Cosmetic peptides – is it considered cheating to have skin this good?
Peptides have taken the cosmeceutical industry by storm. These cell communicating small chains of amino acids act in numerous ways to improve the signs and appearance of aging skin.
Matrixyl was the first commercially used peptide in skincare & it is what is classed as a collagen promoting peptide. Although effective it is now considered quite outdated by newer more effective forms.
Botox in a Bottle
Argireline is another well-known first generation neuropeptide used in cosmeceuticals and is often termed as ‘Botox in a bottle’. We use certain muscles in our face for expression and if we overuse them we develop more permanent expression lines that can be seen when the face is relaxed. Argireline may help prevent the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles. Again newer more effective versions are now available.
The effect of peptides is accumulative. Results are seen as soon as two weeks, with best results after 12 weeks.
There are several peptides used in our range which include:
Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is a well-known second generation neuropeptide which has been shown to be more effective than first generation neuropeptides. It helps smooth out the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide Complex– Our complex contains a combination of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, -5 and -38. This combination helps smooth the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin firmness by supporting the skin’s dermal renewal process which gives skin both structure and moisture which are essential for smoothing the appearance of wrinkles.
Acetyl Oligopeptide – helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
Copper Peptide – this peptide helps support damaged skin.
These small peptides are small enough to penetrate through the skin and to aid absorption are attached to a fatty Palmitoly- or Acetyl- group which further improves absorption.