Of all the things that indicate age on our body, our skin is one of the first. We begin to develop wrinkles around our eyes, our forehead, and our mouth soon after we reach the age of 30, and maybe even before then. This is because collagen, the major fibrous protein in our body responsible for maintaining skin thickness, decreases in production every year from the age of 18. For women, the thickness of their skin decreases about 7% every decade. This lack of collagen leaves our skin droopier, thinner, and prone to wrinkles.
The good news is that there are many different collagen skin care products that can re-introduce collagen into the skin. This protein was first used as an adhesive by ancient Egyptians more than 4,000 years ago. This sticky substance is now used in a different way to help to keep