Anti Aging Peptides in Your Skin Care Products
Science has proven that peptides can reduce wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging. So how do peptides in skin care make your skin look younger?
What are Peptides?
Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen. Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain, it provides a foundation and thickness for skin.
When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits.
Skin Care Peptides Encourage Collagen Production for More Youthful Skin
When collagen is depleted by age and environmental factors, including sunlight, it is not fully replaced. As a result, smooth, young skin slowly becomes thinner and wrinkled over time. As collagen deterorates, it produces certain peptides. Research from National Institute of Health (NIH) shows that these peptides send a “message” to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more. When skin care peptides are applied topically, your skin “thinks” that it’s a collagen break down product and that your body needs to manufacture new collagen. So you can successfully minimize wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful appearance with the application of skin care peptides that trigger the production of collagen.
The most commonly used peptides in skin care is Matrixyl (palmitoyl or oligopeptide pentapeptide). This is a neuropeptide that reduces fine lines very well. Research shows that peptide play an important role in repairing wounds and improving skin conditions, including eczema and dermatitis. No adverse side effects have been reported in the use of skin care peptide.
Anti Aging Peptides Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
Wrinkles creams & serums containing anti aging peptides are popular and effective skin care products. Argireline (Acetyl hexapeptide) has been marketed as a safer, less expensive, and non-invasive alternative to Botox. This anti-aging peptide works by causing facial muscles to relax, thereby minimizing wrinkles.
What are peptides you’ll find in skin care products? Palmitoyl pentapetids, more commonly known as Matrixyl is included in many anti-aging product preparations and includes of two paired amino acids attached to a fatty acid to promote absorption. Our Luminous Peptide Serum contains Argireline, Matrixyl 3000 and six distinct peptides, each at the maximum effective dosage. These are neuropeptides, which are important because they have the ability to penetrate your skin more deeply to do most good.
Scientists at the NIH discovered that Matrixyl triggers the formation of several important skin components, including elastin and collagen. Scientific research reveals that after four months, the anti-aging peptide Matrixyl may decrease wrinkle depth by 27%, reduce roughness by 13%, and reduce wrinkle volume by 36%, when used two times each day on the face and the neck area.