Science has proven that peptides can help manage wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
What are Peptides for Skin Care?
Human skin is comprised mostly of collagen. Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain.
1. Collagen provides a foundation and thickness for skin
2. Women under 30 have ample collagen, which results in smooth, tight skin
3. The rest of us have less collagen - skin tends to be thinner, revealing more wrinkles
When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-ageing benefits.
What Science Says About PeptidesIndependent studies seem to suggest peptides are, actually, effective.
A 12-weeks, double-blind, placebo-controlled, split-faced clinical study comparing a moisturizer with palmitoyl pentapeptide to a placebo has found that the former significantly reduced fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen (you know, that thing that is essential to keep skin firm and elastic?)
Skin Care Peptides Encourage Collagen Production for More Youthful Skin-When collagen is depleted by age and environmental factors, including sunlight, it is not fully replaced. As a result, smooth, young skin slowly becomes thinner and wrinkled over time. As collagen deteriorates, it produces certain peptides.
Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that these peptides send a "message" to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more. When skin care peptides are applied topically, your skin "thinks" that it's a collagen break down product and that your body needs to manufacture new collagen. So you can successfully minimise wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful appearance with the application of skin care peptides that trigger the production of collagen.
It is therefore important to use a good peptide wrinkle cream.
The most commonly used peptide in skin care is Matrixyl (palmitoyl- or oligopeptide pentapeptide).
This is a neuropeptide that reduces fine lines very well. Research shows that the right peptide skin cream can play an important role in repairing wounds and improving skin conditions. including eczema and dermatitis.
Wrinkle creams containing anti aging peptides are popular and effective skin care products. Argireline (Acetyl hexapeptide) has been marketed as a safer, less expensive, and non-invasive alternative to Botox. This anti-ageing peptide works by causing facial muscles to relax, thereby minimizing wrinkles. It is often combined with Leuphasyl, which relaxes tiny muscles under the skin. This is particularly helpful for fading wrinkles around the eyes and for forehead wrinkles. Octapeptide is a lengthened version of Argireline. By making the small muscles under your skin longer and reducing muscle tension, octapeptide fades the appearance of fine lines.
Scientists at the NIH discovered that Matrixyl 3000 triggers the formation of several important skin components, including elastin and collagen. Scientific research reveals that after four months, the anti-aging peptide Matrixyl may decrease wrinkle depth by 27%, roughness by 13%, and wrinkle size by 36%, when used two times each day on the face and the neck area.
SkinCeutical Metacell Renewal B3
A comprehensive daily emulsion formulated to improve the appearance of early signs of ageing
Metacell Renewal B3 utilizes a patent-pending aqueous emulsion to deliver a high concentration of 5% niacinamide (vitamin B3) combined with a firming tripeptide concentrate, and 15% pure glycerin to address early signs of photoageing. While signs of photoageing appear at different intensities according to skin biology, lifestyle, geography, sun protection behavior, and skincare regimen, they have a multiplicative effect, creating a prematurely-aged appearance. This comprehensive daily emulsion visibly improves these early signs of photoageing by increasing cell turnover to resurface skin, help reclarify and even skin tone, and improve the appearance of wrinkles and surface elasticit
- Promotes skin renewal by increasing cell turnover
- Strengthens skin’s moisture barrier
- Reduces the appearance of discoloration and blotchiness
- Lightweight emulsion delivers intense hydration without a heavy or tacky feel
- Helps improve the appearance of skin’s firmness
5% Niacinamide (vitamin B3): Also known as vitamin B3, Niacinamide helps reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and strengthens skin’s moisture barrier
2.5% Firming Tri-Peptide concentrate: A blend of powerful peptides helps maintain skin’s natural hyaluronic acid levels, reduces the look of fine lines, and improves the appearance of firmness
15% Pure Glycerin: This humectant has water-binding properties that delivers intense hydration without a heavy or tacky feel