To understand why Clean Collagen is so powerful at promoting collagen first we must look at your skin, vitamin c and collagen production.
Vitamin c is essential for collagen production. Since your body can’t produce vitamin c on its own we must get it through fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, seeds and nuts.
Up until very recently, it was impossible to apply natural vitamin c topically to your skin.
Natural vitamin c is notoriously unstable. The antioxidants it in would perish within a very short period rendering a product useless. That's if they survived the extraction process to begin with.
The way skincare companies have tried to get around this has been to use synthetic, shelf-stable vitamin c which would generally be labelled as 'Ascorbic Acid'.
Unfortunately, synthetic vitamin c is nothing like natural vitamin c. Synthetic vitamin c contains no antioxidant properties (you read that correctly) because it’s missing the molecule that makes natural vitamin c active and an antioxidant.
It just so happens it’s this molecule is the same molecule which makes natural vitamin c unstable, so it can't be replicated synthetically because then you’d have unstable synthetic vitamin c and the same issue.
Due to an innovation in the extraction process (really an innovation in skincare) for the first time we are able to extract natural vitamin c that is shelf stable and 100% ACTIVE with the antioxidant properties intact.
40% of Clean Collagen is comprised of Kakadu Plum
Kakadu Plum contains 100 times more vitamin c than an orange. Clean Collagen also contain Finger Lime which is incredibly high in vitamin c.
There is nothing more effective for your collagen production than the power of natural vitamin c.
It's an exciting new era for skincare.
Retinol & collagen
Retinol is another type of antioxidant that is commonly used to boost collagen levels in the skin. It helps to increase the lifespan of collagen, as well as block enzymes that destroy collagen.
Clean Collagen contains the natural plant source of retinol, Bakuchiol, also extracted with this incredible extraction method (as far as we know we are the only company extracting Bakuchiol in this way) making it 100% bio-available.
A study by the University of California, published in The British Journal of Dermatology, compared the clinical efficacy of Bakuchiol and retinol in improving common signs of cutaneous facial ageing.
The results: “bakuchiol and retinol both significantly decreased wrinkle surface area and hyperpigmentation, with no statistical difference between the compounds” although “the retinol users reported more facial skin scaling and stinging”.
This is why Clean Collagen is so effective at increasing your skin's natural collagen production.