With marketing, media, social media & advertising there’s all kind of buzz words flying around. It can be tough to determine what is just a flashy eye catching word and what is actually legit. Today, in my know your ingredients post, I’d like to take a closer look at peptides. Let’s sort out the hype from the stuff that really works!
What – Small proteins that stimulate the production of collagen
When – When used in various anti-aging products
Why? – Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen. Basically, it is the stuff that makes our skin look plump (in a good way), firm & smoooooth.
- Collagen provides a foundation and thickness for skin
- Women under 30 have ample collagen, which results in smooth, tight skin
- The rest of us have less collagen – skin tends to be thinner, revealing more wrinkles
When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits. Hallelujah!
How – research shows that peptides send a “message” to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more. When skin care peptides are applied topically, your skin “thinks” that it’s a collagen break down product and that your body needs to manufacture new collagen. So you can successfully minimize wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful appearance with the application of skin care peptides that trigger the production of collagen. It is therefore important to use a good peptide wrinkle cream.
Science has come a long way and has really fine tuned the technology to offer more tailored peptide products that result in firmer, smoother, younger looking skin.
We are all aging all of the time, how you age is totally up to you! 😉 Curious about the top products with the most peptides, comment below or reach out to me.
Much love & peptides!!