The team at SKN Clinic has tested and created many skincare products, devices and treatments over the past 8 years and here are our top picks for restoring collagen in the comfort of your home.
We are firm believers that if you want to achieve healthy, youthful skin and an optimal functioning body you need to commit to a daily home care program. This program should include well-formulated skincare, high-quality supplements, daily physical activity, proper nutrition and soul nourishment.
#1 Apply Vitamin A Serum to your skin at night
Vitamin A is the most effective topical ingredient for stimulating collagen and has the most research and clinical to back up it’s efficacy. A few years back, a team of chemists in the US worked really hard to revolutionize the way we use Vitamin A by creating a form that was less irritating than the prescription form known as Retinoic Acid.
After being told this would be impossible, they proved the experts wrong and created Iconic A Encapsulated Retinaldehyde. Iconic A helps skin produce collagen, improve the skin’s texture, reduce discolouration, fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture by helping to enhance the firmness & thickness of the skin. It also stimulates cell turnover ensuring that your skin is looking bright and fresh.
Iconic A helps skin produce collagen, improve the skin’s texture, reduce discolouration, fine lines, wrinkles and skin texture by helping to enhance the firmness & thickness of the skin. It also stimulates cell turnover ensuring that your skin is looking bright and fresh.
Rewind Youth Activator Serum by Skin Addix contains encapsulated retinaldehyde
Clear Up Blemish Fighting Serum by Skin Addix contains encapsulated retinaldehyde
#2 Apply vitamin C powder to your skin every morning
The strongest and most potent form of Vitamin C available for topical application is l-ascorbic acid. This powerful antioxidant works alongside Iconic A Encapsulated Retinaldehyde to synthesis collagen.
It is a important to note that l-ascorbic acid is very unstable and light sensitive so it should always be in a powder form and mixed into the appropriate serum at time of use each day. L-ascorbic acid also provides the skin with photo-protection, lightening benefits for pigmentation and an overall brightness for the skin.
Due to its potency, this form of Vitamin C is not recommended for rosacea skin or highly sensitive skin.
Bright Lights Potent “C” Powder by Skin Addix contains l-ascorbic acid
#3 Roll your skin weekly with the Skin Spin Roller System
The Skin Spin Roller System is a simple anti-aging tool that has multiple benefits keeping your skin looking youthful and vibrant. The concept of skin needling has to do with the ability of our skin to heal and repair itself. When rolling with the SKIN SPIN it creates hundreds of tiny dermal injuries that trigger the body’s healing response. Once the healing response is triggered the transformation begins via collagen promotion. Oh and we should mention it is great to target crow’s feet too!
#4 Apply Hyaluronic Acid to your skin and drink it everyday
Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote, nourish and hydrate collagen. Hyaluronic acid retains water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic and is essential to take both internally and apply topically for maximum full body benefits.
Hyaluronic acid retains 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin’s cells keeping our skin plump and our joints nourished. No other biological substance can retain as much water as hyaluronic acid, making our skin smooth and soft with fewer wrinkles.
DailyFix Revival Serum by Skin Addix contains hyaluronic acid
HydraHit Moisturizer by Skin Addix contains hyaluronic acid 10x
Hyaluronic Molecule by Fountain Beauty (internal supplement)
#5 Drink your collagen in the Morning
The addition of a high grade collagen supplement can provide tremendous benefits for skin, joints and bone health. WithinUs TruMarine™ is a Type I collagen – the most abundant form. Studies show that hydrolyzed collagen derived from fish scales consists of small peptide molecules that have superior bioavailability and digestibility when compared with other collagen products. Due to their lower molecular weight, these peptides are absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream, where they are then carried through the body, leading to collagen synthesis in the joint tissues, bones and skin dermis. WithinUs Trumarine Collagen is a Vancouver based company and can be found at SKN Clinic or online at SKNShop.com
Your body is a temple that keeps you alive, your skin is a shield that protects you, and they both deserve to be nourished with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and lots of love. It is our mission at SKN Clinic to provide our clients with honest skincare advice, well formulated products and a friendly, trustworthy environment to nourish your mind, body and spirit.