Collagen XG+ - Collagen Builder - Xiāng Gū

Collagen XG+ - Collagen Builder - Xiāng Gū

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Deputy Herb In Topical Formula Combination.

Vial Size: 15ml

Active Ingredient: Xiang Gu (Lentinus Edodes Extract or Shiitake Mushroom extract)

TCM Actions: Facial Qi Strengthener, Expel Wind, Best For Dry Deficient Skin

Biomedical Actions:  Natural Collagen & Elastin Builder

Usage: This Serum can be used on its own or mixed with other serums. It is recommended to dilute this serum between 10% - 20% using vegetable glycerin, hyaluronic acid or filtered water, depending on the desired thickness. This serum can also be used without dilution if desired. *If diluting to 20%, this 15ml vial becomes 75ml.

Collagen XG+® (Xiāng Gū) contains a shiitake mushroom extract that thwarts collagen deterioration and improves the organization, quality, and structure of collagen, all of which are linked to a firmer and smoother complexion.

The amount of collagen in our skin decreases, as we age, and enzymes such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) increase. This leads to signs of again, such as reduction of firmness or roughness. Collagen+™ acts as a strong anti-oxidant that lessens damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as lipid peroxidation. It assists with type I collagen synthesis and increases PLOD1 levels, which adds to protein quality while reducing carbamylation, the degradation of protein, to many is considered a hallmark of aging. It also reduces degradation of collagen by MMPs and glycation, the bonding of sugar molecules to protein.

A study, over 56 days with 19 female volunteers aged between 41 and 55, reported a cream with 2%.

Those who applied Collagen XG+® twice daily reported improvement of firmness and a reduction of neck folds, along with a smoother appearance of the décolleté, neck, and face, and a decrease in the appearance of roughness. Also noted was an improvement in skin recovery after distension, a quality associated with younger skin, which means the skin bounces back quickly.

In Vitro

 In vitro research has shown that synthesis of type I collagen increased by 36.5% with 1% Collagen+ An increase of 21.9% PLOD1 with 3% Collagen XG+®

 2% Collagen XG+® reduced carbamylation by 75.9%, would could lead to less deterioration and improved organization of collagen.

 Key Benefits

  • Encourages firmer appearance of neck, face, and décolleté
  • Increases the synthesis of collagen
  • Decreases the deterioration of collagen
  • Improves the quality of collagen
  • Prevents the degradation of matrix proteins, such as collagen and elastin
  • Acts as an anti-oxidant  

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Water, Sodium Citrate, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phytic Acid

Disclaimer: Caution use with pregnancy.  Please always test this serum in a small area first.  If any reaction occurs please discontinue use. Topical Use Only. Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional skin care provider.

California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.