Peptides and Younger Looking Skin

Peptides and Younger Looking Skin

Every day, it feels like there’s a trendy 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 miss.

Peptides, also called polypeptides, naturally occur in the skin, but they’re also included in many skin care products — and for good reason.

Peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. More specifically, collagen is made of three polypeptide chains, so adding peptides can stimulate your skin to produce collagen. More collagen can lead to firmer, healthier and younger-looking skin.

Your body makes collagen naturally. Over time collagen production decreases, with this decrease skin can look more wrinkled and loose it's luster and healthy shine. So before you reach for that bottle, here’s what to know.

Benefits of Peptide in Skincare Products

The collagen molecule is actually too large to absorb through skin, which is why so many people choose to eat collagen rich bone broth or take collagen supplements. 

But 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 and body.

Improve Your Skin Barrier

The skin barrier is the body’s line of defense against bacteria, ultraviolet rays, pollution, and other toxins. The skin barrier can be damaged from over exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, smog and even poor sleep. Peptides help build up a stronger barrier, therefore your skin has an added protection layer to help defend against environmental toxins.

Lisa32 Skin Care Collagen

Healthier Skin is Younger Looking Skin

Collagen plumps the skin and when skin is firmer and plumper, wrinkles and fine lines will be less visible. Peptides help boost collagen, giving skin a healthy, plumper appearance. Peptides also can help ease inflammation, repair damaged skin and even out skin tone. Peptides are also beneficial in helping with acne breakouts. Some peptides can kill acne causing bacteria that is often the culprit in most cases of acne breakouts.

How Peptides Benefit The Skin

Peptides can penetrate the outer layer of the skin, so instead of sitting on top 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.

There are so many products on the market containing peptides that it can be hard to know where to start. Peptides work well with niacinamide, antioxidants and hyaluronic acids. But avoid using peptides with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's), which actually make the peptides work less efficiently. 
Lisa32 Skin Care Peptide Lotion

Limitations of Peptides

Peptides are often touted as a miracle cure, with some saying peptides work as well as Botox. This is because neurotransmitter peptides can temporarily block chemicals that cause muscle contraction, but it’s not as effective as Botox. But if you are NOT interested in Botox (good for you BTW) then peptides are your next best choice to achieve healthier smoother skin.

 

While Peptides are a bit more pricey than average skin care products, the results are worth the time and investment. Although other ingredients such as AHA's and retinol are more scientifically backed pro-aging ingredients, peptides are a fierce competitor and are showing up more and more as a key ingredient in mature skin skincare. Peptides are amino acids, fact, and amino acids are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin.

In Conclusion

Using a serum or moisturizer that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin and maybe even fewer breakouts. Efficacy of peptides is in constant research and conclusions are fairly positive on the skin benefits of peptide based skin care products. 

Recommended Products:

Anti Aging Peptide Serum

Lisa32 Skincare Anti Aging Peptide Serum

An anti-aging powerhouse with a synergistic trio of ingredients that help repair and rebuild skin’s structure. Multi-corrective technology targets skin’s visible and invisible signs of aging

  • Anti-aging serum
  • Repairs & rebuilds
  • Best for mature skin
  • Matrixyl® Synthe’6™
  • Complexion Perfection™
  • Paraben Free

Anti Aging Peptide Moisturizer

Lisa32 Skincare Anti Aging Moisturizing Lotion

Daily Moisturizer, helps prevent collagen and elastin breakdown for firmer, more resilient skin. Improves tone and radiance.

Anti Aging Peptide Cream

Lisa32 Skincare Anti Aging Peptide Cream

Rich, moisturizing cream helps prevent collagen and elastin breakdown for firmer, more resilient skin. Advanced peptides help reduce wrinkle depth and improve skin tone.
Does NOT contain Gluten, Soy, Nuts or Dairy

 

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