Much has been said lately about the use of Peptides in skincare due to their potential anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Still a lot of people don’t know exactly what they do – or how. So I’ve put together your final guide to understanding the use of Peptides and making the best out of these amazing active ingredients in your skincare routine.
What are Peptides?
Basically, Peptides are “smaller versions of proteins” that may be easier for the body to absorb because they are smaller and more broken down than proteins.
Peptides act as the building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin – which are the foundations of your skin, responsible for its texture, strength and resilience.
Recent research indicates that some types of peptides have a beneficial role in slowing down the ageing process, reducing inflammation, and destroying microbes.
What will they do for my skin?
When applied to the skin, peptides act as little “messengers”, triggering skin cells to perform specific functions such as building collagen and elastin. In other words, Peptides encourage your skin to look and behave younger.
Peptides also act as Enzyme-Inhibitors, limiting melanin synthesis to control hyperpigmentation.
It relaxes wrinkles by disrupting repetitive muscle contractions and it also facilitates skin barrier penetration.
One of its most praised characteristics is its long term results. The more we use Peptides in our skincare regime, the stronger and healthier our skin will become over time!
No side effects!
One of the aspects of Peptides that sets them apart from other active ingredients is that they can improve skin without adverse effects such as dryness, flaking, sun sensitivity. Peptides are also safe for everyone to use.
In short, Peptides are leading the way when it comes to caring and nurturing the skin while profoundly addressing many skin concerns.
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