What are the benefits of using a collagen elastin lotion? There may be no benefits and it could be bad for your skin, as well as your long term health. It all depends on whats really in that bottle. Here are some tips for the average consumer.
Have you used the product before? If you are trying any kind of cosmetic for the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration recommends that you test it on an inconspicuous area, before continuing to use the product.
Lotions, creams, shampoos, body wash and other personal care products are considered cosmetics. They are not meant to provide any health benefit. They might make you look better, temporarily. They might moisturize. They could do what the company claims, but not necessarily.
The regulations may change at some point in the future, because it has been learned that many of the chemicals in personal care products penetrate the skin, enter the bloodstream, lodge in the tissues and contribute to health problems. But, currently, they are still being sold under the assumption that they are non-threatening to your long-term health.
It was always known that a collagen elastin lotion or any similar product could cause short term health problems. Cosmetic companies are allowed to use allergens, irritants and toxins in their products.
25% of people surveyed by the FDA have experienced redness, rashes or other adverse reactions at some point in the past. Usually, they are short-lived, but there have been instances of serious allergic reactions to relatively common substances, among people that never knew they had an allergy. So, if you havent used it, test it.
There are some new creams that are truly safe and hypoallergenic, but there just a little harder to find. A collagen elastin lotion is one of the products that often cause prolonged redness. Consumers have reported several weeks going by, without much change in the severity of the reaction.
Even when a person sees a cosmetic surgeon for injectable collagen, the doctor will test the patient for allergic reaction, ahead of time. If a reaction presents, he will choose a different type of material for the injection. Hyaluronic acid or even the patients own fat is sometimes used.
You also need to look at the other ingredients in the bottle. Estradiol, placenta and/or amniotic fluid are sometimes including in a collagen elastin lotion. These actually make your face puffy, so it looks better, temporarily, but the hormones in these products can stimulate cancer cell growth. Thats just one example of how a cosmetic can affect your long-term health.
The ingredients to look for on the label include grape seed oil, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E and SYNERGY TK, a proprietary name for a peptide complex that stimulates the production of new skin cells. If you really want to get rid of fine lines, reduce wrinkles and have firmer, younger looking skin, you need more cells. A collagen elastin lotion is not accompanied by that benefit. In my opinion, its a waste of money.