What is Collagen and What Does it Do?

Written by Reference Video on July 31st, 2014. Posted in Collagen for baby booers, Collagen skincare products, Swiss collagen body cream

Collagen benefits on skin

Collagen is one of those ingredients in tons of skincare products that’s always promoted on the label in the biggest letters possible, but no one really knows what it is, or what it does. So what exactly is collagen, and why is it so important for your skin?

Collagen is a fibrous protein naturally found in the body — in everything from your fingernails to your hair. Most importantly, it allows for elasticity and thickness in the skin. Natural collagen is found in nature, too, and is one of the most abundant natural proteins around.

So why do people take more collagen if the body naturally produces it? Well, even though the body needs collagen, production of the protein can decrease starting in your early- to mid-20s. Most women find that collagen production signi