The Power of Peptides

Peptides are amino acids that act as little building blocks for proteins such as collagen and elastin. When we apply peptides to the skin, they act as little messengers to trigger our cells to perform specific functions including reducing inflammation, increasing skin hydration and building collagen and elastin for anti ageing.

The beauty of peptides is that they are comprised of up to 50 amino acids and can be formulated in different sequences have have different biological effects. These include neurotransmitter peptides that ‘block’ the release of certain chemicals (for example muscle contraction in anti wrinkle product), look for ingredients such as acetyl hexapeptide; Signal Peptides send signals to perform functions such as collagen formation; carrier peptides to deliver certain minerals to boost collagen production and Enzyme Inhibitor Peptides to slow collagen breakdown.

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