If you want to reverse the collagen loss we all experience in menopause, the skincare ingredient you need is peptides. These cutting-edge skincare superstars are proven to stimulate collagen production in skin.
You might be tempted to try skincare products containing actual collagen but it’s important to know that they aren’t going to do anything to help stimulate collagen levels in your skin. If you are looking for real skincare results in menopause here is everything you need to know about peptides and collagen.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body found in bones, muscles, skin, and tendons. Think of it like the glue or the scaffolding that holds skin cells together and makes them strong. It’s the structural protein responsible for skin’s elasticity and firmness so when collagen levels start to decline rapidly in menopause, the impact on our skin is significant.
What happens to collagen levels in menopause?
It’s a little-known fact that the hormonal changes we experience in menopause can impact our skin more than simply ageing. Collagen levels decline 30% in the first 5 years of menopause and the effect on our skin can be dramatic. As oestrogen declines, collagen levels start to decline rapidly leaving skin drier, thinner, and less plump and radiant. Cell turnover starts to slow rapidly, and skin’s natural barrier starts to weaken, leaving skin more prone to inflammation and sensitivity. Skin loses its ability to hold onto water and signs of sun damage start to appear in the form of hyperpigmentation or sunspots. To stimulate skin to make more collagen the ingredient you need is peptides, not collagen, for results.
Why collagen in skincare won’t help increase collagen levels in skin
There are so many products available that contain actual collagen as an ingredient but when it comes to skincare it’s important to know that it won’t have any effect on the collagen levels in your skin. The reason? - the collagen molecule is simply too large to penetrate the skin, so it just sits on the surface. It’s a nice moisturiser but that is the extent of it. Peptides are the ingredient you need to combat collagen loss in menopause.
What are peptides and why do I need them in menopause?
Because peptides will actually trick your skin into making more collagen – clever stuff! These cutting-edge intelligent skincare ingredients are proven to preserve and boost collagen levels in skin. They are short chain amino acids and the building blocks that make up proteins in the body, like collagen and elastin which are responsible for skin’s firmness, texture and tone.
Our skin naturally contains peptides which send messages throughout our body. When we apply peptides topically to the skin they act as messengers, triggering skin cells to make more collagen. This supports skin on multiple levels in menopause, leaving skin firmer, smoother and plumper. By boosting collagen production, peptides have multiple benefits for menopausal skin.
- Skin appears firmer, smoother and plumper
- Improved skin barrier – peptides strengthen skin’s protective barrier allowing skin to retain moisture better and protecting against environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles (we prefer to call them laughter lines)
- More elastic, supple skin
- Reduced inflammation and skin sensitivity
Ready to try peptides?
Living M COLLAGEN BOOST MOISTURISER is a multi-benefit treatment moisturiser for menopausal skin. Designed to target the accelerated loss of collagen in menopause and relieve skin dryness.
Containing a blend of clinically proven signal peptides that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin making our skin appear firmer and plumper. It’s also jam-packed with a whole host of other great-for-you skincare ingredients - hyaluronic acid, nourishing natural butters, powerhouse antioxidants, vitamins and phytoestrogen. Use morning and night for plumper, glowing, firmer skin.