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How Do Peptides Help the Skin?

Man looking at skincare product 

Skincare has a long - ancient even - history. But thanks to modern science, researchers are now able to identify the most effective ingredients for keeping your skin healthy, youthful, and bright.

Protein peptides are amongst the most powerful anti-aging skincare ingredients currently available. Maybe you’ve seen them advertised - but do you know what they are? Or how they help your skin stay firm, youthful, and wrinkle-free?


Peptides - What Are They?  

Protein peptides (also called peptides or polypeptides) are short chains of two or more amino acids. They aid in cellular communication and regulation of many critical cellular functions. They’re naturally occurring in your skin and help make up key proteins like collagen, which contains three peptide chains. Elastin and keratin - two other proteins that keep your skin and hair healthy - are also made from peptides.

Since they make up these essential proteins, peptides contribute to your skin’s texture and strength. They’re also ideal for topical application because, unlike proteins that are too large to pass through the skin, these tiny amino acid chains are easily absorbed.


Peptides - What Are the Benefits for Your Skin?

Increased Collagen Production

According to a 2012 review in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology, “through topical application, polypeptides have the ability to stimulate collagen synthesis and activate dermal metabolism.” Peptides are cell regulators that “act directly on the collagen metabolism and stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibers.”

This is vital to your anti-aging efforts since your body starts producing less collagen the older you get. But applying peptides regularly can help slow down the aging process. It’s easy to do with our Reviving Day Serum - made with an advanced formula of natural ingredients that includes protein peptides. Use it each morning after washing your face but before applying moisturizer for the best results. 


Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles 

Increased collagen production means fuller, plumper skin. An automatic benefit of this process is diminished fine lines and more subtle wrinkles. Protein peptides can’t reverse time, but they can cut down its effects on your skin.

Get these benefits by combining our Protein Peptides Booster with any of your skincare products. Just add a few drops to your moisturizer or anti-aging cream to enhance its effects. You can also apply the booster directly to your skin - whatever works best for your skin, routine, and personal preference. 


Less Skin Inflammation 

Research published in 2020 into the anti-inflammatory effects of different peptides found that several unique combinations of polypeptides contribute to reduced inflammation. This is partly due to the antioxidants that they contain. 

That means that topical application of peptides cuts back on skin inflammation, giving you a smoother, more even complexion. And it’s why you’ll find Matrixyl 3000, a scientifically proven blend of protein peptides, in our Restoring Eye Cream. Use it each morning and evening to reduce puffiness and under eye inflammation, promote circulation, and reduce fine lines around your eyes.

The Matrixyl 3000 blend of protein peptides is especially powerful for reducing wrinkles. It’s been shown to reduce wrinkles by 45% when used consistently for two months in clinical research.


Improved Skin Barrier 

Your skin’s natural barrier locks in moisture, prevents dryness, and protects your skin from bacteria and other invaders. With more collagen production comes stronger skin cells that are better able to perform these functions. So using products that contain protein peptides strengthens your skin and enhances the effects of your complimentary skincare and anti-aging products.


Consistent Use, Best Results 

To keep your skin looking great and enjoy all these benefits of protein peptides, make them a regular part of your skincare routine. Their anti-aging properties are well documented by recent research. All that’s left to do is use products that contain these powerful peptides regularly and reap the rejuvenating results.

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