skin elasticity, reduce visible wrinkles and enhance overall skin appearance. While topical collagen alone may not have the ability to completely reverse the ageing process, Modere CellProof can undoubtedly contribute to a more youthful and radiant complexion. And by adding a collagen supplement like Liquid BioCell to your CellProof routine, you can unlock the potential of Bio-Optimized™ collagen inside and out.
†”Green & Gorgeous” Editor’s Choice Award awarded to Modere CellProof Serum and Moisturizer.
‡The ingredient bakuchiol is shown to be as effective as retinol at reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promoting more even skin tone.