In the fight against the appearance of aging, science can be our best friend. Peptides are one of the newest ingredients that science has found to help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides are chains of amino acids that are short enough to absorb into the skin. Longer chains of amino acids form proteins such as collagen, which is the building block of your skin.
Collagen is responsible for the youthful appearance of skin – its suppleness and firmness – and is more prevalent in younger people. As collagen breaks down naturally into smaller amino acid chains, they send messages to receptors to form more collagen. As skin ages and is exposed to sun damage, this process becomes less efficient. As a result, the replacement of collagen slows down, the skin becomes less supple and firm – and wrinkles begin to form.
Collagen stimulating peptides work to improve this process. The peptides introduced in skincare products mimic those that are breaking down naturally, sending more messages to receptors so that more collagen is formed.
The process does not work overnight. It takes four to six weeks to see results from regular use of skincare products with peptides.
Carrier peptides allow elements that are normally too large to penetrate to attach to them and absorb. Copper delivered through peptides has both collagen-stimulating and antioxidant qualities that reduce inflammation.
Neuropeptides work by relaxing facial muscles so that wrinkles are less pronounced, similar to how Botox works. Results are apparent sooner for these types of peptides.
Peptides are highly stable and their actions are well-defined, which makes them a very effective tool for your anti-aging skincare routine.
At Skin Tech, our anti-aging products contain peptides, vitamin C and plant stem cells to help you fight back against the signs of aging. Search for products online or visit our store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here with great advice and instruction, as well as the best skincare products available today.