glossary definition:

Collagen is a fiberous protein, the "glue" that holds organic tissue together. Collagen is found in skin, tendons, bones, and cartilage.

Some products do not include collagen but claim to help your body produce it. As an ingredient, collagen is usually derived from animal tissue.

Collagen's use in cosmetics first started gaining ground as a lip filler and plumper - injected into wrinkles to fill out and reverse the effects of aging. The effects last for a few months to a year.

The effectiveness of applying collagen topically with creams and lotions is not proven, although many beauty products feature it as an ingredient.

note: About 3% of the population is allergic to collagen, so testing needs to be carried out before any non-topical treatment. To test lotions or creams, apply a small amount to the forearm and observe for a day.

more general matches to this glossary term:
CITY Cosmetics
CITY Cosmetics blasted onto the scene with CITY Lips-a collagen enhancing lip plumper. An istant success, CITY Cosmetics now offer a full array of CITY Lips in a wide range of colors.

An old Hollywood secret, Frownies were originally called wrinkle eradicators for their magical abilty to make fine lines such as crow's feet appear diminished.

StriVectin-SD - The 'miracle'; anti-aging cream. Claims to significantly improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, stretch marks, and minor skin imperfections by aiding the build-up of collagen.

Natura Bissé
A family run business based in Barcelona, Spain, Natura Bissé started out with only five creams and now offer about 300. The brand was originally target for use in luxury hotels and spas, but now it is also available from high-end department stores such..

Designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Cellex-C products cause skin to gradually appear firmer and smoother with improved color, tone, and texture.

A well known name in natural skin and hair care products for over 30 years, ShiKai are a family owned and run company based in California.

Jan Marini Skin Research
With over 30 years experience in product research, Jan Marini has amassed a fair amount of very useful information when it comes to skin care. This shows in her impressive collection of products, which are designed to provide excellent, targeted skin ca..

Hugely popular in Japan and most of Asia, Dr.Ci:Labo was established in 1999 with the birth of their signature product - Aqua-Collagen-Gel.

FANCL's focus is on the health of your skin, to that end they are dedicated to the production of skincare that is preservative and additive-free. They also manufacture dietary supplements and Japanese green teas, which help maintain beauty from within.

Lip Explosion
Lip Explosion by Body Innoventions romises fuller, more defined lips in minutes. Lip explosion guarantees immediate results, or your money back.

Fusion Beauty
The brand behind the outrageously popular wonder lip plumper Lip Fusion, Fusion Beauty was founded in Canada in 2005, the brainchild of Clean fragrance creator Randi Shinder. Lip Fusion turned the beauty world upside down, with it's revolutionary plumpe..