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 Revolution Skin Firming Solution (Stabilised Active Collagen) Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Ishizawa Mochitto Awadate-Irazu (Face Wash Without Bubbling) Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Serum Farmona Herbal Care My Nature Moisturizing Cream Aloe My Beauty Diary Aloe Vera Mask Nacomi Aqua Hydra Skin La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster Olay Regenerist 3-Point Treatment Cream Kuramoto Bijin Beauty Rice Serum Kuramoto Komeyu Rice Serum Mebika Moist Lotion Rosette Aqua Ceramide Gel First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Resurfacing Liquid 10% Aha Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Toner Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Filorga Meso-Mask Smoothing Radiance Mask Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Serum Botanic Farm Rice Ferment First Essence Earth's Recipe Energy Boosting Toner Pasjel Precious Skin Body Cream Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème Club Cosmetics Yuagari Suppin Powder Lirene Retinol D-Forte Rejuvenating Night Treatment Monu Night Renewal Complex Rose by Dr. Dream Dream Age Rejuvenating Cream DHC Coq10 Lotion Goodal Moisture Barrier Rich Mist Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Cream Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Anti Cellular Eye Cream Earth's Recipe Moisture Bound Cream La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Eye Cream Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Eye Cream Rose by Dr. Dream Dream Age Rejuvenating Serum Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Cream JMsolution Derma Care Ceramide Moisture Cream Thank You Farmer Back To Relax Soothing Gel Mask Acwell Anti Mark Gel Cream Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack TooCoolForSchool Pumpkin Sleeping Pack DTRT Skin Saver Ceramidin Cream Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Shiseido Anessa Perfect Uv Sunscreen Skin Care Milk Spf50+ Pa++++