Collagen Skincare Gel – Top Tips

Were you lucky enough to have bought our Collagen Skincare Gel  and the Collagen Day and Night Cream here are a few reminders on how best to use:

Collagen Skincare Gel 

 

  • Smooth over the face and body as a moisturiser, paying particular attention to areas showing signs of ageing
  • Apply morning and evening on its own or under SBC Collagen Day & Night Cream
  • For best results apply regularly for a more youthful appearance
  • Apply as a face mask – 2/3 pumps on your fingertips then apply over face and leave it to absorb into the skin
  • Use in conjunction with SBC Collagen Collection

Collagen Day & Night Cream

 

  • To be applied morning or evening, all over face and neck
  • For best results, use in conjunction with SBC Collagen Collection

 

 

 

 

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Turn Back Time on Your Skin

When it comes to anti-ageing, Collagen is King! Using Collagen in your daily skincare routine will nourish and feed mature, dehydrated and sagging skin, and will help to bring that youthful glow back to where it belongs. There are many different types of Collagen from different sources. SBC, use marine collagen such as Oceagen® and Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen. They all have the some wonderful benefits for the skin, so let’s find out more…

About Collagen

Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissues in our bodies, comprising about 30% of the body’s total protein content.  Naturally produced by the body, Collagen helps the skin maintain its elasticity, keeping it looking youthful. Young people naturally produce more collagen than older people, and with age, the collagen in the body breaks down, leading to wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin. Collagen stimulation leads to a more youthful looking skin.

How can Collagen help my skin?

Elasticity

Collagen is important in maintaining the skin’s elasticity. Having supple skin, full of elasticity, will prevent facial wrinkles being formed every time you make an expression, giving that plump and youthful appearance of younger skin. As you age, collagen tends to break down, reducing skin’s elasticity, so using Collagen products will help to boost elasticity, which is the key to a smoother complexion.

Hydrate

Collagen protein is known for its occlusive properties. This means it will increase moisture levels in skin by providing a physical barrier to epidermal water loss. Water evaporation will be reduced, therefore skin will stay hydrated for longer, looking brighter with even skin tone.

Targets Wrinkles

Daily expressions will leave their mark on the skin causing wrinkles and fine lines over time, this added to the inevitable fact of ageing, exposure to the sun and free radical damage; skin does need a helping hand. Using Collagen on the skin will help to gradually top up collagen levels temporally, making wrinkles look smaller, and less prominent.

Scar Treatment

As we age and collagen breaks down, our skin can scar more easily and may appear deeper and more pronounced. Externally applying a product containing Collagen can help scaring heal quicker, minimise the appearance of the scar and improve the skin’s texture surrounding the area.

SBC’s Collagen Collection offers collagen treatments at affordable prices. The “hero” of the SBC collections, this versatile ingredient helps to plump, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Smoothing and anti-ageing, this collection is ideal for dehydrated, mature skin types.

British skincare brand SBC, has poured their expertise, passion, dedication and extensive knowledge into its collections, inspired by nature’s most potent and active forces.

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The Beauty of Roses – How the Rose Can Help Your Skin

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There are over 100 species of Roses, which are woody perennials and form part of the family Rosaceae. The flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, and come in a range of colours from white, through to yellows and reds. The majority of the species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. The Chinese and the Egyptians are thought to have first cultivated roses, around 5,000 years ago and during the Middle Ages, monks and apothecaries grew roses for their medicinal value.  In the late 18th-century, cultivated roses were introduced into Europe from China, a lineage to which most modern-day roses can be traced back.

Skin Benefits

As beautiful as they are in your garden, the extracts from this versatile delicate flower may be used on all skin types, however it is highly effective in products for dry, sensitive, and mature skin. The most common species of roses which are used in skin care are the Rosa Damascena and Rosa Centifola.

Rosa Damascena hailing from Bulgaria; has a strong scent and Rosa Centifola which is known as the cabbage rose or the Moroccan rose, has a lighter sweet scent. Both species are valued for their pure essential oils, which are derived from rose petals.

