A collagen mask is a beauty product that helps to reduce the signs of aging in the skin and is intended for use on the face. As the skin ages, it loses collagen, which is a kind of protein that makes up a large percentage of connective tissue and accounts for somewhere between a quarter and 35 percent of all of the protein in the body. As such, collagen has been referred to as “the glue” for the human structure. As people age, the collagen in their bodies begins to deplete. This depletion process usually begins around the age of 25.
In order to reverse the loss of this collagen, particularly in the face, people use topical collagen masks to help to replace the lost collagen and promote the development of new collagen. A collagen mask is usually applied to the face and allowed to remain on the skin for a specified amount of time. During this time, the ingredients in the mask are absorbed into the skin.