Composition of iCollagen Beauty
- Collagen – type I and III
- Daily dose: 5000 mg
We import collagen from a company in France with a 175-year long tradition on the market. Collagen is the main structural protein of the skin, which ensures its elasticity and firmness. There are up to 28 different types of collagen, especially types I, II, and III, which have the largest presence in the human body. 90% of all collagen in the body is type I collagen, which is found in the skin, tendons, bones, and ligaments. With advancing age and average lifestyle, collagen production gradually decreases until it stops completely. This leads to the first signs of skin aging – the formation of wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin, weakness of facial contours. The alarming fact is that collagen production decreases after the 25th year of life, by 1.5% every year. The most effective form of its supplementation is internal use, through the so-called hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen, ie collagen peptides, are small bioactive molecules with a high ability to be absorbed into the body and thus with higher efficiency. Several clinical studies have confirmed that supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen can help slow the onset of skin aging and improve skin hydration.
Daily dose: 30 mg
Ceramides are polar lipids, naturally occurring in the skin as its key component. They represent up to 35-40% of the intercellular “cement” components, which are part of the natural skin barrier. They enclose the hydration in the skin and protect it from damage. Due to age and external impact, their production gradually decreases and skin begins to age.
Phytoceramides are plant-derived ceramides. These have a similar lipid structure to the ceramides found in the skin and can, thus, replenish them. The anti-aging effect of phytoceramides has also been demonstrated by research that has confirmed improvement in the smoothness and elasticity of the skin after several weeks of use. While ceramides can be used dermally, phytoceramides are recommended in the form of nutritional supplements. It is clinically proven that phytoceramides are 20 times more effective when taken orally than when applied to the skin. Another study showed that patients with clinically dry skin experienced a 35% improvement in skin hydration after regular use of wheat extract oil (with a natural phytoceramide content) for as little as 3 months. Another study found a significant improvement in skin hydration in as little as 15 days.
Daily dose: 100 mg
Red Orange Complex® is a standardized powder extract obtained from the peels and juice of three pigmented varieties of blood orange (Moro, Tarocco, and Sanguinello) grown exclusively in the area around the volcano Etna in Sicily (Italy).
It contains 20% of active ingredients such as anthocyanin, caffeic acid, coumaric acid, ferulic acid, sinapic acid, hesperidin, narirutin, and ascorbic acid, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress in people with reduced antioxidant defenses. The strong antioxidant activity of Red Orange Complex® has been confirmed in several clinical studies. It is able to reduce oxidative stress in people with reduced antioxidant defenses, such as smokers, athletes, diabetics, and people exposed to increased air pollution. A recent clinical study also demonstrated the benefits of red orange intake and its protective effects on the skin over UV damage. Red Orange Complex® oral supplementation counteracts skin hyperpigmentation (solar lentigo) and improves skin color homogeneity.
Daily dose: 50 mg
Hyaluronic acid is a high molecular weight linear polysaccharide that occurs naturally in the human body. It binds to collagen and elastin, therefore, ensures flexibility of the joints and hydration of the skin. It is a major component of the extracellular matrix of the skin, joints, eyes, and many other tissues and organs. It is also involved in the process of wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Hyaluronic acid is able to bind up to a thousand times its volume. Thanks to this, it not only retains all the moisture in the skin and joints, but further prevents the evaporation of moisture, making skin softer and more supple at the same time. Thus, it can be said to function as a magnet for moisture, making it an important moisturizing supplement for the daily skincare routine.
Daily dose: 50 mg
Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is present in all cells, particularly in their mitochondria. This substance, with vitamin-like effects, converts energy from the diet into energy for muscles, organs, and skin cells. It supports the body’s innate immunity and defenses. The highest concentration of Q10 is found in organs with high energy requirements such as the heart, kidneys, and liver. It acts as an electron carrier in reduction and oxidation processes. It is a true antioxidant, as it scavenges free radicals, protects mitochondria, lipid membranes, lipoproteins, and DNA from oxidative damage. This reduces the degree of damage to elastin and collagen in the human body. Coenzyme Q10 is produced until the age of 20, after which its levels gradually reduce. After the age of 40, a deficiency of this substance is proven, the skin becomes more vulnerable, and aging begins to manifest itself. Coenzyme Q10 restores energy to skin cells so that they can function more efficiently and at the same time be more resistant.
