We begin losing collagen every year starting from about the age of 30. Environmental factors break the collagen down and the body begins producing less. Peptides stimulate protein and collagen production, making the skin look firm, plump and supple while reversing visible signs of aging. They bind with water allowing them to be significant humectants and moisturizers, helping to restore the barrier of the skin and improve elasticity.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides, short chains of amino acids, are the building blocks of proteins. There are hundreds of different peptides formed by different combinations of amino acids. Peptides are typically comprised of 2–50 amino acids. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, but proteins simply contain more of them than peptides do. Peptides easier for the body to absorb than proteins since they’re smaller and more broken down. They support your skin in many ways by firming, soothing and hydrating as well as building the skin from the inside out. Peptides are an essential ingredient in the fight against aging and should be part of your everyday arsenal.