The Peptide Revolution In Skin Care
10 Sep 2015
If you are an avid skin care junkie you will more than likely know and follow all the latest and trending cosmetic ingredients. One of the latest to cause a buzz in the world of beauty is an active known as peptides.
What are peptides?
Peptides are amino acids that make up the proteins in the skin and work as building blocks alongside collagen and elastin. Peptides have the ability to communicate between cells at a cellular level and encourage collagen and elastin stimulation. Think of peptides as collagen-stimulators and skin problem-solvers without needing to create a micro-incision (micro-needling) or inflammation.
How do they work?
Peptides are not a cure all ingredient just waiting to save us all from a life doomed with wrinkles, rather peptides work hand in hand with other actives and in doing so encourages the production of elastin and collagen in the skin.
Peptides are used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as:
– skin elasticity
– skin radiance
– skin repair
Where do they come from?
Peptides are naturally formed and present in the skin, however these days most of the peptides used are synthetic. Synthetic peptides are made in a laboratory as they are far more stable and can easily be monitored and controlled for safety.
What you’ll see?
Over time the skin will start to look more plump, brighter, tighter and smoother thanks to the production and stimulation of natural collagen in your skin. The results are progressive and will not be visible overnight but your patience will be rewarded in the long term.
Like all new skin ingredients, peptides definitely have an irreplaceable role in skin care products. Peptides are however at their best when used in synergy with other skin care ingredients to give best results.