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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 it Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum Mesoestetic Regenerance Active Revolution Skin Firming Solution (Stabilised Active Collagen) Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum Venus Collagen Intensive 750 Mg Sexy Look Intensive Brightening Black Cotton Mask Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Bust Cream Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Thalgo Collagen Concentrate Troiareuke Cell Repair Ampoule Cezanne All In One Gel Derma V10 Innovations Anti Ageing Eye Cream Kose Softymo White Body Soap NOW Solutions Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum Advanced Clinicals Collagen Serum Ishizawa Mochitto Awadate-Irazu (Face Wash Without Bubbling) Le Mieux Essence Moisturizer Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer Spf15 Sisley Baume Efficace Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum Farmona Herbal Care My Nature Moisturizing Cream Aloe My Beauty Diary Aloe Vera Mask Playa Every Day Shampoo REBIRTH Miracle C Whitening Maximum Serum Herbery Earth Raw Honey Skin Lotion Kose Clear Turn Hada Fukkura Moisture Eyezone Mask Kose Hada Fukkura Moisture Mask Or Clear Turn Plumping Face Mask Nacomi Aqua Hydra Skin UniLipo Peptide Packed Eye Serum iLook Beauty Brightening Elasticity Duo Lifting Mask La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster Merle Norman Daily Moisture Toner Olay Regenerist 3-Point Treatment Cream Playa Supernatural Conditioner Thalgo Collagen Eye Roll-On Derma V10 10 Years Younger Collagen Wrinkle Filler Kuramoto Komeyu Rice Serum Kuramoto Bijin Beauty Rice Serum Mebika Moist Lotion Keana Nadeshiko Goodbye Pore Foundation Muti Anti Age Face Spf 30 Rosette Aqua Ceramide Gel Bioten Multi-Collagen Antiwrinkle Concentrated Serum First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid 10% Aha