Collagen facial creams have many benefits for tired or aging skin. When a face cream includes collagen as an active ingredient in can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sunspots, and alleviate dry skin. The cream can also act as a basic moisturizer for those with normal skin types.
A face cream with collagen can help dry and damaged skin. By moisturizing the skin, the collagen helps to alleviate dryness and makes the skin softer to the touch. Dry or unbalanced skin can appear blotchy. The collagen helps to remove dry patches on the surface of the skin and to reduce redness, giving the skin a healthier glow.
Many manufacturers offer a face cream with collagen to fight the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, or the crow’s feet that extend from the corners of the eyes. Facial skin loses its elasticity through the natural process of aging or through mistreatment of the skin, such as extended sun exposure. Once absorbed into the skin, collagen helps rebuild the lost elasticity, which can make the face appear more youthful. The collagen also works to plump up the surface of the skin, making fine lines and minor wrinkles appear less noticeable.
A face cream with collagen can exfoliate the skin as well, especially if the collagen is blended with exfoliatants such as apricot shells or refined seeds. The cream is massaged onto the face for several minutes and then removed with cool water. The exfoliator removes the outermost layer of skin, revealing the new skin underneath. As a result, the skin feels softer to the touch and may appear more even in complexion.
Age spots and damage from the sun can create dark discolorations on the skin, causing the face to have an uneven appearance. A face cream with collagen can help lighten these spots on the skin. After applying the face cream twice a day for several weeks, the collagen may exfoliate and moisturize the discolorations so that they are no longer as noticeable as they once were.
Some consumers may have an allergic reaction to a face cream with collagen. To reduce the risk of a reaction, a consumer should do a patch test before applying any product directly to the face. The test is performed on another sensitive area of the skin, such as the inside of the arm, to see if any reaction occurs.