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Understanding Peptides...

Let's talk about Peptides in Skin Care.

Peptides are Natural biological or Artificially manufactured short chains of amino acid monomers linked by peptide bonds.

Science has proven that peptides can help manage wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging. So how do peptides in skin care products make your skin look younger?

Our skin is comprised mostly of collagen. Collagen is a protein of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain.

  • Collagen provides a foundation and thickness for skin

  • Women under 30 have ample collagen, which results in smooth, tight skin

  • 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-aging benefits.

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 minimize 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 like I use in our Vita Cura® 5 Phase Firming Facial! I recommend it for mature skin on the regular basis, at least twice a month.

As I said earlier some of the peptides are naturally derived and they are used to help with different skin issues, but there are another types too.

Acetyl hexapeptide 8, which is also known as Argireline, is a peptide compound that is used in skin care to reduce the appearance of wrinkles brought on by repeated facial expressions. Commonly referred to as “Botox in a jar” because it’s believed to inhibit the release of neurotransmitters and relax the facial muscles- thus reducing expression lines and wrinkles.

Acetyl hexapeptide 8 can help Temporarily get rid of wrinkles by intercepting messages from the brain, thereby preventing muscle contractions. If you’re considering ways to remove wrinkles, such as frown and laugh lines, then this peptide may be an option for you, though it is not likely to eliminate deep forehead wrinkles or other significantly pronounced lines.

If you have upcoming event where you have to look at your very best, I would highly recommend our Hydra Dew® Lift Facial with added on Repêchage Opti- Firm Eye Contour Treatment! Amazing Effect will continue for a few days!

What Skin Care line you are using and why, please comment below!

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