Peptides & Amino acids
Peptides are short chains of amino acids and the building blocks of proteins (such as collagen, elastin and keratin, which are responsible for skin tone, elasticity and firmness), that are crucial to the function and appearance of the skin.
Peptides are some of the most innovative ingredients for improving skin texture and complexion complexion. Since peptides can stimulate skin to make more collagen, they have anti-aging benefits that reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Using skin care products that contain peptides can lead to healthier and younger-looking skin.
As we age, the amount of collagen and elastin being produced by the body gradually decreases. Applying peptides consistently to the skin can help to stimulate production at a higher rate than otherwise.
When applied topically, peptides act as messaging agents to the skin, prompting it to get into rejuvenation mode.
Amino acids are integral for a number of vital processes the skin. They are compounds that act as building blocks to produce various proteins in your skin, as well as very important nutrients required for:
wound healing promotion and repair of the damaged skin
acid-base balance and water retention in cellular layers
protection against sunlight damage
maintenance of an appropriate skin microbiome.
Amino acids, natural moisturizing factors for skin, are often implemented into beauty products to enhance the skin’s overall quality and appearance.
Without amino acids, the skin would be unable to synthesize important structural proteins, including collagen and elastin, and would quickly become thin, dry, and rough. So amino acids are incredibly important when it comes to maintaining healthy skin.