To work properly, a product must contain biologically active substances that actually stimulate the collagen growth in our skin. It must make the skin work better, behave younger and replenish body collagen, not just moisturise the surface (which is more elastic and supple, but has nothing to do with real wrinkle reduction).
Penetrating the epidermis – the top layer of the skin – is a significant challenge for a natural cream. Collagen by Colway works by breaking into small parts on the skin – amino acids and free peptides – which enters the deeper skin layers to stimulate fibroblasts (the productive skin cells). This means it can boost the re-growth of collagen in the skin, making it stronger, better hydrated and visibly tighter. It's important to be clear that wrinkles will not disappear totally (there are no miracles!), but they will become shallower and the skin will generally look much better.
The longer you use Collagen by Colway, the better the results. The skin will not age as quickly as it would without it. This is achieved without putting anything into the skin it would not recognise as natural and familiar. Bear in mind that the natural process of skin shedding and rebuilding takes about three months – so beware any manufacturer's claims that say otherwise. The skin cannot rebuild its tissues overnight, or even within a fortnight!
Collagen Platinum (and the Silver, and Graphite versions) is a unique product. You could search in vain for another that has the same five natural components: collagen, water, protein, lactic acid and caprylyl glycol – and no chemical additives at all.
Collagen Colway is essentially a protein preparation with a natural gel consistency. Because of its fragile triple helix structure, its efficacy can only be sustained up to a maximum of 26ºC. And, in contrast to all other cosmetics, it is a biologically active preparation that influences the causes, rather than the effects, of skin ageing. Regular and systematic application can slow the process of degradation for years, through the refinement of collagen by fibroblasts.
Purecollagen is paraben-free and biologically active:
pure hydrated fish skin collagen
no preservatives, colourings, fragrances
goes into deep layers of skin and stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen
It is available at three different levels of pigmentation: Platinum for face, Silver for body and Graphite for hair and nails.
Natural Collagen should be kept in its original container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and high humidity, at a temperature between 5º-25°C.
What are the best skin damage/ageing prevention methods and when to start?
A very common reaction is “I am only 40, I don’t have to…” Truly, you shouldn’t wait for the wrinkles to appear, start early.
What is the main culprit? The sun – exposure damages skin’s elastic fibres.
Now you’re asking “OK, so what do I do?” Well...
Use sunscreen – not only when you are on holidays, but every time you go out in the sun, like driving, walking etc. This is a MUST. Feed your skin – chose products that contain nutrients – to name a few that are becoming trendy now:
Peptides that repair the skin and stimulate collagen production. Not ALL collagen works in creams – be careful with collagen. Some creams contain a synthetic tripeptide Matryxil which has proven to be very effective, too.
nano-gold, nano-silver - not only anti-septic, but a strong anti-ageing ingredient (nano means very small)
hyaluronic acid – helps to create a moisture barrier, with amazing benefits for de-hydrated skin
The next few years will bring a selection of NATURAL skin care ingredients that you haven’t even heard about before.
Currently we can observe a slight shift from botanicals towards substances that naturally manage repairing and protective processes in our body. One of the ingredients you will soon hear a lot about is SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD). This enzyme helps to protect the cells by breaking down harmful oxygen molecules. Vitamin C – inside and outside. Use only natural – either with food, or as a supplement. Make sure it does not contain ascorbic acid, which is the cheapest possible preservative added to lots of foods as E-300, and also sold in capsules and tablets as a supplement. Avoid it by all means! Choose only natural extracts.
Professional treatments - you ARE NOT able to provide yourself all your skin needs without the occasional professional help. Professional Massage – helps skincare penetrate the skin, boost circulation, relaxes the muscles, lifts the jawline.
