Spotlight on Merme Berlin Facial Collagen Serum
Your body and skin cannot live without collagen. It provides firmness, elasticity and keeps wrinkles at bay for longer. But what if you're a vegan and don't fancy a product with animal-derived collagen? Well, let us introduce to you the world's first 100% vegan collagen serum. Merme Berlin did it and we love it!
What is collagen anyway?
Collagen is a body protein that gives strength to your bones, tissue and skin. Collagen provides elasticity to the skin and keeps the skin young for longer. Collagen makes up about 30% of your body's protein and can be synthesised by your body. But the older you get, the more difficult the process becomes. From the age of 25, your skin and body produce less collagen. As a result, your skin slackens faster and wrinkles appear. You can give your skin a helping hand by applying collagen (and taking supplements, too!).
Fish & bovine collagen
The collagen used in many skincare and supplements comes from fish scales and cattle. It works quite well, but it is anything but suitable for vegans. Merme Berlin was the first skincare brand to get into the lab to develop a vegan alternative for collagen fans. The result is Facial Collagen Serum, based on a non-animal collagen. The collagen serum is 100% vegan and therefore the first skincare product with vegan collagen. Yay!
Collagen type 21
But... What's in it? Merme Berlin discovered human collagen type 21 and turned it into an amazing serum in a biodesign fermentation process. The Facial Collagen Serum mimics the effect of the body's natural collagen production. This gives you a firmer and fuller skin, just like the body's own collagen type 21 does before the age of 25.
Why we love Facial Collagen Serum
The best thing about Facial Collagen Serum is its concise ingredient list. There are only four ingredients in this bullshit-free serum: water, collagen type 21, a safe preservative (hexanediol) and a safe, mild alcohol for spreadability (butylene glycol). Although the name suggests otherwise, the serum has the texture and substance of a lotion. This makes the serum quick and easy to apply: spray three times, press into the skin and you're done. Facial Collagen Serum is non-sticky, absorbs quickly and prepares your skin for the skincare in the rest of your routine. The serum is odourless, suitable for all skin types and can be used in the morning and evening. Oh, and good to know: 30 ml of serum can easily last three to four months.