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Soluble Collagen

What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant


Soluble Collagen refers to the big, natural collagen molecules mostly extracted from fish or bovine skin. Spotting collagen on the ingredient list, you might think that, aha, this must be there to supplement the collagen content of our own skin, but you have to know that collagen is a huge-huge molecule that cannot absorb to the middle layer of the skin where collagen is and even if it could, it cannot just magically go the right places to become part of the skin's own collagen network. Putting collagen on your skin for anti-aging purposes is like throwing tent poles onto a ramshackle tent and expecting the tent to magically become nice and firm again. 

The strong point of collagen is being a large molecule with tremendous water binding capacity, i.e. an amazing humectant and moisturizer. It produces a water-rich film on the skin giving the stratum corneum (the uppermost layer of the skin) great hydration, making it nice and smooth and reducing trans-epidermal-water loss (the process of water evaporating out of your skin). 

It is also so gentle and non-irritant that it can actually be used in cleansers to reduce the irritating potential of harsh surfactants, aka cleansing agents. 

If you are fine with animal-derived ingredients and know that collagen in a jar has nothing to do with wrinkles but everything to do with skin hydration, Soluble Collagen is a nice ingredient. 


Products with Soluble Collagen

Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Cream Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Emulsion Nature Republic Collagen Dream 70 Eye Cream Nature Republic Collagen Dream 90 Skin Booster Biopelle Retriderm Serum Mild 0.5 Percent Retinol Droplette Retinol Formulation Marti Derm Night Renew Ampollas Olecule Rebalance Tone Retriderm Retinol Max Reviva Labs Collagen Serum Rodial Collagen Deluxe Booster Drops Yeauty Eye Pad Mask Deep Hydration it Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum L'Adria Instant Revitalizing Serum MD Skinical Eye Petide Gel Mesoestetic Regenerance Active Revolution Skin Firming Solution (Stabilised Active Collagen) Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum Serious Skincare Reverse Lift Facial Toning Conductive Gel Venus Collagen Intensive 750 Mg Cien Hydro Expert Hyaluron Gel Face D Pure Lift Elastin & Collagen Utena Simple Balance Collagen Lotion e.l.f. Glow Up Primer Serum e.l.f. Hydrating Primer Serum Apicola Pastoral Georgescu Apiterra Ser Intensiv Antiaging Daiso Skin Lotion InstaNatural Multivitamin C Serum, Anti-Aging, Kruidvat Perfect Curls Shampoo MYLARA Skincare Glowing Cleanser Nacomi Gel Sérum Facial Hidratante Intensivo Com Ácido Hialurónico Nwno The Møisturizer Sidmool Very Good Hair Mist Endota Spa Collagen Power Boost Serum Kruidvat Perfect Curls Conditioner Lovemore Pearl & Red Pearl Barley Whitening Mask Sheet ORKIDYS Orchidée + Collagen Absolute Anti-Age Face Serum Sexy Look Intensive Brightening Black Cotton Mask Viktoria Deann Pepti Eye Serum Domohorn wrinkle Intense Hydrator Dormer 211 Oil Free Fluid Moisturizer HiroTokyo Sakura Koji Face Mask Infinite Aloe Fragrance Free Aloe Vera Face & Body Cream My Beauty Diary Collagen Firming Mask PELLAMAR Balsam Regenerant Cu Extract De Catina Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Bust Cream Ultima II Chr Essentials Purifying Toner Utena Simple Balance Hyaluronic Acid Gel dr. Eve_Ryouth Collagen booster ultra concentrated serum