With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.
Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside. Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.
Here are some peptide-powered products:
DermaQuest Skin Therapy Peptide Mobilizer uses Argirilene (Hexapeptide-3) a wrinkle inhibitor that will reduce pre-existing wrinkle depth and relax facial tension.
Euoko Y-30 Intense Lift Concentrate has Leuphasyl peptide that helps regulate muscle contraction. This is especially beneficial for reducing the depth of wrinkles around the eyes and forehead areas.
Kinerase Pro Therapy C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment & Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment incorporates the peptide Octapeptide to extend and lengthen the muscle, reducing wrinkle depth.
Kate Somerville HydraKate Line Release Face Serum has the peptide Matrixyl 3000 (Pentapeptide-3) to aid in the synthesis of new collagen. It is stronger than Vitamin C and works faster than Retinol without the irritating side-effects.
Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.