Research breakthroughs in European cosmeceutical research have revealed that human skin absorbs compounds from cold marine life more readily than those from warmer waters. This is because the cold water molecules contract and “shrink instinctively” when they come in contact with the much higher temperature of the human skin. Collagen from cold waters may be heat sensitive and keeping your collagen container in the refrigerator (+ 4 centigrade) will be protective to your formula. Containers are designed to allow unobstructed delivery of cooled, viscous collagen.
First, apply a small amount of Marine Collagen Biologicals serum on water-moistened skin (e.g., by leaving skin moist after showering or washing). A small amount of collagen, just a dab, will suffice for the entire face. Next, pat gently after application to enhance absorption of water-binding collagen.
Wait approximately two minutes to allow collagen to treat the skin. Then, for maximum collagen absorption, use your own moisturizer to lock in new moisture and “seal” the skin surface. Easy spreadable emollient “oily” creams are ideal for this purpose. Occlusive ingredients – like petrolatum, shea butter, or lanolin help to seal water into skin. Used nightly, the formula helps to replenish moisture and restore the radiance and elasticity of your skin.
Marine Collagen Biologicals (MCB) is a company established by professionals who have a passion for providing healthy, natural, skin care options. The team has a diverse background ranging from plastic surgery to basic science research and ultimately the cosmetic industry business. MCB is intrigued by the potential of marine collagen. Considering the physiological mechanisms of moisturizing and the physical chemical properties of collagen, it was clear that collagen had the capability to be a top candidate as an ingredient of high-end skin care formulations. Based on research findings, the superb rejuvenating effect of collagen is attributed to skin hydration and thickening of the layers by volumizing, thus resulting in skin toning and reduction of wrinkling.
Research on phylogenetically lower forms of collagen with a more simple molecular structure derived from marine life, free of problems related to more complex molecules such as bovine collagen, opened new opportunities for cosmetology and has renewed interest in collagen. Superb skin hydration and volumizing effects of marine collagen-based products have led to their rapidly growing popularity in Europe and it was time to make marine collagen skin products available for the American consumer and bring it across the Atlantic. Marine Collagen Biologicals was established to pursue this mission.
Marine collagen is more simple in structure than its bovine-derived counterpart and therefore, free of some undesirable irritants which can cause allergies, yet it still bonds water and cellular structures. This powerful serum restores density through hydration and significantly reduces wrinkles, promotes more beautiful looking skin, helps minimize the appearance of roughness and enhances skin texture and structure.
Our collagen is obtained by double catalyzed hydration. This unique production process provides a biologically active protein in the form of native tropocollagen nanoparticles which have the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. For more info, please read the book chapter PDF.
Marine Collagen has outstanding rejuvenating properties illustrated through skin hydration and volumizing. This results in reduction of fine wrinkles with even toning effects and smoother looking skin, which are some of the main benefits of externally applied Marine Collagen. Not to mention that collagen hydrates all skin types such as sensitive, dry, normal, oily, problematic, pigmented, and non-pigmented.
Formulated with 99% pure collagen obtained from the Salmonidaes species (salmon) living in arctic waters. Marine collagen from cool waters has been shown to be an effective vehicle for transepidermal water delivery, providing enhanced (due to the molecule configuration and size change) penetration through the epidermis when in contact with the warm 37 C surface temperature of the human skin. The most recent trials of marine collagen have reinforced the above claims, thus revolutionizing the European beauty industry. Researchers are confident that results of ongoing studies will produce the same enthusiasm here in the United States.