Peptides have been dubbed as one of the critical breakthroughs in skin care.
They currently are among the most popular actives used in skin-care products today because they are potent, easy to formulate and very cost effective on a use basis
TYPE OF INGREDIENT:
Peptides in skincare products are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for its texture, strength and resilience.
Peptides sound very high tech, until you realize that hydrolyzed collagen, obtained from boiling cowhides, was one of the first peptide cosmetic ingredients. The new peptides are engineered one amino acid at a time to mimic a functional human protein fragment.
Proteins are the most basic building blocks of your skin, organs, and tissues. They help to battle signs of ageing.
The main benefit derived from the use of proteins in cosmeceuticals is enhanced skin hydration. Proteins increase the amount of water in the stratum corneum, which reduces wrinkles caused by dehydration and improves the thickness and quality of the skin barrier.
Collagen is one of the most important proteins in your body. About 75%-80% of your skin is made up of collagen protein. That’s why when your collagen production is optimal, your skin looks beautiful. With ageing skin wrinkles appear because of the degeneration of extracellular matrix proteins, such as collagen. And this is where peptides can help you – they have the ability to penetrate the upper layer of the skin and act as dispatchers capable of triggering specific functions, such as collagen support so that skin can be firmer, thicker, and more elastic.
Peptides are multifunctional skin-care actives that can reduce wrinkles, and improve skin elasticity.
WHO MUST USE THEM:
With age, the collagen production declines. As a result, your skin sags and loses its elasticity, and you get wrinkles. Incorporating peptides into your skin care routine can help to a great extent.
Here’s how peptides help your ageing skin:
- They have an anti-wrinkle effect
- They help reduce erythema (redness)
- They improve skin firmness and elasticity
- They have anti-inflammatory effect
NEED TO KNOW
Peptides can be the best anti-aging treatment that you have ever come across in your life.
However, do not buy just any product that claims to contain peptides, especially when you are already using anti-aging skin care products.