As you age, collagen levels tend to decrease, but there are natural ways to boost production that don’t involve skin filler injections. Two of the most popular options include taking supplements or using topical creams. Collagen supplements come in both liquid and pill form and can be taken with other vitamins. Some supplements contain glucosamine, which is used to help with arthritis or joint issues.
Collagen boosting creams are usually known as anti-aging moisturizers because they contain retinoid and copper peptides, which helps improve skin cell turnover. By increasing natural cell turnover, your natural collagen production is stimulated. Most anti-aging creams are found over-the-counter, but they are also available via prescription. The prescription strength creams tend to be stronger and may provide better results.