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How collagen is synthesised, maintained and protected by diet and phytochemicals

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accredited internationally
3 CPD / CE points
3 study hours
Accredited Certificate
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Collagen is not a food. Collagen is not a nutrient. Collagen is a protein the body produces. Learn how...

As a skin health practitioner, understanding the importance of collagen in maintaining healthy skin is essential. While many people turn to collagen supplements to support their skin health, the truth is that the best way to build and maintain collagen levels is through a healthy, balanced diet rich in specific nutrients. By taking the time to learn about collagen biosynthesis and dietary intervention, practitioners can educate their clients on the specific plant-based foods and dietary patterns that can help support collagen production. This approach not only helps maintain optimal collagen levels but also provides a range of other health benefits.

No supplements. Just plant-based dietary interventions

The consumption of certain foods and nutrients is a more sustainable and cost-effective way to support collagen production than relying on supplements. While collagen supplements can provide some benefits, they lack the full spectrum of nutrients needed to support collagen production and overall skin health.

Why take this class in Collagen Biosynthesis and Diet?

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🧬 You'll understand the complex (yet exciting) biomechanics of protein synthesis at the cellular level and why plant-based proteins are superior for cellular health and skin-health
🧬 You'll get an in-depth education into the multi-step collagen formation in the fibroblasts and the nutrients required for this process.
🧬 You'll learn that certain foods and dietary patterns breakdown collagen faster and prevent collagen production, and that collagen health is about preventing collagen destruction as much as it is about providing the dietary building blocks

You'll become an expert in the dietary protocols for collagen biosynthesis for skin health

Find out about MMPs, how the destroy collagen and which foods and phytochemicals prevent this 

Discover glycation and how insulin resistance and high fat diets damage and destroy collagen

Did you know that gut bacteria can synthesise some of the necessary amino acids for collagen production?

Topics covered in this class

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🧬 Protein Synthesis

  • Plant protein v animal protein 
  • The myth of complete v incomplete protein and amino acid pool
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Protein digestion and assimilation
  • The ribosome 
  • Protein recycling 
  • PRAL

 🧬 Collagen formation

  • Collagen: the molecule 
  • Types of collagen 
  • Collagen and skin ageing
  • Menopause and collagen
  • Collagen syntheses 

🧬 Collagen destruction

  • Glycation
  • MMPs
  • UV damage
  • Dietary patterns that destroy collagen

🧬 Dietary Interventions to maintain or increase collagen

  • Diet and lifestyle that protects and builds collagen 
  • Plant-based diet 
  • Polyphenols
  • Functional foods

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This certified masterclass is perfect if you're working with clients' skin-health at any level

Estheticians, Dermatologists & MedSpa clinics

Collagen is a major worry for your clients and they depend on for your up-to-date knowledge and evidence-based advice. We've done the research so you don't have to

Nutritionists, health coaches and naturopaths

Help your clients avoid expensive unnecessary  collagen supplements and help them build (and protect) their own human collagen using holistic dietary methods

Facialists, Face Yoga Practitioners and holistic skin therapists

Your hands-on techniques can help lift and firm the skin so take that to the next level with this course and help your clients build up their skin collagen, naturally

Formulators of skincare, health food, juices and nutricosmetics

I'm sure you hear your clients ask about collagen but it's not something you can add to skincare as the molecules are too big for percutaneous absorption. With this course you can help your clients use healthy food as their collagen treatment

Why study with us?

This class has been created to further your advance your knowledge and grow your integrative skin-health career.
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Every course we teach - from mini-classes to our 1-year diploma - is based on peer-reviewed research.

Fully referenced

You get access to the full citation list so you can fact-check the science with confidence.

Industry specific

This specialised skin hydration class has been created specifically for professionals and practitioners in the skin sciences or nutritional sciences.

Epic student support

No matter what class you take with us, you're always treated as a valued student and you get lifetime access to our student portal for social networking, study groups and learning support.

Growing science library

Inside our dedicated student portal there is an area called 'best resources' where you'll find a growing library of science research papers free to download.

Social networking

No more Facebook groups! We have our very own social networking site built right inside the student portal allowing you to make friends and 'study buddies'. 

Discussion groups

Every course has a dedicated discussion group so you can ask questions, post up ideas and thoughts, get feedback and interact with your fellow students on the same course.

Certificate & Credits

This masterclass gives you an accredited certificate with three CPD / CE credits.
Meet your teacher

Star Khechara

Skincare formulator and beauty author turned skin-nutrition researcher, Star distilled her 20+ years of skin-health knowledge into the world’s first international accredited school to educate estheticians, dermatologists and allied skin-health practitioners in the emerging science of skin-nutrition, integrative skin health and nutridermatology®
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 During my work as a skincare formulator I noticed that so many cosmetic ingredients were foods or food extracts, I realised that the power to beautify, treat and rejuvenate the skin was in diet, nutrition and food...not skincare products  
Patrick Jones - Course author

Frequently asked questions

Do I get instant access?

YES! As soon as your enrol and pay the fees you'll have instant access to the class and all of the class materials.

  • Video lesson
  • Class notes
  • Lesson quiz
  • Certificate of Attendance 

Is it accredited?

As a school we are proud to be accredited by IPHM (International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine) and the IGCT (International Guild of Complementary Therapists) the which means a 3rd-party organisation has reviewed our course materials and verified them as being of a suitable standard for a practitioner.

As a graduate YOU will be eligible  to join IPHM and IGCT and be listed on their register And you’ll have access to deals on your professional indemnity insurance.

Star Khechara is also an active member of the Plant-Based Health Professionals

How long will it take to finish the class? 

This masterclass will take about 2 hours to complete

Do you offer team discounts?

We can offer substantial discounts on group enrolments (especially when there are more than 10 participants). 
Send us an email with all the information: [email protected]

Can I license this class for my team of staff?

We can offer a non-exclusive licensing for this class, please contact us at [email protected]

What happens after I've paid?

Once you've enrolled you'll be prompted to create your login and password so you can access our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Once inside you can move around the portal and access everything you need:
  • There's a course area where your courses will be
  • There's a community area for discussion groups and friendship
  • There's a 'best resources' area for all of your saved notes and access to our science library
  • There's a 'start' page which has our orientation video to help you navigate around the website and use all of the facilities. 

Is this class suitable for me?

This class is aimed at professionals and practitioners in these fields:
  • Estheticians
  • Dermatologists
  • MediSpa staff
  • Skin Therapists
  • Skincare formulators
  • Beauty therapists and facialists
  • Health coaches
  • Functional food and nutrition practitioners

Will I get a certificate?

Yes,. you will be able to download a personalised Accredited Certificate featuring your class credits once you've passed the final exam

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