From public figures, to doctors, to even your next door neighbor, collagen has become a topic of daily conversation. Improving one’s natural collagen structure and even having collagen injections are both becoming the norm for keeping a younger appearance. FSS Marine Collagen PF consists of fish derived soluble collagen that offers excellent hydrating properties and film forming benefits.
While collagen is largely used in cosmetic surgery, it is not just aesthetic but it is also functional. This essential protein forms one of the strongest building blocks of the human structural system. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, constituting ~25% of the total protein content. It is responsible for the makeup of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and teeth, while it also provides tensile strength to many bodily tissues and is responsible for the skin’s strength and elasticity. Collagen is created by fibroblasts which are special cells found in the dermal layer of the skin. Fibroblasts are responsible for the production of collagen, elastin and fibronectin that act as the structural support beams within the skin. Fibroblasts synthesize collagen within the cell and release it through exocytosis, the release of molecules through the cell membrane. Once outside the cell, the collagen molecules will self-assemble, creating the strong structure found within the skin.
Collagen synthesis is a process that slows down as we age. When collagen production fades and its support abilities decline, the skin becomes loose and saggy, causing wrinkles. By restoring some of the collagen content in the skin, the appearance of wrinkles is decreased and skin has a smoother, tighter look and feel. FSS Marine Collagen PF may be used to restore one’s youthful appearance by hydrating the skin and helping to increase its natural collagen production.
Since it is easily incorporated into the water phase, this product may be used in a wide variety of personal care formulas. In addition to its benefits with restoring moisture in the skin and scalp, marine collagen is capitalizing on what is arguably the most profound trend in cosmetics in the last decade. Collagen, particularly sourced from fish has been a heavily researched and documented material for increasing collagen synthesis in addition to having the other benefits of traditional topical collagen treatments such as intense moisturisation for both the skin and hair.