Wrinkle reduction with collagen?
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, independent study involving 69 women was conducted to monitor the effectiveness of the collagen peptides used in Startes® Beauty and Youthfulness products on biophysical indicators of ageing.
After 8 weeks, it was found that in a sample of women aged 35 to 55, skin elasticity improved significantly in the older women in the study – by up to 15% compared to placebo. This effect could be measured after only 4 weeks of oral collagen peptide supplementation.
The second placebo-controlled study involved more than 100 women aged 45 to 65. The study showed that 2,500 mg of the collagen peptides contained in Startes® – Beauty and Youthfulness significantly reduced the volume of eye wrinkles after just 4 weeks, and increased the concentration of type I procollagen in the skin by 65% and elastin by 18%.
In conclusion, daily oral intake of 2,500 mg of the specific bioactive collagen peptides used in Startes® – Beauty and Youthfulness products reduces the appearance of skin wrinkles and has a positive effect on the synthesis of the dermal extracellular matrix.
Of course, younger women can also reap the benefits of anti-aging by replenishing the body’s collagen stores to maintain the health of their hair, skin and nails at a time when the stores are beginning to diminish and ageing is slowly becoming apparent.
Read more in the study: Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis Proksch E., Schunck M., Zague V., Segger D., Degwert J., Oesser S. Skin Pharmacol Physiology, December 2013