INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: PEPTIDES
Published February 8, 2023
In just a few years, peptides have become invaluable anti-aging skin saviors. Let's have a look at the superpowers of these fascinating tiny molecules.
WHERE DO PEPTIDES COME FROM?
Peptides are small proteins made up of a chain of several amino acids. There are billions of possible amino acid combinations, which result in an almost infinite variety of peptides and give them numerous functions.
They are essential molecules which are found in the whole living world. Peptides are naturally present in the human body and have been identified in the skin in particular.
Researchers can synthesize them in laboratories to achieve the desired properties.
HOW DO PEPTIDES WORK?
Peptides can have very different roles: they can be antioxidant, regenerating, or even inhibit muscle movements!
Some peptides, such as glutathione, can neutralize free radicals to combat oxidative stress.
Others play an essential role in skin healing. They send a message to the fibroblasts, the cells in the dermis, to stimulate collagen synthesis and regenerate tissue.
Certain peptides are also able to inhibit the signal that tells muscles to contract and keep them relaxed. This is true of the peptides that mimic the action of botulinum toxin used in aesthetic medicine injections, which prevents wrinkles from settling in.
WHY INCLUDE PRODUCTS WITH PEPTIDES IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE?
Peptides provide a wide range of benefits for the skin with their sophisticated and varied mechanisms of action. Some can reduce wrinkles and increase skin firmness as they have regenerating properties.
FILORGA has concentrated all the effectiveness of peptides in the core formulas in our TIME-FILLER anti-wrinkle collection to correct all types of wrinkles.
Our TIME-FILLER INTENSIVE serum contains plumping peptides and a relaxing peptide to fill deep wrinkles and reduce expression lines for smoother skin.
If you're concerned about wrinkles, then ensure peptides are in your skincare products!