While you may be familiar with collagen, the most powerful natural protein in your body, you may be less familiar with the latest variety, vegan collagen. Plant-based collagen alternatives such as vegan collagen are most commonly found in supplements to help boost the body’s natural collagen production but, with new science and research, vegan collagen is now making its way into the skincare world too. As one of the first brands to launch a vegan collagen skin booster, we’re here to help you get to know this next-generation collagen and understand why it’s about to become the hottest ingredient for skin transformation.
What Is Vegan Collagen?
Traditionally collagen found in supplements and skincare is derived from animal sources such as fish or beef which means people who live an environmentally-friendly or vegan-friendly lifestyle can’t access these products. Latest scientific research has enabled development of a new type of collagen which can be classified as vegan as instead of being sourced from animals it is made by using genetically modified yeast and bacteria.
FaceGym's Vegan Collagen
Achieved through fourteen years of science by a team of medical experts and university professors, FaceGym's Active Blast Collagen Skin Booster is a world first that sets a new standard for collagen. The vegan collagen ingredient used in the formula is calledsh-polypeptide-123,a biosynthetic collagen based on human type III collagen. The ingredient which comprises 8 amino acids is manufactured via a patented yeast fermentation process to create a type III mimicking ingredient with a similar molecular footprint. Because of this similar structure, the body is able to more readily recognise it and therefore more likely to absorb it, leading to its bioavailable categorisation.
While there are many different types of collagen, we focused on this type III explicitly as it is the most abundant source of “young collagen” found in the skin, around 80% in infants but this slowly decreases over time which gradually reduces the elasticity and repair functions. This type of collagen creates the elasticity in the tissue and is vital for keeping the skin looking bouncy and youthful.
Is Vegan Collagen Effective?
Our vegan collagen ingredient outperforms comparable animal derived collagen on a number of key skin benefits. It promotes cell growth and overall skin regeneration and delivers anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle benefits. Thanks to its defined structure it performs more consistently - trials have proven it is up to 200 times better performing than other conventional animal-derived collagen, and delivers six times the repairing ability compared to other fish formulations. Our vegan collagen ingredient is also bioavailable which means it has more affinity to the skin and with the molecule size being smaller, it is able to better penetrate the skin, up to 90% more in the upper layers of the skin.
Now you’ve levelled up your knowledge on vegan collagen, it’s time to activate turbo-charge on your skincare routine and make our new Active Blast a permanent fixture on your skincare shelfie. Renews skin in 7 days, transforms skin in 28 days.