No one may ever say to you, “Hey, nice collagen!” But they might say, “You have such a beautiful face,” or, “Your skin is really firm for your age,” or, “How come you don’t have any wrinkles yet?”
The explanation of all of these observations is, well, you actually do have “nice collagen.” Collagen is the protein produced in four different types and which makes up the structural elements of your skin. As you age, your collagen production naturally slows down, and the collagen that is produced tends to be weaker and of lesser quality.
When collagen production (either quantity or quality) is compromised, what you usually observe first is sagging. Factors such as smoking, environmental pollutants, sun damage, and excessive alcohol consumption accelerate collagen degradation. In fact, excessive UV radiation can produce a cascade of consequences that result in an aged appearance. The UV energy stimulates matrix metalloproteinase activity, which can degrade both collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. This, in turn, allows your skin to sag and wrinkle – signs of aging most of us prefer to avoid.
What Can Amino Acids Do for Collagen Production?
AminoGenesis packs 17 amino acids into the C.O.L.L.A.G.E.N. Control topical product. These amino acids are absorbed and used within the skin to rebuild the structurally essential protein collagen. The amino acids are specifically chosen because they improve the appearance of firmness, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and make skin appear more healthy and even-toned with regular use over time.
Here are a few reasons why:
The amino acid L-threonine is required for the production of the amino acids glycine and serine, which are, in turn, essential for the production of collagen, muscle tissue, and elastin.
To encourage collagen synthesis while reducing matrix metalloproteinase expression in human fibroblasts, the formula includes α-Resorcylic acid–phenylalanine amide (α-RA-F) (which contains the amino acid L-phenylalanine).
When applied topically, L-proline has been shown to improve the elasticity of the stratum corneum (loss of elasticity is a sign of collagen loss), soften rough skin, and improve the signs of wrinkles.
So what does this mean for your skin? By bathing your skin in a nourishing mixture of 17 amino acids, AminoGenesis C.O.L.L.A.G.E.N Control can make your skin more supple and soft-to-the-touch while kicking wrinkles to the curb.
AminoGenesis C.O.L.L.A.G.E.N Control is a great way to infuse your skin with 17 amino acids that have been shown in clinical research studies to promote protein synthesis and defend against collagen-degrading matrix metalloproteinase enzymes. Used regularly over time, it may help delicate facial skin appear more healthy, youthful and even-toned. I highly recommend it for nightly use – that’s when skin repair happens!
Resources and Further Reading
“Collagen – What Is Collagen?” Vital Proteins. Vital Proteins, n.d. Web. .
Howard, Diana, MD. “Structural Changes Associated with Skin Aging.” The International Dermal Institute. The International Dermal Institute, n.d. Web. .
Kawashima, M., U. Yokose, A. Hachiya, T. Fujimura, K. Tsukahara, H. Kawada, T. Kitahara, Y. Takema, T. Terui, and H. Nakagawa. “Improvement of Crow’s Feet Lines by Topical Application of 1-carbamimidoyl-L-proline (CLP).”European Journal of Dermatology 23.2 (2013): 195-201. PubMed. Web. .
Kwak, S. Y., J. M. Noh, S. Lee, S. H. Lee, S. J. Jeon, H. Y. Kim, J. H. Kim, and Y. S. Lee. “Effect of Alpha-resorcylic Acid–l-phenylalanine Amide on Collagen Synthesis and Matrix Metalloproteinase Expression in Fibroblasts.” Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 24.3 (2014): 742-45. Sciencedirect. Web. .
“Skin Aging.” Life Extension. Life Extension, n.d. Web. .