Collagen is the primary support structure of the skin. It gives the skin strength and suppleness and, as well as an inherent ability to retain moisture, makes up about 90% of dermal volume. With ageing, and as a result of exposure to the sun, collagen fibre components begin to weaken, become less pliable, and tougher. The result is the development of dry, wrinkled skin that has lost its inherent elasticity. Pure-Col may help to arrest and reverse this condition.
Collagen is a major structural protein which provides protection and support to soft tissues and connects them to the skeleton. Collagen accounts for approximately 25% of all the protein in the body. Beneath the outer layer of the skin lies the dermis, a network of connective tissues made up of several components; fat cells, fibroblasts, and collagen. These fibres and elastins sustain the skin’s resilience and give it support in the form of a glue-like matrix that holds the cells together. When these cells are in equilibrium, the skin appears smooth, firm, and supple.