COSMETIC INGREDIENTS: HOW PEPTIDES WORK
January 13, 2010 by Beauty Editor
Peptides have been used in formulations for many years, however, it was not until the much hyped Strivectin story that put them in the forefront of ingredients to look for in skin care creams.
HOW ARE PEPTIDES USED
Different peptides produce different biological effects by signaling cells to perform various functions by attaching to receptors found on the surface of each skin cell. Functions such as:
- Stimulating collagen;
- Promoting connective tissue synthesis
- Stimulating capillary formation and repair
- Enhancing natural antioxidant defense mechanisms.
WHAT ARE THEY
Peptides are made of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Proteins provide structure in cell membranes and act as messengers between layers of skin. Think of peptides as keys and your skin cell receptors as locks ? the wrong peptides will have no effect.
The one very key aspect of this ingredient is that it provides all the above functions without irritation to the skin, this is why peptide based skin care creams can be used by anyone with any skin condition.
Visit our Ingredients
section to find out more about the ingredients that are in your skin cream.
Products With Peptides:
|dermaglow Nuvectin Advanced Wrinkle Therapy|