What are Peptides?
Naturally found in the skin, peptides are short-chain amino acids which encourage your skin to produce collagen – the main protein found in your body and a skin building block which makes your skin feel firmer, plumper and more youthful.
There are various peptides, each made up of a specific combination of amino acids. Cosmetic research has revealed that each peptide works in a unique way to give the skin what it desires.
With no peptides in your skin, wrinkles, fine lines, loss of elasticity and an uneven skin texture occurs.
How are Peptides used in Skincare Products?
Peptides work well in skincare products as they help your skin to produce collagen. As we grow older, collagen production declines – one of the reasons why your skin becomes wrinkled as you age.
As peptides are amino acids, they form collagen type proteins to firm and plump your skin. Peptides help to enhance elasticity, boost hydration, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Peptides are often used in serums and moisturisers to penetrate into your skin to improve your complexion. Research
has shown that using peptides enhances skin smoothness and helps to alleviates the appearance of wrinkles.