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Peptides are mini-proteins, consisting of chains of two or more amino acids arranged like pearls on a necklace. Peptides formed in a certain pattern make specific proteins that function as messengers, allowing the epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently to promote collagen synthesis. However, as skin ages communication diminishes resulting in wrinkles, loss of firmness and changes in texture. Peptides are like healthy-aging keys that unlock skin cell surface receptors to open the doors of cellular communication and help skin repair itself.

  • Peptides are not as irritating as other anti-aging ingredients.
  • With appropriate delivery systems, peptides signal skin to produce more collagen and hyaluronic acid which decline.

*Peptides are continually being synthesized in the lab, so there is no single "best" anti-aging peptide. The most effective way to benefit from peptides is to ensure that they are combined with other anti-aging ingredients, such as ceramides, antioxidants, stem cells and growth factors.