How can I increase collagen levels in my skin?

Peptides for building collagen

Peptides in skincare products first became famous when it was noticed that they dramatically increased the rate of healing of wounded skin. Since photodamaged skin resembles wounded skin (ie collagen and elastin breakdown, inflammation, reduced hyaluronic acid, etc), it was thought that since peptides had proved successful in stimulating collagen production to help heal wounds, then they should work for wrinkles too. And on that premise peptides entered the skin care laboratories!

Peptides are amino acids that build collagen. In cosmeceuticals they must be formulated with penetration enhancers if they are to have a good effect.

After decades of research and trials, dermatologists now agree that carefully formulated products containing peptides are helpful in stimulating the body to produce more collagen and for protecting existing collagen from environmental damage. Not only do they stimulate collagen production but peptides also have an antioxidant and skin renewing effect and this is seen in all skin types.

We naturally lose approx 1% of collagen from our skin every year, even if we don't smoke

Different peptides do different things.
Its important to have a well formulated combination.

There are many peptides cosmetic chemists can incorporate into products but when it comes to skin care, not all peptides create the same effect. Some create a Botox effect so skin appears smoother, others stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen, others are signal messengers telling the body to heal itself. At BLOOM we use no less than four types of peptides in our Collagenesis Day Cream because although we want to stimulate the body to produce more collagen, we want our creams to do a great deal more than that.

What other actives, besides peptides, are known to support the skin to produce more collagen?

Each product from the BLOOM regime is designed to encourage cellular renewal and promote the production of natural collagen and hyaluronic acid. Rich in barrier repair agents, anti inflammatories and antioxidants know you are delivering the very best to your skin every day, every night and in every way.

Retinoids, bakuchiol, peptides, vitamins, anti oxidants and alpha hydroxy acids are well established ingredients that are proven to stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

The BLOOM regime delivers them all.