Collagen is a protein naturally produced by the body, and typically found in connective tissue. With age, the body slows production of collagen and it has been theorized that this lack of the elastic protein leads to the development of wrinkles and loose skin. Many commercially prepared anti-aging creams are designed to boost the body’s collagen production for this reason. It is important to note that collagen gels do not actually contain collagen because collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin. Instead, these creams encourage the body to produce more collagen.

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Visit your local herb or health food store to purchase the ingredients. You can also order most of them online through various retailers.

Mix the nondenatured alcohol with dimenthyl isosorbide until well combined. Slowly pour in the centella asiatica and stir until fully dissolved.

Add the magnesium ascorbyl phosphate to the distilled water in a separate container and stir until dissolved. Add the 1 percent hyaluronic acid gel and emulsifier. Mix.

Combine both mixtures in the storage container, and add the ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. Seal the container.

Store in the refrigerator. The mixture should last one to two weeks. Use nightly to encourage collagen production.