A few more words about peptides. They are naturally occurring biological molecules, the building blocks of our tissues and body organs
Since ancient times, collagen peptides have been known to benefit human health. Nearly ten centuries ago, abbess and erudite Saint Hildegarde von Bingen, investigated animal tissue extracts and identified them to be beneficial in case of joint pain. The traditional Asian culture also recognizes Collagen as a cosmetic product, helping skin to remain firm and youthful, while ensuring a global anti-aging activity.
Cleansing – the most important, the most basic skin care procedure! And probably the most neglected one…
Did you know that only 50% of women cleanse their face regularly…
And even those that do, do not clean it properly.
Then, as many as 80% of women don’t wash their face correctly. Isn’t it shocking?
Why is it important to cleanse? The skin secrets sebum and sweat which attracts and binds the dirt Most of us use foundation during the day to cover blemishes and to protect the skin from the environment. Now, these products are so good that they stay on your face, not on clothes for a long, long time. But, on the other hand, they need a good cleansing agent to be dissolved and removed. It has to be regular and thoroughly removed as it may clog the pores and slow down the natural cycles in the skin.
MANY skin problems, including wrinkles, are rooted in improper skin cleansing.
There is no point in using even the most expensive moisturisers or anti-ageing products if your skin is not properly prepared.
What to Avoid?
Wipes – a big NO NO!
They don’t cleanse, they smudge the dirt while literally stripping the skin of its protective barrier. They usually contain alcohol and parabens.
Products with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) – look at the label. Don’t buy products that contain that – it is a foaming and oil dissolving agent, but extremely harsh, madly dries out the skin. A good cleansing or a washing product does not foam, maybe only slightly!!
What to Look For?
With a good cleanser you can use a delicate cotton cloth, which is easy to wash, or a delicate natural sponge to help to remove the dirt. Apply a cleanser and massage for about 30 sec. (“Happy Birthday” twice!) Give it time to dissolve dirt and remove it.
Rinse thoroughly! Make sure you haven’t left any cleansing product residue. Splash your face with water generously several times.
Wash your face in the morning AS WELL, to refresh and remove sebum build up, prepare it for a moisturiser application.
Use Collagen Colway face wash – no parabens, no alcohol, delicate though powerful everyday cleanser. 2 in 1 – effective make up remover and cleanser.
Great New Generation Collagen, Amazing Results, New Opportunities.
Colway’s Natural Collagen, which we have been selling since 2004, is totally different to any other collagen product. It is extracted from fish skin in the form of triple helix (spiral) molecules which are precursors of the collagen fibers. So, in simple words, it would have become collagen fibre but it was captured and extracted from fish skin at earlier stages of development and preserved (not processed!) as hydrate. Its molecules maintain their triple helix structure and determines their biological activity in a beauty product. Such helical pro-collagen easily breaks down into peptides once it touches the skin. These peptides penetrate the skin and stimulate its rejuvenation.
Hydrolysed collagen used in creams and supplements is usually produced from bovine or porcine connective tissue or fish cartilage and scales. Transforming to a final product, requires aggressive chemical or enzymatic processing. It resembles collagen in its amino acid composition, but not in its structure. It’s “dead” and inactive.
Scientifically speaking, we are more entitled to call our flagship product “collagen” than thousands of distributors of preparations that are made of protein that would be once considered collagen. Our product differs in that it maintains the model structure of collagen and even the inter-spiral and intra-spiral bonds.
This unique Polish method of triple helix collagen extraction and preservation is not used in any other part of the world!
However, if Natural Collagen experiences a high temperature in the bottle, it breaks down into peptides and becomes liquid. It loses any useful properties after a few hours. When the collagen gel maintains a triple spiral conformation in the bottle, no decomposition processes take place, even after many years.
The original Polish method of collagen hydration seemed to be defined and its temperature issues unsolvable. But we persevered. Piotr Pakuła, a young successful businessman and a passionate biochemist inspired Dr. Jan Czarnecki, a researcher into technologies obtaining pharmaceutical components and creator of many drugs, to conduct research. In 2010, at a laboratory in Finepharm Jelenia Gora, Poland, he extracted collagen from fish skins with an almost ideal biological purity. He was also the first to scientifically prove that in order for the peptides of the Polish collagen gel to be absorbed, the triple helices must break down on the skin into single spirals (secondary collagen).
