What makes Collagen more special to conventional wrinkle cream treatments

Collagen Skincare

Science shows collagen supplementation can lead to much younger looker skin

Skin care these days is advancing beyond traditional wrinkle cream treatments.  More and more, leading beauty therapists are starting to realise the benefits of nutraceuticals backed by good science and providing them to clients to increase satisfaction and results.

One leading nutraceutical product in the beauty industry is Puraz 100% Collagen capsules, made by New Zealand company Puraz Health.

Over the last eight years the company has undertaken both its own lab studies and collected up an impressive body of international research on the benefits of collagen supplementation.  General Manager, Lee Stirling highlights a recent study in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association:

“An eight week study of women 35-65 who supplemented with collagen found that there was a highly statistically significant improvement in periorbital wrinkling, in periorbital aging and in periorbital overall facial aging.”

A further Japanese study on the effects of oral ingestion of collagen found that when healthy Japanese women ingested collagen peptides over 60 days, it was shown that the absorption ability of the outer most layer of the skin increased, and thus improved skin function.

However one of the most compelling studies appeared even more recently in The Journal of Dermatology where researchers concluded that oral ingestion of collagen hydrolysate may lead to more viscous and elastic skin resulting in improvement of skin appearance.

Puraz themselves further confirmed this with their own independent trials recently done in New Zealand.  These showed that when Puraz 100% Collagen is added to human skin fibroblast cells, the cells are activated and rejuvenated and their ability to produce elastin and the building blocks of the skin are stimulated.

Mr. Stirling says that the research is highly consistent with the results that customers are reporting from Puraz 100% Collagen capsules:

“Over the last few years our company has conducted numerous ‘before and after’ photo trials and the results in most cases have been quite significant.  What that means for beauty therapists is that they can supply clients on a regular basis with a product that will work from within to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while improving skin elasticity every day.”

Mr. Stirling, says the company currently has therapists up and down the country stocking the capsules and making them available to clients.  “Puraz 100% Collagen works perfectly for the therapist’s business,” Mr Stirling says, “because the collagen framework offers a basis for all other treatments to work even better.  Therapists also love our product because it encourages clients to come back.”

For the last eight years, Puraz has also offered every fourth bottle free for regular clients whereby they return to the therapist to collect their next bottle.  “We’ve aimed to make the best collagen product available, backed by good science,” Mr. Stirling says.  “The support of the beauty therapy industry has assisted and continues to aid us in spreading the message about firmer, younger looking skin through collagen supplementation.”

Puraz’s product represents a growing trend:  Advancing science and development in the area of nutraceutical products will continue to help therapists provide solutions to clients looking for lasting beauty results and well being.

Puraz Health is currently looking for new beauty therapist stockists in available territories worldwide.  Please visit www.puraz.com for further information and to order products.

Youthfulness of skin depends on the collagen fibres beneath

Young Looking Skin

Soft, young-looking skin as you get older depends on how well the collagen fibres are maintained beneath.

When it comes to having soft, young-looking skin as you get older, a key determining factor is the collagen fibres beneath.  This collagen represents the key structural protein in connective tissue and the skin.  The aging process inevitably means degradation and decline in the collagen structure that supports the skin and the gradual sagging and wrinkling of the skin right across your whole body.  However, there are a number of factors that determine the rate at which you lose collagen and thus the rate at which your skin appears to age.  Moreover, a leading collagen supplement formulated here in New Zealand has been proven to help turn back the clock on collagen decline.

Scientific research tends to suggest that by the age of 40, most women have lost about 30% of their body’s natural collagen supply.  For many, though, this is accelerated due to sun exposure, high levels of stress and smoking.  The conditions here in New Zealand are particularly bad for skin aging due to the high rates of UV and sunshine.  This is why, frequently for example, New Zealand women can tend to look older than their counterparts in Europe or Asia.  Most Northern European countries, including the UK have much lower levels of UV exposure which reduces the level of collagen decline from the sun.  In Asian countries such as Japan, it is culturally preferred to have white skin and this means women tend to avoid sunlight where possible, covering up or using umbrellas.

Unfortunately the New Zealand outdoor lifestyle encourages sun exposure which increases the decline of collagen supporting the skin.  Years of sun exposure can make the skin look much older for this reason.

Lynn Aitken of Auckland was in her late forties when she felt her skin aging faster and making her look older than she actually was.  Although Lynn was originally from Yorkshire, she has spent the last 25 years in Auckland.  Her job working in her husband’s business in the electrical industry means she is working outside most of the time and that has meant a lot of exposure to the harsh New Zealand sun.

Lynn says that she began looking for a solution to improve the quality of her skin last year.  ” I did have quite deep wrinkles, and I was getting to a stage where I wanted to do something about it.”  She saw Puraz 100% Collagen capsules on TV and decided to join thousands of other Kiwi women in trying the locally formulated product.

Puraz Health has developed a special formulation with their capsules that ensure the collagen doesn’t break down until it has distributed throughout the body to where it is needed to restore the skin, hair and nails.  The results of the Puraz capsules are backed by good science but more importantly have been proven by the results of women around New Zealand, including a number of high resolution photographic before and after studies on their impact on facial lines and wrinkles.

Lynn Aitken says her experience with natural collagen replenishment has been a positive one and she would certainly recommend the collagen capsules to others.  “In conjunction with taking Puraz, drinking lots of water and using an SPF 50 sunscreen I do believe I have improved the collagen in my skin.”

Lynn was particularly pleased with how quickly she noticed results from taking Puraz.  ” I saw improvements in about eight weeks that were very noticeable,” she says.  ” Puraz has given my skin a fresher slightly younger look, it’s definitely improved a lot of the lines, and generally my skin has been healthier and obviously my complexion has improved as well.”

Lynn says she also feels more confident now with the improvement in her appearance that the collagen capsules have helped deliver.  “I knew for sure they were making a difference when a friend of mine asked if I’d had a facial peel, and I said no.”

Simply what Lynn has taken advantage of, is the ability to actually work on the collagen fibres that support the skin by replenishing the collagen that has been lost.  This helps provide and restore skin firmness, providing the ideal base for all other beauty treatments.  Increasingly collagen capsules are a key offering for any beauty therapist and a great way to provide the basis for beauty from within.

For more info please visit www.puraz.com