If you aren’t familiar with peptides, we are here to fill you – and your wrinkles – in…
Peptides have recently become headliners of the anti-aging world, and are sought after by many who are looking to maintain young-looking skin, or who wish to turn back the clock on their complexion.
So, what exactly is all the hype around peptides? What are they? What do they do?
Peptides contain chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. These proteins stimulate collagen production. Peptides are thought to be able to aid skin in repairing itself, as well as to maintain moisture, two benefits our skin loves to hear.
One of the most lauded peptides, matrixyl (palmitoyl pentapeptide-3), has been shown in clinical studies to activate collagen production in skin. Some peptides even show a slight Botox-like effect to keep future wrinkles from forming, while others activate rapid cell turnover, simulating what naturally occurs in our youth, in order to reveal youthful looking skin. Other peptides also show similar skin renewing benefits, which is why skin care mavens are snapping up peptide-based products faster than Neiman Marcus can sell out of limited edition Jimmy Choos.
While there is no absolute fountain of youth (aside from lots of moisturizing, exercise and good genes), peptides come pretty close. They are certainly a step in the right direction in helping maintain or obtain more youthful looking skin. Peptides are a part of an effective anti-aging routine. Be sure that your skin care regimen includes products that contain these valuable skin-renewing properties. Your future self will thank you.