Explore the anti-aging benefits of peptides
Peptides are powerful little allies in the skincare arena. Peptides are the building blocks of the skin. Also known as polypeptides, they are known for their ability to smooth, plump, and firm skin.
Polypeptides, naturally occur in the skin, and are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin, such as collagen, elastin and keratin. Adding peptides topically can help boost the production of these proteins and reinforce the skin’s repair barrier function.
Peptides signal your skin to enter repair mode and produce more collagen and elastin—two proteins responsible for keeping skin smooth and firm.
Collagen is made of three polypeptide chains, so adding peptides can stimulate your skin to make collagen. More collagen can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin.
Your body makes collagen naturally. But over time, collagen production decreases, which can cause skin to look more wrinkled and less even and bright.
The collagen molecule is actually too large to absorb through skin, but peptides can absorb into the skin where they can be used by the body. Incorporating peptides into your skin care routine has many benefits for the skin, which include:
Improved skin barrier
Lifted and Countoured appearance
Smaller looking pores
More elastic skin
Can help clear breakouts