In 2012 Dr Czarnecki’s team performed the first completely controlled breakdown of the triple helices into single helices. In this way, a new, exceptional product was created – Native Collagen. It has the same chemical INCI composition as previous Natural Collagen: Aqua, Collagen, Caprylyl Glycol, Elastin, Lactic Acid.
What differs Native Collagen from the previous triple spiral collagen?
New native collagen does not denaturise because its despiralisation has already taken place in the process of hydration. Even a transition to a nearly liquid state does not downgrade the value of this product.
Native collagen gel changes its density depending on temperature. In low temperatures the density will increase, and in higher temperatures new collagen will approach a semi-liquid, or even liquid. When cooled down it will return within a few hours to its previous state.
Though having identical colour, it may possess noticeable lower density and a slightly higher viscosity. The gel with dynamic density, even liquid (because, e.g., overheated by the user), was not less “collagen”, or not less viscous.
This slightly higher viscosity will, after application, frequently give an impression of better lubricating properties and distributes more evenly on the skin. It also has lower volume of lipid residue when compared to previous collagens. Such residue cannot be completely removed in traditional collagen because the fat molecules “get entangled” in triple spiral bonds and mechanical filtration do not eliminate them.
New Generation Native Collagens have better biological purity. They are not only purified from the lipid residues (which reduced a slightly fishy smell characteristic to triple helix collagen) but also from melanin (pigment). Also, smaller protein structures and lower nominal density help to purify the substances still further.
New heat-resistant collagen has the pH level ideal for the skin which equals 5.3 whereas the acidity of the triple spiral collagen gel is around to 3.2 – 3.7 pH
Native Collagen can be easily emulsified with numerous extraordinary components beneficial to the skin. This opens up great possibilities for the product. However the first to be distributed, Native Collagen Pure, does not contain any additives.
The new Native Collagen allows us to use a different type of bottle – the only glass airless bottles in the world from Lumson, both modern and beautiful.
Native Collagen offers more business opportunities. Easier transportation and storage, no need for styrofoam packaging and thermo boxes with ice, or the necessity to keep collagen in a refrigerator
The product remains natural, so it contains no artificial fragrances or odour neutralisers.
The New Generation Collagen is not chemically different from the gel we have known so far. It is more purified than Natural Collagen from lipids and protein residues.
Native Collagen is characterised by a slightly better Trans Epidermal Water Loss index as compared to Natural Collagen, which in practice, means that during long-term application we can expect a slightly better effect on skin hydration, i.e. its firmness.
We are confident that Native Collagen will be well received by demanding customers who look for an inexpensive, effective, and natural anti-ageing product.
You Can Order Native Collagen Here:
Gold Mask with Pure Fish Collagen
Luxury Care, Luxury Ingredients
The Colway Pure Gold Mask with Native Fish Collagen is unlike other Gold Mask on the market. Utilising our ground-breaking biologically-active collagen formula coupled with a number of advanced active ingredients such as Sodium PCA, Hyaluronic Acid and Colloidal Gold Particles the Colway Gold Mask provides excellent and long lasting moisturisation.
The driving force behind the Gold Mask is the native fish collagen formula. Colway collagen is a patented formula and the only form of collagen available on the market that is biologically active and able to pass into the dermis whilst remaining active; stimulating the collagen producing elements of the skin (fibroblasts).
