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07.26 . Why does the skin become thinner with age?

80% of the skin is made up of collagen fibres. To date, 28 different types of collagen have been identified, 15 of which are present in the skin. Each type of collagen has its own structure and function. These super proteins perform the biological and biomechanical functions that keep the skin feeling firm.

 
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Collagen: the skin's main source of strength

 Each member of the collagen family has a different role, but they are all equally important. The combination of their interactions is what creates high-quality tissue.
  • Collagen III

     

Present to a lesser extent, but nonetheless just as essential, collagen III is responsible for remodelling the matrix, namely in terms of skin healing. It forms the structure of the dermis.

  • Collagens IV and VII

     

Found in the stratum germinativum, these collagens act as an anchor between the dermis and the epidermis.

  • Collagen V

     

It regulates the organisation of the extracellular matrix.

 

Collagen levels decrease with age

Due to collagens, which make up the majority of the skin’s support mattress, the skin has the capacity to be deformed and reformed. With age, the skin gradually loses this ability to recreate collagen and the collagen present in the skin decreases in quality. Every ten years, the skin loses on average 3% of its elasticity and the dermis loses 6% of its thickness.

 

How can we preserve the collagen present in the skin?

The best way to preserve collagen quality is to prevent it from being damaged and to stimulate its synthesis. Due to its specifically targeted ingredients Collagenist Re-Plump:
  • stimulates “shape memory" collagens  as well as the five structural collagens essential for fuller, more elastic skin;
  • re-plumps the surface of the skin by promoting cell renewal for firm skin and smoothed wrinkles;
  • Preserves all of the skin’s collagen capital to preserve the firmness of young skin.
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