It is not a secret that we all long for the flawless, glowing skin that so many Korean ladies have shared on social media. With so many images showing the incredible 'before and after' transformations using different types of facial masks, our curiosity and quest to learn more about them deepens.
Between the masks made with clay, gold flakes, snail mucus, botanical essence, or collagen, understanding which one you need for your skin can be a challenge.
Collagen Masks - The 5 Benefits You Need to Know
Collagen masks have been wildly popular in Asia for years, but recently they’re starting to receive attention from the media and consumers here in the U.S. as K (Korean) and J(Japanese) Beauty re-shape the way we think about skin beauty.
The reason 'collagen' is the new buzzword is due to the increased awareness that the loss of collagen is directly related to aging skin. We see many collagen supplements now available to support better skin health, firmness and hydration. (To supplement your skin collagen from within, find the best collagen supplements that work for your skin.)
Even with the best collagen supplement, results usually take time. It can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on formulation and potency of the supplement, skin condition, lifestyle, diet, etc. If you want to see more immediate results, a Collagen Mask can be a great alternative.
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What is a Collagen Mask?
A collagen facial mask is simply a sheet or cloth mask that is infused with hydrolyzed collagen. Made with cloth saturated with hydrolyzed collagen and other anti-aging ingredients, collagen masks are like super-food for your skin.
Covering your face with a hydrolyzed collagen mask promotes firm, elastic, and plump skin. Fine lines and wrinkles appear diminished and skin looks smoother. Collagen masks are also known for imparting a luminous glow after a single use, leaving your face looking instantly younger and radiant.
How often should you use collagen mask?
Using them on a weekly basis, collagen masks can make your skin smooth and supple while reducing the signs of aging.
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5 Benefits You Need To Know
1. The Best Collagen Masks Infuse Collagen Peptides Into Your Skin
While there are many different masks available, the type of collagen used in the mask will make some masks more effective than others.
The best collagen masks contain Type I hydrolyzed collagen to deliver usable collagen peptides straight to your dermis layer. This is far more effective than a mask containing ingredients that claim to support collagen production.
What is Hydrolyzed Collagen or Collagen Peptides?
In its natural state, the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the surface of the skin and reach the dermis. Unaltered, it just sits on the surface of the skin unable to make much of an impact.
For a collagen mask to effectively deliver absorbable collagen, the collagen in the formula must be hydrolyzed, or broken down into smaller collagen peptide molecules that can be absorbed. In the 1980's, the Japanese invented and patented a technology that breaks down the collagen super-molecule into tiny nano-sized collagen peptides. This process is known as "hydrolysis".
Once the collagen molecule is hydrolyzed into collagen peptides, they are able to be readily absorbed through the tiny pore openings in your skin and penetrate into the dermis layer.
Why Your Skin Needs Collagen
In case you don't know, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and it gives your skin structure, strength, and elasticity. Referred to as the ‘youth protein’ since your skin is made up of more than 80% collagen, the amount of collagen in your skin dermis directly impacts how firm and smooth your skin looks.
Collagen production decreases as you age, causing your skin to become thinner, drier, weaker, and less resilient. This leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin.
When you regularly apply a collagen mask that contains hydrolyzed collagen, they can help boost your skin’s collagen density and slow down collagen degeneration.
To give your skin the full benefits of a true collagen mask, make sure the ingredient list shows hydrolyzed collagen or collagen peptides as either the first or second ingredient.
2. Collagen Masks Hydrate Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin is uncomfortable and it can leave your skin feeling tight, rough, or flaky. Regular moisturizers might not provide enough hydration, but a collagen mask can offer your parched skin some much-needed relief.
What causes dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of water. While this sounds simple, there are several causes of dehydrated skin that you might not have considered. The most obvious cause of dehydrated skin is not drinking enough water, resulting in skin that doesn’t receive sufficient moisture internally. Learn more on drinking water & clear skin.
