Expensive anti-wrinkle creams based on collagen are a waste of money. Researchers have proven that collagens are too large to be absorbed through the skin.
According to Richard Guy, Professor at the University of Bath, cosmetics manufacturers create the idea that the anti-wrinkle substance penetrates the outer layers of skin, but this is not true. The natural skin barrier also resists these substances. While manufacturers would have us believe that approximately 60% of the cream is absorbed through the skin, reality is otherwise. Nearly all of the product remains on the surface.
Collagen is regarded as the best ingredient to smooth wrinkles from within. Because the amount of natural collagen decreases as we grow older, collagen is included in creams and ointments. The researchers from the “Sense about Science” organization, however, have determined that the molecules based upon collagen are so large that it is impossible for them to be absorbed through the skin. Collagen proteins thus remain on the surface of the skin, waiting to be washed or wiped away.
At Amanprana, we have known for a long time that larger molecules do not penetrate the skin barrier. This is also the case for most active substances in expensive and inexpensive anti-aging or anti-wrinkle creams. Beauty comes from within. Namely in the form of proteins (mainly essential amino acids), vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, etc. … which are absorbed through food. Only the smallest nano-particles and a few essential oils pass through the skin barrier without difficulty. Amanprana does not use nano-particles either because these small particles no longer have the same qualities as the foundation from which they originate and still have unknown and sometimes unexpected effects.
The molecular structure of essential vegetable oils such as those found in the strong antioxidant essential oil mixture from Shangri-la eye contour and face serum, or in a milder form in Amanprana day and body oils, easily penetrate the skin barrier and all layers of the skin. They nourish the skin from the outside as well as from the inside.