How Peptides Work For Your SkinPosted by admin on Oct 6, 2014 in Beauty Blog | 0 comments
You definitely have heard about peptides – one of the most wanted ingredients essential to fight aging signs on the skin. Despite the hype and skepticism, a lot of people have use and agree that peptides can truly bring youthful effects to the skin. Read on and see how peptides can be your next essential for your skin care routine.
Basics first, peptides are proteins made from either long or short chains of amino acids and can be naturally made from your body or synthetically made in the lab. Skincare-wise, the peptides that you read in the list of ingredients in your beauty jar are likely to be lab-made because it’s much more stable, easily absorbed into the skin, and more effective to target specific skin aging (got to give them some credit here).
The ingredient works to repair damaged skin that causes you to age – inflammation, wrinkles, sagging, you name it. Peptides work by boosting collagen production (the important compound to keep the skin firm), repairing damaged cell, as well as increasing anti-oxidant defense against parasitic free radical.
Before you get into an awe-mode of peptides power, it’s best to know that there are different kinds of peptides and each of them work in different ways to heal and keeping your skin youthful and glowing.
For example, a collagen-stimulating peptides (palmitoyl pentapeptide-3) known as Matrixyl works to plump up the skin, by helping your body to produce more collagen protein while palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is handy to repair stressful skin and inflammations.
Copper peptide on the other hand, works to reduce inflammation (known to cause you premature aging), healing DNA damage in the cells, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Neuropeptides (the second most sought after peptides after copper peptides) claimed to work as similar as Botox by relaxing facial muscles, inhibiting some muscle function, making your skin looking supple, as well as making the wrinkles less visible.
The latest kind of peptide has been developed that mimics your body natural youth hormone called thymopoietin (produced in thymus gland), known as Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2 – triggering reactions at the cellular level, stimulate new skin cells, and increasing the rate in cell repairing as active as in younger skin.
When looking for peptides for your next beauty jar, choose the ones with creamy formulations as peptides can be unstable in water-based kinds – primarily because peptides are a bit unstable and tend to break down easily. Plus, look for formulations that listed other ingredients that supports peptide and help them to absorb and bind easily into the skin.
These guidelines are sure to be handy when you want to look out for the best peptide-cream to keep your skin young. I guarantee it.