Vegan cosmetics and products are becoming increasingly popular. Vegan or Plant-Based collagen is now a top ingredient used in skin care formulations and mainstream brands. Vegan Collagen is protein produced through a plant fermentation process. Collagen in cosmetics has been traditionally extracted from animals. Animal Collagen (bovine collagen) comes from cow bones and other cow by products or sea creatures.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is in the under layer of the skin called the dermis. The dermis is the backbone of the skin. The dermis is a living structure of the skin and it supports the outer skin called the epidermis. Leather is the dermis of the cow, the cows under layer of skin. Collagen is a structural protein, the foundation for the strength and elasticity of the skin. Maintaining and supporting collagen in the skin is important.
We want to maintain, nourish and support the dermis layer of our skin to keep our skin supple, radiant and slow the aging of our skin.
In cosmetic products, collagen helps to keep the skin supple and radiant. Joan Morais has formulated with plant-based vegan collagen and in her skin care formulations for many years and believes it is superior to bovine (cow) collagen.
What is Vegan Collagen in Skin Care?
Vegan collagen can mimic natural collagen and interact with tissues and cells and readily absorbed by the body. Vegan collagen is produced under controlled conditions by a fermentation-based process and delivers a high level of purity compared to animal collagen with the potential of transmission of diseases or pathogens. This ingredient is safe, sustainable and can be reproduced easily for large commercial scale.
Learn to Formulate with Vegan, Plant-Based ingredients
The Regenerating and Brightening Serum with Plant Collagen is in the Professional Natural Skin Care Course. This formulation is superb and very effective for the skin.
Vegan Collagen in Skin Care Products
Check the product ingredient labels, look for vegan or check with the company and ask what type of collagen they use in the product.
Learn more about Vegan Cosmetic Formulations.
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