The Power of Peptides

A SPRINKLE A DAY KEEPS THE WRINKLES AWAY?

When it comes to anti-aging, a lot of ingredients come to mind. Retinols, Vitamin C, CoQ10, Glycolic Acid. But there’s another group of free-radical fighters that really packs a punch! These are, of course, Peptides.

What are they? Peptides are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein in the skin. They send signals to our cells that tell them how to function. One important protein is collagen, which gives our skin its thickness and suppleness.

Why do I need them? 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 send signals that trigger the formation of new collagen, which plumps the underlying tissues. Voila! Fewer wrinkles. Additionally, Peptides have been shown to reduce pigmentation by suppressing the creation of melanin. Bye bye brown spots!

Where can I get them? Once you start looking more closely at Peptides, it gets a little confusing. Matrixyl, Copper Peptides, Oligopeptides, Pentapeptides. Yikes! Ask your esthetician which products are best for you. And kick start it all with our Line-Refining Peptide Facial.

2 thoughts on “The Power of Peptides”

  1. I have been hearing about peptides lately, and I’m trying to understand them better. It seems like there are so many different kinds that can do so many different things. I didn’t know they had a cosmetic value to them. I learned about peptides a long time ago, but I don’t really remember what they do, or how they work, so this was a good little refresher. I there reason there are so many uses for them, is they tell cells what to do!

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