Think of collagen like a thick rope similar to those found on ships. The strands are tightly intertwined and strong, which helps it keep its form. Over time, the individual fibers begin to break, the rope frays and it begins to lose its strength. In our skin, collagen literally plays a supporting role, lending structure to the skin, and maintaining its smooth, line-free, youthful appearance.
A protein that occurs naturally in most animals, collagen is the primary connective tissue found in the skin, muscles and tendons—and makes up the framework for all soft tissues. But…Read More