Innovative peptides, influence ageing skin.
They actively encourage it to behave like younger skin, helping to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
They do this by improving elasticity and reducing puffiness.
Research has shown, that they also stimulate collagen and increase the amount of water binding substances in the skin.
Types of Innovative Peptides
Peptides are chains of amino acids which form proteins, and because there are many different peptides there are many different types of amino acids.
They work like tiny messengers, sending signals to the skin, encouraging our skin to behave in a different way.
These different groups of amino acids, are combined with fatty acids to form peptides, which are combined with a fatty component, it helps them penetrate the skin in a different way.
Our whole body and skin is run by biochemical reactions, and peptides are thought to stimulate the skin, to send signals to behave in a different way.
It is believed that certain sequences of amino acids, produce different effects when exposed to the skin.
They are used to prompt the way our skin behaves, in the some way altering the appearance of some parts of the skin.
Interestingly research has documented that the sequence of amino acids in this peptide is the same as they are in a piece of collagen molecule.
By introducing this peptide to the skin it is thought that the skin is fooled into thinking the collagen is already broken down, this causes a biochemical reaction slowing down collagen breakdown enzymes, leading to firmer looking skin and less lines
TYPES OF PEPTIDES
There are a number of innovative peptides available, each sequence is thought to stimulate the skin in a different way:
Also known as Matrixy is the most common peptide used in skincare.
The result of this anti aging Peptide is quite remarkable, it tricks the skins tissues into thinking that collagen has broken down, so that it produces more; The result, reduction in wrinkles and plump, youthful glowing skin.
Acetyl hexapeptide – 3
This Peptide is also known commercially as Argireline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 also has wonderful anti ageing benefits.
This Peptide works by inhibiting the binding proteins that create tension in the dermis, which is what causes our skin to wrinkle.
This Peptide is really effective at treating eye puffiness, combined with Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, it has great results with reducing fine lines.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide
These are two innovative Peptides that are combined in skin care products, to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
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The Naked Truth
The exciting thing about Peptides, is they literally change the skin’s behaviour in order to improve the skin’s appearance.
They can also be combined with other performance agents and products, to help reduce the signs of ageing.
Due to their natural exfoliating action on the skin, Peptides work well with AHA ingredients.
It is important to note that occasional periodic use of Peptides in formulas is not advisable, in order for them to be truly effective, they have to be used religiously as part of a continuous home care routine.
Only then can you expect to see amazing results, in the reduction of UV damage and age related concerns.