As we get older, our body’s ability to produce collagen slows down. This natural ageing process is one reason why fine lines and wrinkles start appearing. Another cause is the damage free radicals (from smoking, pollution and sun exposure) cause to the skin. When consumed, hydrolysed collagen is absorbed into the blood stream.
The presence of extra collagen in the blood steam acts as a signal alerting the body that it's collagen needs replacing. Once noticed, this becomes a messenger, which triggers the synthesis and reorganisation of new collagen fibres by stimulating the body's fibroblast cells (the cells responsible for making connective tissues). These collagen peptide messengers also stimulate the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid in your skin. This improves the mechanical strength of your skin by enhancing the fibroblast density and the thickness of collagen fibrils.