- Vitamin B9
Daily dose: 400 mcg
Folic acid is an essential coenzyme of protein metabolism. It plays a role in the process of cell division, helps the development of healthy skin cells and their regeneration, thereby supporting the proper function of the scalp and hair follicles. By stimulating cells in the skin, it can slow down the premature aging of the skin and support the growth of fibroblasts, thanks to which the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers takes place, which makes the skin firmer and more elastic. In the presence of folic acid, fibroblasts have a more regular shape, which is a sign of their higher proliferative capacity, ie the ability to divide. It supports the proper functioning of the immune system and cell membranes.
Daily dose: 10 mg
Zinc is a key trace element. It is important in the synthesis of collagen and in the human body it is involved in many processes, such as the metabolism of sugars, proteins, fatty acids, it is involved in the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and hemoglobin, and in the transport of CO2. It also plays an important role in the process of cell division, growth and regeneration, supports bone growth, good vision, and brain function, and neutralizes the harmful effects of alcohol. Zinc has many excellent effects, for example in the treatment of acne, hair loss, brittle nails, and it accelerates wound healing. The microelement, which is present in small amounts in the body, must be supplied by food and is indispensable for the functioning of the organism. When it is lacking, there is a loss of collagen from the blood vessels, joints and a loss of muscle mass.
Daily dose: 55 mcg
Selenium is an antioxidant and a nutritionally important element. It is a part of two dozen selenoproteins that play an important role in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection against oxidative damage and infection. It strengthens the immune system, prevents hair loss, and promotes healthy hair growth.
- L-ascorbic acid
- Daily dose: 1000 mg
Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins in our body. It is involved in the production of collagen and promotes its absorption and biosynthesis, which is a very important part of a number of metabolic processes in the human body. It is involved in the metabolism of iron, copper, and bile acids, the metabolism of folic acid, and some amino acids, it protects the body from heavy metals. It plays an important role in the immune system, stimulates leukocytes and antibody secretion, increases cold resistance. It contributes to the proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems. As an important vitamin and powerful antioxidant, it protects tissues from oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and eliminates premature skin aging. Unlike most living organisms, the human body cannot synthesize vitamin C on its own, and therefore must take it in the form of food or nutritional supplements. Its physiological need varies with age and the need increases in inflammatory diseases, convalescence, wound healing, anemia, failure to thrive, and active or passive smoking.
Daily dose: 1,4 mg
Riboflavin is a water-soluble and heat-stable vitamin. It is important for good condition of skin, mucous membranes, digestive tract, eyes, heart function, red blood cells, regulation of human growth, and reproduction. It has a significant effect on the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, DNA and RNA metabolism, affects the overall energy conversion in the body, protects against cellular oxidative damage, and strengthens the immune system. In cooperation with enzymes, it is involved in the metabolic conversion of nutrients and the production of energy for cells. It acts as an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals. Its consumption increases in stressful situations, among smokers and people consuming alcohol.
- Daily dose: 50 mcg
Biotin B7 – Vitamin H is a vital vitamin active in the metabolism of sugars, fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It has also found its place with diabetics, for whom it maintains the correct blood glucose level. It is included in the group of so-called vitagens, ie substances that are a source of energy and function as a building material for cells. It improves the body’s keratin infrastructure. It is known as a beauty vitamin as it helps maintain healthy skin. It contributes to the growth of hair and nails and to the right metabolism important for energy production. Hair and nails are shiny, healthy, and do not break. is a vital vitamin active in the metabolism of sugars, fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. It has also found its place with diabetics, for whom it maintains the correct blood glucose level. It is included in the group of so-called vitagens, ie substances that are a source of energy and function as a building material for cells. It improves the body’s keratin infrastructure. It is known as a beauty vitamin as it helps maintain healthy skin. It contributes to the growth of hair and nails and to the right metabolism important for energy production. Hair and nails are shiny, healthy, and do not break.