So what exactly are Peptides?
Every week, it feels like there’s a novel and new skin care ingredient that’s said to change your skin for the better. Some ingredients are more hype than action, but others are really worth it — and peptides are an ingredient you won’t want to overlook. Peptides, are also called polypeptides and they naturally occur in your skin, but they’re also included in many Hydromerse Skin Care products — and for very good reason. Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins required by the skin. More specifically, collagen is made of 3 polypeptide chains, so adding peptides can stimulate your skin to make collagen. More collagen can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin. Your body makes collagen naturally. But over time, collagen production decreases, which can cause your skin to look more wrinkled and less even and bright. Whilst Collagen itself is too large to penetrate the skin surface, peptides can absorb into the skin where they can be used by the body. Incorporating peptides into your skin care routine has many benefits for the skin.
What are the known benefits of Peptides? There are numerous beauty benefits Improved skin barrier The skin barrier is the body’s line of defence against bacteria, ultraviolet rays, pollution, and other toxins. The skin barrier can be damaged from over-exfoliation, exposure to airborne toxins and other pollution, or even poor sleep. Peptides help build up a stronger barrier. Reduces those wrinkles Collagen can plump skin and lips. When skin is firmer and plumper, wrinkles and fine lines will be less visible. More elastic and toned skin In addition to collagen, peptides also make up elastin fibres, also a type of protein. These fibres make skin look firmer and tauter. Eases signs of inflammation Peptides can help ease the signs of inflammation, repair damaged skin, and even out skin tone. Can help clear breakouts Some peptides are antimicrobial, meaning they can kill bacteria that cause acne. How peptides work for skin Peptides can penetrate the outer layer of the skin, so instead of sitting on the top layers of the skin, they sink in more deeply. You can think of them as messengers for the other cells. They send signals telling the cells to produce collagen and elastin.
Hydromerse Cosmeceuticals and 24+ Packs a Peptide Punch
Heptapeptide -8 is one of the newest anti-aging ingredients, known to mimic the action of laminin-5 - a natural antibody and an important molecule necessary for the health and appearance of the skin.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 Applying palmitoyl tripeptide-1 directly to your skin tells the cells to make more collagen, stimulating new collagen production. It requires at least one month or more to begin to see visible changes from new collagen with maximum results visible after 3 to 4 months.
Tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000) This peptide is composed of four amino acids plus fatty acid palmitic acid to enhance stability and penetration into the skin. Peptides have different functions on skin, and this particular peptide, on its own or as part of Matrixyl 3000, helps to replenish skin's surface and calm visible signs of sensitization.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 (Progeline) has been found to decrease the production of progerin, a protein in skin that speeds up cellular ageing. By decreasing the production of progerin the youthful appearance of the skin is maintained.
To find out which Peptides are in which products please check out... Featured Ingredients & where to find them... Happy Hydromersing :)