What are PEPTIDES and why are they used in skincare products?

Peptides tell your skin to go into repair mode and generate more collagen and elastin.

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Peptides are microscopic protein fragments that aid in skin healing and collagen development. Read about Peptides and their benefits here!

What are PEPTIDES?

Peptides tell your skin to go into repair mode and generate more collagen and elastin. Peptides are formed of amino acid chains, which are the building blocks of protein in our skin. When your skin has more collagen and elastin, you’ll notice fewer fine lines and wrinkles, smaller-looking pores, and a more lifted and contoured appearance. Collagen and elastin are two proteins that keep skin smooth and firm. Some peptides are also anti-inflammatory, which makes them good ingredients for skincare products because they can soothe skin and lessen sensitivity.

Why are they used in skincare products?

After the age of 30, we lose 1% of the remaining collagen per year, and the natural communication pathways in our skin also become less effective. However, using peptides on your skin won’t definitely increase your collagen levels. Even if you are recovering from an injury in your ankle, these peptides will tell your body to concentrate its repair efforts on that joint because it interprets them as “signals” that you need to mend. As a result, your body will manufacture more collagen where it is most needed. It increases the generation of hyaluronic acid and even collagen for skin that is already prematurely ageing, plumping it up and reestablishing a healthy skin barrier.