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What Is Glycation?

Glycation happens when sugar enters the bloodstream and attaches itself to protein molecules, such as collagen and elastin, to form a new type of molecule known as Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs).

These molecules are very stiff and tough making them less flexible, so the skin can no longer maintain a smooth and youthful appearance. When AGEs damage collagen proteins they downgrade them from a type III (the most stable) to a type I (the most fragile) making it harder for the skin to bounce back after moving, resulting in wrinkles and sagginess.