Collagen plays a vital role in giving the skin its strength, firmness, fullness, smoothness and elasticity.
The natural loss of collagen that occurs with aging and sun exposure is largely responsible for skin aging and wrinkles.
Collagen is also one of the major building blocks of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, making up about 30% of the entire protein content of the body and about 70% of the protein content of the skin.
Collagen is produced within the body and after about the age of 30, the body starts to deplete collagen at a rate of approximately 1.5% every year. Also, exposure to sunlight causes both damage and loss of skin collagen.