Collagen is the most important structural component of the dermis as it provides the skin with firmness, elasticity and strength. To study the effects of cosmetic actives on collagen, cell cultures with human dermal cells represent a perfect model. In such a study the collagen content of young dermal cells was compared to that of aged cells. In the culture with the older cells the amount of collagen decreased by more than 40%. Meanwhile, with Snow Algae Powder this effect could either be neutralized (stopped) or even overcompensated.
Moreover, Snow Algae Powder was able to inhibit harmful collagen destructing enzymes in aging skin cells by up to 47%.
This clearly shows that Snow Algae Powder helps to repair the effects of aging by protecting and even stimulating the most abundant collagens in the skin.