Collagen Production and Younger Skin

Collagen can help contribute to beautiful, youthful skin because of the elasticity it provides for the skin. But as people age, collagen production and elasticity decreases, while gravity continues to cause sagging skin.

Some wrinkles are a result of repetitive facial expression, such as frowning and squinting eyes. Because skin loses elasticity, the grooves formed with these facial expressions become permanent.

Collagen is a protein which is mainly found in the dermis, or the middle layer of the skin. It provides the skin with strength, texture, and resilience. Lysine, proline, hydroxylysine, and hydroxyproline are all amino acids which are found in collagen.

Collagen is composed of a mesh of fiber which deteriorates over time. When the collagen deteriorates, fibroblast cells can produce collagen.

Around age 40, collagen deteriorates faster than it can be produced.

Free radicals in the body, caused by factors like metabolism, the sun, and cigarettes, slow down collagen production. This is one of the reasons why people who smoke and tan develop wrinkles earlier in life than others.

Dr. Perricone has designed Cold Plasma cream after 5 years of research to help skin restore elasticity and help correct 9 other common signs of aging. Cold plasma is formulated with advanced neuropeptide technology, DMAE, and DHA.

Ingredient DMAE can help lift, tone, and contour skin’s appearance. Cold Plasma can be used on any skin type, every morning and evening, for younger looking skin.

Cold Plasma corrects a number of skin problems such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Impurities
  • Loss of firmness, smoothness, and radiance

When collagen production slows, loss of elasticity is not a necessary consequence with the right skin care regimen.

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21 Comments • Please comment below


  1. 52 and not particularly wrinkled! But the
    saggging is beginning, yikes! I want to look as young as I feel. Life is too short!
    I am ready to do this!

  2. I like to be product tester to try them please. Thanks.

  3. Cold plasma seems to fight the exact combination of aging signs I worry about – discoloration, wrinkles, and dryness being the major ones. I’d love to try out a product that can really address this and remedy signs of aging early.

    I’d really be intrigued if my skin continues to look and feel good after using this product for some time.

  4. I would like to try your Cold Plasma to
    help with the line around my mouth.

  5. I am 41 and have JUST noticed the beginning of lines around my mouth. UGH! I have always been lucky that even now, people always guess me to be about 30 – I must prevent these wrinkles from becoming huge grooves that make women look 30 years older than they are!! I have been using Oil of Olay age defying, but I know now I have to up the ante! I look forward to trying Perricone.

  6. I just turned 5-O in Oct.(The First BIG REASON I NEED YOUR PRODUCT!) I’ve been fairly blessed with ood genes & was carded up into my early 40′s! But now it’s like gravity is working overtime! I have a beautiful young daughter(MY SECOND REASON) & I want so much for her to look at my face as a mirror of her future & look forward with JOY! My mom didnt take good care of her skin so I got very depressed looking into her aging face as my possible future.(MY THIRD REASON) I cannot afford any nip & tucks so I research looking for good quality creams to try so I can spread the word! I’m like a detective on a serious mission when it comes to staying as young as one feels. My daughter makes me feel 18 & I just want to reflect outer beauty of the inner beauty & love I have inside. (LAST REASON)If it works-I will use religiously & became a walking advertisement/spokeswoman for Dr. Perricone!
    Thank you! Ms.C Adkison

  7. I would LOVE to take 10 years off my face. I especially need help around my eyes!

  8. I look a lot older than my years and would give anything to have my skin looking younger.

  9. This is going to be the first time for me using this product and I would like to see how it works on my skin.

  10. I’m in my sixties and just not willing to give up the fight to look younger. I’ve tried just about everything out there and have only found expensive products that don’t do a thing. I really would love to find a line that I can stick with that will make a difference. Elasticity is my main issue. Really don’t have an issue with wrinkles but I do have lines from corner of mouth down. I guess I want healthy skin and products that will hold off some of the aging process as long as possible.

  11. I also would love to become a tester. I’m almost 57, had my last baby at almost 46, and actually went through menopause TWICE (first due to mistake in fertility drugs, then again after birth of last child). I’m showing my age for sure!

  12. I would love to become a tester, I am always looking for something new to try for my skin.


  13. I’m 61 years old and have been a diabetic since 1995. In the last 10 years my skin has become very wrinkled around my mouth and down the sides of my chin. I’ve tried too many products and spent too much money trying to find something that will help. I am currently using retin-A…”use 5 days a week for 6 weeks and you’ll see the difference.” So far I just peel and the deep gorges are still there. I realize they may never go away but I would like to offer my aging diabetic skin for testing.

  14. I have never seen these products. If I had I would have tried them. I will be 50 in a few weeks and am noticing the deteriortion of my facial skin. Not so many wrinkles yet but soon. I’m also a smoker which I understand makes it worse. Mostly lack of elasticity and ‘age spots’ are my concerns now. If there is a product that will truly help with that – sign me up!

  15. I just recently noticed some wrinkles around my eyes and would love to find a product to help me get rid of them!!

  16. I have been tempted so many times to fork over the dollars for Dr. Perricone’s products but I would like to sample/test the products before making such a large investment. Please consider me for testing products and if they work, I will continue to purchase.

  17. have used products in 2000 and was very pleased. would like to try all. know my skin and body will soak them up.

  18. I would love to help your company. I like doing product reviews. I will give you my sincere opinion on your product.

  19. I have just started to notice loss of elasticity all over my face. I Have used other perricone products and i am very interested and excited to try this

  20. I have added Cold Plasma to my skin routine since inception and after about 2 months and two jars, I give this product a huge KUDO’S!!!!!

    My skin has never looked so radiant and even w/out blotches. I just wish this item would come in a bigger size, hint hint!

    PS. I noticed that when I blended my Cold Plasma w/my No Foundation I achieved wonderful coverage that lasted all day long until I washed my face w/Citrus. I know it’s a bit pricey, but once again another product that does what it claims to do. That’s what I love about this line, you get what you pay for. Absolutely!

  21. I am 43, and in the past 2 years I’ve really noticed the affects aging has on my skin – dark blotches and fine wrinkles (especially bothersome around my lips) are my 2 biggest concerns. I have tried a couple of the small Cold Plasma sample packets that came with some of my other Perricone orders and love that it soaks in immediately and doesn’t interfere with my moisturizer and foundation (both Perricone products). I can’t really tell from the small amount that I’ve used any immediate change to my skin. I would love to test this product for Dr. Perricone!