They’re bit complex so we’ll break down the science behind them and what makes them tick -- what they do for our skin and body, how they work and keeping them topped up.
Essentially Peptides are strings of amino acids -- building blocks for collagen, proteins and elastin in the skin and body. They’re so critical to cellular structure and function that without them, the body cannot function. Surprisingly, peptides live in every human cell and serve as an energy source.
Then why if peptides are present in the body, do we need more of them? The answer, is aging. The drag of time eats away at 1% of collagen every year after the age of 30 and chips away at skin’s natural communication channels equally.
What’s so remarkable about peptides is they’re made of 50 amino acids and when they’re mixed in different sequences, they produce different biologic effects. They’re small, fragmented bits so they penetrate through the outermost layer of easily and quickly. Once in the cellular level, they begin working.
Because they’re signal messengers, peptides tell the body to focus on repair and kickstart collagen production wherever it’s needed most. So, if skin is aging prematurely, peptides start the recovery of the barrier impacting firmness, and shore up the structural network beneath the surface.
The genius of topical peptides in serums and moisturizers is that they’re actually able to trick the skin into thinking there’s been an injury and the collagen-boosting processes are stimulated on demand.
Hard at work, peptides and their amino acid carriers:
- Push moisture through and into the skin.
- Plump the skin by helping it retain moisture.
- Promote cellular repair and provide antioxidant protection.
- Reduce inflammation.
- Build collagen.
- Make other products work harder.
Twenty years ago, no scientist ever thought that the development or topical treatment of synthetic or natural related peptides for cosmetic purposes would be so effective. But they are and best of all, they’re for all skin types and non-toxic.