Collagen is a protein of the connective tissue, which makes up about 30% of the body’s protein. This fibrous protein comprises 70% of the skin and is a necessary element of the human skeleton. Its unique physical and chemical features ensure the transfer of forces from the sinews and maintain the appropriate firmness and flexibility of the skin.
After age 25 levels of collagen become depleted which leads to many unfavorable changes, mainly in the skin, which loses its firmness, flexibility and smoothness. These changes tend to coincide with the loss of suitable moisture content in the skin, resulting in wrinkles and lines.
Until recently collagen used in the manufacture of cosmetics was mainly obtained from pig or cow skins, which is potentially dangerous due to the risk of disease transfer, such as Mad Cow Disease (BSE) or numerous allergies. Collagen from these animals is also unable to pentrate deeply into the upper layers of human skin and is obtained using very strong acids, which results in products that are not natural.
Natural Collagen Inventia® is natural and has the consistency of an easily absorbed gel, containing over 90% collagen as dry matter. This collagen is obtained from freshwater life, is free of pathogenic factors and maintains the spatial, native structure of the triple helix at temperatures in the range 40 to 78ºF. By supplementing collagen deficiencies with naturally derived collagen that is nearly identical to human collagen, our skin becomes rich in the elements necessary for new collagen to be created. The skin restores its own youthful look, firmness and shine.