What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up 30% of the body’s overall protein and 70-80% of the protein found in the skin. The word collagen comes from the Greek word kolla, which means glue. Collagen can be thought of as the glue that holds the body together and it plays an essential role in providing both structure and flexibility to the skin. The skin loses around 1% of its collagen per year from our mid-20s, leading to a decrease in firmness and elasticity, and the development of wrinkles.