Rose essential oil contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants…

Antibacterial: Naturally antibacterial rose essential oil can help treat acne and acne-prone skin. Combined with its cleansing properties, rose makes an ideal ingredient in face washes and cleansers.

Anti-inflammatory: While we may think of roses for their iconic deep red colour, rose oils can actually help reduce swollen spots or redness on your skin. Its calming properties can also help sooth Rosacea and eczema.

Antioxidants: Rose contains high amounts of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. This important vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, such as from staying out in the sun too long. Some evidence even suggests that rose water can help prevent sunburn.

Moisturising: The natural oils found in roses, help to lock moisture into the skin, keeping it feeling smooth and hydrated. Rose is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin, because the sugars in its petals create a soothing feeling.

Naturally fragrant: Many beauty products choose to include rose for its delicate aroma in lieu of artificial fragrances.

Relaxing: When used aromatically, rose calms and soothes the mind. In fact, rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine to detoxify and calm. While this characteristic doesn’t directly add beauty benefits, it certainly makes that rose-scented lotion or cream an extra pleasant experience.

Toning: As a natural astringent, rose helps tighten pores and restore suppleness for a glowing complexion. Unlike conventional alcohol-based toners, rose leaves skin feeling smooth, not dried out.

Aromatherapy Properties

Rose essential oil is a type of essential oil commonly used in aromatherapy as it contains the flower’s aromatic compounds. Because those compounds are thought to possess healing properties, rose essential oil is used for a number of health-related purposes. Firstly, inhaling the essential oil molecules or absorbing essential oils through the skin, will help to transmit messages to the limbic system — a brain region responsible for controlling emotions and influencing the nervous system. These limbic messages are believed to affect biological factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels and immune function.

Types of Rose Used

Damask Rose Hydrolat (Rosa Damascena Flower Water)

This is an aqueous solution of the steam of the distilled flowers of the Damask Rose, Rosa damascena. Pure Rose Water is thought to be a good facial toner for dry or sensitive skin and is also gently cleansing and toning for all skin types. Rose water will also help to maintain the skins’ natural pH balance.

Damask Rose (Rosa Damascena Flower Extract)

An extract from the flowers of the Damask Rose, Rosa damascena, this oil is extracted when the petals are steamed. Rose extract is thought to promote a youthful looking complexion with good tone, elasticity and a smoother more even complexion.

Rosa Mosqueta Oil

This oil is made from rosehips which are harvested along the southern slopes of the Andes. The oil contains retinoic acid, which is related to retinol or Vitamin A and is a very rich source of essential fatty acids or EFAs. Both retinol and EFA’s promote skin regeneration and help to fight the signs of ageing. Rosa Mosqueta offers a variety of benefits to those seeking to heal skin.

Rose Hip (Rosa Canina Fruit Oil)

This is the pressed seed oil extracted from the small seeds of the rose bush. Rose hip Seed Oil highly penetrates the skin leaving no greasy residue and is rich in omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. It is a natural choice to use in moisturisers and hydrating formulations and has a noteworthy content of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which all combine to help brighten the skin.

Rose hip is suited to a more mature skin, thanks to high levels of vitamin A, which help to increase collagen production. It’s also ideal for those with sensitive skin due to the presence of soothing vitamin E. Rosehips (the flowers which have swollen to seed) are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc.

Relieving, soothing and harmonising, SBC’s Rose Collection, with antioxidants, is a skin care range for luxurious hydration and protection against environmental aggressors. Developed around a classic blend of rose essential oils, this collection is specially formulated to target the first signs of moisture loss. Renowned for its anti-ageing properties, it also firms and tones the skin, while improving the skins texture making it appear smoother, softer and younger. It balances and nourishes the skin leaving it in superb condition.

British skincare brand SBC, have poured their expertise, passion, dedication and extensive knowledge into its collections, inspired by nature’s most potent and active forces.