What are Peptides and what can they do for my skin?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. When they are in a short chain of amino acids, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and increase cellular communication within the skin.
One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives our skin its thickness and suppleness. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form.
Peptides applied topically to the skin help prompt the formation of new collagen, providing for more youthful, supple looking skin.
Various types of peptides exist with a multitude of functions. Continue reading