Collactive® Collagen Complex
Dual action beauty-from-within
Collactive is a 100% marine-based ingredient composed of collagen and elastin peptides formulated in the same ratio found naturally in human skin. Collactive combines the two main constituents of the skin’s extracellular matrix and has an anti-wrinkle synergic action: elastin fibers give the dermis suppleness that complements collagen fibers tensile strength. A study on Collactive showed a synergistic anti-wrinkle action, stimulating skin to lift and tone sagging areas and minimize lines and wrinkles, while increasing skin’s ability to retain moisture. This was accomplished supporting a lower inclusion rate than normally suggested for conventional collagen.
Reducing wrinkles and reinforcing skin hydration
Researchers used a Skin Image Analyzer® (S.I.A.) (Monaderm, Monaco) to measure the number and depth of wrinkles in a clinical study involving 44 women over 40 years old. Questionnaires were used throughout the clinical study and showed excellent tolerance to Collactive.
In that study, after 28 days, Collactive supplementation resulted in a significant decrease (19%) of the number of deep wrinkles in 71% of the subjects. The level was stabilized at day 84. In the placebo group, an increase in the number of deep wrinkles was noted at both day 28 and day 84. Collactive also improved the skin’s ability to retain moisture with an increase of the entire epidermis hydration (+8%).
A Standout Ingredient for Skin Care
Collactive is developed via a proprietary process that creates a fine powder composed of 94% Type I hydrolyzed collagen and 6% elastin oligopeptides – the same ratio found in human skin. The ingredient has a very low molecular weight – allowing it to be fully digested and enhancing bioefficacy. With a mild-taste profile and high solubility, Collactive can be easily incorporated into a broad range of supplement, beverage and functional food products – including clear and ready-to-drink beverages.
Sustainability is Part of the Equation
Collactive Collage Complex is manufactured by Copalis in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Copalis represents a cooperative of fisheries in Boulogne Sur Mer, France – Europe’s leading port for fish processing. Collactive is extracted solvent-free from fish skin collected daily from 100% wild-caught fish – primarily haddock, saith, and plaice. The fish used in Collactive are fully traceable and sustainability harvested.
Collactive has been demonstrated effective at a 2-gram use level which compares favorably to other collagen ingredients that are recommended at 5- to 10-gram levels. It is water-soluble, meaning it can be used in almost any beauty-from-within product you can imagine. Add the excellent sustainability and traceability profile of Collactive and this is an ingredient that will be highly attractive to consumers seeking innovative approaches to natural skin-care.