However, you might be surprised to learn that external factors can also contribute to dehydrated skin. Indoor heating and cooling systems, overexposure to cold, wind, or the sun can be dehydrating, too. Regardless of the cause, dehydrated skin can feel rough, scaly, and tight.
What Are the Key Differences Between Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin?
Although many people use the terms “dry” and “dehydrated” interchangeably, they actually mean very different things. Dehydrated skin lacks sufficient water, while dry skin lacks sufficient oil. When your skin is dehydrated, you’ll notice a lack of plumpness and you’ll see the network of small triangular lines all over the surface of your skin. Skin will feel tight and rough, with a dull, scaly look.
How To Hydrate The Skin?
Besides drinking lots of water and avoiding too much sun, one of the best way to immediately boost your skin hydration is by using a hydrating face mask that contains collagen peptides.
Taut® Collagen Mask contains premium hydrolyzed collagen that will deliver deep hydration, bind moisture to your skin while also providing an immediate lifting and firming effect. Taut® Collagen Mask is also infused with hyaluronic acid, known as the 'water magnet', that can help draw water to your skin and hold it there. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, providing lasting hydration that strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier.
3. Collagen Masks Improve Dry, Dull Skin
Dry, dull skin happens when your skin lacks oil and, unlike dehydrated skin, this tends to be a lasting problem. Dry skin leaves your skin flaky, with an almost leathery, rough texture. It lacks the suppleness that oil provides, resulting in skin that doesn’t recover as quickly. Those with dry skin may experience wrinkles earlier than those with oilier complexions.
To treat dry skin, you’ll need to replace the oils your skin lacks. Make sure you’re not using harsh cleansers or toners that strip skin’s natural oils, and instead use creamy or oil-based cleansers to keep skin moisturized. Stick to rich moisturizers and face oils to reintroduce nurturing oils to your dry skin.
Is there a good face mask for dry skin?
Applying a collagen face mask infused with hydrolyzed collagen will improve the symptoms of dry skin. The collagen molecules bind moisture to your skin, while the mask itself helps the hydration penetrate deep below the surface of the skin, providing instant skin rejuvenation.
Taut® Collagen Mask contains premium hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid to deliver deep hydration and help bind moisture to your skin, while also providing an immediate lifting and firming effect.
Taut® Collagen Mask also contains squalene, a botanical oil sourced from olives, that is considered as the miracle moisturizer that can help restore skin’s natural oils. It also offers antioxidant properties to help protect the skin, keeping it soft and hydrated and improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
You can also hydrate your skin from within with Taut Collagen Supplement Drink Advanced Formula, one of the best supplements for treating dry skin. Each serving contains highest potency hydrolyzed collagen with other key ingredients that can help firm, tone and hydrate your skin.
4. Collagen Masks Help Tone, Firm, and Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
What causes wrinkles?
Our skin is made up of more than 80% Type I collagen. After we turn 30, we start to lost 1-2% of our collagen each year. This gradual loss leads to formation of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
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How to get rid of wrinkles
The only way to prevent and reduce the formation of wrinkles is by supplementing your lost collagen, from the inside out and outside in. The combination of taking the best collagen peptides supplement that helps stimulate and replenish your lost collagen, as well as applying topical collagen peptides in the form of a collagen mask, is the best defense against formation of wrinkles and skin aging.
Collagen for wrinkles
Using a collagen mask infused with a high concentration of hydrolyzed collagen can help increase the collagen in your skin, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Taut® Collagen Mask uses patented hydrolyzed technology that ensures its hydrolyzed collagen is nano-sized (280 Daltons avg.) and so is small enough to penetrate through your pore openings (500 Daltons) into the dermis layer to give your face an instant collagen boost and rejuvenation.
Because collagen is essential to maintaining your skin's strength, durability, and youthful appearance, it's important to maintain habits that promote collagen production. By applying a collagen mask infused with hydrolyzed collagen two to three times per week besides drinking high-potency collagen, you can give your skin the most powerful collagen boost it needs.
