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Soluble Collagen

What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant

Official CosIng Information


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 Olecule Rebalance Tone Retriderm Retinol Max Reviva Labs Collagen Serum Rodial Collagen Deluxe Booster Drops 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 Venus Collagen Intensive 750 Mg Cien Hydro Expert Hyaluron Gel e.l.f. Glow Up Primer Serum e.l.f. Hydrating Primer Serum Daiso Skin Lotion Nacomi Gel Sérum Facial Hidratante Intensivo Com Ácido Hialurónico Sidmool Very Good Hair Mist Endota Spa Collagen Power Boost Serum Lovemore Pearl & Red Pearl Barley Whitening Mask Sheet Sexy Look Intensive Brightening Black Cotton Mask Dormer 211 Oil Free Fluid Moisturizer My Beauty Diary Collagen Firming Mask PELLAMAR Balsam Regenerant Cu Extract De Catina Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Bust Cream zlota Glow Serum Aubrey Organics Body Lotion, Collagen & Almond Delia Cosmetics Collagen 100% Face&Neckline Serum Kose Moisture Mild White Perfect Essence SAMPAR Nocturnal Line Up Mask Thalgo Collagen Concentrate Thalgo Collagen Cream Troiareuke Cell Repair Ampoule Cezanne All In One Gel Derma V10 Innovations Anti Ageing Eye Cream Fig+Yarrow Night Nutrient Booster Serum Isntree Idebenone Revital Energy Ampoule Kose Softymo White Body Soap NOW Solutions Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Collagen Serum Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Toner Tiege Hanley Pm—Bedtime Facial Moisturizer Trylagina Ultimate Collagen Serum 10X Advanced Clinicals Collagen Serum