Collagen comprises 70 to 80 percent of the skin’s dry weight and gives the dermis its structure.
Collagen is a natural protein found in bone, cartilage, skin, and tendons; there are 27 different types of naturally occurring collagens in the body. Certain collagens found in skin tissue are essential for skin strength and elasticity. Over time, this collagen breaks down, causing skin to lose its suppleness and begin to wrinkle and sag.
As we age, collagen production gradually declines, and our skin becomes thinner. If a person is Vitamin C deficient, this reaction will not occur and adequate collagen cannot be made.