If you’ve been around the world of healthy aging skin care for very long, you’ve probably come across the word “peptides” a time or two. But what exactly are peptides and what can they do for your skin? Today I’ll unravel the mystery behind what peptides can do to help us look our best. You’ll soon understand why this powerful anti-aging tool should be a part of your daily skin care routine to boost your youthful glow naturally.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are naturally occurring biological molecules found in every cell and tissue of the body. The very building blocks of healthy skin are organic compounds called amino acids. When amino acids form short chains, these chains create what’s known as peptides. Longer chains of amino acids form proteins such as collagen. As collagen breaks down over time, peptides are the tiny messengers that are released to encourage the body to produce more collagen.
Peptides act as hormones and have the ability to trigger cells to perform essential functions. In the absence of peptides, collagen actually can’t be produced. Collagen peptides behave as little biological messengers carrying information from one tissue to another, resulting in an impressive anti wrinkle effect on the skin when effective skincare products are topically applied.
This mini biology lesson offers us wonderful news! Through the use of healthy aging peptides applied topically to the skin, we can produce more collagen no matter our age. And who doesn’t want that?
Peptides For Skin
If collagen is what we are losing with time, why don’t we just apply collagen to our skin? Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin. However, peptides are small enough to permeate and work within your skin to recharge various processes that have either slowed down or stopped altogether. This is a wonderful way to replace old damaged collagen with a healthy, new foundation.
There are many other types of peptides, each with their own unique benefits. Skincare products containing a variety of peptides work together synergistically to provide maximum results and skin resilience beyond your years.
SNAP-8 (Argireline) relaxes the tiny facial muscles under the skin and are thought to be a safe alternative to Botox. While the results are more subtle than what you might expect from an invasive procedure, it is a very effective way to soften fine lines and wrinkles. SNAP-8 is also an excellent collagen-boosting peptide.
Matrixyl 3000 is a neuropeptide combination of two popular peptides, palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl-tetrapeptide-7, that reduces fine lines and triggers the formation of important skin components. Scientists at the National Institute of Health discovered that Matrixyl 3000 significantly boosts the formation of several important skin components, including elastin and collagen, within four months.
SYN®-COLL (Palmitoyl Tripeptide) is a tripeptide designed to stimulate the skin's natural mechanism to produce collagen. It is based on a small peptide developed to reduce wrinkles. Clinical trials show that it is capable of reducing and changing all types of wrinkles and has a smoothing effect on the skin for a more lifted, sculpted appearance.
Peptide Skin Care Products For Body
The neck and chest need peptides too! De-crepe the neck and chest with Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28. This is an intensive body care corrective lotion unlike any other product on the market. You should see remarkable results within only a week or two of regular use.
Plump the skin on your arms and legs with Farmhouse Fresh’s luxurious Moon Dip Back To Youth Body Mousse. This is a studio favorite and a great all-around body cream that envelops the skin with advanced peptides, visibly firming the look of skin over time.
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