The collagen serum of our dreams has entered the building.

Thanks to our brand partner, Dermalogica

Sometimes, I look at the perfectly plump skin of the children in my life and silently seethe over the abundance of collagen they possess. You see, they simply do not deserve such an abundance of collagen; it isn’t appreciated. Much like their access to 12 hours of sleep per night. 

As a beauty-obsessed, slightly vain lass in her 30s, my ongoing collagen loss annoys me to no end. I regularly get skin needling, which promotes collagen production, and when I remember, I gag down chunky beverages apparently full of the stuff. But what if I told you that there was something new on the market that didn’t involve needles in the face or drinks with bits in them!? 

Yes well you’d be pleased, wouldn’t you. And pleased you shall be, just as I was, when you find out about the brand spanking new Dermalogica Pro-Collagen Banking Serum that’s just launched. 

In case you’ve been living under some sort of skincare rock, Dermalogica is one of the world's biggest and most esteemed brands, sold in over 100 countries worldwide and used by over 100,000 trained skin therapists. That is a LOT of respected and clever humans slathering their quality products on clients. And us clients wouldn’t be coming back for more if they weren’t heckin’ effective. 

I’ve been using different Dermalogica products for the past 15 or so years and always get excited when they launch something new because it’s always something really innovative to the market. 

Enter the Pro-Collagen Banking Serum

But first, a little bit of a back story about old mate, collagen.

Collagen is a VIP (Very Important Protein) – a major cellular building block, which provides strength, structure and support to our skin, bones, joints and organs. 


It’s the most abundant substance in the human body after water, made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of all proteins. Alas, as we age, our body doesn’t create as much collagen and our ability to absorb it from different sources decreases, which is wildly annoying. 

What the product does.

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So the product itself (the Pro-Collagen Banking Serum) doesn’t actually have collagen in it. That wouldn’t do anything because the collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin’s surface, so we can’t build collagen by applying it topically. HOWEVER, we can help preserve the collagen skin already has. 😉


The Pro-Collagen Banking Serum is formulated with a lot of amino acids (as highlighted above, these fellows are V important) so it helps get the ingredients where the skin needs them to help preserve the collagen your skin has now. The ingredients are designed to nourish and plump so your skin will not only look bouncier, but feel better too. 

It’s also loaded up with: 

  • Jojoba ester and polyglutamic acid to nourish and plump the skin for a firmer appearance.

  • Wild indigo extract and arginine PCA which helps your skin's radiance.

  • Pink carnation flower extract for making the skin lovely, soft and resilient. 

How it feels on my skin.

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Perfect for all skin types, it’s a really lightweight formula that absorbs beautifully into skin. A little bit goes a long way, and although it feels nice and juicy, it isn’t overly rich which is why I think every skin type could benefit from it.

Where I use it in my routine.

I’ve been using it at nighttime! You could also use it in the morning but I like to use it at night, when I’ve got the other heavy-hitting serums at play, so they can all work their magic at night while I’m (attempting) to get my beauty sleep. 

1. Essence

2. Hydrating serum

3. Retinol or AHA

4. Pro-Collagen Banking Serum 

5. Eye cream

6. Moisturiser

7. Oil or balm

The verdict.

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Sometimes I roll my eyes at new products being launched because I think “oh for goodness sake are you just making up categories!?” But this is GENIUS! For so long we’ve only been able to work on increasing our collagen production, rather than a product that’s formulated to help sustain what we already have. 

I’m really impressed with the research and clinical studies behind it and I definitely noticed a difference in the plumpness of how my skin feels, it’s more… bouncy!? I’ll continue to use it in my routine, I just wish it had come out sooner!

Who’s it suitable for?

Because this serum is designed to preserve the collagen your skin has, the younger you start the more impact it can have! 

It promotes healthy skin ageing at every age – so whether you’re looking to prevent the first signs of visible premature skin ageing or address existing fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll benefit from it. It’s not active so it won’t react with other products in your routine, and should be fine for sensitive skin too. 

Simply apply a few pumps to your face and decolletage, 1-2 times per day and report back with how you’re finding it. 

Shop Dermalogica Pro-Collagen Banking Serum online or find your nearest store.

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