5. Collagen Masks Promote Healing and Transform Your Skin In Just 15-20 mins
Why shell out big bucks at a spa when you can bring the spa home with a collagen facial mask?
Collagen masks are a great way to maintain beautiful skin and give you an excuse to treat yourself each week. They come prepackaged in a single-use foil pouch and are designed to fit snugly over your face. They have holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Collagen masks are cost-effective, easy to use, and have no negative side effects, whereas other types of collagen treatments, like collagen injections, can be painful and costly, and have some risky side-effects.
Additionally, studies show collagen has antimicrobial properties that can be used to fight bacteria. Collagen is also vital in the body’s healing process, and topical hydrolyzed collagen has been shown to speed the body’s healing process. If your skin is healing from acne or other wounds, a collagen mask could help promote the healing process.
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Are There Additional Benefits to Using Collagen Masks?
In addition to the benefits listed above, there are further advantages to using collagen face masks regularly. Using a collagen mask at least twice a week can help protect your skin from free radical damage, which keeps your skin looking younger longer.
Using a collagen hydrating mask regularly also minimizes the look of pores, creating a smoother-looking complexion. You can even tap the mask formula into your hairline for a hair collagen mask that supports the health of your hair follicles.
What You Should Look for in a Collagen Face Mask
For a collagen mask to be effective, make sure collagen ingredients contain actual hydrolyzed collagen peptides and not just ingredients that claim to 'help stimulate collagen production'. Marine Collagen masks are considered the best for skin. Synergistic skin loving ingredients that help to firm, tone, hydrate and whiten skin include:
1. Hyaluronic Acid
2. Essential Oils
3. Vitamin C or citric acid
4. Botanical-derived squalene
What Are the Key Ingredients in Taut Collagen Masks?
In addition to hydrolyzed marine collagen, Taut® Collagen masks contain numerous other skin nourishing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, squalene, and citric acid made from fruits, all of which help to hydrate, brighten, and lift and tone.
Squalene oil, derived from olives, is considered a miracle moisturizer with powerful antioxidant properties to soften skin and minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid, one of the most lauded hydrating ingredients available, helps draw moisture to the skin and holds it there, reinforcing your skin’s natural moisture barrier and helping skin maintain long-term hydration.
While these two ingredients help this collagen hydrating mask keep your skin glowing and hydrated, citric acid helps to brighten your skin and diminish the look of pores and dark spots, while also treating mild acne.
Sample Taut® Collagen Mask today and discover how it can improve the look and feel of both dry, dehydrated and sagging skin. Nano-sized collagen helps keep your skin hydrated, while other ingredients also help replenish the oil and water in your skin.
Taut Collagen Facial Sheet Mask delivers 5 benefits with one application:
1. Infuse collagen peptides into the dermis of your skin
2. Improve the look and feel of both dry, dehydrated and sagging skin.
3. Firm, Tone, Hydrate and Brighten your skin, in just 15-20 mins
4. Instant Rejuvenation and Healing Properties
5. Convenient, easy to use and no need to apply serum or moisturizer after.
How to use Taut Collagen Mask
To achieve the best results, first wash your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt and make-up residue. Remove the collagen sheet mask from foil pouch, unfold and apply to your face. With mask in place, read, watch TV or just relax for 15-20 minutes. Remove sheet mask and discard, then rub remaining collagen essence into your face and neck. Do not wash off -- allow the collagen and anti-aging ingredients to absorb and penetrate deep into your skin while you are sleeping or resting.
Customers Love Taut Collagen Mask
"This mask is the perfect treatment especially in the hot summer. It hydrates and refreshes my sensitive, aging, irritated skin. Each mask is heavily saturated with product which allows me to rub the collagen down to my neck and chest. I can see a definite difference in my skin's bounce after each use."
Best collagen mask ever!
"I have been using these masks for over a year now and continue to love them! They are so hydrating and refreshing and give my skin a healthy glow. Love love love!"
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