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How Do I Choose the Best Collagen Cream?

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  • Written By: A. Rohlandt
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 23 July 2014
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To choose the best collagen cream, the biggest choice you'll need to make is whether you want a cream that contains collagen or a cream that stimulates the natural production of collagen. You should also check for any potentially harmful ingredients, before you buy. It's also best to purchase a collagen cream from a manufacturer with a good reputation and to read reviews of the product. Last, but not least, you should consider the price of the product as well.

The first thing that comes to mind when someone says "collagen cream" are creams that contain artificial collagen. The companies that manufacture these creams claim that the collagen they contain will be absorbed by the skin, but this may only be true to a certain extent. Artificial collagen differs from the collagen our skin produces naturally, and because of this, it may not be absorbed or work as well.

Choosing a cream that encourages the production of natural collagen in the skin could be a better option if you're looking for long term results. These creams contain ingredients such as copper peptides, kinetin, active manuka honey, and Cynergy TK™. Antioxidants are important ingredients to look for as well, as they may help encourage collagen production. The benefits of helping your skin heal and restore itself are obvious, and the results tend to be longer lasting than with artificial collagen treatments.

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Collagen creams can also contain ingredients that could be potentially harmful to your skin. This is why it's always best to check the ingredients label before you buy a specific product. If there's any ingredient you're unsure about, you may want to do some research to find out about it. Some ingredients that you may want to avoid include mineral oils, artificial fragrances, alcohol and parabens.

When searching for the best collagen cream, look for user reviews of the product. This is a fast and easy way to see what other users have experienced, and whether there are any side effects. It is also helpful to find out if the product delivers everything it claims to and what results you should expect.

Buying a product from a reputable manufacturer is another way to help ensure that the collagen cream you purchase will do what it's supposed to. If you're unsure of which brands are best, you may want to consult a health and skincare specialist or speak to your pharmacist to get an idea of what's on offer.

The price of the product is usually what most people look at first, but when it comes to choosing collagen cream you get what you pay for. You should expect collagen creams to be more expensive, but if you choose wisely the money should be well spent. It's best to focus on the ingredients first, and to then compare the prices on similar products.

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Heavanet
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@raynbow- I agree with your point. My dermatologist told me that the only types of creams that actually may boost collagen are those that contain peptides and retinols. He said that most topical collagen creams do little to meet the expectations of the people who use them.

Raynbow
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This is a very informative article about the options that are available for collagen creams. However, I think that consumers must be very careful when purchasing these types of creams. Most creams on the market are not going to give the results that many people are seeking when they buy this type of product.

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