Bio Balance / COLLAGEN 4,5% + VITAMIN C 0,5%

€ 29,50

Bio Balance / COLLAGEN 4,5% + VITAMIN C 0,5%

€ 29,50

This serum with 4.5% marine collagen and 0.5% vitamin C works to even out the complexion and texture of the skin; increases elasticity for firmer skin; leaves the complexion soft, smooth and radiant.

The most effective stabilising form of Vitamin C 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid penetrates the skin, helping to minimise and prevent dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

Suitable for all skin types; in particular dehydrated, mature, sensitive, irritated skin and eye contours

Contents 30 ml

Instructions for use

Apply morning and evening directly to cleansed face, allowing serum to soak in before applying cream.

Store in a cool and dry place and keep away from direct sunlight.

CAUTIONS

For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

Avoid direct contact with eyes.

Use only as directed.

Vitamin C stimulates the skin to produce collagen responsible for skin firmness (Robertson & Schwartz, 1953; Murad et al., 1981). In addition, vitamin C reduces the damage caused by exposure to harmful substances and a sufficient amount of vitamin C in the skin is crucial for good wound healing (Dunphy et al., 1956; Boyce et al., 2002; Arnold & Barbul, 2006).

Why Marine collagen is a revolution in skincare ?

When you want a more holistic, natural approach to health and wellness. “Consumers are beginning to question where their collagen comes from. Most collagen used in cosmetics comes from farmed animals, pig or cow. This has religious and environmental implications not shared with marine sources,”.

We use marine collagen that is sustainably sourced from some of the deepest and coldest oceans on the planet. Compared to mammalian sources of collagen, marine collagen has a lower melting point and is soluble in water.

There are at least 16 types of collagen but 80 to 90 per cent of the collagen in the body consists of types one, two and three. Type one is the main component in skin, type two is the major collagen in cartilage, and type three is most common in bones, tendons and ligaments. Marine collagen is a source of type one collagen and bovine collagen is made up of types one and three collagen. Therefore, generally speaking, marine collagen is better suited for ‘beauty’ applications, whereas bovine collagen is more commonly used to repair joints. However, it is the processing and purification process that is crucial to the bioavailability and efficacy of the collagen in question. and it is at least as important as the source of collagen itself.

Does it actually work?

So, what about topical marine collagen? Is marine collagen skin care really worth it? Well, first of all, it’s important to know that collagen does not exactly penetrate the skin - if it did, it would be pretty easy to just slap on a cream and have thicker skin. However, combined with other active ingredients like vitamine C and hyaluronic acid, you can simultaneously protect your skin against the free radicals that damage collagen, 

What to look out for 

We’ll start with the bad news: there’s no such thing as vegan collagen sources. “Despite several brands selling vegan collagen, this is misleading and it simply does not exist. “The closest thing to a vegan or vegetarian source of collagen could be peptides of plant proteins, which could be metabolised and used by our bodies to synthesise collagen.

“Similarly, there are several brands that sell various products named collagen but (these) are no more than various natural powders rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. While these support collagen synthesis in our bodies, they are not collagen peptide supplements.” 

 

 

Bio Balance Hyaluronic acid Super serum

€ 28,50

Bio Balance Hyaluronic acid Super serum

€ 28,50

Bio Balance Multi-Moleuronic Complex has three different hyaluronic acid molecules, allowing it to penetrate multiple layers of the skin for deeper hydration.

- Replenishes the moisture content of the skin between all layers of the skin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Improves skin texture, elasticity, firmness and smoothness.

Suitable for all skin types; in particular dehydrated, mature, sensitive, irritated skin and eye contours

Contents 30 ml

  • Richt zich expliciet op enkele van de meest problematische gebieden van de vrouw, waaronder verslapte huid, rimpels rond de ogen, neus, mond en voorhoofd.
  • Helpt om rimpels en expressielijnen te voorkomen dankzij de spierontspannende eigenschappen.
  • Probiotic Lactobacillus & Bifido Ferment + 2% Matrixyl Synthe 6 + Hyaluronzuur + lipo-peptide TYR-ARG SPF 20 & UVA

Vrij van parabenen, kleurstoffen, steroïden, SLS, SLES, paraffine, GMO'S, vaseline, sulfaten

Inhoud 50ml 

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