We constantly hear industry buzz words thrown around but how many people actually fully understand the benefits and or downsides to many of these words? This week we are going to feature a different "it" word each day. First up....
What Are They:
A type of amino acid, peptides,
which are naturally found in the skin, encourage the production of
collagen and elastin to maintain healthy skin cells and give a plumper,
more elastic look because they can dictate to skin cells how to repair
themselves and function properly. Think of peptides as
collagen-stimulators and skin problem-solvers without the need for
injury or inflammation.
How They Work:
the aging process causes a natural decline of peptides in the skin,
synthetic versions found in serums and creams help strengthen collagen
and elastin levels. The smaller the chain of peptides in a product, the
more impact there is on collagen production because collagen is made of
proteins that are bonded together with peptides. Using peptides on the
skin makes the skin think it is experiencing a breakdown of collagen
internally and therefore prompts the body to make more collagen.
Peptides also work well with glycerin, which together helps bring
moisture to the outer most layer of skin and lock it in.
Information courtesy of New Beauty.