Ask Dr. Macrene:What Is the Best Source of Collagen?

"To prevent and reverse the signs of aging, I always believe in an inside and outside approach. On the inside, you need to provide your skin with the raw materials and ingredients it needs to restore itself. And from the outside, I have provided those ingredients through MACRENE actives; each product provides over 50 plant-based actives for the skin to replenish itself." —Dr. Macrene's answer: "Give your body the raw ingredients it needs to build its own collagen, and that is the best way to maintain eternally collagen-plump skin."
Superfood to Stimulate Collagen Production in Skin
A healthy diet with the building blocks and boosters of collagen production makes the difference between a fresh, glowing complexion and a tired, dull, and crepey one. Below, Dr. Macrene shares some great food sources that are packed with nutrients that directly benefit your skin’s collagen levels, along with her favorite skincare ingredients that boost them.
Dietary Sources of Collagen
Citrus Fruits, Mushrooms, Beans, Seeds
The key collagen boosting ingredients from raw foods including Vitamin C and amino acids. "Maintain excellent dietary sources of vitamin C from citrus fruits and broccoli. To get the amino acid proline, another important cofactor in collagen synthesis, choose high-proline foods like mushrooms and asparagus,” says Dr. Macrene. “Glycine and Lysine are other amino acids needed in collagen production. Beans, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of these key nutrients."
Topical Actives that Boost Levels
Vitamin C, Proline, Glycine, Lysine, Peptides
The High Performance Face Cream is formulated with the most active and stable Vitamin C, proline, glycine and lysine. In addition, they include the most proven oligopeptide associated with boosting collagen. You'll see improved skin tone and texture with twice-daily use of these world’s most proven ingredients in MACRENE actives.
Best Source of Collagen? The Answer
The best source of collagen is made by your own body. "Give your what it needs from the inside and out in order to maximize your own natural collagen production!" — Dr. Macrene
Rejuvenate the Skin: Mushroom Highlight
Amino Acids and Anti-Oxidants
Mushroom extract, which is in the High Performance Face Cream and other products in the line, is known for not only providing the raw ingredients for boosting collagen, but also skin illuminating benefits. Mushroom antioxidants also neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals and promote healthy skin renewal.