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5 Ways to Boost Collagen in Your Skin

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Stimulate Collagen Production in Your Skin

Top 5 ways to boost collagen naturally

Collagen is the main structural protein in our skin, it’s also vital to the function of our eyes and ligaments. When it comes to a youthful appearance collagen provides volume to the skin and acts like scaffolding, keeping our skin looking smooth and wrinkle free. As we age our collagen production naturally decreases and this shows as what we commonly term “ageing”. Our collagen begins to decrease in our early twenties. As we grow wiser with each decade the contours of the face begin to appear less defined, we see our skin losing tone and firmness and what feels like overnight, fine lines and wrinkles appear! Environmental stressors like UV rays, smoke and pollution also play a role in breaking down collagen. The good news is there are ways to preserve and stimulate collagen production in your skin, naturally at home with a holistic skincare regimen.

1. Collagen Boosting Serums

With our natural collagen production slowing as we age, feeding the skin with natural ingredients that encourage the healthy production of collagen while supporting cellular renewal is certainly worth the investment and daily commitment. Do your research and invest wisely. Synthetic fillers in mainstream beauty bring costs down to subsidise branding costs, but they have zero benefit on the skin function. When it comes to natural anti-ageing skincare there are a few key natural ingredients that bring a strong game in delivering results. Natural ingredients like vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, AHAs and vitamin A stimulate collagen production in your skin and have several benefits in common, boosting the efficacy of one and other when paired together. They’re what we call perfect partners!

Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid

Hydrated skin not only looks more youthful, but it functions at it optimum. Hydrated skin sheds dead skin cells boosting cellular renewal which stimulates collagen production in your skin, for plumper cheeks and firmer looking contours. Those fresh new cells also help to give you a radiance and glow.

Hyaluronic acid boosts water in the skin. It’s a miracle product that holds up to 1000x its weight in water. This water is drawn into the skin and benefits compound with daily use. Hyaluronic acid is often teamed with Vitamin C and other antioxidants for an anti-ageing powerhouse combo. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and brightening multitasker. Antioxidants defend the skin from damaging environmental aggressors and bring anti-inflammatory compounds that work to calm, brighten, and strengthen the skin by stimulating collagen production. You can use these serums daily morning and/ or night under your moisturiser.

The Votary Brightening Hyaluronic Serum is a multi-functional serum that combines the hydrating powers of Hyaluronic acid and AHAs to hydrate and plump the skin while promoting cell renewal and restoring radiance. We love the addition of Bilberry fruit extract, a powerful antioxidant for its calming and brightening abilites.

VOTARY

Brightening Hyaluronic Serum

$160.00
Lightweight botanical serum. Formulated with narcissus extract, Brightening Hyaluronic Serum unifies skin tone and restores radiance to dull skin. Hyperpigmentation is rebalanced, and skin looks more even and luminous. Best For: addressing hyperpigmentation in all skin types. Volume: 50ml

Amala Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Serum is a science backed natural anti-ageing formulation that is a luxury splurge with a big payoff. Hyaluronic acid is teamed with anti-inflammatory rose gold and vitamin C rich Amla for supporting both hydration and to boost collagen in your skin.

AMALA

Rejuvenate Skin Plumping Hyaluronic Serum

$290.00
Hydrating milky gel serum.

Immerse your skin in concentrated, water-light moisture with this skin-plumping miracle serum. A turbo shot of Hyaluronic Acid synergizes with an intensive blend of age-fighting actives to re-densify and rehydrate.

Best For: Dry, mature and dehydrated skin.

Volume: 30ml

Looking for a collagen boosting night serum? When introducing a night serum you can’t go past a natural Vitamin A based serum. Vitamin A – aka Retinoid is dubbed the skin “anti-ageing” vitamin. There are endless retinol products on the market, we prefer natural pro-retinoids or retinol alternatives that deliver the same collagen boosting benefits without the inflammation and irritation.

Pro tip: Inflammation accelerates skin ageing, so it’s best minimised and avoided.

Votary Intense Night Oil with rosehip, retinoid and Australian sandalwood extract work together to restore the look of the skin while stimulating cell turnover and stimulating the production of healthy collagen. This serum is also great for anyone looking to reduce redness in their complexion. The ximenynic acid found in Australian sandalwood is has been proven as a highly effective anti-inflammatory to not only reduce redness but improve circulation and reduce the effects of collagen loss.

