Peptides, what's the deal?

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What are peptides?

Peptides have been included in skincare treatments for donkey's years. They're basically skin-loving multi-taskers. Here's why...

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Pepites AKA mini-proteins

Collagen is a protein that contains long chain amino acids, capable of binding themselves together. Peptides have the same chemical structure as proteins, but are smaller in size. These mini-proteins (both natural or synthetic) are involved in a host of biological functions - neurotransmission, stress responses, cardiovascular function and immune system response. These molecules play an important role in cellular activity as they're able to send signals to our skin cells. For example, if skin collagen becomes damaged, it breaks down into peptides that then tell your skin it's been harmed and needs to produce more collagen.

Peptides' effects on skin

Peptides' numerous skin-loving benefits include their ability to control certain biological functions, regulate cell activity and deeply penetrate our skin's various layers. Being powerful antioxidants, peptides can heal minor wounds and calm inflammation by stimulating cell regeneration. This is why peptides are used to combat various skin-related issues including signs of ageing.

Peptides, anti-wrinkle acids

Nowadays peptides are star ingredients when it comes to slowing down ageing skin. Peptide-containing treatments help turn back the clock by prompting our skin to renewal itself. These acids boost collagen production, increase suppleness, stimulate blood flow so that our skin can breathe and control melatonin production in order to prevent the appearance of liver spots. In other words, if you want to keep your supple glow, add peptides to your must-have ingredients list!

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