The importance of collagen for the skin
Collagen is a key structural protein for the skin so is largely responsible for its health and maintenance. When the body is young, there is an abundant amount of collagen within the skin, which is what makes it appear smooth, tight and nourished. As we age however, the naturally occurring levels decrease, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. In order to tackle this therefore, it is logical to use skincare that helps to support collagen levels to help leave the skin feeling and looking refreshed and reinvigorated.
As collagen is so vital to the health of the skin, Proto-col knew they needed to use the best kind in their facemask. Containing three types of premium plant collagen, they have been specially combined for triple strength action to help the skin. When then infused with all the other amazing skin-loving ingredients included in this exclusive formulation, the Collagen Facemask by Proto-col aims to leave your skin feeling its best and looking better than ever.
Extra skin-loving ingredients
A popular plant found in tropical climates across the world, Aloe Vera is well known for its numerous beneficial properties. When applied to the skin it is refreshing and soothing and is easily absorbed. It is also said to be firming for the skin and is ideal for helping to support its natural elasticity and bounce.
This amazing oil is produced from the Simmondsia Chinensis plant which is native to Arizona, California and Mexico. It is a popular ingredient in natural skincare products thanks to its hydrating and nourishing properties that can help to promote the health and maintenance of the skin and leave it touchably soft. It is also said to be rich in skin-benefiting Vitamin E.
This well-known vitamin is said to be great for the skin and has intensely nourishing properties. It is also known to contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress so is ideal for helping to protect from the causes of the premature signs of ageing. This includes environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays and internal actors such as stress and diet.
Many may not realise, but carrots can be great for the skin! Carrot Root Extract is rich in carotene, the red-orange pigment that helps the body produce Vitamin A. This vitamin is protective and revitalising and contributes to the maintenance of normal skin. It is also ideal for use on hyperpigmentation and discolouration on the skin.
Also known as Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin C is well known for its health giving benefits. It is known for its skin brightening properties, which are especially boosted when used alongside bitter and sweet orange oils. This makes it perfect for evening-out the skin to help it look smooth, bright and revitalised.
Full list of ingredients
Aqua/Water, Cyclomethicone, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Cera Alba/ Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Faex Extract/ Yeast Extract, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Kaolin, Panthenol, PEG-100 Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Pullulan, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/ Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/ Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Hydrolyzed Corallina Officinalis Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate/ Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Flower Oil/ Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Flower Oil, Limonene, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
Using a light, circular motion, apply a small amount of the mask to a cleansed, dry face. Make sure to avoid the delicate area around the eyes. Once applied to the full face, sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes while the mask gets to work. Remove the mask gently with tepid water and pat dry with a clean towel. To make the most out of the mask, follow with the Proto-col Facial Serum and Pure Marine Collagen capsules. For best results, use the mask twice a week.
When making this mask, Proto-col ensured only the highest quality for their ingredients and manufacturing so this product is safe to use. As when using any new skincare product for the first time, we recommend reading through the full list of ingredients for any potential personal allergens and conducting a patch test on a small area of skin 24 hour prior to first use. Not suitable for vegetarians. Do not use if you have broken or problematic skin.