Anti aging, Skin care

Kollagen Intensiv Wrinkle Cream Review

Sephora

Kollagen Intensiv is a new Swiss anti-aging cream which claims to be able to reduce wrinkles by as much as 354% and improve skin texture by up to 201% after 84 days. Those are some pretty bold claims which make one wonder how exactly they are done. The answer lies in the product’s main ingredient – Syn-Coll, and in the science of collagen renewal.

The Science of Collagen Renewal

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, probably because it largely makes up the structure of the skin. Indeed, collagen is responsible for making skin thick, tight and resilient. However, as we age, the production of collagen slows down and that is when wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging start to show.

In order to stay young looking, then, our skin needs to maintain a sufficient amount of collagen. One way to do this is to augment the collagen production by introducing collagen directly into the skin, which is what collagen injections do. Collagen injections are painful and expensive, though, and often use bovine collagen (collagen from cows) so there is a high risk of allergic reactions.

As for creams that contain collagen, these are simply a waste of money since the molecules of collagen are too big to penetrate the surface of the skin.

The better way to increase the amount of collagen in the skin is by using a product that naturally boosts collagen production, just like Kollagen Intensiv. Indeed, Kollagen Intensiv is an anti-wrinkle cream that contains Syn-Coll as its main ingredient, which has been clinically proven to stimulate collagen synthesis. It is even more efficient than Matrixyl, a popular wrinkle cream ingredient that works in the same fashion, since even in just concentrations of 2.5%, it can significantly boost the production of collagen, producing equal or even better results than 10% concentrations of Matrixyl.

Aside from Syn-Coll, Kollagen Intensive contains other impressive ingredients, including: Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate

Both of these are forms of Vitamin A, which is one of the most potent antioxidants available. Aside from protecting the skin from free radicals, these also help prevent sun damage and acne while minimizing skin pores.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-3

Also known as Argireline or the topical Botox alternative, this ingredient inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter catecholamine, which, in turn, prevents muscles from contracting to minimize the usage of collagen and elastin and keep wrinkles from forming.

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3

This ingredient helps prevent the process of glycation or the binding of protein molecules with sugar molecules, which makes the protein unusable and contributes to the aging process.

Ascorbyl Palmitate and Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

These are derivatives of Vitamin C, which also aid in collagen synthesis and boost the healing abilities of skin cells.

Tocopherol

Tocopherol is a compound similar to Vitamin E which helps prevent the cross linking of proteins and protects skin from UV radiation and free radicals.

Shea Butter

Used by African healers and women for centuries, shea butter, which is the oil extracted from a tree nut native to the African savannah regions, moisturizes skin and promotes cell regeneration.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

Camellia Sinensis or green tea leaf extract is known as a powerful antioxidant and can also limit the production of collagenese, the enzyme that breaks down collagen so that the skin’s collagen supply does not get depleted easily.

Hyaluronic Acid

Like collagen, Hyaluronic Acid can be found in the skin but decreases with the aging process, and so needs to be replenished to maintain the hydration – each molecule of Hyaluronic Acid is said to hold 100 times its weight in water – and elasticity of the skin.

Plant-Derived Glycerin

Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture to the skin and keeps it there, preventing the skin from drying and making it more elastic.

Kollagen Intensiv Results

With this combination of ingredients, Kollagen Intensiv produces significant, long-term results, particularly the increased collagen production which leads to the diminishing of wrinkles and overall firmer, plumper, younger-looking skin. These changes are most visible and can be felt most distinctly after 80 days of using the product, though the moisturizing effects are felt right after usage.

80 days seems like a long time period but sounds more realistic than the products that promise to provide youthful skin in just minutes or days, and the fact that Kollagen Intensiv requires a commitment from the user makes it appear more serious about its fight against aging.

One thing you should know, though, is that the increased collagen production, and therefore, the disappearance of wrinkles, will only last so long as the product if used. Once you stop using Kollagen Intensiv, the skin’s collagen supply will once more decrease or go back to its normal slow rate and the skin will lose elasticity and firmness.

Kollagen Intensiv Packaging and Application

According to its website, Kollagen Intensiv is supposed to be applied twice a day, in the morning and at night before bedtime, preferably massaged into the skin using small, circular motions with the finger pads. Only a dime-sized portion is recommended for each application because of the concentrated formula.

Kollagen Intensiv comes in 4-oz jars, which cost $59.95 each and lasts approximately 30-45 days.

Kollagen Intensiv comes with a 90-day 100% money-back guarantee, so if you are not satisfied with the product, you can return it within 90 days and get a full refund with no questions asked. There are also several promotions offered with the product, such as getting one jar free if you buy three and paying only $289.95 for a nine-month supply plus special gifts like a luxurious facial cloth and a massage candle.

Summary

Kollagen Intensiv’s top-notch ingredients headed by Syn-Coll and the way in which they work against aging is the product’s strongest selling point, and though commitment and continuous usage is required, these should be lengths that someone is willing to go to if one truly desires to maintain young-looking skin.

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