Soluble collagen: Collagen is a protein that’s important for the skin. There are a number of different types of collagen. The amount and quality of collagen in your skin significantly affects your appearance. Soluble collagen is designed to easily pass through the skin’s pores.
Used in cometics production.
- Collagen is an ingredient in many face lotions and creams. Their manufacturers often claim that these creams firm the skin and reduce the effects of aging as the collagen is absorbed by the skin. Actually, the collagen molecules contained in most of these creams are much too large to pass through the skin’s pores and so are unable to penetrate the surface of the skin, says Smart Skincare.
Some cosmetics include soluble or hydrolyzed collagen. In this case, the collagen molecules have been broken down into much smaller fragments, which are able to penetrate the skin’s surface. According to Smart Skincare, even when this form of collagen enters the skin, the molecule fragments are too small to be able to integrate with the skin’s own collagen.
Side effects of collagen injections may include sore red bumps on the skin, skin ulcerations and permanent scarring. These types of effects happen to about 2 percent of people who have collagen injections, according to A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.