The ingredient is often found in body lotions and beauty creams, as well as a host of celebrity-hailed cosmetic treatments.
Our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down as we age, which often results in the more aesthetic signs of ageing, such as heightened wrinkles and sagging skin.
But collagen also plays a pivot role in the internal ageing process, affecting areas such as joint pain and heart health.
While the anti-ageing ingredient can be found in a number of topical treatments, these can come with an eye-watering price tag and take months to see improvement.
So what can be done in the meantime? According to renowned natural health physician Dr Fred Pescatore, a specific type of pine bark extract is key to plumper, firmer skin, as well as protecting internally.
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