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All things pro-collagen banking serum with dr. laura scott
Don’t just take our word for it! Learn more about collagen, your skin and Dermalogica’s Pro-Collagen Banking Serum with Dr. Laura Scott.
Did you know that at the age of 30 we begin to produce 1% less collagen every single year?
Environmental factors like pollution, diet, and sun exposure contribute to our skin’s collagen degradation, but Dermalogica has a new solution.
Pro-Collagen Banking Serum is a powerful serum that helps protect and preserve skin’s collagen today, so that you have more collagen for tomorrow. Featuring a gel-to-serum consistency, this serum supports visibly plumper, more luminous skin to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles into the future.
how does pro-collagen banking serum differ from other serums?
“Collagen serves as the essential support structure for our skin, acting like scaffolding that keeps it looking youthful,” explains Dr. Laura Scott, board-certified dermatologist who specializes in adult and pediatric dermatology.
“Unlike products with Retinol or Vitamin C that may cause irritation, Pro-Collagen Banking Serum provides the stimulation your skin needs without adverse effects.” According to Scott, “when people are starting Retinol or Tretinoin, there is a process to start those products – ease in, start two times a week or every other day, etc.
But even starting slowly, they can still get red, dry, itchy, flakey skin; most people are impatient and want instant usage and instant results. With Pro-Collagen Banking Serum (and its Pro-Collagen Preservation Complex), you can start and use it every night and day with no skin acclimatization process – and you can quote me on that,” says Scott.
Formulated to plump skin and preserve collagen, this serum stands out by not including collagen itself. “It’s a myth that collagen can penetrate the skin; in reality, the collagen molecule (while hydrating) is too large to penetrate the skin,” says Scott. “But the Pro-Collagen Preservation Complex blends Collagen Amino Acids, Carnoside Dipeptide, and antioxidants to defend against collagen-degrading free radicals.”
But what exactly are free radicals, you ask?
“Free radicals are formed from many internal and external factors (like UV exposure, pollution, etc.), but essentially, molecules are happiest when their electrons are in pairs, and a free radical has an unpaired electron that makes them reactive and cause damage to other surrounding molecules trying to find another electron (whether it’s from collagen, elastin, etc.),” explains Scott.
“Sometimes I like to joke that they are toxic exes trying to steal someone else's partner! (haha). Antioxidants essentially take one for the team and pair up with free radicals so that they stop trying to steal everyone else’s partner.”
Backed by clinical studies
Dermalogica held a clinical study of the "Pro-Collagen Banking Serum" that showed that the cheek and jawline looked firmer after 7 days (Results after 7 days, obtained during independent clinical testing of 63 people, 2 applications/day for 12 weeks.) Additionally, 94% of testers said it was more effective in preserving skin’s Collagen for plumper, fuller skin (versus untreated skin. Based on in vitro testing).
Are there any other collagen misconceptions?
Dr. Scott does hear about the misconception of collagen within her practice. “People hear about a collagen cream and/or just hear the word collagen and want to buy it,” she explains. That said, “the collagen molecule can’t penetrate the skin for impact (while collagen itself can be hydrating).” Scott also goes on to note that the Pro-Collagen Preservation Complex included in this serum formulated to protect and preserve is “amazing,” and she uses it on her own skin daily and can attest to its efficacy.
How does Pro-Collagen Banking Serum fit into your skin care routine?
Scott recommends this product to “any patients with diagnosed sensitive skin, and those who are no longer able to use products that have Retinol in them due to pregnancy or breastfeeding.”
This is a product that allows people to be proactive in their skin health. “There has been an increase in at-home devices such as red-light face masks and similar devices for the same results you can get with the use of Pro-Collagen Banking Serum. You can implement this into your daily routine without setting aside time that you would to allocate for at-home device use.”
Learn more and try Pro-Collagen Banking Serum for yourself.
Dr. Laura Scott is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in adult and pediatric dermatology. She served as the Associate Director of the Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami and now treats both medical dermatologic and cosmetic skin concerns at Scott & Co. Skin in San Diego. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and has served as an expert dermatologist consultant for national and international brands, as well as being featured as an expert dermatologist in numerous print and digital publications.
Pro-Collagen Banking Serum is suitable for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. We recommend consulting with your physician with any concerns.