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 February 28, 2019

Collagen, one of the most abundant proteins in our body, is vital to many aspects of health. It keeps our joints strong and our skin supple and elastic. Unfortunately, collagen levels decrease with age, hormonal changes and exposure to things like processed foods, alcohol, stress, excess sun, etc. (cue: fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of aging.) This is why many consumers are supplementing with outside collagen sources, such as bovine collagen cosmetics.

What Is Bovine Collagen?

What Is Bovine Collagen? Kinetik

Bovine, porcine, poultry and marine are the four main sources required for manufacturing collagen, with bovine collagen representing the majority of the overall market share.

Bovine collagen, also known as bovine cartilage or beef collagen, is a naturally occurring protein found in the cartilage, bones and hides from cows. It is very similar to the collagen found in human bodies, making up both type I and type III collagen. These types are responsible for maintaining skin tonicity and solidity. Type I and III make up 90% of the collagen present in the dermis and are major components of skin, nails, hair, muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, gums, teeth, blood vessels and eyes.

Bovine collagen is rich in glycine, an amino acid necessary for building healthy DNA and RNA. It also provides proline, an amino acid that allows the body to produce its own collagen, both helping to repair sun-damaged skin and reduce signs of aging.

Benefits of Bovine Collagen Cosmetics

Benefits of Bovine Collagen Cosmetics Kinetik

From skin care to cosmetics, demand for collagen is projected to experience an upswing over the coming years due to growing end-use applications.

Bovine collagen, found in cosmetics, can help to promote elastin and other compounds responsible for maintaining the skin’s texture, tone and appearance. Many consumers accredit collagen with reducing signs of wrinkles, decreasing puffiness, improving acne and fighting off signs of aging.

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Collagen Ingestibles: The Beauty Food

Collagen ingestibles, such as powder, bone broth and supplements have become popular products, promising to help make skin look younger and more supple. Consumers are blending collagen into coffee, stirring into their smoothies and even taking them as “shots.”

While research on ingestible collagen is still in its infancy. Initial studies look promising.

One study, for example, found collagen is beneficial to bones and joints by helping the body’s natural production of collagen by providing a bioavailable source of these amino acids.

Formulations for Bovine Collagen Cosmetics

At Kinetik, we don’t just supply the ingredients you need, we also provide expert guidance to help you formulate a high quality cosmetic product that stands out from the rest. Whether it’s organic products or collagen skin care, we can help you discover the perfect formulation of ingredients that will work best for your customers.

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Kinetik is headquartered in the USA, but we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide. Contact us at (732) 335-5775 to speak with one of our sales representatives about ingredients to support your collagen cosmetics formulations today.