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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

Aprilskin 40% Collagen Peptide Plumping Serum Aprilskin 50% Collagen Peptide Line Smoothing Moisturizer Aprilskin Collagen Peptide Plumping Serum C-K-D Retino Collagen Small Molecule 300 Cream C-K-D Retino Collagen Small Molecule 300 Intensive Cream 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 Nature Republic Collagen Dream Skin Booster Nature Republic Collagen Dream Tone Up Cream Andrómaco Hidrosam T 0,010% Andrómaco Hidrosam T 0,025% Andrómaco Hidrosam T 0,050% Andrómaco Hidrosam T 0,100% Biopelle Retriderm Serum Mild 0.5 Percent Retinol Droplette 10.0% Collagen Capsule Droplette Retinol Formulation Embryolisse Laboratories Créme Lift-Fermeté InstaNatural Anti-Aging Collagen Serum Marti Derm Night Renew Ampollas Olecule Rebalance Tone Plexaderm Night Time Collagen Serum Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Eye And Lip Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Plus Retriderm Retinol Max Reviva Labs Collagen Serum Rodial Collagen Deluxe Booster Drops Saian Pure Collagen Elastin Spray Yeauty Eye Pad Mask Deep Hydration eltraderm Advanced Collagen Concentrate + HA eltraderm Advanced Collagen Concentrate HA+C eltraderm Advanced Collagen HA + C it Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Airbrush Powder Clayton Shagal Collagen Gel Dermedics Collagen Gel First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum Frezyderm Moisturizing Rich Cream Hada Labo Pro Anti Aging Α Lifting Lotion MD Skinical Eye Petide Gel Mesoestetic Regenerance Active Nacomi Anti-Aging Collagen Gel PUREDERM Vegan Under Eye Mask Collagen Revolution Skin Firming Solution (Stabilised Active Collagen) Rodial Bee Venom Super Serum Serious Skincare Reverse Lift Facial Toning Conductive Gel Solimar Collagen Ultra Serum Venus Collagen Intensive 750 Mg