What Are Peptides?
Peptides are molecules that come together in short chains of amino acids and are held together by a peptide bond to form longer chains of proteins. As you might remember from high school biology, amino acids are often referred to as the "building blocks of proteins." Because peptides form these protein building blocks they are readily utilized and absorbed by the skin on many levels making them a powerful, innovative and effective skincare ingredient.
How Do Peptides Work?
There are many different types of peptides available today and each peptide has its own individual purpose. Peptides serve as both skincare messengers and directors giving us the ability to positively affect cellular activity within the skin. Think of a peptide as a personal trainer for your complexion delivering critical anti-aging and skin perfecting information to your skin cells.
• Age Response Peptide
As our skin ages we begin to notice a loss of volume and elasticity, as well as the beginning of fine lines and wrinkles. This is due to the breakdown of the collagen and elastin support structure within the skin as a result of photo aging and the passage of time. As we age our skins' natural ability to produce and replace collagen is diminished. By stimulating this production we can increase the natural volume and elasticity of the skin while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Simply put, our Age Response peptide signals the skin to act younger.
• Acne Response Peptide
Whether you are 15, 30 or 45 troublesome breakouts and acne flare-ups can be a frustrating and chronic skincare issue. Our new Acne Response Peptide primer employs a unique, effective and non-irritating approach to breakout management for men and women of all ages. This Acne Response Peptide is an anti-microbial peptide derived from plant amino acids that gently works within the skin to stop the production of p. acne bacteria with no irritation or drying side effects. Combined with our exclusive Frutta di Vita™ antioxidant complex this anti-microbial peptide also functions as an anti-inflammatory to speed healing of active breakouts while working within the skin to inhibit future breakouts.