VOTARY

Intense Night Oil

$280.00
Redness reducing serum A supercharged botanical seed serum formulated with powerful peptides, to help boost and support the skin’s microbiome. Calms and softens the skin, leaving skin more resilient and less reactive. Best For: sensitive, redness-prone and irritated skin. Volume: 50ml

2. Collagen Boosting Beauty Masks

A natural face mask is a great way to indulge in a little self-care while providing the skin with a treatment boost. Collagen boosting beauty masks, like their serum cousins are powered by natural ingredients that helps boost collagen in your skin and compliments our daily routine.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid – AHAs

Gentle and well tolerated by most skin types AHAs are vital in a well-ageing regimen for boosting cell regeneration and stimulating collagen production in your skin. AHAs also help even the skin tone, fading skin spots and uneven texture. Amala Gel Aqua Peel is formulated with 15% AHA fruit acids to purify and boost collagen production for plumper and smoother skin. Willow Bark extract is a potent natural source of BHA bringing all benefits of cellular renewal without the irritation of synthetic BHAs. Used as treatment with weekly maintenance this mask is clinically proven and NATRUE certified.

AMALA

Clinical Retexturizing Gel Aqua Peel

$140.00
Rinse off Gel Mask.

Like an instant facial, this gel mask smooths texture and refines pores while replenishing hydration. Delivers supple, even-toned, vibrant skin—without irritation.

Best For: pigmentation and pore clarifying in all skin types.

Volume: 50ml

Peptides

Peptides are short chain amino acids that act as skin building blocks and are known to stimulate collagen production and elastin in the skin for a more toned and firm appearance. VENN’s Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Resurfacing mask uses collagen peptides and Bakuchiol-  a natural retinol alternative, to boost collagen in your skin and improve hydration. This is an amazing mask that works to visibly improve the appearance of the skin, promoting both tone and clarity.

VENN

Collagen Intensive Phyto-Retinol Resurfacing Mask

$193.00
Creamy rinse off resurfacing facial mask.

Supercharged with collagen and Bakuchiol, enhances skin’s radiance and improves its overall appearance by exfoliating, evening tone and hydrating.

Best for: resurfacing and anti-ageing in all skin types.

Volume: 50ml

3. Light Therapy

Red LED light therapy has been proven to reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production in the skin. The safe and dermatologist approved at-home device Omnilux Contour Face LED stimulates the deeper skin cell layers and boosts the immune function. This light is not only beneficial for stimulating collagen in your skin but reduces redness and improves the look of rosacea. Three ten minutes sessions a week is all that is needed for salon results at home.

OMNILUX

Contour Face LED

$590.00
LED Light Therapy device.

Dermatologist-recommend LED light therapy mask with proven results. Convenient at-home use that targets skin showing signs of sun exposure, environmental damage, pigmentation, redness and all visible signs of ageing.

4. The Retinol Alternatives Safe for Daytime Use!

Using a natural retinol alternative, such as Moth Bean Retinol-Alternative and French Pine Extract, in your daily moisturiser offers a myriad of benefits for your skin. The AMALA Powerhouse Face Cream brings natural and science to the forefront with this clinically proven formulation that rivals the most prestige mainstream brands. Moth Bean Retinol-Alternative is rich in Vitamin A, providing similar anti-ageing effects to traditional retinol without the potential irritation. It promotes collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while French Pine Extract is renowned for its antioxidant properties, protecting the skin from environmental damage and free radicals. Together, these ingredients contribute to offer a holistic approach to anti-ageing, promoting skin renewal and firmness. Unlike synthetic retinol, these natural alternatives are often gentler on the skin, making them suitable for sensitive individuals. Pair with the AMALA Powerhouse Eye Cream for the ultimate anti-ageing duo.

4. Facial Massage

Whether you prefer facial massage with a roller and gua sha or the transformative techniques of French Facial Yoga like that with Les Huilettes, facial massage works to stimulate collagen production and elasticity in the skin. The massage brings oxygen to the cells of the skin and boosts circulation refreshing the look of the complexion. The Natives Co. Crystal Facial Massage set is ideal for supporting your nightly self-care facial massage.

The NATIVES Co.

Crystal Facial Massage Set

$49.95
Natural Crystal Facial Roller and Gua Sha Set.

This powerful duo of facial massage tools is the perfect addition to your self-care beauty rituals. Facial massage improves absorption of skincare products and promotes collagen production and lymphatic drainage, refines the pores, eliminates puffiness and boosts the complexion.

Prevention is Better than Cure: Natural SPF

UV rays are the number one no-no when it comes to fending off the signs of premature ageing. Daily exposure and certainly over-exposure to the sun causes free radicals which breakdown healthy cells depleting collagen levels in the skin. That is why you often see skin that has been exposed to endless sun tanning look saggy and crepey. People often refer to its worn and “leathery” appearance. Introducing a natural sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is no extra effort for a big pay-off. Applied after serums and before moisturiser we love an all natural mineral barrier SPF to ensure our skin is well protected and cared for at the same time. If you’re unsure on where to start, read our blog on Why you should use Natural sunscreen and choose a natural SPF you will commit to daily.

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