Synthetic Collagen for Cosmetic Use
Collagen production diminishes with age which inevitably contributes to the development of wrinkles and a reduction in the skin's elasticity.
According to Cosmetics Design.com, scientists at Rice University have unveiled a new method for making synthetic collagen.
The synthetic collagen has many of the properties of natural collagen and may prove useful as cosmetics applications. "Our final product more closely resembles native collagen than anything that's previously been made, and we make that material using a self-assembly process that is remarkably similar to processes found in nature," said Rice's Jeffrey Hartgerink, the lead author of a new paper about the research in Nature Chemistry.
Research on collagen indicates the ability for this active anti-aging ingredient, in specific formulations, to increase skin hydration in addition to firming and plumping properties.
Formulations of collagen skin care products need to be very specific in order to allow for this ingredient to be adequately absorbed through the layers of skin.
The most abundant protein in the body is collagen. There are twenty-nine types of collagen throughout the human body. Collagen is a major component in many tissues, especially bone, cartilage tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin, blood vessels, lung tissue, and even the cornea of the eye. Despite the abundance of collagen in the body, recreating it has not been easy for scientists. One reason for this is the complexity collagen exhibits at different scales.
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