What is peptide serum?Published on: 12/10/2018
When purchasing skincare products, it is natural that you are going to want to know the ingredients – and their purported benefits – of what you are buying. In recent years, peptides have become an ever-more popular skincare ingredient. We have incorporated peptides into our Lifting Peptide Serum – but many people have little to no knowledge of what peptides are, and how they are benefit skin.
If you wish to learn more about peptides and the difference they may be able to make to your skincare regime, read on…
What are peptides?
To discuss peptides in depth, we first need to ascertain what amino acids are, as this is fundamental to understanding the benefits peptides can offer.
Simply put, amino acids are proteins that have an essential role in human cells, tissue, and muscles. Amino acids give cells their structure and are also highly influential in the storage and distribution of nutrients. Amino acids are necessary for a number of biological functions, including healing wounds and repairing tissue.
Peptides are specific chains of these essential amino acids that are effectively the “building blocks” of human skin.
What role do peptides have in regards to anti-aging skincare?
Peptides are essential for skin care due to the way they interact with collagen production in the skin. Nearly 75% of skin is formed from structural collagen proteins, but unfortunately, the levels of collagen in skin deplete naturally as we age. Collagen begins to reduce from around the age of 30, which can cause numerous aesthetic issues
with the appearance of skin. For example, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging are caused at least in part by the reduction of collagen in skin.
Natural peptides created by the body play an important role in skin health; they essentially send a signal to skin to say it has lost collagen and it needs to generate more. This is an entirely natural process that has nothing to do with anti-aging in and of itself; it’s just how skin functions.
However, in skincare, peptides are applied to the skin via products such as our Lifting Peptide Serum. These peptides perform the same role as naturally-occurring peptides; they encourage your skin to produce more collagen. The more collagen you are producing, the better your skin looks. Essentially, peptides “trick” your skin into thinking it has been damaged and needs to create more collagen to repair – and this can have outstanding aesthetic benefits.
You can essentially think of peptides as a way of “hacking” your skin’s natural collagen production system, encouraging higher collagen production for cosmetic benefits.
What are the benefits of peptides in skincare?
By choosing skincare products containing peptides, you can look forward to the following benefits:
- Skin looks more plump and radiant
- Fine lines and wrinkles are reduced
- Overall skin complexion should become more even
- Overall, your skin will look more youthful and vibrant due to all of the above.
By using peptide products such as our Lifting Peptide Serum, you should be able to enjoy smoother, plumper, and younger looking skin – all courtesy of your skin’s own ability to produce collagen.