The colloidal gold particles used within the mask slow down the rate of collagen and elastin degradation making it the perfect partner for the Colway collagen formula. One of the masks key areas of focus is maximising skin hydration and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The following active ingredients have been enlisted solely for these capabilities;
Fish triple helix collagen
While maximising hydration and reducing fine lines and wrinkles is a priority there is also the goal of encouraging dermal regeneration and improving firmness and elasticity. For this to take place the Colway Pure Gold Mask incorporates the following ingredients;
Elastin: Working with the collagen to strengthen the supporting fibre network within the skin.
Aloe: Promoting epidermal regeneration with the removal of dead skin cells. Also containing exogenous amino acids (NMF), vitamins A, C and E, vitamin B and folic acid.
We recommend applying a Gold Mask every 2-3 days initially to treat and condition the skin. Then after 7 applications, reduce to a maintenance regime of one or two masks a week for smooth, bright and moisturised skin.
The Colway Pure Gold Mask can be purchased from authorised Collagen Colway Distributors.
PURE GOLD MASK WITH NATIVE FISH COLLAGEN
Truly unique and revolutionary product from Colway®
Skin regeneration and reduction of wrinkles
Restored firmness and elasticity
Radiant and youthful appearance
In these luxurious moisturising and revitalising facial masks, the beneficial effect of colloidal gold is supported by the intensive regenerating and nourishing activity of hydrated fish collagen and elastin. This is supplemented with ingredients such as vitamin B3 and nourishing sodium PCA and hyaluronic acid. The mask also contains soothing, rich aloe extract, and vitamin E - well-known for its rejuvenating effects and efficiency in fighting free radicals.
All the ingredients have been carefully chosen for their benefits and they excellently complement one another.
Gold - its cosmetic effect was said to be appreciated by Cleopatra. Now, nanotechnology has made gold particles the cosmetic hit of recent years. Gold slows down collagen and elastin loss, contributing to skin tissue regeneration; additionally, Gold has anti-inflammatory properties.
Native fish collagen – unlike any other kind of dermocosmetics, this particular type of collagen penetrates the skin and stimulates formative cells – fibroblasts - to produce more organic collagen. It significantly slows down the ageing process preventing wrinkle formation and improves the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Elastin - another natural protein that works with collagen to create the skin’s supporting fibre network, responsible for maintaining its suppleness, firmness and elasticity.
Sodium PCA - occurs naturally in the epidermis and helps to maintain the body’s proper moisture level.
Aloe - contains naturally moisturising amino acids, vitamins A, B, C and E, and folic acid, all of which are important for the health of the skin. It nourishes the skin with calcium, sodium, potassium, manganese, chromium and zinc. Aloe extract also contains enzymes and hydroxy acids to help remove dead epidermal cells and promote regeneration, so naturally preventing skin ageing. And finally, it has astringent, mild disinfectant, anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties.
Hyaluronic acid - can bind with up to four thousand times its own mass in water keeping the skin deeply hydrated, supple, and smooth. Over the years, the skin’s own hyaluronic acid content steadily decreases, reducing the skin's water content and making the skin rough and dry.
Vitamin B3 - plays a crucial role in the biological processes in the skin, and stimulates the production of the lipids (mainly ceramides) that maintain the proper hydration of the skin and also collagen. It is a potent anti-oxidant and makes the skin more resistant to environmental factors and reduces moisture loss. Vitamin B3 has an anti-inflammatory action and promotes skin regeneration, and is recommended for acne-prone and sensitive skin as it reduces sebum excessive production, the size of pores, irritation and redness.
Vitamin E - is one of the most potent of natural antioxidants. As the so-called ‘vitamin of youth’, vitamin E traps free radicals that can damage the skin, helping to prevent premature ageing and wrinkles. It also protects the epidermis from excessive drying, and helps to restore the skin's youthful vitality and radiance. The anti-inflammatory and regeneration properties of vitamin E promote tissue regeneration.
There are certainly other, cheaper masks are available, containing plant collagen and parabens. Plant collagen is shown to be nowhere near as effective as native collagen (differing in structure and not being biologically active in the same way); and Colway does not use parabens in their products.